The renowned APM Awards, sponsored by RPC UK Ltd, recognise the very best individuals, projects and programmes the profession has to offer, from aspiring young project managers to complex and transformational projects and programmes, both in the UK and internationally. This year has seen a diverse range of entries submitted, reflecting the growing project profession.
The finalists and winners from 14 different categories will be celebrated at the Awards ceremony which, for the first time, will be free to watch online across the globe. Categories range from Technology Project of the Year; Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Project of the Year; Transformation Project of the Year; Programme of the Year and Social Project of the Year.
The finalists for the Technology Project of the Year are:
Heathrow Airport Ltd, Project: Airport Resilience
Heathrow Airport deployed a ‘bespoke set of anti-drone systems’, designed to block unmanned aerial vehicles from entering its airspace following a string of recent attempts. Designed by UK-based firm Operational Solutions, the system detects and tracks drones in surrounding airspace, with the ability to locate the drone pilot and show their location, using technology from multiple manufacturers. The fast and accurate detention of drones keeps passengers and staff safe and minimizes delays. The system is constantly being augmented as part of the business case to maintain its world-leading advantage in Counter-Unmanned Aerial System technology.
KLCC Projeks Sdn Bhd, Project: Parcel F Project at Putrajaya Malaysia
Parcel F is the first Malaysian government project to implement Building Information Modelling (BIM) from the design stage to facilities management. A Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project, the construction started in 2016 when BIM adoption was very low and not favourable among the construction industry players. This presented several challenges.
Despite the project’s complexities, Parcel F achieved triumph when it was completed on schedule and delivered remarkable outcomes.
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Project: Active Cyber Defence 2018-21
APM is not permitted to share details of this project in the public domain. However, the entry has been reviewed by an independent panel of judges and surpassed the criteria to earn its place among the finalists.
“Congratulations to all of our 2020 finalists. There has been an exceptionally high calibre of entries received this year and we look forward to celebrating with our first live broadcast ceremony open to all in November.”
The APM Awards ceremony will take place online on Monday 16 November, from 6 pm – 9.15 pm.