Winners of the 2016 CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards, which honours some of the top sustainability accomplishments by civil engineering project teams, were announced at a special event at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London last night.
Returning for the third time, the CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards recognise and celebrate projects that demonstrate pinnacle best-practice performance in a particular area of their CEEQUAL assessment.
With a record number of nominations received from a diverse range of projects, awards were presented for exemplary achievements in categories including ‘Project Management’, ‘Material Use’, and ‘Community and Stakeholder Relations’. Decided by an expert panel of independent judges, the winning projects were:
- Luke’s PointWastewaterPumping Station – Project Management
- ThameslinkProgramme:Borough Viaduct – Effects on Neighbours
- Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Centre – Material Use
- Grey to Green Phase 1 – Landscape
- Thameslink Programme: Borough Viaduct – Historic Environment
- Grey to Green Phase 1 – Water Environment
- Crossrail: Thames Tunnel – Water Resources
- OASIS Project – Community and Stakeholder Relations
- Athea Wind Farm – Energy and Carbon
As well as winning in two categories, Grey to GreenPhase 1 – a project to transform Sheffield’s Riverside Business District – also received a special accolade by being presented with the Eric Hughes Award for Outstanding Contribution to Improving Sustainability in Civil Engineering.
Speaking at the event, CEEQUAL Managing Director Chris Broadbent said: “Many congratulations to all of the winners as well as to those shortlisted. These awards are a well-deserved celebration of the commitment that project teams have to improving and championing sustainability in civil engineering and of their pride in making a tangible difference. All of these projects are vital drivers of innovation in materials, procedures and engagement, which are achieving more sustainable outcomes and delivering greater value for people, places, economies and the environment.”
Along with the winners, several other projects were singled out for their achievements by receiving Highly Commended awards:
- Spårväg City Line 7 Accessibility Upgrade, Part 1 – Project Management
- Crossrail: Western Running Tunnels, Bond Street & Tottenham Court Road SCL – Effects on Neighbours
- West Truro Retail Park – Waste Management
- Huyton & Roby Capacity Scheme – Land Use
- Truro Eastern Park and Ride – Historic Environment
- A32 Cherrymount Link – Historic Environment
- Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Centre – Community and Stakeholder Relations
- Harbour Way Project – Restoration of Contaminated Land
Further details on all the winning and highly commended projects can be found at www.ceequal.com/oaa2016.
CEEQUAL is the evidence-based sustainability assessment, rating and awards scheme for civil engineering and part of the BREEAM family of international sustainability standards. It rigorously assesses and rates a project’s strategy and performance against a range of best practice sustainability measures.