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The 2022 RICS Awards - Hong Kong

The 2022 RICS Awards – Hong Kong

The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. They recognise outstanding achievement, teamwork and companies.

The 2022 RICS Awards Hong Kong bestow both local and global recognition. They recognise industry leading achievements and demonstrate the upholding of the highest standards of professionalism and ethics by individuals and teams across the built and natural environments.

We invite individuals, teams and organisations to nominate their achievements, professionalism and ethics to the world stage and showcase the best of the built environment from Hong Kong.

All shortlisted nominations will be promoted across the APAC region and winners will be showcased as the top performers in Hong Kong. Be sure to submit your nominations in 2022 to share your story and achievements with the industry.

Nominations are now open. The deadline for submissions is COB Friday 24 June 2022.

Step One: Understand the categories, criteria and rules of entry

Before you submit or even begin preparing your submission materials, please be sure to read the:

  • Important dates of RICS Awards activities
  • What award categories are available in 2022
  • What the judging criteria will be for each award
  • What the entry rules and procedures are for each award
  • Important Dates
  • Award Categories
  • Judging Criteria
  • Entry Rules

Important Dates

Nominations close COB Friday 24 June 2022. Nominations should be submitted via the Awardsforce platform  and must be received by RICS by the deadline.

Shortlisted candidates will be announced in August 2022.

The winners will be announced in October 2022.

We are hopeful that we will be able to conclude the 2022 program with an in-person dinner in Hong Kong, but will be monitoring the local restrictions closely and releasing details closer to the time.

 

Award Categories

Team Awards

Category 

Description

Criteria 

Agency Team of the Year 

This award acknowledges companies, teams and/or consortia demonstrating excellence in providing agency services related to the acquisition, sale, or leasing of properties in the office, retail, industrial or residential sectors.

  • Professionalism – 30% 
  • Outcome and achievement – 25% 
  • Teamwork – 25% 
  • Innovation – 10% 
  • Sustainability – 10% 

 

Best Deal of the Year

Nominated transaction must BE from a project which satisfies the date requirement in the “Entry rules and procedures”.

Nominated transaction can be related to leasing, buying or selling.

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Additional criteria

Outcome and achievement

  • Challenges to be measured according to time, price, complexity, market reputation, pioneering methods and innovation. The measurements shall not be limited to sales volume.

 

Construction Project Management Team of the Year

Nominated team may be an inhouse team or the service provider or contractors of a construction project

  • Nomination must cover a construction project that satisfies the date requirement in the “Award Entry Rules”.
  • Major functions of the nominated team should be in quality control, time management and budget control, etc.
  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Additional criteria

Teamwork

  • Demonstration of collaboration with various stakeholders in the construction project to avoid and resolve disputes and ensure delivery of project outputs against timelines.

 

Innovation & technology

  • Demonstration of development and use of innovative materials.
  • Use of construction technology to increase productivity, promote innovation, safety and raise output quality.
  • Use of smart information technology for project management and contract administration.

 

Outcome & achievement

  • Demonstration of client satisfaction as to quality, time and cost.
  • Demonstration of fairness and sensibility in the administration of contracts as between various stakeholders.
  • Demonstration of implementation and achievement of site safety and environmental management plan.

 

Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year

Nominated project and major/key team member must operate or be located in Hong Kong.

  • Nominated project must show a well-rounded application of corporate social responsibility values and ideas.
  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Additional criteria

Professionalism

  • The use of professional expertise relevant to the discipline to ensure meeting a global standard in corporate social responsibility.
  • Adoption of sustainable development principles.

 

Outcome and achievement

  • Project shows best practices in planning and construction.
  • Creates better places and spaces for community, environment and future generations.

 

Teamwork

  • Effective coordination of skillsets among members of the team, and with cooperating parties.

