Shortlist 2020

23 November 2021 | The Brewery

Shortlist 2020

Award for Digital Innovation

​Sponsored By

  • Aecom: Ground investigation deliverables management system integration
  • Arup and Oasys: Automating tunnelling analysis for large infrastructure projects
  • Atkins UK: Total digital GI
  • Concept Engineering Consultants and ALS Environmental: Collaborative digital data management
  • Graham: Digital by default
  • Kier: Holebase SI Extension and Autocad Civil 3D with Repute 2.5 for pile design
  • Liebherr: More safety on site
  • Mott MacDonald (on behalf of Balfour Beatty Vinci) and Seequent: Linking new ground information within the design and construction
  • OGI Groundwater Specialists: Ground engineering modelling service
  • RMD Kwikform: Locus 3D Suite
  • Strata Geotechnics (part of Van Elle): A428 Black Cat project specific app
Award for Equipment Innovation
  • Can Geotechnical: Slope rig
  • Central Alliance, Geoptic and AmcoGiffen: Mobile Muon Tomography Detector
  • Dywidag Systems International: Elasto-magnestic load measurement
  • Equipe Training: Rhino Corebox
  • Liebherr: LB16 unplugged
  • Novaslice: Novaslice
  • Shire Structures: Root Base concrete-free foundation
  • Socotec: Transducer Packer Slave Realer
  • Structural Soils: Confinement Cells for Class one Samples
Award for Technical Excellence

Sponsored By


  • Arup: Asset portal
  • Arup: Wylfa Newydd seismic hazard consultancy
  • Atkins Global: Trackbed transition design at the approaches to under-bridges and culverts
  • BGS: High-resolution geological characterisation of the Lower Thames Crossing
  • BMB: The first trapezoidal boltless ring with guide rods built in the world
  • CGL: The evolution of the buttress pile propping solution
  • Costain, Vinci Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche JV and Mott MacDonald: Thames Tideway Tunnel - King Edward Memorial Park deep soil mixing
  • Fugro GB Marine: Fugro PIMS Model
  • Geoptic / Central Alliance / AmcoGiffen: Alfreton Old Tunnel Hidden Shafts Investigation
  • OGI Groundwater Specialists: Erskine Bridge Gas Pipeline Replacement - Microtunnel Reception Shaft Groundwater Control
  • Tensar International: The use of the Tensar T-value method at Beverley Wastewater Treatment Works
  • Wentworth House Partnership and Costain, Vinci and Bachy Soletanche joint venture: Protection of existing underground assets at Greenwich Pumping Station
Brownfield Redevelopment Project of the Year


  • ABG: Barney Crag Mine
  • Aecom: Process waste landfill restoration capping project
  • Campbell Reith: North Close former brickpit landslip remediation
  • Cundall: Harper Road project
  • Graphic Structures: Edwards Recycling
  • United Utilities: Broughton Water Treatment Works
Community Engagement Award


  • Campbell Reith: North Close Landslip Remediation
  • Concept Engineering Consultants: HS2 S1/S2 Additional Ground Investigation (Stage One) Central and West London
  • Costain, Vinci Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche JV: Tideway, Chambers Wharf
  • Lower Thames Crossing (Highways England project): Lower Thames Crossing ground investigation team
  • Sir Robert McAlpine: Ilona Rose House London
  • Structural Soils and Atkins: Glasgow Quay Walls ground investigation
  • Volker Stevin: Dover Western Docks Revival Scheme
Consulting Firm of the Year


  • Aecom
  • Arcadis
  • Arup
  • Atkins
  • Cowi
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Ramboll
  • RSK Group
  • Sweco
Contractor of the Year


  • Alun Griffiths
  • Bachy Soletanche
  • Causeway Geotech
  • Ground Developments
  • Structural Soils
  • Vibro Menard
Ground Investigation Project of the Year


  • Atkins: A9 Dualling Dalraddy to Slochd Stage 3 detailed ground investigation 
  • Aecom, Cascade and GEL: Lower Thames Crossing - package A ground investigation
  • Atkins and Structural Soils: Glasgow Quay Walls ground investigation
  • BAM Ritchies on behalf of SSE Renewables, Tony Gee and Partners, and Viking Energy Wind Farm: Viking Energy Wind Farm main ground investigation
  • Causeway Geotech: Bridgwater Tidal Barrier ground investigation
  • CGL: Calverley Square in Tunbridge Wells
  • Cundall and Dunelm Geotechnical and Environmental: Training facility in County Durham
  • SCSJV and Concept: HS2 S1/S2 additional ground investigation (Stage One)
  • Socotec: A465 Heads of the Valley Dualling Sections 4 and 5 Improvements
  • Structural Soils working with Highways England and Aecom: A303 Phase 6 and Phase 7 advanced GI
  • United Utilities, Socotec and Willowstick Technologies: Torside Impounding Reservoir
Ground Investigation Specialist of the Year


  • CGL
  • Dunelm Geotechnical and Environmental
  • Lankelma
  • Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical
  • Socotec
  • Structural Soils
Health and Safety Award


  • Arcadis: Digital Hazard Management on the A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Dualling Project
  • Equipe Training and Aecom: LTC GI Audits and Inspections
  • Fugro: Ride 4 Health
  • Liebherr: More safety on site
  • Roger Bullivant: Safety First+People
  • The Compliance & Skills Academy: Safe2Site
International Project of the Year Award


  • Arcadis: Doha Metro Red Line South underground project, Qatar
  • Arcadis: Istanbul Airport, Turkey
  • Causeway Geotech: Metrolink Dublin preliminary ground investigation
  • Ischebeck-Titan: Bray Head Structure C, Republic of Ireland
  • Spie Batignolles Fondations: Houphouet Boigny bridge, Ivory Coast
Rising Star Award

