CIOB awards hat trick for BAM

Three managers from BAM Construction in Scotland have made it to the finals of the prestigious CIOB Construction Manager of the Year Awards in recognition of their leadership on several of Scotland’s most innovative building projects.

Construction manager Tom Cornish has been recognised for his work on Dunfermline’s Carnegie Library and Galleries, which opened to the public in May, within the Refurb & Refit category.

The Carnegie Library and Galleries in Dunfermline
The Carnegie Library and Galleries in Dunfermline

The critically acclaimed, award-winning building was the culmination of a ten year mission by Fife Council to combine two B-listed buildings within a contemporary extension overlooking Dunfermline Abbey.

Creating a new office headquarters on the doorstep of one of the world’s largest operational petrochemical plants was the task facing project manager Gary Brown, who was responsible for delivering the new headquarters office for INEOS in Grangemouth.

34 INEOS HQThis building, which has also already won design awards, was delivered to a fast track programme and had the added challenge of a blast proof envelope. Gary has been shortlisted for the Office category.

Finally, construction manager Paul Carle created history when he managed the installation of the Siemens MAGNETOM® 7T MRI unit during construction of the University of Glasgow’s new Imaging Centre for Excellence (ICE) building on the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus. This is the first 7T MRI scanner in the UK and is a step change in the research and understanding of complex medical conditions. Paul has been recognised within the Healthcare category.

The University of Glasgow's Imaging Centre of Excellence
The University of Glasgow’s Imaging Centre of Excellence

Bruce Dickson, regional director for BAM Construction, said: “All three of these very different projects presented challenging and complex problems within their construction for Tom, Gary and Paul to solve. Their leadership along with the professionalism of their teams has allowed us to deliver fantastic end products which we are rightfully proud of.

“It is the first time we have had all three of our nominees from Scotland shortlisted for a CMYA award, on top of which BAM has a further six finalists from England and Wales. We are extremely proud of this achievement which recognises not only the individual but also the pool of talent that sits behind them as we see these accomplishments as a team effort”.

Medal winners will be announced by the Chartered Institute of Builders at a ceremony in London on September 27 hosted by BBC presenter Steph McGovern.

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