NCE concludes its build up to next week’s British Construction Industry Awards by showcasing the International shortlist, sponsored by Twintec.
Delhi International Airport renewal, India
The second largest airport in India resting on a 760ha site underwent major modernization with the construction of new terminal buildings and a third runway.
British Involvement: Mott MacDonald
UK Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010, China
Up to 60,000 semi-transparent rods that are 7.5m in length and move in the wind protrude from this creative six storey pavilion created for the World Expo.
British Involvement: Ramboll, Heatherwick Studio, Mace
Kroon Hall, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, US
Made from sandstone, this externally chic building is also energy efficient using low energy lighting throughout and relying upon ground-source heat pumps for heating during the cold winter weather.
British Involvement: Hopkins Architects
Dubai Metro, Dubai
The largest metro project yet undertaken in the world, this form of public transportation even includes internet connections for WiFi capable devices.
British Involvement: Atkins
The Third Karnaphuli Bridge - the first major cable supported bridge, Bangladesh
Located in the port city Chittagong, the 950m-long cable-supported bridge is the first major structure of its kind in Bangladesh.
British Involvement: High-Point Rendel Capital Project Consultants
Stonecutters Bridge, Rambler Channel, Hong Kong
The 1,569m long, three lane cable-stayed bridge now forms an aesthetically pleasing part of the backdrop to Hong Kong harbour.
British Involvement: Arup
Malawi Schools Project, Malawi
The tin-roofed brick schools constructed through this project relied on local labour and building materials. The school helps raise local literacy rates by educating children and adults.
British Involvement: John McAslan + Partners
VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Dublin
This new multidisciplinary building combines visual and performing arts with a theatre and four visual galleries displaying local, national, and international works.
British Involvement: Terry Pawson Architects
Twintec Industrial Flooring is proud to be associated with the BCI awards and to sponsor the International Award category.
The current economic climate has been a significant challenge to UK construction companies but has also proved to be an opportunity for many to amend their business models and showcase around the world the skills and quality of products available from the UK.
The International Award recognises a significant contribution by a British company to deliver excellence and client satisfaction while demonstrating value for money, quality of design, construction and management on the international stage. Twintec believes these values are paramount to a successful project and is proud to be associated with the organisations that by being shortlisted have demonstrated such expertise.
Twintec took its first step into new international markets in 2007 building a 72,000m² “jointless” floor slab in Saudi Arabia and since then has secured work to deliver in excess of half a million square metres of floor slabs from new markets worldwide.