Building's chief reporter Hannah Baldock was named journalist of the year at the International Building Press awards last Thursday – the third year running that the magazine won the accolade.
At a ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel in London's Park Lane, Baldock won the building category as well as the top prize. Her entry included a hard-hitting analysis of the political wrangling over the Greenwich Millennium Village, and an interview with architectural guru Renzo Piano, which the judges found "enjoyable, informative and thorough". They added that the interview "would have honoured the pages of any general interest magazine".

Andy Cook, now editor of sister magazine Construction Manager, also won the news category for his work on Building, including a report on the dramatic court case over the award of the cladding contract on the controversial new MPs office building, Portcullis House.

The judges said of Cook: "This is a journalist who makes you want to read on. Well-researched and clear, he puts forward a balanced case."

Cook – winner of the journalist of the year award in 1998 – was also runner-up to Baldock in the building category.

Regular Building freelance writer Elaine Knutt won the property section and came third in the building category.

Building's technical editor Andy Pearson was runner-up in the environmental category. Architectural editor Martin Spring was third in the housing award.