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PRESS RELEASE | 14 June 2022

The B1M and Nemetschek launch Construction Story of the Year 2022

The B1M and Nemetschek have today launched “Construction Story of the Year” – an exciting global initiative that’s out to highlight the world’s most inspiring and impressive construction stories.

Back for 2022 with a new and improved format, the programme is looking for amazing projects, ideas or initiatives that show the very best of the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sectors over the past 12 months.

Entries are now open and will close on 26 August.

Submissions will be judged by a world-class panel that includes superstar engineer and TV presenter Yewande Akinola MBE, Microsoft’s Salla Eckhart, president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Maria Lehman, The Bartlett at UCL’s professor Jacqui Glass, Nemetschek’s Don Jacob and The B1M’s very own Fred Mills.

Three shortlisted contenders will then have a short video feature created on their entry for distribution across The B1M’s network. Reaction and feedback from The B1M’s audience, followed by a final judges’ deliberation will determine the winner, set to be announced at a special event on 2 November.

Above: The stellar judging panel. Clockwise from top left: Yewande Akinola MBE, Microsoft's Salla Eckhart, The Bartlett at UCL's professor Jacqui Glass, The B1M's Fred Mills, ASCE's Maria Lehman and Nemetschek's Don Jacob.

Construction Story of the Year has been developed by The B1M in partnership with Nemetschek – a leading provider of software solutions for the entire AEC lifecycle. Its goal is to find a story that can capture the best of construction and become a beacon for promoting the sector to the wider world.

“Construction isn’t very good at shouting about itself,” explains The B1M’s Founder and MD, Fred Mills.

“Most people take this critical sector for granted and only ever hear about its mistakes. We want to change that by putting the most incredible AEC story right in front of them, in a compelling and accessible format, on the digital platforms they use every day”

Above and Below: The award will lift-up and celebrate construction's most impressive stories.

The B1M has long-championed the construction sector – and its strap-line ‘we love construction and we want the whole world to love it too’ is powerfully resonating.

It’s now the world’s largest and most subscribed-to video channel for the sector with over 20 million viewers each month. The Times newspaper has named The B1M one the 20 best educational YouTube channels in the world and selected it as one of its “Top 5 YouTube Gems” in January 2022.

The publisher has already changed the perception of construction for millions of people around the world, but Construction Story of the Year goes a step further.

“Every build project is a unique creation, oftentimes pushing the limits of our capabilities and requiring new approaches” said Don Jacob, VP, of the Technology and Innovation, Build and Construct Division at Nemetschek Group.

“This award highlights and celebrates the innovative ways our industry overcomes challenges and improves the way we shape the built world.”

Learn more about Construction Story of the Year's new and improved format for 2022 and submit your entry here.


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