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.
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.
- To book a table at the dinner download a form at www.bciawards.org.uk
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
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
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
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