2016

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

December

Hong Kong Awards for Industries - Innovation & Creativity Grand Award

​Gammon Construction's ‘Build-to-Order Full Modular Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Plant Construction’ won a grand award at these prestigious annual awards championed by the Hong Kong government.

The approach involves off-site fabrication of MEP modules directly from the design in the Building Information Model (BIM) and results in savings of 20% on installation time, reduces 90% of welding works and 70% of working at height, significantly improving safety.

The HKGCC judging panel commented the ‘corporate emphasis towards innovation is proven by its continual efforts in raising the bar of excellence, in terms of efficiency and safety standards’.

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November

Crossrail C510 wins Bronze Green Apple Award

Our Crossrail ​C510 joint venture (BBMV) was recognised for the award after demonstrating a continual improvement in environmental performance, efficient use of resources and support for the wider goals of sustainable development, including social benefits through community and staff involvement.

October

Balfour Beatty achieves CEMARS Gold

​Alongside UK leading infrastructure companies, Balfour Beatty was awarded a Carbon & Energy Management and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS) gold certificate from Achilles, the supply chain risk management group, for reducing its carbon emissions over the last six years, by following a systematic carbon reduction programme.

Results were reported, and independently verified, via CEMARS – one of the world’s most rigorous carbon reduction programmes.

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East Wick and Sweetwater Sustainable Construction Award


​Comprising more than 1,500 homes, East Wick and Sweetwater has been designed to achieve ground-breaking sustainability on a large scale and deliver quality design and integrated communities to continue the legacy of the ‘greenest Olympic Games ever’.

The award recognised the importance the team places on sustainability and the achievements within the design stage. These included and are not limited to: designing to meet full Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard, a 28% reduction in embodied carbon, designing to achieve Zero Carbon Homes and partnering with East London businesses to provide support to both local and small enterprises including the Echo++ program delivering six workshops covering business critical subjects and over 56 hours of support

A combination of a committed team, resource allocated and fore view ensured the integrated delivery of sustainability within the project’s design stage. As an output of these processes every member of the construction team, even those previously unlinked to sustainability, have adopted it within their thought process, so that they can deliver their role in the most sustainable way.

London Construction Awards

 

Balfour Beatty achieves CDP score of B

The Group is committed to addressing climate risk and reducing the lifetime emissions of the assets it builds, as evidenced by its performance in the global evaluation standard, the Climate Disclosure Project (CDP), where a B rating was achieved in 2016, compared to the Construction and Engineering average rating of C.

The annual rating is based on CDP’s evaluation of the Company’s strategy, goals and actual emissions reductions, as well as transparency and verification of reported data. It assesses the completeness and quality of Balfour Beatty’s measurement and management of carbon footprint, climate change strategy, risk management processes and outcomes.
The score’s purpose is to provide a summary of the extent to which companies have answered these questions in a structured format.  Balfour Beatty’s B rating indicates that its team has set carbon reduction targets, is implementing programs to reduce emissions in both its direct operations and supply chain, and discloses its carbon performance in a comprehensive, transparent and open manner. 
 
The score, ranked from “A” to “D-“ assesses the level of action, as reported by the company, on climate change mitigation, adaptation and transparency. Its intent is to highlight positive climate action. 
 
The rankings have been produced at the request of 827 investors with $100 trillion in global assets, representing more than a third of the world’s invested capital. The CDP disclosure and performance scores are used as proxies for good climate change management and performance.
Many of Balfour Beatty’s customers expect us, or even require us, to achieve carbon reduction targets as part of the contract tender process. In demonstrating that we have continually been able to reduce our own emissions, we are able to offer a more coherent and compelling case for supporting our clients in reducing their on-going operating costs.
Across our operations we are taking concerted actions to reduce our energy use and associated operating costs.

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Birchwood Pinch Points wins Social Value category in CECA North West Awards 2016

​The level of social value delivered on this project and created through procurement choices far exceeds the average for this type of project delivered by Balfour Beatty and using the nationally recognised averages we have been able to show the monetised level of value created through our and Warrington Borough Councils activities within the local area.​

 

September

Balfour Beatty awarded the Inclusive Procurement Award

The award recognises Balfour Beatty's inclusive approach towards its supply chain and its engagement with minority owned and small businesses.

"Balfour Beatty are leading the way in inclusive procurment and should be recognised for their efforts to make supply chains competitive. By pledging £1bn spend in what remains the largest commitment ever made by a UK company to small and medium sized enterprises, Balfour Beatty has already demonstrated what can be done when the public and private sector work together to achive a common goal".

Mayank Shah, CEO at MSDUK

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August

A1CH2MC wins Silver Green Apple for the Built Environment Award 2016: Civil Engineering category

The A1CH2MC project has been a truly sustainable development; the three pillars of sustainability have been addressed positively and resources have been used efficiently during the construction and, as a result of the design, will be in the future.

This section of highway is no longer a brake on the local economy and will support future growth. During the construction local business and labour have benefited. 34% of project spend with local business and 93% of the workforce are local.

