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2024 Finalists

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PROJECT OF THE YEAR (<£20M)
  • ASHFORD ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES: AstraZeneca - The Discovery Centre (DISC)  AstraZeneca's largest research and development facility in the UK was custom built over a period of six years, which will be home to over 2,000 scientists and pioneers working to deliver life changing medicines to the world. The £1 billion project was started in 2016 and Ashford were on site from June 2017 to August 2023. Our remit was to provide the management, water treatment & commissioning of all HVAC systems within the building.

  • BANYARDS: Children's Day Treatment Centre at Evelina London Children's Hospital  The new five-storey multi-use building has two operating theatres and associated areas to treat an additional 2,300 children per year. Designed to deliver state of-the-art specialised medical care to children in a manner that is both effective and convenient. The centre strives to enhance the quality of life for young patients and their families while meeting their healthcare needs in the best possible way.​

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PROJECT OF THE YEAR (>£20M)
  • ASHFORD ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES: AstraZeneca - The Discovery Centre (DISC)  AstraZeneca's largest research and development facility in the UK was custom built over a period of six years, which will be home to over 2,000 scientists and pioneers working to deliver life changing medicines to the world. The £1 billion project was started in 2016 and Ashford were on site from June 2017 to August 2023. Our remit was to provide the management, water treatment & commissioning of all HVAC systems within the building.

  • BANYARDS: Children's Day Treatment Centre at Evelina London Children's Hospital  The new five-storey multi-use building has two operating theatres and associated areas to treat an additional 2,300 children per year. Designed to deliver state of-the-art specialised medical care to children in a manner that is both effective and convenient. The centre strives to enhance the quality of life for young patients and their families while meeting their healthcare needs in the best possible way.​

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ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD
  • BAPI: Blü-Test Test Instrument Suite  When it comes to commissioning, you need a device that is accurate, reliable, and easy to use when taking and storing measurements of temperature, humidity or air pressure. That quickly stores the information and enables easy reporting thereafter. BAPI’s calibrated test instruments: make the process a whole lot easier when you use a BAPI Blu-Test hand-held probe. It logs and stores the data to its internal memory and is uploaded to the App and when your phone or tablet comes into range, it’s only a few clicks to email the time-stamped data for your report or further analysis.

 

  • CSI TECHNOLOGIES: Videntium Testing & Commissioning Software  Videntium Testing & Commissioning by CSI Technologies is a cutting-edge software solution engineered for flexibility and modularity, revolutionizing the way testing and commissioning processes are managed. By streamlining testing and commissioning processes, it ensures compliance and efficiency. Real-time monitoring and reporting optimize outcomes, and seamlessly connecting stakeholders facilitates real-time collaboration. Customizable workflows adapt to project intricacies, while intelligent automation guarantees regulatory adherence. Videntium T&C elevates your construction excellence with this innovative solution.

 

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COMMISSIONING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
 
  • Sam Bruce: END SYSTEMS  Sam has been with the business since 2014 progressing on the development pathway since starting with End Systems. Sam has been the lead engineer / supervisor for the previous 12-Months on AstraZeneca’s new manufacturing facility. Sams involvement included the production of commissioning protocol documents, Commissioning and Testing, Water Treatment and Validation compliance to the regulatory body approval.

 

  • Adam Murray: HDR  Adam is an accomplished engineer with experience in Commissioning Management and HVAC commissioning and is a credit to our industry. He has achieved several qualifications, including all CSA distance learning courses, and is finishing his BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering at LSBU in January. As well as being a great engineer, Adam is a well-liked and respected member of the HDR team - he is an asset to our business and the industry.

