GE Awards 2015 Winners

Award for Technical Excellence
  • Atkins and London Underground – London Underground: Chalfont and Latimer to Chesham Metropolitan line enhancement works
  • Bam Ritchies – A holistic approach to the treatment of abandoned chalk mines
  • Cambridge University, Thames Water's Lee Tunnel Project Management Team, and the Morgan Sindall, Vinci and Bachy Soletanche joint venture – Closing the loop – performance-based design of a deep circular shaft in London
  • CH2M – Geotechnical risk management for the mechanised tunnelling on the Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project in Kashmir, India
  • Dr Sauer & Partners and London Underground – Assessment of existing infrastructure using a staged ground movement approach for the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade
  • Groundforce and the Costain Skanska joint venture – Development of a bespoke high preloading temporary propping solution for Crossrail’s Paddington Box project
  • Mott MacDonald – The accelerated programme for the Moorgate shaft at Crossrail’s Liverpool Street Station
  • Utterberry – Use of wireless sensors for remote monitoring during construction of the Eleanor Street shaft and adits for Crossrail
  • VHE Construction – In-situ remediation of chromite ore processing residue at Shawfield, Glasgow​

Winner: Utterberry

Consulting Firm of the Year
  • Arup
  • Atkins
  • Byrne Looby Partners
  • CGL
  • CH2M HILL
  • Donaldson Associates
  • Hyder Consulting (UK)
  • WSP UK

Winner: Donaldson Associates

Contractor of the Year
  • Bachy Soletanche
  • Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering
  • Keller
  • Keltbray Piling
  • Simplex Westpile
  • Van Elle

Winner: Van Elle

Editor's Award

Winner: Mott MacDonald

Ground Investigation Project of the Year
  • Arup and Concept Site Investigations – Television Centre, Wood Lane, London
  • Atkins, Horizon Nuclear Power and Structural Soils – Wylfa Newydd detailed onshore ground investigation
  • Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC), University of Cambridge – Monitoring of a sprayed concrete tunnel lining using distributed fibre optic strain sensors at Crossrail Liverpool Street Station
  • Offshore Wind Consultants (part of the Aqualis Offshore group) – East Anglia Offshore Wind Farm site investigation
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff – Cinderford northern quarter spine road ground investigation, Forest of Dean
  • Soil Engineering Geoservices with the Morgan Sindall, Vinci and Bachy Soletanche joint venture – West Ham ground investigation
  • United Utilities – Ground investigation for the reuse of a tunnel drive shaft at Anchorsholme Park, Blackpool
  • VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins joint venture – Crag End landslip, Rothbury, Northumberland
  • Waterman – Caithness Moray Shetland HVDC connection and Noss Head HDD landing, Wick, Scotland​

Winner: Atkins, Horizon Nuclear Power and Structural Soils

Ground Investigation Specialist of the Year
  • Concept Site Investigations
  • Dunelm Geotechnical and Environmental
  • Lankelma
  • Soil Engineering Geoservices
  • Structural Soils​​

Winner: Lankelma

Health and Safety Award
  • Bachy Soletanche – Improved driller and spannerman interaction
  • Bachy Soletanche – Remote control unloading for piling rigs
  • Fhoss Technology – Powered Light Safety Wear
  • Hydrock – Safe People, Safe Site, Safe Home
  • Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil – Injury Free Environment
  • Soil Engineering Geoservices – Home Safe focus on manual handling
  • Utterberry – Crossrail Eleanor Street shaft and adits for the Costain Skanska joint venture​

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Winner: Bachy Soletanche - Remote control unloading for piling rigs

International Project of the Year Award
  • Atkins – Kinaxixi MDC, Luanda, Angola
  • Donaldson Associates – Ngau Tam Mei to Tai Kong Po Tunnels for the Express Rail Link, Hong Kong
  • FCC – Panama City metro line 1
  • FK Lowry Piling – Covanta waste to energy plant, Dublic
  • Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality – Construction with history
  • Ramboll – Moscow metro
  • Züblin Spezialtiefbau, Division Ground Engineering - Söderströmstunneln, Citybanan, Stockholm Sweden​​

Winner: Züblin Spezialtiefbau, Division Ground Engineering

Product and Equipment Innovation
  • Bachy Soletanche – Sol Thread
  • Bachy Soletanche – Threaded CFA
  • Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering – Zero waste pile
  • Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction – CsattAR Photogrammetric Monitoring
  • ESG – Site Information Logging and Storage (Silas) app
  • Stress UK – Reforce permeation systems for underpin piling, ground anchors, ground consolidation and stabilisation
  • Utterberry - Utterberry wireless sensors
  • Van Elle – Smartbase​

