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Architectural Technology Awards 2018
The annual awards of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) celebrate the latest achievements and highest quality in architectural technology. The event, hosted by BBC journalist and presenter Matt Allwright, showcased architectural technology both in practise and as a key academic discipline, demonstrating its growth and impact within the UK and internationally.
In his introductory speech, Allwright said that at a time when people have supposedly “had enough of experts”, ad hominem counter-arguments are commonplace, and events such as Grenfell Tower reveal a “merry-go-round of buck-passing”, it is worth celebrating disciplines that rely on “accountability, evidence, scientific fact and technological expertise.”
The 2018 winners were:
 Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology (Report)
An experimental study was undertaken to determine the strength of reinforced timber joists using the near surface mount method. A research area that is topical and important for Architectural Technology, retrofit design, conservation and sustainability.
 Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology (Project)
 The Alan King Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology
(For projects valued £750k or under)
A c.17th century farmhouse renovated and modernised as a peaceful retreat for a retired couple. Careful consideration of the breathability of existing structures shows an excellent understanding of how to combine traditional methods of construction to meet the demands of modern living.
Highly Commended: Alterations and Extension to The Grange, Stuart Davidson Architecture
Commended: Stead Street, Eckington, France and Associates
A bespoke two-storey home, accessible for the client and forming the basis of continued rehabilitation after an accident that left her severely visually impaired. A lifetime home was created and delivered.
 The Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology
The Engine Shed is Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre based in Stirling. Excellent conservation practice is evident through the use of traditional materials, technology and sustainability, demonstrating the adaption and reuse of a historic building for a new life. With sustainability at the heart of the design, the judges were unanimous in their decision that the project is the worthy winner of the 2018 award.
Gresham’s School is a co-educational school accommodating day pupils and boarders from across the UK and overseas. A highly competent and well considered solution to create an excellent learning environment for music.
 The Chartered Architectural Technologist of the Year Award
Winner: Dan Rossiter MCIAT, Chartered Architectural Technologist
Dan has achieved much and will achieve much more. He is demonstrably a credit to CIAT. He is a recognised industry professional commanding respect from CEOs and industry leaders. His role at BRE as Senior BIM Communicator, his personal energy and his award-winning Blog, combine to the benefit of UK construction.
All the Awards are featured in the autumn issue of AT Journal. The Awards reopen in the New Year for 2019.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Alterations and extension to The Grange.
- Articles by CIAT on Designing Buildings Wiki.
- Architectural technologist.
- Architectural technologist - delineation of roles.
- Architectural Technology Awards 2017.
- Interview with Gary Mees, CIAT.
- Mind the (performance) gap.
- Old Gale Farm, Ambleside.
- School of Architectural Technology.
- The history of the architectural profession.
- Gresham's School Britten Building.
- The Engine Shed.
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