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The CIOB International Innovation & Research (I&R) Awards celebrate achievement across the built environment, from academic research to industry innovation.


Innovation is at the heart of what we do at the CIOB, whether it’s driving up standards, improving efficiency or helping our members achieve new levels of sustainability. We like to be challenged. We know that continually improving how we do things is vital to the health of our sector.


The awards play an important role by bringing together practitioners, education and training providers and policy makers. This interaction helps to develop, promote and implement new ideas and methods, which enables entrants to be on the forefront of excellence and innovative working.


For more than a decade, the focus of our Awards has been to highlight the importance of innovation and research in raising performance levels, enhancing best practice and improving the quality of the built environment. But there is another important goal: to encourage the brightest industry newcomers: the recent graduates and post graduates who are already making a valuable contribution and could lead on innovation in the future.


The Awards are the only built environment awards that recognise and promote the achievements of individuals, rather than project teams or companies, with entries open to both CIOB and non CIOB members around the world.


Details of Past Winners of the International Innovation & Research Awards can be found under the Winners tab.


In an ever changing built environment, the CIOB is undertaking a review of the International Innovation & Research Awards programme in 2017 to ensure its aims and objectives are in line with CIOB’s core mission - to lead and inspire excellence and develop and support leaders in the industry. For further information about the Awards or previous winners, please contact the I&R Awards Team on Tel: +44 (0) 1344 630 786 or email

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