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CABE Built Environment Awards Assessment Criteria

The judging panel will mark each project against five criteria in line with the weighting matrix (below) dependent on the award category for which the project is nominated. The assessment criteria are:

Impact

 

Client/User Satisfaction

Impact includes how your project delivers public benefit, drives innovation, improves productivity, enhances the public realm and supports positive change in industry culture, practice and safety. This might reflect working practices adopted during the project, aspects of design, or research outcomes of improvements for building users and the general public. You should provide information on any likely level of industry interest in the projects outcome including design, materials or good working practices.                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

Provide examples of how the client/public or user(s) of the project, benefit in terms of overall satisfaction and demonstrate how the needs and expectations of the project at inception have been realised. This could include details of how you worked with your client, public or other forms of consultation, post occupancy evaluation, user feedback, clearly identified improvements in outcomes for building users or any other evidence as to how the project has positively benefited people including clients and the local community.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

     

Sustainability

 

Inclusivity

Provide information on how the project promotes and achieves sound practice in terms of its environment advantages. This could include energy efficiency, carbon mitigation, embodied carbon and energy, how the project addresses climate change and mitigation, flood resilience, mitigation or prevention, biodiversity, air quality, sustainable transport or infrastructure as well as reduced waste and the circular economy.   CABE is committed to promoting a more inclusive Built Environment for all. You should explain how the needs of a diverse range of users were taken in to consideration, including factors, such as, consultation with public or specialist user groups; how the project incorporates inclusive design principles in practice and overall, how the building contributes to an environment that is more accessible and responsive to user needs.
     

Quality

 

Explain why your nominated projects is of an exceptional quality to merit an award. This could include the quality of the projects design or performance, quality of construction work, innovative or improved site practices, exceptional management practice, including project and cost management, or the use of particular skills or techniques. For research, education or academic projects, quality could include the quality of insight in identifying the need for the project, the methodology adopted, or exceptional practice or techniques in the execution of the work. Emphasis should be given to the complexity of the construction and/or the degree of difficulty in achieving the project objectives.

 

 

Important Note

It is assumed that all projects submitted for consideration will comply with all statutory and legislative requirements and such other regulatory systems and codes of practice that are deemed relevant, where such compliance is not evident and no satisfactory explanation is available, the project will not be considered.

 

Built Environment Awards 

Quality

Impact

Sustainability

Inclusivity

Client/User Satisfaction

 New Build Award

 40%  15%  15%  15%

 15%

 Preservation & Conservation Award

 30%  10%  20%  20%  20%

 Maintenance or Refurbishment Award

 25%  10%  20%  20%  25%

 Sustainability Award

 20%  20%  40%  10%  10%

 Building Health, Safety & Wellbeing Award

 30%  30%  10%  15%  15%