Industry awards nomination for CIRIA staff

Louise Clarke and Philip Charles, two of CIRIA’s Project Managers have been recognised for awards.

Louise has been shortlisted for The Duke of Gloucester's Young Achievers Scheme 2014. This was  based primarily on her project management of the final stages of CIRIA’s recently published International Levee Handbook (ILH). This was a major project involving 60 contributors from 5 countries, and resulting in a 1300 page guidance document. The nomination was endorsed by members of the project Executive Steering Group from UK and US.

Both Louise and Philip have also been recognised as Building Magazine's rising sustainability stars in 2014.

Louise joined CIRIA in 2009 initially as an intern, with promotion to Assistant Project Manager and Project Manager in 2009 and 2011 respectively. With a background in Geography and Urban design, Louise has also managed CIRIA projects on topics as diverse as Sustainable procurement, Climate change adaptation for buildings and biodiversity. Louise also Chairs the Construction Industry’s 2050 Group.

Philip joined CIRIA after graduating in Environmental Earth Sciences in 2002, and was promoted to Project Manager in 2007. He has managed a variety of projects relating to transport and water infrastructure asset management as well as CIRIA’s best-selling guide on Environmental Good Practice on site. Philip is also part of the senior delivery team for CEEQUAL which CIRIA co-manages, where he has the role of Operations Director.

Commenting on her nominations Louise said “It’s an honour to have been recognised in this way. Working at CIRIA has enabled me to get a broad understanding of the construction industry and its clients and to work with experienced industry professionals from whom I have learned so much”.   

Philip said “I am privileged to have been recognised in this way. My work at CIRIA and with CEEQUAL has given me the unique opportunity to engage the construction industry across the supply chain. This has helped to develop my technical knowledge, and the skills to identify the challenges and opportunities for the sector”.

Owen Jenkins, Director at CIRIA said “I am delighted that Louise and Philip have been nominated for these awards. First, as recognition of their skills and commitment to CIRIA. But also, it highlights the opportunities the role offers younger professionals in the industry. While Project Managers at CIRIA might not be involved directly with iconic structures they are often involved in landmark projects that can have a lasting positive effect on the industry”.