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NATIONAL AWARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION EXCELLANCE BY CIDA (SUCCESSOR TO ICTAD)
 

The Annual National Awards for construction Excellence symbolizes its commitment to promote quality and professionalism in the construction industry in Sri Lanka.

 
National Awards for Construction Excellence which started in 1990 recognizes outstanding performance in Construction Management and organization, high degree of professionalism in technical expertise and quality, participation in the promotion and training of craftsmen/tradesmen and introduction of innovative and appropriate technology in achieving excellence in Construction projects.
 

In addition to the Construction Excellence Awards presented to Building projects (which has now become a hall'mark in the construction industry), presentation of "National Awards for Construction Performance' for Civil Engineering Projects; Roads, Bridges, Water Supply and Sewerage has been started since 2005.

 

Also presentation of awards for the use of Innovative Technology / Techniques in constructions was added to the scheme in 2008. Use of Innovative Technology / Techniques in arriving at cost & time savings, quality and utilization of resources are considered in presenting this award.

 

In 2011 ICTAD launched a recognition scheme for eminent professionals in 04 basic fields namely Engineering, Architecture, Quantity Surveying and Construction Industry in General. This goes as "Award for Eminent Professionals in the Construction Industry" and are awarded once in every three years.

In 2012 an award segment has been launched for "Selected Community Projects" in order to recognize community involvement in execution of all sorts of construction projects spread throughout the country.

Yet another feature of 2012 new schemes is the "National Green Construction Awards" which is a joint product of CIDA and Green Building Council of Sri Lanka. In this scheme several key elements of built environment such as Sustainable Site, Energy Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality and Waste Management are considered and degree of sustainability is evaluated.

 

The awards scheme expanded to the Electro Mechanical sector in 2014 to recognize outstanding Electro Mechanical construction work.

 
1) Who may apply for the Award
 
Those applying for the award/s
 
should be registered under the National Registration and Grading of Construction Contractors
should not appear in a list of suspended or blacklisted Contractors, issued by any Government Agency
 
2) What are the projects considered and how to apply for the awards
 

I  Excellence & Merit awards for Building projects 
Projects involved in the building construction are considered for the Construction Excellence & Merit awards. Other multi disciplinary projects are considered for the competition only if a reasonable portion of the project involves new construction of buildings. Improvements and renovations for buildings are not considered for the competition. Projects submitted for the scheme are assessed by a team of eminent professionals representing different disciplines; Architecture, Structural Engineering, Quantity Surveying & Engineering, during it's construction.

Submission of Application:
Applications are received throughout the year, for building projects.  Contractor should submit the application for a particular building project at the inception of the project.  

II Construction Performance Awards for Civil Engineering Projects
Completed civil engineering projects Highway, Bridges, Water Supply & Drainage, Irrigation & Land Drainage etc. are considered under this scheme.

Applications are invited annually through news papers for the Performance Award Competition for Civil Engineering projects and for other awards. Projects completed, handed over & on completion of the defects liability period are considered for this scheme

III Green Construction Excellence Award
Green Building Council of Sri Lanka jointly with Construction Industry Development Authority (CIDA) presents Green Construction Excellence awards. Projects assessed by a special panel giving due consideration to many key points such as water & energy efficiency, sustainability, indoor environmental quality, Waste management and many more aspects, finally selected projects for the award . Applications are invited annually through news papers similar to the Performance Award Competition. Projects completed, and handed over & on completion of the defects liability period are considered for this scheme.

IV National Awards to selected community projects
Completed projects in buildings, civil engineering or other infrastructure disciplines developed with appreciable involvement with the community are considered under this scheme.
Applications for awards are invited annually through news papers published along with other Performance Award categories. .

V National Awards for Innovative Technology
Techniques used in completed Construction Projects in buildings, civil engineering or other infrastructure disciplines are considered under this scheme. Applications for awards are invited annually through news papers published along with other Performance Award categories. Use of Innovative Technology / Techniques in arriving at cost & time savings, quality and utilization of resources are considered in presenting this award.

VI Excellence Award for Electro Mechanical Construction
Awards scheme is now extended to the Electro Mechanical sector & projects are to be assessed during construction, on receipt of applications.

 
3) Awards for Eminent Persons
 

CIDA Award of eminence is presented to professionals who have made an outstanding contribution and dedication to the Construction Industry in different sectors, namely Engineering, Architecture, Quantity Surveying and Construction Industry in general.

This Award is presented to reward and recognize individuals who have made excellent contribution & commitment to construction sector and knowledge sharing with other practicing professionals and new entrants to the industry.

Nominations are invited from institutions and individuals once in every 3 years and the selections are done by an exclusive panel representing professional bodies; such as Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, Institute of Engineers & Sri Lanka and Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka etc.

 
 
 
 
 
 
  Construction Industry Development Act No - 33 of 2014  
 
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