The Urban Demolition category has acquired a reputation for attracting high-quality entries in recent years and has been particularly well supported in 2018.
It is open to all demolition contractors and entrants were invited to tell the judges why their town-centre or confined space project should receive the award.
It may have been unusually complex or demanding, it would have been delivered on time and budget, and completed safely. A client testimonial would normally be expected and control of noise, pollution and disturbance are taken into account.
Primary criteria against which entries are assessed are professionalism and expertise; impact minimization; neighbourhood relations management and client satisfaction.
The current holder of the award is the Berg Corporation of the USA, with previous winners including Despe (Italy), Erith Contractors (United Kingdom) and Ward Demolition (New Zealand).