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The BIFoR FACE arrays

The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) has been shortlisted for an award for its innovative FACE facility by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FACE) facility is shortlisted for two categories for the RICS Awards 2017, West Midlands: Design through Innovation and Infrastructure

In addition, the BIFoR FACE Technical team have been shortlisted for an award at the Higher Education Technician Summit Papin Prize as finalists in the category of best Technical Team - a technical team who have worked together to deliver excellence. 

Find our more about the BIFoR FACE facility

Dr Kris Hart, the FACE Operations Manager, will be representing the University at both the RICS awards ceremony, to be held at the Warwickshire County Cricket Club on May 18 2017, and the Papin Prize award event, to be held at the University of Warwick on May 31 2017.


The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction. Visit the RICS website

The Papin Prize

The 2017 Higher Education Technician Summit will publicly celebrate the skills, talent and experience of technicians across the UK and Ireland through the “Papin Prizes”, a series of Awards to be made to technicians who have demonstrated excellence.