The A14 Cambridge to Huntington Improvement Scheme was named Digital Transformation Initiative of the Year, one of a number of awards the project picked up at the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) held at the Grosvenor House in London.
The awards recognise projects that demonstrate the positive impact the British construction industry has on society.
The A14 Cambridge to Huntington Improvement Scheme, a joint venture between Costain, Skanska, Balfour Beatty, Atkins & Jacobs, was recognised for its innovative approach in developing a suite of technology tools forming a ‘digital twin’ of the delivery phase.
According to the submission, the project was hailed by Jim O’Sullivan, CEO of Highways England, as the only major infrastructure project in the UK that is on time and on budget.
It's hoped by the project team that this approach will be used as a ‘digital blueprint’ for future projects, contributing to a significant improvement in industry productivity, delivered by a safer, more digitally sophisticated supply chain using real-time tools.
Other winners in the ‘Initiative’ category on the night included Bank Station upgrade team, which won Temporary Works Initiative of the Year and The Foss Barrier: Road to Recovery, which won Temporary Works Initiative of the Year: Civil Engineering.
Temporary Works Initiative of the Year: Buildings went to the Bank Station upgrade went to the, in Edinburgh, while Greener Grangetown was named Small Project of the Year.
The Environment & Sustainability Initiative of the Year went to Tideway for sharing best practice during project delivery.
You can see the full list of BCIA winners on the NCE website