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Maintenance or Refurbishment Award

Maintenance or Refurbishment Award


Buildings form the back bones of our everyday lives; and their essential maintenance, upkeep and refurbishment ensures that the functionality of buildings meets users requirements now and in the future.


The Maintenance or Refurbishment Award is a marker of excellence within the sector. The award demonstrate exceptional good practice, innovation or engineering in maintaining or refurbishing buildings, or part of the built environment. It recognises the significant role that Building Engineers have played in delivering successful maintenance or refurbishment projects.


Eligibility Criteria

Entry is open to any organisation, individual or project where there has been substantial involvement of a CABE Member. This includes the design, construction, assessment or engineering of a building project, or a substantive role in a research, teaching, education or academic context.

Projects must have been completed in 2019.


Assessment Criteria

The judging panel will mark your submission against five criteria:

  1. Quality
  2. Impact
  3. Sustainability
  4. Inclusivity
  5. Client/User Satisfaction

Scoring for the Built Environment Awards is based on a weighted scoring matrix (see Submission form) to emphasise the different nature of each of these awards.


Submission Requirements

Download and complete the submission form, including a description of the project you wish to nominate. The description (between 1200-1500 words) should explain why the project is worthy of an award and; in particular; how it meets the assessment criteria.

You should also provide an explanation of how a CABE member played a significant role in the project and how this contributed to a building, or outcome, meriting an award.

Please provide any additional information necessary to help the awards panel understand the merits of your nominated project. This could include drawings, photographs, videos, animations, reports, assessments, certificated, evidence of performance, articles or press coverage or any other relevant material (JPEG, PDF and MP4 formats preferred).

Submission Form 

Assessment Criteria

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2019 Winner of the Maintenance or Refurbishment Award

Onyx Solar for Bell Works

Onyx Solar has executed more than 200 projects over 5 continents, and is to become the most awarded company in the photovaltaic sector. The project was for the revitalisation of the two-million square-foot former Bell Las facility.

Onyx Solar supplied Bell Works with 5,575 square metres (or 60,000 square foot!) of amorphous silicon photovoltaic glass. The PV skylight naturally illuminates the complex while generates free, clean electricity from the sun. It offsets approximately 60 tons of annual CO2 emissions, drastically improving the building’s energy efficient and reducing its carbon footprint. As an example, the annual energy generated would provide enough power to drive 100 electric cars along 6,840km, or 4,250 miles per year.

Bell Work's skylight features 3,200 glass units in 24 different glass units. Each is comprised of amorphous silicon thing film photobaltaic active glass, laminated between two sheets of tempered safety glass, allowing for 20% Visual Light Transmittance to reduce solar heat gain while producing energy and all while preserving Bell Work's historical design.

Alvaro Valverde, a CABE Graduate Member, works for Onyx Solar as Business Developer. From design, to delivering the solution, Alvaro has provided support he client in all stages of the project, targeting the best business case in achieving a payback time of less than a year whilst maintaining a continuous goal to fulfil all the stake-holders requirements.


Have questions? Here's a helpful FAQ on submitting for the Built Environment Awards.


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