The shortlist for the majority of the categories of the 2008 Building Awards have been announced

The shortlist for ten Building Awards have been announced. Some of construction’s biggest names will be vying for the top prizes at Grosvenor Hotel on April 1.

The Construction Consultant/Surveyor of the Year award will be hotly contested with Currie + Brown, Cyril Sweett, Davis Langdon, Faithful + Gould and Mace all up for the grand price.

The architect of the year will be one of seven top practices: Assael Architecture, dRMM, Grimshaw, Haworth Tompkins, HLM Architects, PRP Architects and Sheppart Robson.

The firms in line to be engineering consultant of the year are Atkins, Buro Happold, Faber Maunsell, Ramboll, Whitbybird, White Young Green, WSP Group.

While the major contractor of the year will come from one of ISG InteriorExterior, Kier Group, Leadbitter, Mansell, and Sir Robert McAlpine.

The shortlisted categories announced so far are:

Construction Consultant/Surveyor of the Year Sponsored by Hays Construction and Property

  • Currie + Brown
  • Cyril Sweett
  • Davis Langdon
  • Faithful + Gould
  • Mace

Architectural Practice of the Year Sponsored by Comar

  • Assael Architecture
  • dRMM
  • Grimshaw
  • Haworth Tompkins
  • HLM Architects
  • PRP Architects
  • Sheppard Robson

Engineering Consultant of the Year Sponsored by Mace

  • Atkins
  • Buro Happold
  • Faber Maunsell
  • Ramboll Whitbybird
  • White Young Green
  • WSP Group

Major Contractor of the Year Sponsored by Pinsent Masons

  • ISG InteriorExterior
  • Kier Group
  • Leadbitter
  • Mansell
  • Sir Robert McAlpine

Contractor of the Year Sponsored by Kingspan

  • Caledonian
  • Como Group
  • Durkan Group
  • Lakehouse Contracts
  • Shaylor Group
  • Verry Construction

Major Housebuilder of the Year

  • Bellway
  • Berkeley Group
  • Miller Homes

Housebuilder of the Year

  • Sponsored by Redland
  • Linden Homes
  • Midas Homes
  • Pentland Homes
  • Urban Splash

Major Housing Project of the Year Sponsored by British Gypsum

  • Bellway - Meridian South
  • Berkeley Homes (North East London) - Tabard Square, London
  • Midas Homes – Broadclose
  • Swan Housing Association - Crossways Estate, Tower Hamlets

PFI/PPP Project of the Year Sponsored by Euroclad

  • Grove Village - Transforming council estate in Ardwick into a sustainable, mixed-tenure urban village
  • Sir Robert McAlpine - Gateshead School
  • United House - London Borough of Islington Street Properties PFI

Manufacturer of the Year Sponsored by DHL Exel Supply Chain

  • Alumet Systems
  • Barker MCT
  • Geberit
  • Kingspan
  • Lime Technology
  • Swift Horsman