Sixty-eight firms have been shortlisted for Building's first Specialist Contractor Awards, in association with the DTI.
The entrants were assessed by an Oscars-style academy of 150 leading clients and construction managers, who will also choose the winners. These will be unveiled at Le Meridien Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 5 November.

The full shortlist, with firms in alphabetical order, is:

  • Best steelwork contractor: Billington, Bison Structures, Bourne Steel, Caunton Engineering, Severfield Rowen, William Hare

  • Concrete (sponsored by Construct): Byrne Brothers, John Doyle, Laing O'Rourke, PC Harrington, Trent Concrete

  • Foundation/piling: Bachy Soletanche, Cementation, Roger Bullivant, Stent Foundations, Westpile

  • Essential site services: Controlled Demolition, Keltbray, McGee, Speedy Hire, Wilson James

  • Interior/fit-out: Ibex Interiors, Interior, Overbury

  • Cladding (sponsored by Euroclad): ECL, Permasteelisa, Schmidlin UK

  • M&E (sponsored by Schofield Lothian): Crown House, Haden Young, Hills Electrical & Mechanical, Kone, NG Bailey, Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil

  • Roofing (sponsored by Lafarge Roofing): Coverite, Kelsey Roofing, Prater, WW Roofing & Cladding

  • Flooring (sponsored by Altro): 4m Flooring, PAF Access Floors, Prospect & Peachgate, Twintec

  • prefabrication: RB Farquhar, Swift Horsmann, Terrapin, Yorkon

  • Restoration: CWO, PAYE, Stonewest, Szerelmey

  • Integrated supply chain (sponsored by Exel): Alumet, Bovis Lend Lease, Lakesmere, O'Keefe, Wates

  • Innovation (sponsored by Twintec): Billington, Crown House, Intelligent Modular Systems, Kone

  • Health and safety initiative (sponsored by The Health & Safety People): Airtek Safety, Billington, Victor Buyck Hollandia JV, Wagner

  • Sustainability (sponsored by Corus): Ecologia, Kone, Tarmac Recycling

  • Training (sponsored by Bovis Lend Lease): CWO, Hotchkiss, Wilson James.

There will also be an overall "best of the best" award, which is sponsored by Mace.