AJC site manager scoops national construction award


Site manager, Paul Evans, has been named as the winner of a national award, for his role in the Chapelton development, being built just five miles south of Aberdeen. Paul was named as the Scottish winner in the NHBC (National House-Building Council) small house builder category, for work carried out under his lead by local Aboyne-based house-builder, AJC Construction.

These awards are known as ‘the Oscars of the House Building Industry’ and this prestigious award recognises the site manager’s role in developing part of Scotland’s first new town for 50 years. The annual Pride in the Job Awards organised by NHBC (National House-Building Council) are designed to highlight the level of professionalism in the construction industry.

Mr. Evans said: “This award very much acknowledges the efforts of the entire AJC construction team. AJC pays close attention to ensuring the properties we build are top-class. The result is happy homebuyers who become strong advocates for our product.”

Commenting on Paul’s achievement, Alistair Aboyne, managing director of AJC Homes added: “Paul’s leadership helped to ensure that the team delivered the consistently high standards that AJC is renowned for. We know from the feedback that we’ve received that the residents at Chapelton are incredibly pleased with the finish of their new homes.”

As well as spot checks of the day-to-day running of the site, Paul was assessed across 38 areas of site management, including technical knowledge, consistency in the build process, leadership and organisational skills.

Paul beat off intense competition to bag the accolade. From an initial pool of 15,000 UK site managers working on housing projects registered with NHBC, he was shortlisted alongside 450 site managers across Scotland, going on to win the top award in Scotland in the category of small house-builder.

Director of Elsick Development Company and custodian of the Chapelton development, the Duke of Fife added: “Paul’s positive attitude and guidance are really reflected in the quality and finish of the homes that AJC is building here at Chapelton. Aesthetically it is important that Chapelton sits comfortably in the Aberdeenshire landscape, and the quality of these homes is apparent at first site, whilst the interior fit out and finish accommodates for modern living.”

Mike Quinton, NHBC Chief Executive, said: “A Pride in the Job Award marks recipients out as top performers, showing their true diligence and commitment to producing the best quality homes possible. By recognising exceptional site managers, NHBC promotes best practice in house building, bettering the construction quality of new homes year-on-year for homeowners and their families.”


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