CONSTRUCT ran its annual Awards for its members, recognising excellence, capability and inventiveness in concrete construction.
The Awards cover a wide spectrum of activities associated with structural concrete. Winners have won because of new techniques overcoming specific challenges, innovative products and approaches that contribute to concrete construction, or the sheer scale of the projects delivered.
Check out the winners below!
This year, we have merged the projects over and under £2.5m category into one. The award categories are:
Award Winners 2021
Projects Award Winner
Company: Realtime Civil Engineering
Project: 100 Liverpool Street
The 100 Liverpool Street project was a redevelopment of an existing 8 storey building, retaining 1/3rd of the original structure, re-building to a new 12 storey building with commercial units to ground floor, level 1 and 2, with office space from level 3 to 11 and a plant space on level 12. The entire south elevation was demolished down to B2, enabling one tower crane to be cast below B2 at the southwest corner, pockets of the south building around the central areas were retained at various points between the ground floor and level 7. A second tower crane at the southeast was hung from the level 2 existing steel frame. For the north building, the north elevation was demolished to B2 to enable a new concrete core to be constructed, with the majority of slab retained below level 7.
Health & Safety Award Winner
Company: John F Hunt
Project: Competency Cloud System
John F Hunt have adopted the Competency Cloud System. This is a QR code-based system that is displayed on the operative’s hard hat. This code is issued at induction and when scanned with a mobile device will display all the operative’s competencies such as CSCS, CPCS, IPAF, working at height etc, as well as showing their expiry dates. The QR codes are linked to the company cloud-based training matrix. The matrix itself has additional features such as when competencies are uploaded, they will automatically be cross referenced with CITB’s card checker, providing protection protection from fraudulent documents. This also ensures issue such as lost cards can be allowed for as the operatives CSCS or card registration details can be entered and the system will automatically check online card databases such as the CSCS card checker.
Unsung Hero Award Winner
Name: Chris Wheelwright
Company: Anderson Group
Chris joined Anderson Group 22 years ago and has played a huge role in getting the company to where it is now. After leaving school, Chris took on numerous casual work appointments, eventually joining Anderson Group in 1999 as a Junior Site Setting Out Engineer. He was quickly recognised as someone that had a full career ahead of them and it was obvious he had a work ethic of someone well above his age and experience. Within 2 years of completing his college course, he was promoted to the role of Senior Setting Out Engineer and had once again excelled at everything he set his hands to. Chris has an obvious passion for the industry and is keen to get the job done, on time and to spec.
Young Achiever Award Winner
Name: Max Turner
Company: Anderson Group
Max initially joined Anderson Group in 2016, enrolling on their 2 year groundwork apprenticeship. During the groundwork apprenticeship, Max was given the opportunity to experience various roles within the site-based teams. Following a 6-month probation period, Max was enrolled on to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma Construction and the Built Environment apprenticeship. Max is currently working on one of the most prestigious groundworks and civil engineering developments in Haverhill. He has proven to be a valued member of the team and is now capable of managing certain aspects of the project on his own.
PTA Best Project Award Winner
Company: Phoenix Specialist Contracting (PSC)
Project: The Marshall Building
The Marshall Building is a new building for the London School of Economic Estate. It consists of a double basement formed in reinforced concrete and a 10 storey post-tensioned (PT) superstructure above. The concrete is entirely exposed throughout, with large, impressive PT transfer beams at Levels 1 and 3, known as ‘tree beams’. The building has large, open plan communal areas with maximum floor plans and minimal surface finishes. The PT structure itself provides the centre point and main aesthetic for the building. The tree beams act as transfer beams to allow the column grids to rotate by 45 degrees between floors and accommodate the floor plans required by the client. They also create an impressive atmosphere with their grand scale, reaching 7m at their highest point, with the sloping transfer beams tapering from 3.5m deep at column locations to 1.5m mid span, creating clear typical spans of 15m.