What are the judges looking for?
As each project and discipline is different, not every heading will apply to every project, however, the judges will take the following into consideration:
- Workmanship: Hand skills, Attention to detail, Demonstration of best practice
- Degree of difficulty: Complexity and/or unusual nature of details
- Aesthetics: Impact, Appearance, Finish
- Problem-solving: Coping with time/space/ other constraints, Innovative solutions, Completion of non-standard details, Special requirements from main contractor, homeowner or others
- Customer satisfaction: Extracts from client letters, Professional endorsements
- Health & Safety performance: Appropriate hierarchy of fall protection, Correct use of PPE and RPE, Safe use of ladders and access platforms, Safe use of tools and equipment, Safe movement on and around the roof area (without damaging the roof covering)
- Quality management systems demonstrated
- Project management: completion on time and on budget, efficient use of labour, supply chain best practice and working with other trades
- Efficient hand-over process to end user
- Contribution to the built environment: Value to the community and local area, Value to the region or of national importance, Restoration of conservation of at risk buildings, Good workforce culture
- Training and development: Qualifying the workforce/ lifelong learning, Mentoring of younger operatives
- Environmental qualities: Conservation of heat/power, Use of natural light, ‘Green’ materials, Reclaimed or locally-sourced and efficient use of materials.