CIBSE launches COVID-19 achievement award

Award aims to recognise the contribution of building services professionals in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

The logo for the competition.

The award highlights the role of building services.

By Annette McGill

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has added a new ‘COVID-19 achievement’ award category to its annual awards programme.

CIBSE says the new award will recognise outstanding achievements of building services engineering in responding to  the challenges of COVID-19.  It will highlight the work of individuals, teams, organisations, projects, products and services, and will focus on the challenges faced and the impacts delivered in responding to unprecedented circumstances. 

The entry deadline for the Covid-19 Achievement Awards is 13 November 2020. Entrants are asked to explain their situation, task and the challenges or constraints and how these were overcome.  

Entries and nominations are welcome from UK or international collaborations. 

The shortlist will be announced in mid-November, and the results will be anounced on 25 February 2021. 

The CIBSE Building Performance Awards, now in their 14th year, recognise the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment. They include a category for faiclities management, and are the only industry awards that focus on actual, measured performance outcomes, and not just design intent or performance specifications. 

CIBSE is the UK professional body that exists to support the "science, art and practice" of building services engineering. It publishes best practice advice, accredits and provides professional training and aims to pioneer responses to the threat of climate change.