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Mulalley & Co wins inaugural ACA Award for Innovation in Partnering

Mulalley & Co wins inaugural ACA Award for Innovation in Partnering

Excellence in PPC/TPC contracts recognised in industry’s first annual awards.

Mulalley & Co were named winners at last night’s inaugural Association of Consultant Architects (ACA) PPC/TPC Awards – the first of their kind to recognise innovation in PPC2000 and TPC2005 standard forms of contract.

Following the presentation of the award, Terry Brown, President of the ACA said:

“The winners of the inaugural PPC/TPC award were Mulalley & Co for their impressive and carefully argued case study showcasing the importance and benefits that value engineering under PPC2000 can bring to a building project.  Their study was a first-class example of constructor-led innovation for the benefit of the whole Hackney Alliance, not just the client or an individual constructor.  By proposing one hoist between adjoining blocks, they halved the number of hoists used and disruption to residents and created a £127,000 saving that was used to fund an additional replacement door programme."

Runners up were Neilcott Construction for their work in delivery of two successful schools under PPC2000 for London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, and Swan Housing for their work with Axis Europe under TPC2005 in delivering savings, efficiencies and improved sustainability.  Also commended was a submission by resident representatives of Merton Priory Homes highlighting how the PPC/TPC suite of contracts can be used to ensure maximum resident engagement.

Dr. David Mosey, Head of Projects and Construction at Trowers & Hamlins, author of PPC2000 and co-author of both SPC2000 and TPC2005 said:

“2011 is an extraordinary year for the PPC and TPC forms of contract, with a long list of major procurements adopting these forms of contract and with a new Government Construction Strategy focusing on early contractor procurement. The mechanisms in PPC and TPC for clients to combine post-award savings with new jobs and training opportunities, while delivering high quality results, are even more essential in the current climate.

“We would like to thank all delegates and everyone involved for making this year’s first awards programme such a success.”

The awards dinner was followed by entertainment from the acclaimed comic poet John Hegley. The annual conference is concluded today by a full day of lectures and workshops, which will take delegates through the life cycle of project procurement and implementation. The keynote speaker, Tony Bingham, will identify the ways in which PPC2000 and TPC2005 can help clients secure major savings, along with employment and training opportunities.