Award-winning construction projects and initiatives have two more weeks to submit an entry to this years’ British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) as the deadline for entries has been extended to 26 May. The awards, which is jointly organized by NCE and the ICE, brings together the entire construction industry to celebrate excellent work delivered on site and shine a light on the better outcomes being delivered through innovative solutions adopted within projects. Winners from this year’s awards will be announced at a gala event on 11 October at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London but shortlisted entries will be invited to present their work to the judging panels in early September at NCE’s London office. Full details of the judges, categories and criteria, as well as information about the awards ceremony itself can be found on the event website. The project categories cover all aspects of the construction industry, while the initiatives focus in on key elements to improve project delivery and it is encouraged that project teams enter collaboratively rather than individually. Projects entering the Environmental Project of the Year, Upgrade and Renewal Project of the Year, Transport Project of the Year and Utility Project of the Year will also be entered into the National Infrastructure Commission’s Design Principles Award which recognizes the quality of the design. “All winners in the projects and initiatives category will also be considered for the Initiative of the Year or the Project of the Year, while there is also the Small Project of the Year Award, the winner of which will be drawn from the shortlist for all the project categories and be based on projects below a certain size,” said NCE editor Claire Smith. “In addition, firms can also enter the Infrastructure and Projects Authority’s Industry Innovation Champion category that recognizes businesses that are applying innovation across the whole of their work. “There are lots of opportunities to shine a light on the great work delivered by our industry so I am pleased that we were able to give project teams a little more time to perfect and hone their entries.”