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Ten projects have already been seen by British Construction Industry Awards judges in the first three days of site visits to shortlisted schemes. Visits last week took the team from Cornwall to Wales, checking out three small civil engineering projects whose environmental credentials are such that they all but blended into the landscape. Thursday was a day of extreme contrasts in High Wycombe and London.

At Wycombe, the judges stared into an access chamber for a brand new tunnel which takes sewage away from the town for treatment (see picture. The town's old treatment works is soon to be replaced by hundreds of houses.

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