The Construction Innovation Forum (CIF) has announced the call for nominations for 2003 NOVA Awards honoring construction innovations around the world. Entries are sought from every section of the construction industry. Nominations for the 2003 NOVA Awards are due on October 1, 2002. Nomination forms may be downloaded from CIF's Web site at: There are no entry fees.

The Construction Innovation Forum is a non-profit, international organization founded in 1987 to encourage and recognize innovations that have improved the quality or reduced the cost of construction. CIF's goal is to educate industry leaders on the importance of innovation in the construction industry and encourage others to develop, implement and require innovative processes.

Recipients of the NOVA Award are chosen based upon strict selection criteria and a rigorous investigation process by a jury of international experts. To be selected for a NOVA Award, an innovation must be a proven success with a positive, important effect on construction or service. It must improve quality, reduce cost, and promote good, acceptable construction practices. The innovation must also be documentable and presentable.

The 2003 winners will be announced in February 2003.

For more information, contact CIF at (248) 409-1500; or visit the Web site at