The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) revealed the 2020 Building Performance Award winners in a recent ceremony held at the at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
A new focus on renovation and renewal emerged at the 2020 CIBSE Building Performance Awards: dramatic building performance achievements in existing and re-modelled buildings were celebrated, alongside ground-breaking new build projects and industry-leading teams.
The Awards showcase the highest achievements in building performance across the construction and property industry, and are the only awards in the built environment sector that are judged on actual, in-use performance rather than projections or designed performance.
The Facilities Management Award is presented to an FM team or project, whether in-house or outsourced, that delivers outstanding building performance from an individual building, a site with several buildings or a portfolio of assets. A clear focus on improving the user experience and quality of service made Singapore-based Yale-NUS College the judges’ choice for this award.
The 14-strong Infrastructure, Safety and Security Office – supported by outsourcing partners – is responsible for FM at the college, which has about 1,200 staff and students. The judges were particularly struck by how it adopted “effective tools and upskilling of its team” to deliver good results.
The Engine Shed, at the heart of Scotland’s new Building Conservation Centre, was named Building Performance Champion for 2020. Transforming redundant Ministry of Defence buildings, this glorious project, entered by engineering firm Max Fordham, also won the Public Use project category.
The new Retrofit category was won by the Bartlett School of Architecture building, 22 Gordon Street. Entered by BuroHappold this project demonstrates the potential for huge improvement in existing buildings.
Other winners included the Institute of Physics headquarters entered by AECOM, and Elementa Consulting and BuroHappold Engineering in the consultancy categories. The Victoria-based HVAC Centre of Excellence – established to address the chronic shortage of building services professionals in Australia – won the Learning and Development category.
The full list of winners are as follows:
- Building Performance Champion The Engine Shed, Scotland’s Building Conservation Centre – Max Fordham
- Building Performance Consultancy (up to 50 employees) Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions
- Building Performance Consultancy (51-300 employees) Elementa Consultancy
- Building Performance Consultancy (over 300 employees) BuroHappold Engineering
- Collaboration ESFA School Building Framework Project – Bowmer + Kirkland (B+K) / Integrated Environmental Services (IES)
- Product or Innovation – Thermal Comfort Hysopt HVAC Design and Optimisation Software – Hysopt
- Product or Innovation – Wellbeing arbnco – arbn well
- Learning and Development HVAC Centre of Excellence – Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association and Holmesglen
- Facilities Management Yale-NUS College
- Project of the Year – Commercial / Industrial Institute of Physics – AECOM
- Project of the Year – Public Use The Engine Shed, Scotland’s Building Conservation Centre – Max Fordham
- Project of the Year – Residential Agar Grove Estate Regeneration – Phase 1A – Max Fordham
- Project of the Year – International Mason Bros., Auckland, New Zealand – Mott MacDonald
- Project of the Year – Retrofit Bartlett School of Architecture, 22 Gordon Street – BuroHappold Engineering
- Building Performance Engineer of the Year Tom Hopton, Associate – BuroHappold Engineering