People are encouraged to vote for their favourite regional project online. The projects nominated reflect the major challenges overcome by civil engineers during the pandemic.
Covid emergency schemes, including an NHS Nightingale Hospital, are featured in a public vote to recognise civil engineering schemes that positively impact on people’s lives in the South West of England.
The South West People’s Choice Award shortlist was selected by an expert judging panel from entries to the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2021. They cover a diverse range of civil engineering works that have overcome the challenges of working through the coronavirus pandemic to reach completion. Chair of the judges’ panel, Mike Gallop, Interim Regional Managing Director, Wales and Western, Network Rail, said:
“The shortlist demonstrates the resilience and commitment of civil engineers across the South West, who have continued to deliver outstanding projects in extremely challenging circumstances. The finalists highlight the many ways in which civil engineering benefits the region, its people, economy and environment.”
The People’s Choice Award is decided by public vote. The public can read about each of the finalists and choose their favorite online.
The award categories will be judged in a second round, led by industry experts. The wider ICE South West Awards oare heldin association with Kier Bam.
Miranda Housden, ICE South West Regional Director, said:
“The People’s Choice Award is a fantastic opportunity to promote civil engineering to the public, celebrating the challenging work that civil engineers engage in to benefit the region’s communities. I’d encourage everyone to find out more about the outstanding projects on the shortlist and cast a vote for the scheme they think has had the greatest positive impact.”
The South West People’s Choice Award winner will be announced at a gala event in Bristol on Thursday 30 September 2021. The event will be presented by Rob Bell, television presenter and engineer.
Craig Small, Project Director, Kier BAM Joint Venture, said:
“Kier BAM are delighted to be able to continue to support the most prestigious ICE South West Awards. The exceptionally high quality of entrants year on year truly showcases the breadth and depth of civil engineering talent within our region. The Kier BAM team wish all the projects the very best of luck!”
Details of all the shortlisted projects are available at ice.org.uk/sw/awards and people have until 5pm on Friday 30 July 2021 to cast a vote.