A look back at 2018's Highways Awards winners

13/06/2019

Sponsored by Tripod Crest

MOST INNOVATIVE HIGHWAY AUTHORITY SCHEME OF THE YEAR WINNER IS ...

City of London Corporation with Macleod Simmonds Ltd

Making use of cutting edge technology 

Innovative use of cutting edge subsurface imaging technology, resulting in dramatic savings in both time and cost for the City of London's Aldgate Square project.

Judges’ comment: 'Very positive outcomes achieved from this highways project that has shown excellent practice and new ways of working.'

 

Sponsored by Connor Construction

SITE SAFETY INITIATIVE WINNER IS....

Jacobs, Transport Scotland, Scotland Transerve, Sibbald Ltd

Virtual Reality H&S Induction Training Evaluation

Development and trial of Virtual Reality model for H&S training to investigate whether improvements in safety of the public and road workers can be achieved.

Judges’ comment: 'An impressive Health & Safety system which has been developed through visual reality creating an experience on-site before operatives even get there. A safety initiative that could easily be rolled-out elsewhere to help save lives.'

 

Sponsored by Keysoft Solutions

ROAD SAFETY SCHEME OF THE YEAR WINNER IS...

Department for infrastructure, Eastern Division, Gibson Bros Ltd

A26 Ballinderry crossroads - junction improvement

This scheme, designed in-house and constructed by Gibson Bros Ltd, addressed an extensive collision history and improved safety at a busy junction on the A26 trunk road to the airport.

Judges’ comment: 'This road realignment was successfully developed using a thorough analysis of collision data and has addressed all of the key safety problems at this heavily trafficked road junction.'

 

Sponsored by Total Bitumen

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE HIGHWAYS SECTOR WINNER IS...

SNC-Lavalin Atkins Business and Highways England

Delivering Sustainability Outcomes on the Highways England RIP Schemes

The Atkins Sustainability Framework Tool has been developed to embed Highways England's requirements into service delivery - driving and recording sustainability performance improvements, with particular focus on the optioneering stage where major improvements can be achieved.

Judges’ comment: 'An excellent project that addressed environmental concerns and showed best practice in a number of areas.'

 

Sponsored by the Road Safety Markings Association

ROAD MARKING PROJECT OF THE YEAR WINNER IS ....

WJ Group, Highways England and Clearview Intelligence

A38 Multidisciplinary Upgrade Scheme

Upgrade scheme, on 9.4km stretch of the A38 in East Midlands, effectively delivered through exceptional collaboration and specification on innovation, high performing road marking products.

Judges’ comment: 'Demonstrated the benefits of real collaboration to help improve a vital area of the strategic road network.'

 

Sponsored by Tarmac

MAJOR PROJECT AWARD WINNER IS....

Morrison Construction, Hochtief, American Bridge, Jacobs, Arup, Sweco, Ramboll, Transport Scotland

The Queensferry Crossing

The Queensferry Crossing, constructed in a challenging marine environment with notable environmental credentials, delivered extensive community benefits and will contribute significantly to sustainable economic development.

Judges’ comment: 'This successful and innovative bridge design and construction project combines several well designed features and has a very efficient maintenance system.'

 

Sponsored by Shell Bitumen

HIGHWAY INDUSTRY PRODUCT OF THE YEAR WINNER IS....

Tarmac, Amey, ND Brown Limited and RSL Fabrications

Site mixed asphalt innovation

Tarmac, Amey, RSL Fabrications and ND Brown's collaborative new sustainable and cost effective approach for repairing minor highways has optimised low volume asphalt heater technology and delivered major advancements in innovative bagged asphalt materials.

Judges’ comment: 'A unique collaboration which demonstrated clear benefits in terms of productivity and efficiencies.'

 

Sponsored by MwayComms

TEAM OF THE YEAR WINNER IS....

Kier Highways & Surrey County Council

S-Skills

S-Skills for Highways is an innovative partnership between Kier Highways and Surrey County Council that brings vulnerable people furthest from employment into the workplace through a supported programme.

Judges’ comment: 'An entry that demonstrated not only real commitment to the project but excellent teamwork and best-practice.'

 

Sponsored by WJ

HIGHWAY PARTNERSHIP AWARD WINNER IS....

Suffolk County Council and Kier Highways

Suffolk Highways

A celebration of an award-winning partnership between Suffolk County Council and Kier, the merging of two to deliver better highways services for Suffolk.

Judges’ comment: 'This partnership highlighted a fantastic working relationship that had real and tangible benefits to the community it serves.'

 

Sponsored by Kier

HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE EFFICIENCY WINNER IS....

Tarmac Trading Limited, Aggregate Industries and Hanson Highways and Highways England

The Cat Man Pavement Community - working together to achieve highways efficiency savings

Category Management has encouraged collaboration between the three Pavement contractors, their extended supply chains and Highways England to deliver efficiency savings, maximise productivity and minimise disruption.

Judges’ comment: 'An excellent, well developed and optimised risk based strategy for gully-cleansing which applies not only risk based principles but a geographical information system that helps provide an enhanced and efficient system.'

 

Sponsored by Geobear

BEST USE OF NEW TECHNOLOGY IN THE HIGHWAYS INDUSTRY WINNER IS....

SNC-Lavalin's Atkins business, Highways England, Connect Plus Services, Jackson Civil Engineering, Navtech Radar, Mway Comms, CUBIC, Dynniq

Stopped Vehicle Detection System

SVD makes operators aware of stranded vehicles almost immediately so they can set message signs and signals to protect them, reducing the risk of collisions.

Judges’ comment: 'Combined true partnership working with an excellent grasp of new technology to make a change on the network.'

 

Sponsored Institute of Highway Engineers

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR WINNER IS....

Georgie Power Suffolk Highways

Georgie is a hard-working, dedicated and truly inspirational young person. She continues to make waves in her role, team and the wider business.

Judges’ comment: 'This candidate was selected by the judges for the contribution she has made to the company she works with while overcoming a number of challenges in her life, highlighting a real commitment to the job she is now doing.'

 

Sponsored by Archway Roadmaster 

JUDGES’ SPECIAL MERIT AWARD GOES TO....

Tarmac Trading Limited, Aggregate Industries and Hanson Highways and Highways England

The Cat Man Pavement Community - working together to achieve highways efficiency savings

Category Management has encouraged collaboration between the three Pavement contractors, their extended supply chains and Highways England to deliver efficiency savings, maximise productivity and minimise disruption.

Judges’ comment: 'Impressed by the way this team overcame traditional barriers to deliver real efficiencies.'

The 16th annual Highways Awards take place at the Lancaster London on 9 October 2019. Online entry is open until 5pm on Friday (21 June) and sponsorship slots are still available.

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