2015

The awards that our businesses win recognise their success and celebrate their achievements. Here are some of our recent awards.

November

Balfour Beatty achieves its highest Carbon Disclosure ranking to date

Over the last four years Balfour Beatty has steadily increased our carbon disclosure score from 78-C to 97-B.

The Carbon Disclosure Programme (CDP) is an organisation that works to transform the way in which the world does business in order to prevent dangerous climate change and to protect natural resources.

Balfour Beatty’s high performance score of 97, up from 94 in 2014, signals that we have continued to improve the way we measure, verify, manage and reduce our carbon footprint both on and off our construction sites, internationally.

Across our operations we are taking concerted actions to reduce our energy use and associated operating costs. Our long term target for 2020 is to achieve a 50% carbon reduction, benchmarked against our 2010 performance.

Read the full report

October

​Oracle Sustainability Innovation Award

Balfour Beatty customised 'Oracle JD Edwards' to accommodate the entry of consumption data as part of the invoice validation programme. The new module led to smoother data collection, allowed for better data assurance, and satisfied third party reviews.

Oracle award winners slideshow

July

The Scottish Green Apple Awards

Our Holyrood Student Accommodation project in Edinburgh and Ayrshire & Arran Mental Health & Community Hospital have won Green Apple awards for ‘Environmental Best Practice across Scotland’.

Our Beauly Denny project also won the Civil Engineering National Gold Award and the Bristow Search and Rescue framework was crowned 'Green Apple Built Environment Scotland National Green Champion 2015'.

 

ICE Thames Valley Engineering Excellence Awards

The £6.4m Whitchurch Bridge project scooped 'Infrastructure Project of the Year' and the Broadmoor Hospital Redevelopment Enabling Works won the 'Environmental Engineering and Sustainability Award'.

June

BREEAM Awards

Balfour Beatty’s £7.3m refurbishment of Eastleigh & Wessex House in Hampshire has picked up three awards. The BREEAM ‘Excellent’ building won 'Best Refurbished/Recycled Workplace' at the British Council for Offices (BCO) South West and Wales awards in Bristol, 'Best Commercial Building' at the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) South East awards in Dorking and ‘Best Inclusive Building’ at the South East Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Awards.

 

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The $76.6m Red Bluff Pumping Plant and Fish Screen Project has been recognized as the 2014 Region 9 'Outstanding Water Project' by the ASCE. This is the third award for the Red Bluff project.

 

buildingSMART Hong Kong International BIM Awards

Balfour Beatty US has been honoured with the International BIM Award 2015 in the 'Best BIM Application in Education' project category.

buildingSMART recognised Balfour Beatty for the innovative use of BIM technology on the project at the University of San Diego (USD).

May

COTE Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected ZGF’s Federal Center South Building 1202 as the recipient of the 'Top Ten Plus Award'. The program recognises one past AIA COTE Top Ten project award recipient that has demonstrated actual performance data for a minimum of one year.

March

Construction News Specialist Awards

Balfour Beatty’s Helix Canal Scheme in Scotland won the ‘Sustainable Project of the Year' category.
 
The £13.4 million Helix Canal scheme redeveloped land stretching 350ha between Falkirk and Grangemouth. The complex project reconnects the Forth & Clyde Canal to the Forth River, and involved building 900 metres of new waterway, with two new locks, three bridges, and a platform for The Kelpies – a world class piece of public art. The contract was a partnership with Falkirk Council and Scottish Canals.

 

California Central Coast Chapter’s Green School Award

The Southwest Division’s net-zero modular classroom project completed on behalf of the Oak Park Unified School District has been honoured.

The $2 million re-locatable classroom project replaces six 25-year-old temporary classrooms at the high school with seven new permanent classroom buildings installed at Oak Park High School. The US Green Building Council (USGBC)'s California’s Central Coast Chapter annual Green Awards celebrates outstanding green projects throughout the region. Balfour Beatty provided pre-construction and lease-leaseback delivery of the project.