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The home straight

Last month, GE revealed the finalists for each category of the Ground Engineering Awards. We also introduced the projects competing to take the title of:

- Private Sector Project over £1M – Hyder Consulting's Burj Dubai Foundations, McAlpine Technical Services' Deep Basement – Kings Place and Keller Ground Engineering/Fitzpatrick/Collier Associates' Sustainable Solutions at Dartford Park

- Public Sector Project over £1M – Scott Wilson, Highways Agency, Mouchel, Alfred McAlpine Project Services and Peter Brett Associates' A30 Bodmin to Indian Queens Improvement Holywell Crossing Strengthened Earthwork, Hydrock Contracting's Emergency Stabilisation of the Combe Down Stone Mines, Bath, Halcrow Group/Porth Integrated Project Team's Porth Relief Road and Edmund Nuttall's Rochester Riverside

- Private Sector Project under £1M – Ritchies' Clunie Dam Post Tensioning, Ischebeck Titan/CDS/WT's Micropiles, London SW10, Roger Bullivant's Muirfield Building Scotland and David Symonds Associates & GIP's Severn Valley Railway. The Engine House, Highley

- Public Sector Project under £1M – Ritchies' A40 & M50 Cuttings Stabilisation, May Gurney's Earthworks Monitoring 2006/2007 (Western Territory), Systems Geotechnique's River Ogmore Boardwalk, Bridgend and White Young Green's West Coast Mainline Hallcraig Embankment Remedial Works.

Over these three pages we take a look at those in the running for the Health and Safety, Sustainability and Young Engineer Awards. Hurry and you can still book your place at the 15 February lunchtime event by contacting Liz Morris, tel: (020) 7728 5279; email:

Health and safety award

Title: Achieving zero accidents/incident rate on Cranfield Mill Piling Project
Company: May Gurney

Title: Incident and Injury Free – the journey continues
Company: Cementation Foundations Skanska

Sustainability Award

Project title: Former Gasworks Clough Road, Hull
Companies: Grontmij with VHE and EESI

Project title: Creswell Crags Road Removal Reclamation Scheme
Company: Derbyshire County Council

Project title: Northwich Salt Mines Stabilisation Project
Companies: Arup, Wrekin Construction Company, Vale Royal Borough Council

Project title: Geotextile-assisted dewateringof silt at People's Park, Grimsby
Companies: Golder Associates (UK)

Young Engineer Award

Engineer: Caroline Lasham
Company: Soil Mechanics

Engineer: Mark Brown
Company: Benaim

Engineer: Hazel Weston
Company: Westpile

Engineer: Troy Melhuish
Company: Arup

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