Sponsored By


  • Wesley Dixon: Structural Soils
  • Antonella Galliani: CGL
  • Saleh Jalbi: Sea and Land Project Engineering
  • Tom Jones: Sir Robert McAlpine
  • Elpida Katsiveli: Atkins
  • Dimitrios Kontogiorgis: Arcadis Consulting (UK)
  • John Kuyt: Arup
  • David Major: Expanded Geotechnical
  • Jonny Neville: Mott MacDonald
  • Craig Parry: Atkins
  • Tania Santiapillai: Aecom
  • Ben Weller: Arup
Specialist Geotechnical Supplier of the Year


  • Dywidag Systems International
  • Geobear
  • Groundforce
  • Ischebeck-Titan
  • Oasys
  • RMD Kwikform
  • Senceive
  • Seequent
  • Tensar International
Sustainability Award


  • Aecom: Process waste landfill capping project
  • Atkins, Cornelsen and Northern Gas Networks: Tar Wars - a new hope
  • Cowi UK, Pell Frischmann and Mason Clark Associates: East Riding Infrastructure and Facilities: Anlaby and East Ella Flood Alleviation Scheme
  • Equipe Training: Rhino Corebox
  • Murphy Ground Engineering: The use of Cemfree concrete on the HP11/HP22 gas main diversion project
  • Keltbray: Hollow Pile
  • Ramboll UK: Existing foundation reuse and strengthening for the Adidas Flagship Store
  • Robert Bird Group: 1 Leadenhall advanced pile-enhanced raft design
  • Sanctus: Barnhill Quarry
  • Willmott Dixon Construction: Ashton Rise Housing Development for Bristol City Council
UK Geotechnical Team of the Year


  • Atkins, British Geological Survey and Morgan Sindall: Dig to Share
  • Bam Ritchies: Hinkley Point C laboratory team
  • BSI, Aecom, Arup, Blackwell, Cantab Consulting, D Norbury, CSSL, Geofirma, Jacobs, Mott MacDonald and Wood: The UK team for the first European earthworks standard BS EN 16907
  • Highways England, Aecom, Amageo, Arup, Atkins, Coffey, Jacobs, Mott MacDonald, TRL and Winter Associates: Resilience of the strategic road network to ground-related hazards
  • Lower Thames Crossing: Lower Thames Crossing ground engineering team
  • SCS Design House comprising Arup, Typsa and Strabag: HS2 MWCC S1/S2
UK Projects with a Geotechnical Value of under £500,000


  • Aarsleff Ground Engineering: Gibraltar Rock emergency retaining wall repairs
  • Bam Nuttall: Newhaven Port Access Road
  • Campbell Reith: North Close, Dorking landslip remediation
  • Cundall: Training facility slope failures in County Durham
  • FWS Consultants: Neasham Road in Darlington
  • Geobear: Seaton Delaval Hall
  • Hewson Consulting Engineers: Luton Dart underpinning
  • Remedy Geotechnics and Foundation Piling: Zig Zag Road, Ventnor
  • Scottish Borders Council, SBC Contracts, Albion Drilling Group, MHB Consultants, Maccaferri: A72 widening at Dirtpot Corner
UK Projects with a Geotechnical Value of between £0.5M and £1M


  • Aecom: Crystal Palace Subway - East Courtyard retaining walls
  • Arcadis: Guide Bridge access ramp in Greater Manchester
  • CGL: Potters Lea in Kingsteignton
  • Contractors Design Services and Lifestyle Projects: Putney
  • Fairhurst: Glen Tarras slope stabilisation
  • Foundation Piling, Renaker Build and Booth King: Chester Road in Manchester
  • Graphic Structures: Edwards Recycling
  • Ramboll UK: Tintagel Footbridge
  • Ramboll UK and Keller: 425 Oxford Street - existing foundation reuse and strengthening
  • Van Elle: Highland Enhancement Project - Don Viaduct
  • Structural Soils and Atkins: Glasgow Quay Walls ground investigation
  • United Utilities: Earnsdale Service Reservoir landslip and slope stabilisation
UK Project with a Value between £1M and £3M


  • ByrneLooby: Waste bunker at Earlsgate Energy from Waste
  • Can Geotechnical: Arley Tunnel cutting stabilisation
  • CGL: Station Square
  • Deep Foundations Specialists, Sheppard Piling and Taylor Wimpey UK: Greenhill Gardens in Haywards Heath
  • Network Rail Works Delivery Scotland: Ecclefechan landslip remediation
  • Ramboll UK: Mountain Ash Southern Cross Valley Link
  • Sir Robert McAlpine, Conisbee and Realtime: Royal Albert Hall
  • Van Elle: Amberwood House, London
UK Project with a Value over £3M


  • Bauer Technologies: Woodsmith Mine, North Yorkshire
  • BWB Consulting and Jones Bros Civil Engineering: A49 Goose Green
  • Can Geotechnical: Scarborough Spa slope stabilisation
  • East West Rail Alliance: East West Rail Phase 2 - Bicester to Bedford
  • J Murphy & Sons, Cadent, and Cowi: Harefield to Southall Pipeline Diversion
  • J Murphy & Sons, Coffey Geotechnics and Network Rail: Parton emergency landslide repair in Cumbria
  • Ramboll UK: Dover Western Docks Revival
  • Sir Robert McAlpine, Tier, GCG and Cantillon: Ilona Rose House
  • Skanska and Engenuiti: St Giles Circus
  • Tony Gee & Partners: Luton Dart Project
  • Vibro Menard, Galliford Try, Highways England and Arup: M49 Avonmouth new junction

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