 

  • Keiren Paton: H & V COMMISSIONING SERVICES  Working his way up since joining the HVAC industry in 2015, Keiren has obtained his CSA Grade 5 through consistent hard work and professionalism. He is a valued member of the team due to his confidence and positive attitude to all tasks in hand. Taking the lead in large complex contracts and showing exceptional attention-to-detail within reports, whilst also training up junior members of staff, has made Keiren a worthy candidate for this award.​

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COMMISSIONING MANAGER OF THE YEAR
  • Andrew Sharp: BANYARD CONSULTANTS  Andrew’s career spans over two decades. In February 2021, he joined Banyards, bringing with him an array of experience gained over the previous ten years as a Commissioning Manager in the Middle East. Andrew recognises the importance of sustainable practices, energy efficient solutions, optimized system designs and commissioning focused practices of Water Efficiency, Energy Usage and Indoor Environmental Air Quality

 

  • Matthew Ward: CROSSCOUNT  Undoubtedly one of the leading Commissioning Managers in the UK today Matt has a complete understanding of the Cx process and has delivered some of our best projects such as the winner of last year’s Project of the Year. Holding the highest level of CSA grading – CM3 we are absolutely delighted to have Matt amongst our executive team. The client testimonials submitted with Matt’s nomination are testament to his outstanding abilities and we wish him all the very best with his nomination.

 

  • John Wilson: CROWN HOUSE TECHNOLOGIES  Forward thinking and adaptable John has, for years, committed to the highest standards of commissioning excellence and consistently over delivers.  He has been responsible for coaching and mentoring many engineers throughout his career, many of whom have gone onto achieving outstanding success within the field.  For the last 12 months John has been the driving force behind Crown House Technologies inhouse team progressing towards and gaining CM grading with the CSA.

 

  • Anthony Newton: END SYSTEMS  Anthony's electrical background coupled with desire to understand mechanical commissioning has seen an unprecedented rise since his start with End Systems 10 years ago. He has become a sought-after resource from each client he has worked alongside with repeat work requests a regular occurrence. Antony has developed into a fully rounded Commissioning Manager becoming a shining light in End Systems ever growing Commissioning management department.

 

  • Andrew Dobson: L&P GROUP  Andrew Dobson has consistently exemplified unwavering commitment to his duties and responsibilities as a Commissioning Manager, and nowhere is this dedication more evident than in his approach to environmental and Net Zero concerns. Throughout his time at L&P Group, Andrew has demonstrated a deep understanding of the significance of environmental protection and sustainability, consistently going above and beyond to ensure that projects under his supervision adhere to the highest environmental standards.

  • David Forbes: PHOENIX COMMISSIONING SERVICES  David Forbes has 34 years of experience in the commissioning industry. He has managed all forms of projects from Health Care, Industrial, Academic & Pharmaceutical. As the Technical Director within Phoenix Commissioning, he assists with the day-to-day issues that the junior and senior engineer’s encounter. David has also recently successfully completed a large-scale pharmaceutical project in Europe.

  • Derek Moore: RED ENGINEERING  Derek has built a reputation as a highly competent, organised, methodical and calm commissioning manager. His attention to detail and focus on the task in hand makes him a highly important member of the RED commissioning team and these strengths are recognised by both his colleagues, peers and clients. This approach to his work has created a high level of confidence and respect from those that work with Derek, and this has only enhanced his reputation both within RED, with project stakeholders and also critically with our clients.

  • Keith McKendrick: TAB UK  Keith McKendrick has over 15 years’ experience in Commissioning and Commissioning Management. Keith is dedicated, passionate and is an advocate for the value of Commissioning Management during a construction project. Keith has managed projects across the whole of the UK and Channel Islands, but he has also been the driving force behind the growth of Commissioning Management in Devon and Cornwall. Having joined the company in 2018, Keith now leads the Commissioning Management team at TAB UK.

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COMMISSIONING PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
  • ASHFORD ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES  Ashford provides a full commissioning service from design audit, through construction inspection and commissioning management, to pre-commission cleaning, commissioning, and performance testing. We get the job done, whatever the challenge. Our large staff resource gives us the ability to meet tight programmes on major landmark projects such as Battersea Power Station, 22 Bishopsgate and Google’s latest Data Centre in Finland. We work to exceed customer expectations by building strong relationships and going above and beyond.

