The excellent British Construction Industry Awards attracted the usual host of personalities last week, including numerous architects young and old. Nick Raynsford played to the intoxicated construction mentality by making references to 'knockers' in the building industry. Oblivious to guffaws, he announced that the awards would be for 'achievements in excellence and in competence'. Unaware that there was an award for incompetence, some guests shuffled uneasily in their seats. . .