 

Innovation and technology

  • Were there any new and innovative technological approaches adopted to achieve CSR goals

 

Facilities Management Team of the Year

Awarded to a company, team or consortia responsible for the delivery of outstanding facilities management services. These services might ensure functionality, comfort, safety and/or efficiency of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and/or technology. The award is open to facilities management service providers or teams within property owner organisations who are delivering services in-house.

 

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Property Management Team of the Year

Awarded to a company, team or consortia responsible for outstanding tenant relationship management, financial management and asset management.

Nominated team may be a service provider or the inhouse team of a property owner.

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Quantity Surveying Team of the Year

Celebrating the success of quantity surveyors, this award recognises teams engaged in outstanding quantity surveying projects including but not limited to cost planning, tax depreciation, and contract management.

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Refurbishment/Revitalisation Team of the Year

Nominated team may be an inhouse team of a property owner or a service provider.

  • Nomination must cover one project or initiative which demonstrates the refurbishment or revitalisation of an existing building asset.
  • Nomination should highlight professionalism, value and improvement, such as any major breakthrough in respective field.
  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Additional criteria

Professionalism

  • Demonstration of using professional expertise relevant to enhance the property into better standards/design/ facilities.

 

Outcome and achievement

  • Additions and alterations of the building to provide better appearance, circulation, space planning and attraction of users.
  • Revitalisation of the building with new usage to meet the market demand and, as a result, lead to an increase in property/rental value.
  • Demonstration of how to deliver a cost-effective option for the alterations by using life cycle costing.
  • Consideration of design for safety and ease of maintenance.
  • Demonstration of creating better places and spaces for future generations.

 

Research Team of the Year

Nominated team must focus on technology research or application of technology which can benefit the building/surveying industry as a whole.

 

•       Nominated team must operate or station in Hong Kong.

 

Nomination must cover a research project that satisfies the completion/launch date requirement in the “Award Entry Rules”.

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Additional criteria

Professionalism

  • Analytical nature and methodology: quantity and quality of data, analytical methods and objectivity of methods.
  • Presentation of expertise content: insight of research findings, format of the report.

 

Outcome & achievement

  • Demonstration of delivering trusted data and insights to create transparency and confidence for the built and natural environments.
  • Demonstrate relevance of research insight to technology and built environment.

 

Valuation Team of the Year

This award recognises teams involved in valuation services which uphold international standards and give confidence to end-users for their objectivity, independence and reliability on both commercial and/or residential projects.

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

                       

Special Category Team Awards

Sustainability Award

This award demonstrates how innovation, design or construction techniques have been utilised by a team or client to address environmental challenges and improve the sustainability of the project outcome.

  • Sustainability – 40%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork – 10%
  • Innovation – 10%

 

Individual Awards

Young Achiever of the Year

 

 

The future of our profession rests on the shoulders of emerging professionals. The Young Achiever of the Year Award acknowledges one outstanding individual who has achieved excellence in their field. The individual selected will embody the highest standards of professionalism, be a role-model for their peers and be capable of making an outstanding contribution to the profession in the course of their future career.

The individual must be 35 years old or younger during the 2021 calendar year (i.e. he/she must be born on or after 1 January 1986).

  • Outcome and achievement – 40%
  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Woman of the Built Environment Award

The woman of the built environment award recognises the outstanding contributions and achievements of senior women to our industry. The award celebrates inspirational role models to inspire the next generation of diverse professionals. Women from all disciplines of the industry are encouraged to enter.

 

  • Outcome and achievement – 40%
  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Additional criteria:

  • Recognised outstanding performance and achievement in the workplace.
  • Recognised contribution to the profession and the wider community.

 

Lifetime Achiever

Recognising commitment to RICS and the wider profession, the Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious award for built environment professionals.

The presentation of this award is subject to the determination of a panel that the recipient is worthy of this significant honour.

 

Judging Criteria

The judging panel will consider nominations against the following criteria, weighted based on the category of the award.

