About the Awards

Celebrating excellence in construction for over 40 years

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Where It All Began

The Construction Manager of the Year Awards (CMYA) celebrate the achievements of those who inspire, lead and enable the very best delivery of a project and produce buildings that have a positive impact on those who use them.

These unique awards were initiated in 1978 by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). During this time, CMYA has been showcasing incredible talent and highlighting the abilities of Construction Managers across the UK every year. An in-depth judging process ensures that the calibre of winners is consistently high, and as a result, the awards have a reputation for identifying the future leaders in the construction industry.

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Awards & Recognition

Entering CMYA provides you with the opportunity for your skills and abilities to be recognised. These prestigious awards will be a springboard in your career unlike any other; many of our previous medal winners have gone on to work on iconic landmarks like Canary Wharf and The Shard.






Why take part?

Annual Event

An evening of entertainment and celebration at one of London’s top venues


Meet leaders and upcoming talent from throughout the built environment


Over 90% of our finalists say being nominated has had a positive impact on their careers

Brightest Minds

Meet some of the brightest minds from every part of the construction and built environment industry

Prestigious Award

With over 40 years of history, winners have gone on to work on iconic landmarks such as The Shard and Canary Wharf

3 Course dinner

The awards evening includes a stunning 3 course dinner and incredible entertainment

The best in construction

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What People are Saying

If you make it to the awards ceremony, that alone is a great achievement and if you are fortunate enough to take home a medal, it really is life changing.

Matt Crookes, CMYA finalist

This is a relatively small industry. Getting CMYA recognition definitely raises your profile. It’s great to have on your CV and is valued by employers.

Julia Howard MCIOB, CMYA finalist

As a CMYA judge, it is an honour and a privilege to spend time with some remarkable people, delivering remarkable projects.

Gavin Heaphy MCIOB, CMYA judge

[R]evel in your achievement as it really is a pinnacle of your career. Do not be shy in using your success as recognition of you and your team’s capability in demonstrating true excellence in construction.

Dennis Wilson, 2015 CMYA winner

How to Enter

The Construction Manager of the Year Awards are open to both members and non-members of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). 

Why Enter?

People enter CMYA for all kinds of reasons but being a finalist is about more than just recognition.

Drop Us a Line

Don't be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!


Applications in the Rising Star category, Team of the Year and Client of the Year are open for entries.