Significantly, and boding well for the future, Faithful+Gould has a large number of its colleagues, across multiple categories, shortlisted in the prestigious Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards. Mark Finlayson has been picked in the Building Surveying category while Tristan Harris, Craig Reid and Drew Russell are shortlisted for the Quantity Surveying award with Gemma Begbie, Siobhan Dennis and Claire Fulton nominated for the Project Management prize.
"It has been an excellent year for Faithful+Gould and our colleagues," says Jon Sealy, UK & Europe Managing Director of Faithful+Gould. "It is a fantastic achievement and once again a huge accolade to be shortlisted for the RICS Matrics awards. The recognition of the quality of our young people continues to give me great satisfaction and pride, and follows great successes at the awards in the previous two years."
Last year Leanne Owen won both the Quantity Surveyor of the Year award and the Overall award while in 2014 Aislinn Wood took the Project Manager of the Year (one of the three category wins for Faithful+Gould) and the Young Surveyor title.
Faithful+Gould's success demonstrates that its people strategy is working. We are in the 12th year of running our internal management development programme, demonstrably accelerating people's careers. In addition we have introduced a line management essentials programme focusing on time management, communication and influencing skills in order to enhance the quality of our leadership.
Faithful+Gould has also invested in the RICS' Diversity and Inclusion Conference, introduced a new flexible benefits platform, became signatories for the Inclusive Employer Quality mark and have supported a women's professional development programme as well as encouraging the development of employee skills and broadening of their core disciplines.
The quality and reputation of Faithful+Gould employees, back-to back record-breaking financial results in 2014 and 2015 coupled with a successful key sector focus has seen Faithful+Gould shortlisted for the top award at the Building Awards 2016. Faithful+Gould is a finalist in Construction Consultant of the Year (over 100 staff), International Project of the Year and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Initiative of the Year categories.
Our submission showcased some world class projects including the University of Bradford's Bright Building, the highest Breeam rated educational building in the world, programme management on London Paramount, the UK's largest theme park and Faithful+Gould's biggest domestic commercial project to date, as well as Old Oak Common, a twenty year master planning and sustainability project.
The Faithful+Gould UK & Europe BIM team's digital life cycle cost (dLCC) toolkit, has been shortlisted in the BIM Initiative of the Year category – a collaboration with the RICS/ Building Cost Information Service (BICS). Faithful+Gould has simplified and transformed how to fully integrate Asset Information Models (AIM) into the delivery of BIM on existing estates and major projects, practically applying life cycle costs (5D) and maintenance data (6D) to 3D BIM using a digital life cycle cost toolkit.
The new toolkit has transformed how Faithful+Gould clients can define, measure and manage the capital costs during the project design and construction stages, and unlock operational life cycle cost data and associated operation and maintenance information.
Elsewhere, Faithful+Gould's shortlisted entry for Building magazine's International Project of the Year Category is a collaborative submission with Arup and Expedition, showcasing Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC).
Our multinational, multi-discipline team worked continuously from initial concept to financial close on the Renzo Piano designed scheme, which officially opened its doors to the world in July this year. Exemplary project management and expert sustainability advice on the €596m project which was completed on budget, and achieved a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum sustainability certification has acted as a catalyst for regeneration in south-central Athens and has earned us a place in the Building awards finals.
Jon Sealy commented: "It's looking to be a fantastic end to the calendar year. I feel huge pride when I see our business successfully asserting itself in the marketplace, implementing new ideas and attracting and retaining real industry talent. We already have inspirational people and it's clear that our young people are energised and motivated to differentiate us from our competitors, all of which I hope puts us in a fantastic position to retain the title of Construction Consultant of the Year 2016!"