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Collaborative Working Award

The value of collaborative working and integrated teams has been demonstrated on many outstanding projects. With the launch of the government construction strategy and the work of the BIM Task Force there is now a clear focus in public sector procurement on driving out waste, meeting or beating cost benchmarks and delivering comfortable, sustainable, low carbon, energy efficient buildings that satisfy the needs of the organisations and people who use them. Collaborative working and integrated processes such as Building Information Modelling will be in increasing demand to achieve the targets set out in the strategy.

The Collaborative Working Award rewards examples of collaborative working that have delivered outstanding project outcomes on one or more new build or refurbishment projects. Entries from clients who have engaged in collaborative projects are particularly welcome.



Entries for this Award should be for projects completed during the period 1 April 2012 to 31 July 2013. The judges will be particularly interested in completed entries which are accompanied by evidence of measured performance over at least a year of operation.

Judging Criteria

The judges will look for clear evidence of at least the following:

  • Early appointment, involvement and contributions from the full team
  • Collaborative and effective team working practices: common processes such as shared IT and project documents, adoption of processes such as BS 1192 as well as effective communications within the team
  • Effective use of BIM to enable collaborative working
  • Active specialist contributions to successful project delivery
  • Selection and procurement of equipment by performance and whole life value, not just price
  • Long-term relationships between the client and the supply chain
  • Delivery of the project(s) on time and budget, meeting the client’s aspirations
  • Evidence of energy performance and actual operating costs against predictions, and of overall life-cycle costs of the building


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