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JUDGEMENT DAY: The first 12 shortlisted projects were presented to the British Construction Industry Awards judges last week, including the cast iron Hythe Bridge in Oxford. This was given a fivefold increase in load capacity by Mouchel and Balvac's pioneering stressed fibre reinforced polymer composite strengthening technique, while retaining the structure's slender profile. Other projects inspected last week included the National Maritime Museum Neptune Court redevelopment in Greenwich and Dartford Tunnel's east bore - which was shut for an hour while Kvaerner Construction explained its repair work.

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