Winners of the 2018 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards were announced at the ceremony and gala dinner on May 10 at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham.
Multi award-winning Lucy Porter hosted this year’s awards, which celebrated the successes of the building controls sector and recognised outstanding people, products, training and innovation.
Chartwell Controls claimed the first accolade of the evening for Independent Building Controls and BEMS Installer of the Year, as a result of its professionalism, innovative problem-solving and customer satisfaction.
Next up was the Engineer of the Year Award, presented to Miles Moss of Detail Design Engineering for his outstanding customer service skills and willingness to go the extra mile.
Greg Smith of E.ON Control Solutions scooped the Young Engineer of the Year Award after demonstrating his application of knowledge, great communication skills and successful building controls achievements during his apprenticeship. Additionally, E.ON Control Solutions claimed the Best Service and Maintenance Provider Award for exceeding client objectives and raising the bar for the level of support it provides.
Portal Building Controls won the Energy Management Award for the London School of Economics energy refit, which is now achieving upwards of £230,000 per annum in energy savings.
The Technical Innovation of the Year – Products Award was awarded to Global Associates for its innovative product, Global Spaces, which interfaces clients’ room-booking and reservation systems within the BEMS environment.
Demand Logic received the Technical Innovation of the Year – Projects Award following installation of its Data Acquisition Device (DAD) at 155 Moorgate, which identified projected savings of £25,000 per year, while One Sightsolutions won the Contribution to Training Award for its first-class service and professional training facilities.
The final award of the night for Outstanding Contribution of the Year was presented to Alan Braybrook of Sontay. Jon Belfield, president of the BCIA said: “I am delighted to present this award to Alan; he has dedicated his entire working life to the HVAC sector, rising through the ranks and being instrumental in transforming the focus of Sontay on the international stage.”
He added: “It was a wonderful occasion to celebrate the achievements of the industry’s finest. I would like to offer my congratulations to all of the winners and thank all of the sponsors and media partners for their continued support.”
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