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BCI Awards 2009: Small and mighty

The British Construction Industry Awards recognise outstanding achievement in civil engineering and construction. We begin our build up to the gala awards dinner on 14 October by looking at schemes shortlisted for the small civil engineering award.

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This year 41 schemes from the UK and abroad were shortlisted by the judging panel from over 180 entries. This week we begin our build up to the gala awards dinner on 14 October by looking at schemes shortlisted for the small civil engineering award.

Ham Flood Defence Scheme

Taunton, Somerset

Ham Flood Defence Scheme

Ham Flood Defence Scheme

A new flood defence scheme at Ham near Taunton protects the village of Ham from regular severe flooding and brought a high level of community involvement and satisfaction.

  • Commissioning authority: Environment Agency
  • Principal engineer: Atkins
  • Main contractor: Dawnus Construction

 

Cathedral Green Footbridge

Derby

Cathedral Green Footbridge

Cathedral Green Footbridge

Cathedral Green Footbridge is unusually a cable stayed pedestrian swing bridge, providing a new link between the Cathedral green and historic city centre of Derby.

  • Commissioning authority: Derby City Council
  • Principal engineer: Ramboll
  • Main contractor: Dean and Dyball

 

Lewisburn Bridge

Kielder, Northumberland

Lewisburn Bridge

Lewisburn Bridge

A post and cable structure constructed primarily from sustainable timber provides an attractive addition suitable both for horse riders and walkers on the lakeside at Kielder, Northumberland.

  • Commissioning authority: Forestry Commission
  • Principal engineer: Forestry Civil Engineering
  • Main contractor: JFK

 

Cragside Iron Bridge Restoration

Rothbury, Northumberland

Cragside Iron Bridge Restoration

Cragside Iron Bridge Restoration

The Cragside Bridge is a Grade II listed structure which has been sympathetically restored, reactivating a pedestrianised route in the Cragside estate, at Rothbury, Northumberland which has been closed for over 20 years.

  • Commissioning authority: National Trust
  • Principal architect: Spaceworks
  • Principal engineer: Scott Wilson
  • Main contractor: Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering

Readers' comments (1)

  • Fantastic Restoration Project of the Debdon Burn Armstrong Bridge. Simpathetically carried out by DMJ Engineering Hexham Northumberland. in keeping with the original manufacturing techniques first used to construct the bridge

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