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The Skills Crisis: How Can We Overcome It?

27 November 2023
Ellie Carswell, the winner of the Constructing Excellence SECBE G4C Future Leader Award in 2022 shares insights on tackling the skills crisis and suggests some practical solutions.
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Indoor Tennis Centre, The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Willmott Dixon)

26 April 2023
Project of the Year over £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Conservation of Elizabeth Tower (submitted by Lendlease)

25 April 2023
Project of the Year over £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist HS2 Colne Valley Viaduct Temporary Jetty (by VolkerStevin)

25 April 2023
Project of the Year over £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Battersea Power Station Phase 2 (by BPSDC and WilkinsonEyre)

25 April 2023
Project of the Year over £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Summerdown School (Morgan Sindall Construction)

24 April 2023
Project of the Year over £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Highbury Roundhouse Youth and Community Centre (Sarah Wigglesworth Architects)

24 April 2023
Project of the Year under £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Project of the Year Lucent W1, One Sherwood Street (Design4Structures)

24 April 2023
Project of the Year over £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Carnival Hub (Faithful+Gould)

24 April 2023
Project of the Year over £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist HMP High Down Training Facility Project of the Year (by Galliford Try)

21 April 2023
Project of the Year under £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist MACE Aviation LV Electrical Panel upgrade Project

21 April 2023
Project of the Year under £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist IBM Southbank Zero-Waste Decommissioning (by Ridge & Partners, IBM, Apleona UK and Brenmar)

21 April 2023
Project of the Year under £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist b&m: People First (Betteridge and Milsom)

18 April 2023
People Development sponsored by VolkerWessels UK
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist All Great People FM Conway’s Drive for Equal Opportunity

18 April 2023
People Development sponsored by VolkerWessels UK
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist HMP High Down Construction Mentorship Partnering Programme

18 April 2023
People Development sponsored by VolkerWessels UK
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist PiLON Ltd

18 April 2023
People Development sponsored by VolkerWessels UK
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

18 April 2023
People Development sponsored by VolkerWessels UK
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Titan Elevators

18 April 2023
People Development sponsored by VolkerWessels UK
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Southsea Coastal Protection Scheme by VSBW JV

17 April 2023
Sustainability sponsored by Faithful + Gould
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist WW Martin Melbourne Avenue

17 April 2023
Sustainability sponsored by Faithful + Gould
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Ultra-low energy, zero-operational carbon, social-rented homes by ZED PODS

17 April 2023
Sustainability sponsored by Faithful + Gould
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Merstham Park School (McAvoy)

13 April 2023
Modern Methods of Construction sponsored by QuickFix Profiles
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Hailsham Community College Academy Trust (Morgan Sindall Construction)

13 April 2023
Modern Methods of Construction sponsored by QuickFix Profiles
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist The Douay Martyrs School (Morgan Sindall Construction)

13 April 2023
Modern Methods of Construction sponsored by QuickFix Profiles
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist ALIGN JV HS2 C1 Package Chiltern Tunnels and Colne Valley Viaduct

13 April 2023
Sustainability sponsored by Faithful + Gould
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Wokingham Leisure Centre and Library complex at Carnival Hub (HLM Architects)

13 April 2023
Sustainability sponsored by Faithful + Gould
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Sustainability Bullingdon Community Centre (by Jessop and Cook Architects)

13 April 2023
Sustainability sponsored by Faithful + Gould
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Heathrow Cargo Tunnel Refurbishment (Mace Group)

12 April 2023
Digital sponsored by Galliford Try
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist ABILO App by SER Contractor

12 April 2023
Digital sponsored by Galliford Try
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Digital SymTerra

12 April 2023
Digital sponsored by Galliford Try
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Use of interactive VR to improve planning and site logistic (VINCI Building UK)

12 April 2023
Digital sponsored by Galliford Try
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist MMC Lucent W1, One Sherwood Street (Design4Structures)

12 April 2023
Modern Methods of Construction sponsored by QuickFix Profiles
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Heathrow Terminal 3 level transfers project (Mace Group)

12 April 2023
Modern Methods of Construction sponsored by QuickFix Profiles
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist The MFS i-Form Solution (Masonry Frame Systems Ltd)

