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Constructions outstanding achievers recognised by the CIOB


14th March 2016

Sparkling examples of initiative, leadership and collaborative working have been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Building as it celebrates International Construction Management Day on 14 March 2016.

Grabbing the headlines is Dr. Feniosky Pena-Mora commissioner at New York’s Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC) who received the Business Management Award. The NYCDDC public works portfolio includes more than 900 projects valued at $10 billion.  In just one year he developed internal initiatives, training programmes and policies to boost the careers of more than 1,200 of its employees. 

“The industry’s people are its finest advert and these winners demonstrate just how varied, exciting and important a career in construction management is” commented Saleem Akram, CIOB director. Speaking about the International Outstanding Achievement Awards he added, “It’s hard not to be inspired by what we have seen this year.  Entries across the globe have all shown that a mixture of collaboration, innovation and leadership often makes for a truly outstanding result. Our congratulations go to all those recognised by our awards this year.

Over in Melbourne, Australia Calvin Li picked up the Young Achiever Award. Calvin who works on one of Australia’s most complex brownfield railway projects has been at the heart of developing construction and commissioning strategies that take a Victorian rail system into the future.  He has implemented these strategies without disruption to the network employing new all-encompassing technology solutions.

Strong communication and collaboration skills have to be in every construction professional’s toolbox. On a Grade I Listed Georgian townhouse site in Wisbech the National Trusts Nigel Houghton developed a team that restored a hidden wonder in an area of social deprivation. The project not only gives a glimpse into the towns past but also offers a unique holiday experience.  Nigel received the Conservation, Adaption Management Award.

‘Application of Slow Descending Device in Deep Shaft Concrete Lining’ might not roll off the tongue but if you are in the business of constructing hydropower projects then you will know the work of Mr. Wang Yanli. In a career that started in 1994 he has participated in the construction of 12 large hydropower and infrastructure projects in China and abroad.  With numerous technical papers and scientific research projects under his belt Wang Yanli was awarded the Procurement and Supply Chain Award.

Niall Walsh from Monford Group, Harvey Preece who works at MACE Group and Stefan Mordue an Architect and NBS Business Solutions Consultant all picked up a highly commended award.

Further information about the awards can be found at or by contacting Cheryl Callow CIOB Project Manager on +44 (0) 1344 630 764.




Cheryl Callow
+44 (0) 1344 630 764

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