Press Release

Award success for Balfour Beatty Engineering Services

17 April 2015


Balfour Beatty Engineering Services received a hat-trick of awards at the 21st annual H&V Awards last night.

The highly-competitive awards, which celebrate the achievements of the heating and ventilation industry, saw the ‘Graphene Project’ in Manchester win Building Services Project of the Year. The project to design and install the M&E services for the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester was also shortlisted for the ‘BIM Initiative of the Year Award’.

Judges said the scheme won because it was an impressive project with many complexities, including the tight footprint of the build and the many M&E process services installed.

As well as Graphene, there was also success for Engineering Services' unique Authorised Persons training scheme in the Safety Initiative of the Year category, which has helped ensure there is a 93% reduction in the number of electricity-related HIPOs on our sites in just one year.

Judges added: “Going above and beyond industry practice – a clear dedication to raising awareness of an important safety issue with tangible benefits.”

Meanwhile, Balfour Beatty Engineering Services apprentice Jack Kleyn received a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Apprentice of the Year category.

Mark Hoyland, Managing Director at Balfour Beatty Engineering Services, said: “This is a fantastic achievement which truly reflects the hard work, talent and expertise that we have within our business. I am also delighted with the recognition given by the industry which provides us with a great platform to enhance both our customer relationships and secure high quality projects throughout the UK.”

Notes to editors

Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group.

With 36,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth.

We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.

Our main geographies are the UK, US, Middle East and South East Asia. Over the last 100 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics' Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong's first Zero Carbon building, the world's biggest shopping mall in Dubai, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

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