12 April 2023
Modern Methods of Construction sponsored by QuickFix Profiles
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Private Contemporary House, Guildford (Lytle Associates Architects)

11 April 2023
Residential Project of the Year sponsored by Advantage Structural Defects Insurance
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Charles Court (by POD Architects)

11 April 2023
Residential Project of the Year sponsored by Advantage Structural Defects Insurance
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Residential Project of the Year Battersea Power Station Phase 3A Electric Boulevard

11 April 2023
Residential Project of the Year sponsored by Advantage Structural Defects Insurance
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Zero-Carbon Social Housing by ZED PODS in partnership with Ashford Council

11 April 2023
Residential Project of the Year sponsored by Advantage Structural Defects Insurance
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Olympic Steps, Wembley Park (joint entry by BIMBox and VolkerFitzpatrick)

11 April 2023
Digital sponsored by Galliford Try
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Exeter College Porters Lodge Refurbishment (Jessop and Cook Architects)

06 April 2023
Conservation & Regeneration sponsored by Unilin Insulation
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Fitzherbert Community Hub (by Stead & Co Architects)

06 April 2023
Conservation & Regeneration sponsored by Unilin Insulation
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist The Silk District Phase 2 (Brewer Smith Brewer Group)

06 April 2023
Residential Project of the Year sponsored by Advantage Structural Defects Insurance
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Royal Sussex County Hospitals Grade-II listed chapel by DBR Southern

05 April 2023
Conservation & Regeneration sponsored by Unilin Insulation
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Wiston Estate Winery (ECE Architecture)

05 April 2023
Conservation & Regeneration sponsored by Unilin Insulation
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Carlton Mansions (part of Brixton House) Somerleyton Road (by Galliford Try)

05 April 2023
Conservation & Regeneration sponsored by Unilin Insulation
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Tilly Hawkins (Cibes Lift)

04 April 2023
G4C Future Leader
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Jenny McLaughlin (Heathrow Airport)

04 April 2023
G4C Future Leader
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Sarah Bolton (Lighthouse Construction Charity)

04 April 2023
G4C Future Leader
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Elizabeth (Liz) McDermott (QuickFix Profiles)

04 April 2023
G4C Future Leader
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Ellie Snee (Titan Elevators)

04 April 2023
G4C Future Leader
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Walker Construction

31 March 2023
SME of the Year sponsored by Baxall Construction
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist INVVU Construction Consultants

30 March 2023
SME of the Year sponsored by Baxall Construction
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Playle & Partners LLP

30 March 2023
SME of the Year sponsored by Baxall Construction
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist QuickFix Profiles

30 March 2023
SME of the Year sponsored by Baxall Construction
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SECBE Awards Value 2023 The Fitzherbert Community Hub (by Stead & Co Architects)

29 March 2023
Value sponsored by Southern Construction Framework
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt

29 March 2023
SME of the Year sponsored by Baxall Construction
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist HNW Architects

29 March 2023
SME of the Year sponsored by Baxall Construction
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalists Value Highbury Roundhouse Youth and Community Centre (by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects)

27 March 2023
Value sponsored by Southern Construction Framework
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Value HMP High Down Training Facility (by Galliford Try)

24 March 2023
Value sponsored by Southern Construction Framework
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Net Zero Bullingdon Community Centre (by Jessop and Cook Architects)

22 March 2023
Net Zero sponsored by Knauf
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Electric Piling Rig by SCS Railways Joint Venture, Area East

22 March 2023
Net Zero sponsored by Knauf
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist London Borough of Southwark (submitted by Faithful + Gould)

22 March 2023
Client of the Year sponsored by Perega
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Kingsbrook Secondary School (by Mace)

22 March 2023
Client of the Year sponsored by Perega
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist 2Gether Support Solutions (submitted by WW Martin)

22 March 2023
Client of the Year sponsored by Perega
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Kingsbrook Secondary School (by Mace, Morgan Sindall and Buckinghamshire Council)

20 March 2023
Integration and Collaborative Working sponsored by PiLON
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences Building (by Walter Lilly)

20 March 2023
Integration and Collaborative Working sponsored by PiLON
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist QE Class Logistics Centre, Portsmouth Naval Base (By Francis Construction)

