Digital and Manufacturing Excellence Award

Embracing digital technologies is key to success in a modernising construction sector. Developments like Building Information Modelling (BIM), robotics and virtual reality are transforming how we design buildings and manufacture products. The Digital & Manufacturing Excellence Award recognises the outstanding digital transformations going on in the precast sector.

New Announcement: In line with Government advice on the Covid-19 pandemic, Board members of British Precast have taken the decision not to run the British Precast Best Practice Awards in 2020. Instead, the competition will launch again in late Autumn, with the Awards Ceremony back for Summer 2021 at our Annual Dinner event.

Previous Digital and Manufacturing Excellence Award Winning Entries

Digital and Manufacturing Excellence

The judges will apply the following criteria: 

  • Business Transformation: Judges will look at how a business has transformed the way it works through the adoption of digital processes or technologies.
  • Innovation: This concerns the originality of the project or digital advancement in terms of subject and/or approach.
  • Application of Technology: This will recognise the successful or innovative application of a specific technology or digital process.
  • Collaboration: Points will be gained if the idea promoted collaboration/integration across the supply chain and project stakeholders. 
  • Project delivery / Benefits: Judges will consider how digital technologies and processes have helped deliver your project with demonstrable benefits. This could include one or more out of design, health and safety, construction and communication benefits.
Sponsored by Trimble Solutions
Trimble Solutions - British Precast Digital and Manufacturing Excellence Awards Sponsor

Previous Digital and Manufacturing Excellence Award Winners

2019 Award Winner

Stanton Bonna Concrete, Automated Cutting Robot

Faced with a process involving long production lead times for its innovative manhole base, Stanton Bonna invested in a digital technology solution that facilitated a transformation in process, design, speed and quality to meet individual customer needs. Using state of the art technology, Stanton Bonna’s Poly Robot ensures the base channel design and pipe entry positions are honed to a precise poly former profi le in around 45 minutes. This process used to take between fi ve and seven days from external suppliers. Upon receiving customer details about the required manhole base, the software creates automated instructions for the milling robot.

Highly Commended: FP McCann, Embracing Digital Technology

The below projects are shortlisted in our Best Practice Digital Transformation Award:

  • FP McCann, Embracing Digital Technologies
  • Litecast, From Excel to Elsie
  • Quinn Building Products, Quinn Safety Hub
  • Simply Precast, Simply Certificates
  • Stanton Bonna Concrete, Automated Cutting Robot
  • Stanton Bonna Concrete, Project Data Management

Award sponsored by Trimble Solutions

For further information on the above projects, download our 2019 Annual Review

Project Awards

Sustainability Award

Innovation Award

Future Leader Award