The LABC Building Excellence Awards are back for 2021/2022


LABC is delighted to announce the re-launch of our awards programme for 2021/22.

As you know, COVID-19 did not stop work for the construction industry last year so it’s time to celebrate the excellent projects completed in 2020 and the fabulous, talented people who made them happen. 

The LABC Building Excellence Awards are the largest business to business awards in the building control sector in the UK. Our network covers all local authorities in England and Wales and is split into 12 regions. In previous years shortlisted entries would be invited to attend the regional awards with the winners of each category qualifying for our Grand Finals. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we’re unable to hold the regional awards this year. Instead, we’ll be holding one national event that celebrate both places and people in the construction industry which will take place in January 2022. 

Find out more.

The ‘Place’ awards will focus on projects that you and your teams have worked on, whilst the ‘People’ awards will celebrate individual contributions. 

We’ve added more categories to the Place Awards so it’s even easier to find the one your project fits into. We think these new categories better represent the projects you’ve been involved in – with better clarification on sizes of new residential developments and more categories specific to the thriving RMI and domestic market. 

The People Awards have a range of new categories focussing on competence and standards in buildings – recognising those that go the extra mile to ensure projects are built safely and comply with the building regulations. Whether this is a builder or architect working on a domestic extension, someone leading a site team creating a new commercial or residential building or public service heroes working in the fire service or indeed in our own Local Authority Building Control teams, there are opportunities to recognise all outstanding members of project teams. 

Entry forms are open now – remember this is for any project completed in 2020 or anyone involved in one of those projects. The form is easy to complete (no long PR pieces required) and you can save it as you go on and come back to it. You can nominate your own project or person – all nominations will be endorsed by the LABC team you worked with. 

Closing date and judging

The deadline for nominations is Friday 2nd July

The judging will take place in our regions in September and the regional winners will go through to the national judging process. Our national judges are all external industry champions and leaders in their fields. 

See the full list of the categories.

Key dates:

  • Nominations open  - now! Start your entry.
  • Nominations close – Friday 2nd July 2021
  • People and Place Awards event – Friday 28th January 2022 in London

Events will be held subject to social distancing rules in place at the time– should we not be able to go ahead with a physical event LABC will still deliver trophies and certificates to winners and present our awards virtually. 

Who can make nominations?

Building control surveyors, builders, site managers, architects, designers and anyone else involved in a construction project where building control was provided by a local authority team can submit an entry for the relevant region.

Follow our simple step by step guide on how to submit an entry (PDF format).

  • If you're unsure which LABC region applies to your project you can easily find out by entering the postcode of the project into our find council by postcode search
  • For the Place Awards use the postcode of the project
  • If you’re entering an individual/team into the People Awards please select the local authority the individual has a relationship with

"It’s been an amazing experience attending the awards and the Grand Finals. Winning at national level has given me great inspiration and creativity within my business to achieve new goals."
James Cook Building Services - Winner of Best Local Builder or Traditional Craftsperson - LABC Grand Finals 2019

In the meantime, watch our highlights video from 2019 for more information on why we run the awards and find out from our winners what it felt like to be part of it.


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