 

  • BANYARD CONSULTANTS  Banyards have over 35 years of award-winning customer service and experience. We engage this legacy of knowledge with every project we undertake – this sets our customer service apart from our competitors. We have developed a “can-do’’ reputation and approach based on our breadth of industry knowledge, experience, and expertise. We apply this to all our customers’ projects and the challenges they face. We also actively apply this through the CSA to help improve and shape the commissioning industry.

 

  • CROSSCOUNT  We are absolutely delighted to be nominated for this prestigious award following on from last year’s success in the Project of the Year category. Since first meeting in 1991 the principals of the business have maintained their target: to provide engineering excellence within budget, on time every time. We strive to provide pragmatic, cost-effective solutions to the commissioning process from the inception of the design through to building completion and beyond, embracing seasonal and continual commissioning to provide a comfortable and energy efficient environment for occupant to populate.

 

  • END SYSTEMS  Employing 75 staff End Systems provides services across all sectors of C&T as well as O&M Manual production and Building Validation Survey/CAD services. With nearly 50 years of experience in the industry End Systems has a reputation for fantastic customer service and providing a high-quality end product time and time again with consistent repeat work enquiries from some of the industry’s major contractors.

 

  • HDR COMMISSIONING  As a leading commissioning management provider, HDR offers end-to-end services, from project inception to operation. Their expertise spans design development and support, construction oversight, testing, operator training, and post-occupancy optimisation. Notable for their pragmatic approach and Nucleus platform, HDR tailors’ strategies for practical results. Continuous education, mentorship, and industry engagement ensure a highly skilled team. With a focus on individual project needs, transparent communication, and a strong track record, HDR consistently exceeds customer expectations, setting a standard for excellence in commissioning management.

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INVESTMENT IN TRAINING AWARD
  • ASHFORD ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES  Ashford’s aim is to create technically able engineers. We do this with the help of the CSA DLC’s, college and University courses. Our recently developed Training and Career Development Framework has enabled all staff to understand where they are and what they need to do to progress. This is backed up by annual reviews against specific criteria and mentoring whether this is in Commissioning, water treatment or business skills.

 

  • BANYARD CONSULTANTS  As an Investors in People (Gold) business, we are committed to continuous training and the future development of our staff, identifying staff training needs during business planning, staff 1:1, personal development meetings and H&S and quarterly commissioning team meetings. We deliver Leadership & Management, People Skills CSA DLC, CSA Grade 4 Exams, Electrical Testing Training (2361/2391), electrical awareness and safety management along with Health & Safety, ensuring our Engineers are fully competent in commissioning best practice and safety.

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STUDENT OF THE YEAR
 
  • Devantay Dimsoy: ASHFORD ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES  Devantay has always impressed us with his work ethic and determination to better himself. He started in February 2021 with no commissioning experience and has taken to a career here like a duck to water, always proactive in his approach to learning. The tutor marking his homework for the course stated, “I have seen very many homework submissions but never received homework of the quality submitted by Devantay.” Devantay is already on our case to start working on part B!

 

  • Jake McCully: CCM COMMISSIONING SPECIALISTS  Jake is a vital member of the CCM team, participating in the full range of water balancing, method statements, ventilation, and public health systems. During the past number of years, he has completed a wide range of projects across both the private and commercial sector including schools, office, hotels, apartments, and student accommodation working on both new build and refurbishment projects. During his time, a CCM he has become an integral team member developing a close working relationship with clients, consultants, and the various specialist sub-contracting teams.

 

  • Stuart Rankin: CCM COMMISSIONING SPECIALISTS  Stuart, a qualified electrician with over 30 years site experience across a range of commercial projects retrained as a commissioning engineer utilising his electrical background to become a vital member of the CCM team. He has expanded his electrical background to gain experience across a full range of commissioning tasks including public health systems, ventilation, and control systems. During this time, he has developed a close working relationship with clients, consultants, and the various specialist sub-contracting teams becoming a vital member of the team.​

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CSA SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
 
  • This award is determined by the CSA, and as such, no finalists have been sought.
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