Social benefits resulting from Balfour Beatty’s Involved programme include site visits, work experience opportunities and community legacy projects. Most importantly disruption was minimised and good relations were maintained.

Achieving Zero Harm has been the priority and to date we have worked 578,904 hours without a major incident. Our H&S innovation was praised by the Considerate Constructor Scheme who awarded Balfour Beatty with an award winning score of 46/50.

There have been no environmental incidents and measures have successfully reduced carbon and waste.

June

Leigh to Ellenbrook Guided Busway wins the North West Regional Construction Sustainability Award 2016

The award recognises organisations that have shown creative thinking to ensure that principles of sustainability are fully integrated in a project.

Sustainability was a central consideration during the design and construction of the busway, and has lived on since it opened, with high-specification, low-emission hybrid buses used on all of its dedicated Vantage services.

During construction, 72,000 tonnes of material from the busway was transferred to a nearby Forestry Commission site to improve soil content.

New trees were planted maintaining the area’s rural appeal and creating green spaces and, as the busway runs between the ponds and fields, the team installed two tunnels under the busway to allow newts to safely pass underneath.​

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April

The Thameslink Programme awarded Bronze Green Apple for the Build Environment: Community category

On the Thameslink Programme (KO2 project) we work at the heart of local communities and have the responsibility to ensure that our work improves the quality of people’s lives. We also support local communities through our role as a major employer, taking part in and supporting organisations and activities that aim to improve social cohesion and inclusion.

This promise of community cohesion is something that we have dedicated ourselves to throughout the Thameslink programme. Through activities such as volunteering, mentoring, charitable fundraising and school engagements, Balfour Beatty Rail offers people fantastic opportunities to learn and develop, as well as giving something back to the community.

Our activities support local organisations in delivering social benefits and are typically focussed on helping the most disadvantaged people in society with particular focuses on youth work, employment and employability, as well as health and wellbeing.

 

Gammon wins Construction Sector Gold Award

Gammon’s steadfast dedication to the environment was in the spotlight at the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE), where the Company was crowned with the prestigious award - the Construction Industry Gold Award. It marks
Gammon’s sixth time of winning the Gold Award.

The Tuen Mun - Chek Lap Kok Link Southern Connection Viaduct Section won the top award from the Environmental Campaign Committee and the Environmental Protection Department for the team’s efforts to minimise the environmental impacts of the project. Examples included the use of: modular reusable steel working platforms, precast pile cap shells, acoustic monitoring for dolphins and an on-site tree nursery. These approaches reduced materials, emboddied carbon, waste, and environmental impacts on sensitive habitats.
 
Organised by the Environmental Campaign Committee, HKAEE aims to encourage Hong Kong businesses and organisations to implement green management by highlighting leaders in their respective fields and sectors.

Vinovium Shaft Works wins ice Robert Stephenson Award - Medium Project
Awarded to the Coal Authority and Balfour Beatty.

A collapsed former coal mine pumping shaft located within the Durham coalfield required innovative emergency stabilisation and permanent treatment to protect public safety and ensure the wider environment was safeguarded from future mine water pollution incidents.

Complexities and challenges of the project brought together internal expertise of a regulatory non-departmental government organisation and a construction industry major contractor. Both drew upon their knowledge and experiences of past and present mining and construction industries to design and construct a safe solution.​​

March

'Cost Saving Initiative of the Year' award

Balfour Beatty Plant & Fleet Services has been awarded ‘Cost Saving Initiative of the Year’ at the 2016 Fleet News Awards. The award recognises the work to support Balfour Beatty's Build to Last transformation programme.

Now in their 28th year, the awards recognised fleets, managers and suppliers who demonstrate best practice, innovative products and great customer service in the industry.
Balfour Beatty's 'Centre of Excellence for Plant & Fleet' is always introducing new ways to ensure continuous improvement in its offering to the business, resulting in savings in four key areas  including:

  • reductions in fuel spend through standardisation and effective supply chain management
  • fuel management though changing spend behaviours at driver level
  • fleet efficiency looking at maximising utilisation
  • reporting to monitor and maintain the improvements made.

January

Gammon wins at Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2015

Gammon Construction Limited (Gammon) won the “Asia’s Best Supply Chain Reporting” award at the 2015 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards, which was announced at the official residence of the British High Commissioner in Singapore on 28th January.

The Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards, which is organised by CSR Works, recognises sustainability reporting leaders in Asia.

Gammon is the pioneer in the construction industry in Hong Kong to report its green strategies, with its first sustainability report published in 2003.

Achievements include:

  • The first and currently only construction company in Hong Kong to widely use B5 biodiesel in construction equipment – saving 2,685 tonnes CO2 in 2015.
  • Extended the use of B5 biodiesel to mixer trucks in 2015
  • Introduced HDPE (high-density polyethylene) barriers which are more durable and recyclable, achieving a lower life cycle cost with cost reductions exceeding 30%.
  • Use of over 95% FSC/PEFC certified sustainable timber and plywood for formwork and 100% use of FSC/PEFC mixed sources timber doors.