ICE celebrates civil engineering achievements in the East Midlands

Twenty five civil engineering projects, ranging from less than a million, to multi-million pound schemes and study and research projects from across the East Midlands region were entered for the Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) East Midlands Merit Awards which took place at the The Belfy Hotel in Nottingham on 1st July.

Sir John Armitt with the Large Project category winning team from Taylor Woodrow for the Nottingham Express Transit – (NET) - Phase 2.
Sir John Armitt with the Large Project category winning team from Taylor Woodrow for the Nottingham Express Transit – (NET) - Phase 2.

One of the major events of the regional built environment calendar, the East Midlands Merit Awards 2016 recognise outstanding examples of East Midlands' design and construction completed in 2015.

Sir John Armitt, ICE President' presented the awards at a black-tie dinner attended by over 200 civil engineers and other professionals from the built environment and academia.

ICE East Midlands Regional Director, Molly McKenzie said, "Our annual Merit Awards is our opportunity to celebrate professional civil engineers and the amazing infrastructure projects they create and deliver in a safe and sustainable manner.

To enable us to deliver today's infrastructure and support tomorrow's growth we must recognise the hard work of our colleagues working behind the scenes who are often overlooked. We must also capture their knowledge and enthusiasm and share it with our children. The future of the next generation of engineers is also in the hands of their parents and teachers, and we must make sure that these too are well-informed about engineering as a career and life choice."

Adrian Coy, ICE Vice President, once again presided over the awards, added, "The event was a superb opportunity to celebrate the civil engineering profession and the inspirational people and teams who are often unseen, but who help our society to function and improve our lives."

Award Winners:

Small Project category Commended:

Hassocks Lane, Sewer Requisition, Beeston – NMCNomenca and Severn Trent Water
Heage, Sotshole Sewage Pumping Station – NMCNomenca and Severn Trent Water

Small Project category Merit Award Winner:

Loughborough, Garendon Green Flood Alleviation – NMCNomenca and Severn Trent Water

Studies & Research category Commended:

Packington Low Phosphorus Demonstration Trials - Severn Trent Water and Atkins
The Nordstrom Tower: A Landmark Evaluation of Daylight Injury – Prof. John Mardaljevic, Loughborough University

Studies & Research category Merit Award Winner:

FastTrack Drainage Surveys – A-one+, Highways England and Carnell

Medium Project category Commended:

A45 Wellingborough Westbound Carriageway Improvement – A-one+, Highways England and Tarmac

Medium Project category Merit Award Winner:

M1 J24 Pinch Point Scheme – A-one+, Highways England and Laing O'Rourke

Team Achievement category Commended:

M1 J28-31 Smart Motorway – Costain, Mouchel and Highways England
Flood Defence Asset Repair Programme of Works, Lincolnshire & Northamptonshire – Environment Agency, CH2M and JBA Bentley

Team Achievement category Merit Award Winner:

Improving Professional Collaboration – Midlands Highway Alliance, Aecom and Waterman

Large Project category Commended:

M1 J28-31 Smart Motorway – Costain, Mouchel and Highways England
The GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry – Morgan Sindall, GlaxoSmithKline and the University of Nottingham

Large Project category Merit Award Winner:

Nottingham Express Transit (NET) – Phase 2 – Taylor Woodrow, Mott MacDonald and Nottingham City Council

People Awards:

Communications Competition:

Loughborough University - Alex Backhouse, Robin Bell, Joel Brook, Stefan Herrera and Christoph Turck

ICE Emerging Engineer Award - Regional Winner

Rosalie Miller, BAM Nuttall and Stephenson College, received her award for her paper "Slip Forming Concrete Mix."

The event was sponsored by Aecom, Land & Water Services and Print Revolution.

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