Winner: Utterberry

Rising Star of the Year
  • Maria Canellas, Expanded Geotechnical
  • Lauren Doughty, Arup
  • Rebecca Fasham, Amey
  • Isaac Griffiths, Atkins
  • Georgios Katsigiannis, University College of London and Arup
  • Thomas Levick, Amey
  • Jignasha Panchal, City University London​

Winner: Rebecca Fasham

Sustainability Award
  • AECOM and VolkerFitzpatrick – Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT)
  • Bachy Soletanche with Costain and Crossrail – Sol Thread – threaded rotary bored piles
  • Canary Wharf Contractors, Arup and Concept Site Investigations – Reuse of piled foundations for the redevelopment of Southbank Place, London
  • HBR – Reengineering inert landfills for redevelopment
  • National Grid – In-situ remediation of Beckton Gasholder No. 1
  • Power Cem – Wrightington Hospital, Wigan
  • United Utilities – Discontinuance – Returning Hurst Reservoir to the landscape
  • VHE Construction, AECOM, Provectus and Clyde Gateway – Shawfield Remediation, Glasgow
  • West Dorset District Council, CH2M, Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK and AECOM
  • Lyme Regis Environmental Improvements (Phase IV)

Winner: United Utilities

UK Project with a Geotechnical Value of between £1M and £3M
  • Byrne Looby Partners – Gobbins coastal pathway, Antrim
  • Capita – Albion lower tip stabilisation
  • Phi Group – Project Harrier, Drift II, Daventry
  • Ramboll – A477 St Clears to Red Roses improvement, Carmarthenshire
  • Ramboll and Ringway Island Roads – Bouldnor Road, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
  • Reinforced Earth Company – Design and manufacture of the Carno Underpass
  • United Utilities and Bachy Soletanche – Tunnel grouting works for Fleetwood waste water treatment works
  • VolkerGround Engineering – Arun (East Bank) tidal walls, Littlehampton, West Sussex
  • VolkerGround Engineering – River Don slope stability works, Arksey, Yorkshire​

Winner: United Utilities and Bachy Soletanche

UK Project with a Geotechnical Value of between £500k and £1M
  • Keller - Drump Road mine shaft collapse mitigation, Redruth, Cornwall
  • Abbey Pynford Geo Structures and Stress  - 4 Ennismore Gardens, London
  • Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering - Mini piling at Olympic Stadium transformation project
  • A-one+ Integrated Highway Services - A1(M)West Cornforth Geotechnical Scheme
  • Mott MacDonald - Leeds Station southern entrance
  • Soil Engineering Geoservices with the Morgan Sindall, Vinci and Bachy Soletanche joint venture - West Ham ground investigation
  • United Utilities - Harrowside long sea outfall
  • Ramboll  - Southampton New Arts Complex

Winner: Soil Engineering Geoservices with the Morgan Sindall, Vinci and Bachy Soletanche Joint Venture

UK Project with a Geotechnical Value of over £3M
  • Keller and Taylor Woodrow Bam Nuttall joint venture - Victoria Station Upgrade
  • CH2M and Bachy Soletanche - Wimbleball Dam grouting works, Somerset
  • West Dorset District Council, CH2M, Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK and Aecom - Lyme Regis Environmental Improvements (Phase IV)
  • Arup - Chipping Campden Landslide
  • Transport Scotland with the Jacobs Arup joint venture, Ramboll and Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors - Queensferry Crossing, Firth of Forth
  • Arup and Carillion - A465 Section 3 dualling, Brynmawr to Tredegar
  • Ramboll - Humber Gateway

Winner: Transport Scotland with the Jacobs Arup Joint Venture, Ramboll and Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors

UK Project with a Geotechnical Value of up to £500k
  • AECOM – Carsington wind turbines, Derbyshire
  • AECOM – Unstone Bank railway cutting, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
  • Donaldson Associates – Stabilisation of a soil pillar adjacent to Eastern Ticket Hall at Bond Street Crossrail Station
  • Pell Frischmann – Hill Road Studios, London
  • United Utilities – Risks associated with reuse of a tunnel drive shaft at Anchorsholme Park, Blackpool​

Winner: Pell Frischmann

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