20 March 2023
Net Zero sponsored by Knauf
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Queen Marys Hospital Transformation Programme by Galliford Try

17 March 2023
Integration and Collaborative Working sponsored by PiLON
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Sovereign Group Types (by HGP Architects)

17 March 2023
Integration and Collaborative Working sponsored by PiLON
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SECBE Awards 2023 finalist One Sherwood Street by Design4Structures

13 March 2023
Innovation sponsored by VINCI Building
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Portsmouth Southsea and Guildford Drivers Walkways by Balfour Beatty Rail Design & Engineer

13 March 2023
Integration and Collaborative Working sponsored by PiLON
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Innovation Tempus, Temporary Fire Doors Selo Doors

10 March 2023
Innovation sponsored by VINCI Building
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Fire safety meets computational design by Laing O’Rourke, BDP, Solibri

08 March 2023
Innovation sponsored by VINCI Building
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SECBE Awards 2023 finalist Masonry Frame Systems Remotely Controlled Mini Cranes

28 February 2023
Innovation sponsored by VINCI Building
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist LiftWatch by Apex Lifts

27 February 2023
Innovation sponsored by VINCI Building
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SECBE Awards 2023 Finalist Invennt

27 February 2023
Innovation sponsored by VINCI Building
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - City of London Freemen’s School

24 May 2022
Conservation & Regeneration
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Student Castle Oxford

28 April 2022
Project of the Year over £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - 123 -124 New Bond Street, Mayfair

28 April 2022
Project of the Year over £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Horizon Cruise Terminal

28 April 2022
Project of the Year over £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Noviun Architects - Dukes Court

27 April 2022
Project of the Year under £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Reading Rep Theatre

27 April 2022
Project of the Year under £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Denmark Hill Station Enhancements

27 April 2022
Project of the Year under £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - F51 (by Jenner Group)

26 April 2022
Project of the Year under £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Zero-Carbon Social Housing by ZED PODS in partnership with Bromley Council

14 April 2022
Innovation sponsored by RIFT
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Waterbrook Park

14 April 2022
Project of the Year over £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Church Farm, Radley

14 April 2022
Project of the Year over £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Crosfields School

14 April 2022
Project of the Year under £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Hale End Court

14 April 2022
Project of the Year over £10m sponsored by Hill Dickinson
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Taylor Woodrow Eco Park South Project

13 April 2022
Innovation sponsored by RIFT
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - SRC Infrastructure – Cooling The Tube

13 April 2022
Innovation sponsored by RIFT
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - PRECISION Adjustable Frame achieves increased efficiency & compliance

12 April 2022
Innovation sponsored by RIFT
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Delivering Rubberised Asphalt

12 April 2022
Innovation sponsored by RIFT
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - PLUS by OnSite Support

12 April 2022
Innovation sponsored by RIFT
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Bowness Close (by shedkm)

11 April 2022
Net Zero sponsored by Willmott Dixon
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Dinton Activity Centre

11 April 2022
Net Zero sponsored by Willmott Dixon
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Cat and Genny (J McCann and Co Limited)

11 April 2022
Health, Safety & Wellbeing sponsored by VolkerWessels UK
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Occupational Road Risk (FM Conway)

11 April 2022
Health, Safety & Wellbeing sponsored by VolkerWessels UK
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Baxall Construction (Health, Safety & Wellbeing)

11 April 2022
Health, Safety & Wellbeing sponsored by VolkerWessels UK
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SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Health, Safety and Wellbeing Excellence on M4 junctions 3 – 12 (by Balfour Beatty)

11 April 2022
Health, Safety & Wellbeing sponsored by VolkerWessels UK
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Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2024 sponsors announced
02 January 2024
Each sponsor has a fantastic track record in innovation, nurturing talent, driving digital change, ESG ambitions, fostering collaboration and other dimensions of excellence, and crafting remarkable projects that set the benchmark in our region.
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SECBE Awards winners sweep three trophies at the National Constructing Excellence Awards 2023
27 November 2023
Congratulations to the National Awards winners!
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Key Dates for the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2024 are announced
24 October 2023
Our awards are unique to the industry – delivered by a non-profit team – with a mission to drive change and share best practice
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