At LABC Warranty we recognise the dedication and commitment it takes to deliver quality sites. Each year, site managers are rewarded for their outstanding contribution to construction with our regional and national Site Manager Awards. Site managers play a pivotal role in the success of any development and quite often it’s the professional relationship between them and our surveyors that helps to make a site a success. Through our partnership with Local Authority Building Control (LABC), our Site Manager Award is a special category featured at LABC’s Building Excellence Awards.

What did it mean for our 2021 winners to win a Site Manager Award?

Click on each of our winning Site Manager's icon to find out about their individual success stories... in their words.

All you need to know

Stage 1: Surveyors put forward site managers and each entry is verified by our judges.

Stage 2: The best site managers are selected in each region. Each regional winner qualifies for the national Site Manager Awards.

Stage 3: The National Site Manager of the Year award winner is chosen and announced at the LABC Building Excellence Awards Grand Finals.

LABC Warranty Risk Management Surveyors are responsible for entering site managers for this award, so you don't have to do anything. For a site manager to be considered for nomination, they must meet the following criteria:

1: Must have a minimum of 3 units on site.

2: At least one unit past the second fix stage should be available at the time of judging.

3: Where there are one or more site managers responsible for a development, both can be considered for nomination.

4: A site manager who has won in two consecutive years will not be eligible for a nomination the following year.

During the warranty site inspection visits, our surveyors rate the site manager across the following stages of construction:

Foundations (excavation)

Superstructure (external fabric/cladding, cavities, DPC's and insulation, intermediate floors, lintels, beams and other structural elements, fire precautions)

Roof (framing, coverings, flashing and gutters)

First fix (window and doors, floor decking and stairs, services - electrical, plumbing, non-loadbearing walls - including service penetrations, communal areas for flats)

Second fix, third fix, complete (plumbing services including equipment, electrical services including equipment, joinery, plastering and dry lining to walls and ceilings, fire safety)

External works (footpaths, driveway and hardstanding, retaining walls and free standing walls)

Health and safety (welfare facilities, protection of work in progress, walkways, protection from falling)

Site tidiness (storage and protection of materials, and waste control)

Standard of site management (is the site manager responsive, professional, knowledgeable?)

Marketing on site (LABC Warranty branded site materials, e.g. flags)

What do we look for on site?

LABC Warranty Risk Management Surveyors score each site during their site inspection visits, looking at specific areas of the build including foundations, substructure, superstructure, finishes and site organisation. Site Managers are scored based on the below elements:

- General Cooperation
- Health & Safety
- Site Tidiness
- Standard of Site Management
- Quality of Workmanship

Key tips for winning an award

Site managers must display a range of skills reflecting their on-site management and workmanship by demonstrating the following:

- Well organised, planned processes and good safety procedures
- Technical compliance and management of site issues
- Maintaining a clean and tidy site
- Good attention to detail
- Leadership skills and forward thinking
- Assertive but fair, which is apparent and can be assessed by the culture on site

What sets the winning site manager above the rest is their passion for delivering quality homes and going that extra mile. Exceptional standards shown in their craftsmanship, precision and workmanship will enhance their chance of winning an award.

 Winning the LABC Warranty Site Manager Award means a lot to our site managers, which is why we want to help you proclaim to the world just how good you really are. It provides fantastic exposure in the construction industry acting as a platform to showcase your achievements as well as your team and company’s success.

- Enhances your career prospects within the industry
- Increases awareness of your company’s brand
- Showcases the quality of homes built
- Recognition from peers and industry experts
- Improves team morale by recognising their work
- Helps you to remain competitive in the market place

LABC Warranty will provide a range of support tools to help you with your promotion including award branded logos, a press release template, promotion on our website and social media channels.