A victory for Balfour Beatty at the British Construction Industry Awards
26 October 2015
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure company, has struck gold four times with recognition for its expertise at the2015 British Construction Industry Awards, the annual celebration of building and civil engineering achievements.
Balfour Beatty celebrated success in four categories, including: The BIM Project Application Award for construction of the National Graphene Institute for the University of Manchester, the Product Design Innovation Award for the Crossrail Liverpool Street and Whitechapel Station Tunnels project and a Building Project of the Year Award for its construction of the Aloft Hotel in Liverpool.
Connect Plus Services, a joint venture between Balfour Beatty, Atkins and Egis Road Operation also celebrated a win for the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge expansion joint replacement scheme on the Temporary Works Award category.
Commenting on the Aloft Hotel Building Project of the Year award the judges said;
“This project succeeded by providing a viable refurbishment, alteration, extension and conversion solution, which was developed in a pragmatic approach to ensure success and an overall complimentary design.”
Peter Trebilcock, Balfour Beatty’s Design and BIM Programme Director, commented on the National Graphene Institute BIM award;
“We are delighted that the extensive application of BIM on this complex building project has been recognised.
“We believe this project and award stands as an exemplar of integration, coordination, supply chain engagement, direct links to off-site manufacturing and ‘right first time execution’. This highlights the extensive benefits BIM can bring to a project, including helping to meet customer’s needs and the exacting technical requirements through a rigorous approach to detail.”
The annual awards were held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London and were hosted by former Foreign Secretary, Party Leader and Leader of the House of Commons, Lord William Hague.
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Balfour Beatty (www.balfourbeatty.com) 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.
British construction industry awards are awards for the construction industry the awards are the ultimate vindication of project and corporate success.
The biggest and most notable British Construction Industry Awards to date took place last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane where more than 1100 of the industry elite gathered to celebrate construction and engineering excellence from the last year.