Convened by:

20-22 March 2018

Telford International Centre, UK

Judging Criteria

Please find below the judging criteria for each awards category.

Submissions will be shortlisted by expert panels in each subject area and those shortlisted will present their projects to a judging panel. 

An award will be made to the projects which are considered to be the best in each of the categories. The judges may also choose to highly commend projects.

Details on how to enter and awards guidelines can be found here.

CATEGORY

PROGRAMME & DELIVERY OF WORKS

Primary Criteria:

  • Leadership
  • Clarity of objectives/ roles
  • Project cost control
  • Efficient and effective delivery
  • Proactive risk management / mitigation
  • Overall project quality
  • Client and public satisfaction
  • Communication
  • Value engineering / cost savings
  • Problem solving / resolution
  • Transferability to other projects and works
  • Behaviours / trust and team working
  • Delivery of multiple benefits

CATEGORY

WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP

Primary Criteria:

  • Objectives
  • Partnership involvement
  • Local relevance
  • Partnership in finance
  • Efficiencies
  • Transferability
  • Delivery of multiple benefits (including contribution to natural flood management, catchment and coastal cell approaches)

CATEGORY

ASSET MANAGEMENT

Primary Criteria:

  • Sustainability
  • Value for money
  • Health, safety & welfare
  • Environmental Impact
  • Objectives and benefits
  • Client & public satisfaction
  • Stakeholder engagement and collaboration
  • Knowledge of asset(s)
  • Managing above the minimum
  • Long term view
  • Delivery of multiple benefits

CATEGORY

LEADING INNOVATION

Primary Criteria:

  • Quantifying outcomes
  • Level of benefits
  • Range of benefits
  • Transferability
  • Application of effort to find a better solution
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Delivery of multiple benefits (including contribution to natural flood management, catchment and coastal cell approaches)

CATEGORY

EFFICIENCY

Primary Criteria:

  • Team effort-contribution to efficiencies from across the team
  • Pro-activity - actively pursuing efficiencies
  • Objective benefits
  • Value of savings / additional outcomes as a percentage of budget.
  • Both savings and additional outcomes achieved
  • Timescale efficiencies
  • Resource efficiency
  • Transferability
  • Delivery of multiple benefits

CATEGORY

SUSTAINABILITY

Primary Criteria:

  • Human / natural benefit balance
  • Local resource use
  • Long term sustainability
  • Carbon footprint
  • Community engagement
  • Material management
  • Transferability
  • Delivery of multiple benefits

CATEGORY

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

Primary Criteria:

  • Clarity of objectives
  • Community level leadership
  • Community participation & action
  • Attraction of funding
  • Transferability
  • Delivery of multiple benefits (including contribution to natural flood management, catchment and coastal cell approaches)

NEW CATEGORY

INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Projects in this category should demonstrate work completed outside of the United Kingdom contributing to any of the wider categories above.

NEW CATEGORY

INSPIRATIONAL GRADUATE OF THE LAST DECADE

This year we will be launching a new award for individuals within the first 10 years of their career who have taken a key role in any work contributing to any of the wider categories above. Nominations for the “Inspirational Graduate of the Last Decade” award should be made in writing by e mail to the Flood & Coast 2018 team, FloodandCoast@environment-agency.gov.uk, detailing the reasons for the nomination in no more than 500 words.

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