Each year, the Northern Irish division of the Concrete Society gathers together to reward the outstanding contributions made to the concrete industry by companies and individuals. The Society remarked on how high the standard of entries was this year, and the judges had a very tough time selecting the winners. As well as celebrating the nominees, the awards also unify members of the industry, encouraging mutual support and overall advancement of the trade.
This year the event was held at the Europa Hotel in Belfast, hosted by Paul Clarke, MBE, of UTV Live. The sponsor of many of the awards was Lafarge Holcim Ltd, a Swiss multinational company that manufactures building materials and has a powerful presence in around 80 countries. The chosen charity partner for the evening was AWARE, a Northern Irish charity which delivers crucial mental health support services to communities, schools, colleges, universities and workplaces.
The charity received a fantastic £2599.40 from donations made on the evening. The award is an excellent display of all the talent and passion for the concrete industry that exists within Northern Ireland.
EXCELLENCE IN BUILDING PROCESSES
Winner: McFarland Consulting Ltd for Hi Park Multi-storey Car Park
Highly Commended: Macrete Ireland Ltd for Odense Flexiarch Bridge, Denmark
EXCELLENCE IN BUILDING PROJECTS NI
Winner: Amey Consulting Ltd for Colin Connect Transport Hub and Town Square
Highly Commended: Arcen and Creagh Concrete for New HQ Offices for CDE Global
Winner: Macrete Ireland Ltd for Tottenham Hotspur White Hart Lane
Highly Commended: Creagh Concrete for St Andrews Student Accommodation
CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECTS NI
Winner: Design ID Consulting for Ballynameen bridge repair and refurbishment
For more information on the Concrete Society, visit www.concrete.org.uk and follow the link to the Northern Irish Region.