Software and media leaders launch a worldwide hunt for the most innovative and groundbreaking construction stories in a first-of-its-kind competition.
Pasadena, CA (26 July 2021) Bluebeam and The B1M announced today the launch of the Construction Story of the Year award, a first of its kind for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector – to shine a spotlight on the people and projects that have made a uniquely positive impact on the industry and promoted change in the Built Environment.
The B1M, in partnership with Bluebeam, has launched a submission website and is currently accepting entries from individuals with stand-out stories about a broad spectrum of innovative approaches, from technological problem-solving to sustainable innovations, the use of eco-friendly materials, addressing crises like climate change and the housing shortage, or describing programmes designed to improve diversity and inclusion on site.
“Behind every build project is a story: unexpected problems, clever solutions, and challenges that are overcome in the end,” Don Jacob, VP, Technology & Innovation, Build & Construct Division, Nemetschek Group, and founding team member of Bluebeam explained. “The trouble is, we rarely get to hear about them. This is a great opportunity to share those stories and show what it takes to create those transformative endeavours that shape our world.”
“The construction industry is not very good at shouting about itself,” explains The B1M Founder and Managing Director, Fred Mills. “Most people don’t really understand this important sector and what it can achieve. Engineers, architects, construction managers, urban planners, and all kinds of other people in this industry are working tirelessly to make our world a better place. These stories deserve to be celebrated.”
Since 2002, Bluebeam’s innovative technology solutions have set the standard for collaboration and workflow efficiency for architecture, engineering and construction professionals worldwide. More than 2 million builders in over 135 countries trust Bluebeam solutions to help them get more done in less time. The B1M is the world’s leading video platform for architecture and construction, with a YouTube channel boasting over 1.8 million subscribers and 18 million organic monthly views.
Entries are open from today until Friday, 3 September 2021. Finalists will be decided by a panel of industry experts and the winner will be announced during a live event on 27 October 2021.
The winner will be featured in an extended interview and documentary with The B1M’s Fred Mills, and have their story promoted through The B1M and Bluebeam’s platforms, live speaking opportunities at The B1M events and a commemorative trophy.
To learn more about the awards and how to enter, visit The B1M website.