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Leicestershire man receives 'Building on Quality Award' for his involvement with 'Percy Gee Building, University of Leicester' new build project

Posted by pt91 at Dec 07, 2011 12:39 PM |
The Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate (ICWCI) held its 11th Building on Quality Awards Luncheon at Wimbledon’s All England Lawn Tennis Club, London on Thursday 17 November 2011. James Gallacher MICWCI, Institute President gave an encouraging address before presenting the Awards.
Leicestershire man receives 'Building on Quality Award' for his involvement with 'Percy Gee Building, University of Leicester' new build project

Mark Heggs (left) is presented his award by James Gallacher MICWCI, President of the Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate.

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 25 November 2011

Awards were made in three categories – Refurbishment, New Build/Refurbishment and New Build. 

Mark Heggs MICWCI of Cosby picked up the ‘Winner Award’ in the New Build category for his involvement with the Percy Gee Building at the University of Leicester.

Mark , who works at the University, said: “I am very proud of myself, the team and, most of all, the University of Leicester. The Percy Gee was a very complicated building and credit to all involved in the project.”

Director of Estates and Facilities Management at the University of Leicester Paul Goffin added: “There were a number of commended and highly commended awards, but only one winner. This is a testament to Mark’s commitment to ensuring that our projects are delivered to an excellent quality standard and in achieving this award he fought off tough opposition.”

With 14 short-listed entries from the UK and Ireland, a team of senior members of the ICWCI visited and judged Mark’s Project. 

Chairman of the judges, Meredith Whilden said; “The quality of projects this year has been higher than ever before, there were some very strong contenders which has made choosing the winners even more difficult. It took a long time of deliberations to select our winners.”

“Mark is a Clerk of Works whose enthusiasm is second to none. This is awarded for a very well executed project, under very difficult circumstances and conditions, and for delivering a project of the very highest quality; linking many different levels with ramps and walkways to marry new with the existing. The surrounding buildings had to remain in use throughout the construction period, so safety for students was priority one.”

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Notes for Editors:

For photographs or further information, please contact: Gail Reed, ICWCI Editor and Event Organiser, on: 01733 405160, or email: g.reed@icwci.org

The event was sponsored by:

Hambleside Danelaw Ltd and Velux Group Ltd.

The Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate has for many years conducted biennial awards that recognise the skills and abilities of Clerks of Works (or those of similar calling) within the construction process.  Working primarily for the client, it is their knowledge and diligence that ensure, through rigorous and detailed inspection and reporting, that value for money in terms of both materials and workmanship is achieved. 

Unlike many awards schemes, our concern is the promotion of both the need for the role and its relevance to the modern construction industry.

The Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate (ICWCI) was formed in 1882 and Incorporated in 1903, and represents the professional and technical interests of Clerks of Works (and those of similar and equivalent duties) worldwide.

For further information on Clerks of Works/Site Inspectors, please contact the Institute as below.

The Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate

Registered Offices: Equinox, 28 Commerce Road, Lynchwood, Peterborough, PE2 6LR

Tel: 01733 405160   Fax: 01733 405161   Email: info@icwci.org   Web: www.icwci.org

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