All nominations should demonstrate a commitment to professional ethics and a commitment to the highest ideals of professionalism. Further details about RICS’ commitment to ethics can be found at rics.org/ethics

Team awards

Nominations in the team awards category are assessed with a weighting against five categories:

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Special Category Team Awards

Innovation Award:

Nominations for the Innovation Award category are assessed with a weighting against five categories:

  • Innovation – 40%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Sustainability Award

Nominations for the Innovation Award category are assessed with a weighting against five categories:

  • Sustainability – 40%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork – 10%
  • Innovation – 10%

Individual awards

Nominations in the individual awards category are assessed alongside two overarching criteria:

  • Recognised outstanding performance and achievement in the workplace; and
  • Recognised contribution to the profession and the wider community with a weighting against four categories, which are:
  • Outcome and achievement – 40%
  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Professionalism

  • Use of surveying knowledge and/or professional expertise in areas such as technical, financial, legal, environmental, building regulation, sustainability and restoration where applicable, to achieve outcomes.
  • Demonstrated adherence to RICS ethics.
  • Demonstration of using the most appropriate procurement method for engaging contractors and suppliers (if applicable).
  • Demonstration of the ability to resolve disputes.
  • Demonstration of how international standards have been adopted will be an advantage.

Outcome and achievement

  • Measurable success of nominated initiative(s)/project(s)/team(s) against a predefined target.
  • Challenges overcome in the process relative to complexity. What were the or unique challenges? How were these challenges overcome?
  • Cost effectiveness. How was cost managed effectively against a target?
  • Client satisfaction and positive social impact.
  • Timely completion. Demonstration of how the project is managed effectively with respect to time?
  • How to minimise disruption to the ‘neighbours’?
  • Submission of letter of commendation will have bonus marks.

Teamwork

  • Effective coordination of skillsets among team members and with stakeholders.
  • Demonstration of how to minimise abortive works.
  • Resources optimisation. How were resources effectively pulled and utilised to overcome the identified challenges and difficulties against a predefined target.

Innovation

  • Was an innovative approach used to deliver the outcome?
  • Was any innovative outcome generated?
  • How was technology applied to deliver the outcome?
  • Any innovative technology applied to enhance site safety (if applicable)?
  • Any smart information technology applied for document control and communication to enhance productivity?

Sustainability

  • Quantitative analysis on sustainability considerations and achievements.
  • Demonstration of creating better places and spaces for future generations.
  • Demonstrated adoption of sustainable development principles.
  • Social Impact. How did the nominated team promote and educate stakeholders about sustainability in the community and improve the community more broadly?

Entry Rules

Team and company awards

  1. Nominated project(s) and major/key team member(s) must be located or operated in the Awards region being submitted for.
  2. Nominations can be made by the nominee (team, company or consortia) or a third party.
  3. The project(s) which is the subject of the nomination must have been worked on within the 2021 calendar year, though not necessarily completed.
  4. Nominations must be based on at least one but no more than three projects within the calendar year (nominating party to select).
  5. A company may submit a joint nomination however, where a joint nomination is submitted a subsequent, stand-alone application from the same company, on the same project(s) and in the same category is not allowed.
  6. Nominations must be submitted via the online submission platform. Where multiple nominations are being submitted by the one organisation, a separate online submission will need to be completed for each nomination.
  7. Nomination must be accompanied by a 100-word summary in word file for marketing purposes.
  8. Other relevant supporting materials/documents are optional but welcomed. These should be limited to a maximum of three additional pieces of supporting material/documents and three testimonials, all in PDF format.
  9. A logo must be provided as well as a photo of the team or individual nominated. This will be used during award presentation.
  10. Information provided within the submission may be used by RICS for the purpose of the judging or promotion of the Awards. Any confidential information must be clearly stated within the submission.
  11. The jury panel’s decision on eligibility of the nominations shall be final and is non appealable.
  12. Any category which receives less than 2 nominations will not be able to award a winner.

