Winners announced: CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards 2016

Ian Nicholson at CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards 2016

Winners of the 2016 CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards, which honours some of the top sustainability achievements by civil engineering project teams in recent years, were announced at a special event at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London last night.

Returning for the third time, the CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards recognise and celebrate projects that demonstrate pinnacle best-practice performance in a particular area of their CEEQUAL assessment.

With a record number of nominations received from a diverse range of projects, awards were presented for exemplary achievements in categories including ‘Project Management’, ‘Material Use’, and ‘Community and Stakeholder Relations’.

Decided by an expert panel of independent judges, the winning projects were:

As well as winning in two categories, Grey to Green Phase 1 – a project to transform Sheffield’s Riverside Business District – also received a special accolade by being presented with the Eric Hughes Award for Outstanding Contribution to Improving Sustainability in Civil Engineering.

Speaking at the event, CEEQUAL Managing Director Chris Broadbent said: “Many congratulations to all of the shortlisted projects and all the winning and highly commended projects. These awards are a well-deserved celebration of the commitment that project teams have to improving and championing sustainability in civil engineering and of their pride in making a tangible difference. All of these projects are vital drivers of innovation in materials, procedures and engagement, which are achieving more sustainable outcomes and delivering greater value for people, places, economies and the environment.”

Along with the winners, several other projects were singled out for their achievements by receiving Highly Commended awards:

Read more about all the winning and highly commended projects in the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards booklet (PDF, 2.7 MB).

You can also view and download photos from the night on Flickr and follow updates from the awards at #CQAwards16.

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