Building’s assistant editor and technical specialist Thomas Lane was named Construction Journalist of the Year at the 2009 International Building Press awards, which took place at the House of Commons last week

This is his sixth IBP award since he joined Building in 2001.

The judges said: “Lane has an ability to convey technical matters in an understandable manner”. Stephen Kennett, technical editor, was highly commended in the same category. Assistant editor Sarah Richardson was highly commended in the features category and senior reporter Olivia Boyd was commended in the Young Journalist of the Year category.