East Midlands - Merit Awards

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The East Midlands Merit Awards celebrate projects of all sizes and scopes from across the region. Every year, the awards are presented to the best civil engineering projects or teams, or to ground-breaking research in the region.

ICE East Midlands Merit Awards 2019

The ICE East Midlands Merit Awards (EMMAs) provide an opportunity for civil engineers in the region to celebrate all aspects of their achievements, whether related to projects or people.

Winners will be announced at the ICE East Midlands Gala Dinner on Friday 7 June 2019 during an awards ceremony. ICE's President will present the awards and certificates on the evening.

The awards will be presented to the submitting organisation and other partners (commissioning authority, designer, contractor or research establishment as appropriate) or individuals where appropriate.

The Call for Entries gives full details of the 2019 awards.

You can submit a project for the following categories:

  • Small Project
    (up to £750,000)
  • Medium Project
    (£750,000 to £10million)
  • Large Project
    (greater than £10million)
  • Studies & Research
  • Team Achievement
  • William Kemp Award
Completed entry forms and submissions reach us by close of business on Friday 8 March 2019.

Entry forms

Download your entry forms and pack below.

Download the entry pack

Download the William Kemp Award nomination form

The results will be revealed and  awards presented at the East Midlands gala dinner and merit awards evening on Friday 7 June 2019.

2018 Merit Award winners

Rescuing the A610 – Nailing it!

EM small projext award winner 2018

2018 Small project category award winner

Client: Derbyshire County Council
Partners:Aecom, Balfour Beatty Civil Enginering, CAN

Project information

In June 2016 a failure occurred in a steep slope between the River Amber and A610 inDerbyshire, threatening both the road and a major water main beneath it. Derbyshire County Council commissioned AECOM to investigate the failure and design a solution to stabilise the slope and protect it from future erosion.

The chosen solution comprised soil nailing of the slope with rock roll erosion protection in the river. Soil nails had to be designed so that the risk of damage to the water main was eliminated during installation. Close collaboration between all parties ensured that the scheme was successfully completed in September 2017.

Peppermint Junction improvement scheme

2018 Medium projct category winner

Client: Lincolnshire County Council
Partners: WSP and Eurovia Contracting

Project information

The A151 from Spalding intersects the A17 west of Holbeach and the need to replace a ‘T’ junction with a safer intersection became a high priority for road users, the local community and the local authorities. In addition to this, the A17 is a main arterial route linking Lincolnshire with Norfolk. This area of South East Lincolnshire has a large agricultural industry which relies heavily on good transport links for distribution. The Holbeach area has been identified for growth in this industry including educational needs.

A scheme was initiated to bring safer connectivity, improved traffic flow and to provide development opportunities to the immediate surrounding land.

Peppermint Junction improvement scheme

Strategic Employment Site, Lubbesthorpe Development

Strategic Employment Site, Lubbesthorpe Development

2018 Team Achievement category winner

Client: Leicestershire County Council
Partners: Eurovia, Midlands Highways Alliance, Leicestershire County Council, CR Civil Engineering

Project information

The Strategic Employment Site (SES) is located near J21, M1. This development brings new jobs to the area and incorporates a new village and amenities. With the new junction for access from Leicester Lane, the assessment concluded that the B4114 / Leicester Lane junction needed improving to allow for greater capacity.

Being near a conservation village, local consultations highlighted concerns with works creating a potential disruption to the area. It was identified that local public services, commuters and businessess would also be affected by the works.

To carry out these works effectively, our task was to ensure all the people in the team had the right skills and experience to deliver a scheme, where these public services continued to run effectively, complete and on time and clear the network of disruption.

The works started in September 2016 and completed in May 2017, incorporating the Christmas embargo.

Flood Risk Management Strategy – A Collaborative Approach

2018 Studies & Research category winner

Client: Severn Trent Water
Partners: Pick Everard, Leicester City Council, Environment Agency, Leicestershire County Council

Project information

Leicester has experienced multiple significant flooding events resulting in socio-economic and environmental damage. Urbangrowth in the area continues to increases flood risk as multiple new developments and infrastructure improvements reduce permeable land leading to increased risk of pluvial and fluvial flooding.

This project involved a collaborative risk based methodology to resolve flooding through the enhancement of Sewerage RiskManagement methodology into one suitable for large scale urban catchments. This new approach, now been incorporated into STW procedures, enables prioritisation of risk, development of intervention zones and the identification of opportunities for multi-stakeholder flood mitigation schemes in the Leicestershire Catchment.

Flood Risk Management Strategy – A Collaborative Approach