The 2017 Structural Timber Awards has been a success this year. With the increasing interest in offsite technology mixed in with the wealth of new projects that have been completed over the course of the past year, the event appears to be one of the best Structural Timber Awards yet.
Construction professionals attended the event on October the 10th in order to showcase and celebrate the great, the good and simply outstanding. In the industry. The Awards took place at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham. The event was hosted by compere Mark Durden-Smith.
There were more than 200 amazing submissions at this year’s Structural Timber Award, and the panel of judges had a tough job to selecting the winners. The big winner of the night was B & K Structures and Waugh Thistleton Architects for Dalton Lane, who managed to fight of the competition and claim the Winner of Winners award.
One of the judges described this winning project has inspirational for the way it demonstrated what could be achieved by using the correct combination of time, cost and performance. The head of this year’s judging panel was the Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association, Andrew Carpenter. Commenting on the submissions, the judges felt that all of the entries were of an excellent quality and that the expertise shown across all of the categories was impressive. With such strong competitions, the winners of each category had to be truly spectacular.
With this year’s awards appearing to be such a success, attention has now moved on the next year’s awards, planned for October 2018. These awards will also be a time to recognise the improvements in the industry, the excellence show by businesses and the expertise and improvements to technology in the timber industry, all of which helps to create attractive and energy efficient and sustainable buildings.