ACO TECHNOLOGY and Biffa Waste Services were the first ever winners of the NCE Innovation Awards at Civils 2006.
The Best New Product and Best New Service Awards recognise new thinking in civil engineering. They showcase companies that have made the job of engineers quicker, easier and more competitive in the light of ever more stringent legislation.
Winner of the best new product category was ACO Technologies for its ACO Qmax 600 highcapacity drainage system.
The system is the first to provide high capacity drainage and storage in one product, meeting strict European legislation.
Also shortlisted were Screwfast Foundations for its Helical pile with Angel pile top for lateral stability and CPM Group for Redi-Rock retaining wall system.
Biffa Waste Services and Biogenie Site Remediation won best new service for the Risley Soil Treatment Facility.
It is the UK's first fixed soil treatment facility, which sits on top of landfill and is powered by its gas emissions. Clients arrive with contaminated soil and pay the site to take it off their hands.
The soil is recycled using biological agents and is then used to regenerate the site itself.
Lankelma was also shortlisted for its UK 12 Rail Truck.