Chartwell has won the prestigious Independent Building Controls & BeMS Installer of the Year accolade at the 2018 BCIA awards.

Specialist engineering group Chartwell was shortlisted for two awards and picked up the jewel in the crown at the 2018 BCIA Awards.

The BCIA Awards are widely viewed as the BeMS industry’s mark of technical excellence and innovation, spotlighting emerging trends, best practice and top-notch talent.

The 2018 edition of the awards was held on Thursday 10 May 2018 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Here, as part of a glitzy presentation, Chartwell was named Independent Building Controls & BeMS Installer of the Year, beating off competition from five other finalists.

Judges were impressed by our innovative work on the Battersea Power Station redevelopment programme, where we saved thousands of metres of cabling through clever design; the way we cut gas use by 32% at the Sainsbury Laboratory by redesigning controller software; and our major investment in a custom-built, online document-sharing platform which has maximised collaborative working for all stakeholders on our projects.

In particular, our achievements while working on a BeMS futureproofing project for a high-street bank stood out. On this project, we realised that revising the original scope of works (prepared by a third party) would result in better return-on-investment for our client. Working closely with our client, under the revised specification we replaced now-obsolete technology with 120 Trend IQ4 controllers and 680 Trend IQECO controllers. The project was completed with zero plant downtime; identified and resolved previously-hidden operating issues; has cut electricity consumption by 17%; and was delivered £200,000 under budget.

“We’re absolutely delighted by this win,” said Paul Coker, Managing Director at Chartwell. “This shows that our approach, which is characterised by investing heavily in people, skills and collaborative technologies to deliver innovation and excellence to all clients, really works. What’s more, it shows that our culture of putting quality first in all instances, including taking seriously our responsibilities to community, the environment and safety and wellbeing, puts us head and shoulders above our competitors. I’m thrilled for all of the Chartwell family. This award is as much for them as it is our project engineers.”

In addition to winning the Installer prize at the 2018 BCIA Awards, our world-first BeMS security package Chartwell Secure was nominated for the Technical Innovation of the Year category and our senior engineer Mark Johnson was named a finalist for the Engineer of the Year category for his groundbreaking work in controlled environments.

Chartwell has now won, or been shortlisted, for nine awards in three consecutive years at the BCIA Awards, truly a mark of consistent quality and performance.

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