CONSTRUCT Concrete Structures Group (CONSTRUCT) held its annual CONSTRUCT Day at The Brewery in London on Friday 5 October with over 570 industry guests in attendance.
The day began with a networking exhibition and the chance for members to showcase their latest products and innovations to a captive audience. After a drinks reception, and entertainment from psychological magician, Sylar, guests were welcomed by CONSTRUCT Chairman, Steve Regan, who reflected on the year. He then handed over to Jo Fautley, Deputy Chief Executive of Build UK, who spoke to guests about the role Build UK has to play in the fundamental transformation of the industry.
During the day, guests raised almost £9,000 for chosen charity, The Lighthouse Club, which helps to relieve poverty suffered as a result of an accident, disability or ill health by people employed or formerly employed within the building and civil engineering industries and allied trades in the UK including their widows and children.
CONSTRUCT Day provides an invaluable opportunity for networking amongst members and clients as well as announcing the winners of the CONSTRUCT Awards, showcasing the best in concrete construction.
There were five Award winners on the day:
Projects over £2.5m – A J Morrisroe & Sons, Tottenham Hotspur Football Stadium
Projects under £2.5m – Oliver Connell & Son, Weston Street
Health & Safety – A J Morrisroe & Sons, Morrisroe Stand Downs
Unsung Hero – Michelle Branch, Anderson Group
Young Achiever – Alexander Puricelli, A J Morrisroe & Sons
CONSTRUCT Day was incredibly well supported, particularly by our Supplier members who sponsored the event. Our thanks go to Premium sponsors: Hünnebeck, Ischebeck Titan, Leada Acrow, PERI, Thames Reinforcements; our Event sponsors: London Tower Cranes, RMD Kwikform; and our Award sponsors: BRC Reinforcement, Donseed, Foundation Developments, Invisible Connections and Square Mile Broking.
CONSTRUCT Chairman, Steve Regan said:
“It is an honour to be the chairman of CONSTRUCT at such an important time for the industry and I am delighted that our members can demonstrate such a high standard of work and commitment. I personally look forward to CONSTRUCT Day every year and it is fantastic to see how it continues to
evolve. It offers members excellent networking opportunities as well as the chance to celebrate with colleagues and friends.”