Individual awards

  1. Nominated individual must be currently located/operating/have worked in the Awards region being submitted for.
  2. The project which is the main subject of the nomination must have been worked on within the 2021 calendar year, though not necessarily completed. However, submissions for the Woman of the Built Environment Award and Lifetime Achiever Award can reference achievements throughout the nominee’s career.
  3. Nominations must be based on at least one but no more than three project(s) (nominating party to select).
  4. Nominations must be submitted via the online submission form. Where multiple nominations are being submitted by the one organisation, a separate online submission form will need to be completed for each nomination.
  5. Nomination must be accompanied by a 100-word summary in word file for marketing purposes.
  6. Other relevant supporting materials/documents are optional but welcomed, should be limited to a maximum of three additional pieces of supporting material/documents and three testimonials, all in PDF format.
  7. A logo must be provided as well as a photo of the team or individual nominated. This will be used during award presentation.
  8. Information provided within the submission may be used by RICS for the purpose of the judging or promotion of the Awards. Any confidential information must be clearly stated within the submission.
  9. The jury panel’s decision on eligibility of the nominations shall be final and is non appealable.
  10. Any category which receives less than 2 nominations will not be able to award a winner.

Young Achiever of the Year Award

  1. In addition to the individual award criteria, the Young Achiever of the Year must have been born on or after 1 January 1986 (i.e. be aged 35 or under during the 2021 calendar year) to be eligible.

Nomination check list

  • An online submission is completed for each nomination.
  • For team awards, at least one but no more than three projects have been included in the nomination.
  • Supporting material may include testimonials, photographs, technical documentation, media clippings, floor plans, etc. to support the adjudication process.
  • Supporting material is limited to three individual materials and no more than three testimonials.
  • In addition to the nomination and supporting materials, the nomination is accompanied by photographs of the team/individuals nominated, the project(s) nominated and includes a copy of the nominee’s company logo (as appropriate).
  • Confidential information is clearly labelled ‘RICS Awards in Confidence’.

Step Two: Prepare your submission materials

Each submission must be accompanied by specific submission materials, which will be reviewed by the judges.

Your submission should include:

  1. Region and category you are submitting for.
  2. Nominator and Nominee contact details.
  3. Main body of nomination – this should clearly explain the project, demonstrate a connection to the judging criteria and show a commitment to professionalism and ethics (showcasing at least 1 but no more than 3 projects that the team/individual has worked on). This is where you want to make it clear to the judges exactly why your submission is deserving of the award. Please note that this will not be a PDF upload, you will need to complete free text sections within the online form, including an introduction and responses to each applicable element of the judging criteria (professionalism, outcome and achievement, teamwork, innovation and sustainability). Word limits have been applied to each free text box in accordance with the criteria weighting. We recommend drafting your responses within a word document and then copying and pasting them into the online submission form.
  4. Up to 3 testimonials (1 page each, PDF upload)
  5. At least one photograph of the nominated team/individual and up to 5 additional photographs of the nominated team/individual and/or project(s) referenced in the submission.
  6. Up to 3 pieces of other appropriate supporting material, such as technical documentation, media clippings, floor plans, videos, etc. (Maximum of 4 pages per piece of supporting material)
  7. Your company logo.
  8. A 100-word summary of the nomination for marketing purposes – what the project was and how the team/individual has showcased excellence (free text section within the form).

Step Three: Submit your nomination

It's time to submit

Have you double-checked the guidelines for submission materials, criteria and entry rules? Do you have all of the necessary information? If so, it's time to submit your nomination.

By clicking the “Submit your nomination” button, you will be directed to complete the online submission form and upload your supporting materials online. You do not need to complete your nomination in one go, you will be able to save your progress and return to it later, while the submission window is open.

Submission materials must be received by COB Friday 24 June 2022. If you have any questions, please contact awards@rics.org

Nomination fee

A fee of HKD2,500 will be collected for each nomination and is non-refundable. This nomination fee includes one registration to the 2022 Hong Kong Annual Conference in July.

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