2022 Winners

Sixteen gold and silver medallists across eight categories, the Rising Star Award, the President’s Award, Client Award, Team Award, Sustainability Award, EDI Company and Individual Awards and one Construction Manager of the Year.

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An evening of entertainment and celebration at one of London’s top venues. Browse images from the big night.

Sixteen gold and silver medallists across eight CMYA categories, the Rising Star Award, the President’s Award, Client Award, Team Award, Sustainability Award, EDI Company and Individual Awards and one Construction Manager of the Year.

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Joe O’Connell

2022 Construction Manager of the Year

Joe O’Connell understood that this once-in-a-lifetime leisure centre project required management control and passion. His effective, highly organised and enthusiastic leadership delivered the rarely achieved passivhaus standard. 

St Sidwell’s Point, Exeter

The energy super-efficiency of passivhaus requires performance-unimpaired construction – in other words, flawless quality. Joe drove the supply chain partners up the learning and quality curve with measurable success. He briefed them on passivhaus pre-tender, held installation workshops, and developed training modules for each trade explaining what passivhaus meant for installation operatives and how the quality of all their work was crucial to certification.

His supplier engagement was remarkably successful. He had the airtightness membrane manufacturer employ an adhesive that could bind the facade’s 250mm-thick insulation ties to its membranes. That eliminated the 5,000 penetrations through the building’s airtightness line – every one a thermal bridge – that would otherwise have been required.

The passivhaus air leakage standard is under 0.4m3/hr/m2, nearly twice as strict as the building regulation requirement. Joe didn’t just meet it, he smashed it, with 0.3m3/hr/m2.

Rising Star

Sophie Leake

  Team of the Year

Kier Construction

St Sidwell's Point

  Client of the Year

Sheffield Hallam University

Sustainability Award

Caron Johnson MCIOB CEnv

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion – Individual Award

Rebecca Lovelace

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion – Company Award

St. Modwen

Gold Winners

RESIDENTIAL & ACCOMMODATION

Stephen Pedro MCIOB

Telford Homes

Stone Studios, Hackney Wick, London

PUBLIC & LEISURE

Joe O’Connell MCIOB

Kier Construction

St Sidwell’s Point, Exeter

HEALTHCARE

Daryl Parker MCIOB

Kier Construction

Somerset Diagnostics Centre

JUNIOR & PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Amy Griffiths MCIOB

Kier Construction

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Tan-y-lan, Swansea

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Ed Dwight

Kier Regional Building London and South East

Addington Valley Academy, Croydon

Higher Education

Christopher Purchase MCIOB

Willmott Dixon

South Wales Police Learning Centre, Bridgend, South Wales

REFURBISHMENT & RESTORATION

Bill Taylor MCIOB

Beard Construction

Radley College Chapel, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

OFFICE

Conor O’Keeffe MCIOB

Kier Construction

80 Grosvenor Street, London W1

Silver Winners

RESIDENTIAL & ACCOMMODATION

Kevin Larkin MCIOB

JJ Rhatigan Building Contractors

Lu2on phase 1, Luton

PUBLIC & LEISURE

Colin Tilley MCIOB

Willmott Dixon

Aspire @ the Park, Pontefract, West Yorkshire

JUNIOR & PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Adrian Mills MCIOB

ISG

South Point Primary (Llancarfan Primary School), Rhoose, South Wales

HEALTHCARE

Matt Davis MCIOB

Kier Construction

Royal Brompton Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Centre, Chelsea, London

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Mark Turner MCIOB

Willmott Dixon

Royal Liberty School, Romford, Essex

Higher Education

Mathew Friedmann MCIOB

Eric Wright Construction

Manchester Met Institute of Sport, Manchester

REFURBISHMENT & RESTORATION

Francisco Javier Fernandez Nuevo MCIOB

Knight Harwood

British Academy of Film and Television Arts, London W1

OFFICE

John McCarthy

BAM Construction

103 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3

CIOB President’s Award

Chris Richards FCIOB

For over 30 years our President’s Medal winner has been a driving force behind the scenes of these great awards. Back when it is was Building Manager of the Year, through to Construction Manager of the Year and now known as our CIOB Awards.

He has quite simply boosted the careers of hundreds of people who have entered over the years. Giving them the confidence to progress their own careers in directions they previously wouldn’t have believed was possible. Some have gone on to become judges themselves. In doing so, his work has had a larger impact – it has shown what is possible, it has recognised the best of this industry and encouraged others to join it.

He has led the judging process that has scrutinized the people behind some of the biggest projects in the UK, from The Shard in London to the Senedd in Wales and the rebuilding of Windsor Castle, amongst many many others. Billions of pounds-worth of infrastructure have passed through his oversight during his time.

He is in a distinguished class of membership too – as an Honorary Life Member – for his outstanding service to the Institute. Backed up with years of real-world construction experience.

It is with great delight that I award the President’s Medal to Chris Richards for his outstanding contribution to the industry and the CIOB.