Wednesday, 20 January 2010

BCSE Industry Awards and a new Chair of Judges

BCSE has now announced the launch of it's 2010 Industry Awards. Now in their third year, these prestigious awards identify and reward excellence in the UK school design and construction sectors. For more information click here!

I am really constantly amazed just how hard the very small team at BCSE work to constantly promote the message about the importance of great school environments. It's not just about events, conferences and awards - its the non stop influencing and informing that is so important. Ty Goddard and Ian Fordham lead this charge with dedication and enthusiasm.
BCSE also notes that the UK is a world leader in this important and dynamic industry - this is a great way to celebrate some of the fab work being done around the UK. Last year saw 170 entries for 13 categories - the number categories increases this year to 16. It is a wonderful opportunity to really celebrate the work of architects, suppliers, construction firms, local authorities, teachers and students. The resulting BCSE publication 'Celebrating excellence in UK school design and construction' gives a great summary of some of the entries.
Even better as far as I am concerned is that I have been asked to be Chair of the Judging Panel for these awards. I am humbled and flattered to have been asked to undertake this important role and thank BCSE for the confidence that they have shown in me. Following on from the fab Sharon Wright will be challenging, but I am really looking forward to it.
You can really expect that more information will appear on this blog as the events progress can't you?

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