2016 Tunnelling Award Winners Announced

31488802356_f45c0836c1_zNew Civil Engineer‘s seventh Tunnelling Award winners were held Dec. 8 at the Grosvenor Hotel in London, with an estimated attendance of 450 industry professionals. Key guests included representatives from London Underground, Crossrail, High Speed 2 and Thames Tideway.

North American projects honored included the Norris Cut Utility Relocation Project (Design Innovation); the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels Fixed Fire Suppression System Safety Initiative); Canal Street Tunnel Emergency Repair Project (Specialist Tunnelling Project); and Second Avenue Subway (Tunneling Project over $500 million).  Additionally, Mott MacDonald’s Shawna Von Stockhausen was highly commended in the Young Tunneller of the Year category.

The complete list of winners are:

Community Engagement Award

Winner: Dragados, DSJV C305 Crossrail Eastern Running Tunnels

Highly commended: City of Copenhagen and Ramboll, North Habour Link

Design Innovation of the Year

Winner: Nicholson Construction, Bessac and Arup, Norris Cut Utility Relocation Project

Global Tunnelling Team of the Year

Winner: FAST Consortium, Riyadh Metro (Yellow, Green, Purple Lines)

Highly commended: Dragados, DSJV C305 Crossrail Eastern Running Tunnels

Ground Investigation and Monitoring Award

Winner: United Utilities/Murphy/Fugro, Haweswater Aqueduct – Rapid scanning condition assessment system

Judges Supreme Award

Winner: Dragados

Product / Equipment Innovation of the Year

Winner: Alstom TSO Costain Joint Venture, Automated Tunnel Drilling Solution

Highly commended: BFK, Farringdon Station – The Transformable Bogie and Shutter System

Safety Initiative of the Year

Winner: Barnard Construction, Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels Fixed Fire Suppression System

Specialist Tunnelling Project of the Year

Winner: Tony Gee and Partners, Taylor Woodrow and BAM Nuttall JV, District and Circle Line Underpass, Victoria Station Upgrade (VSU), London

Highly commended: Mott MacDonald, Canal Street Tunnel Emergency Repair Project

Technical Innovation of the Year

Winner: Inbye Engineering, Strength Monitoring Using Thermal Imaging (SMUTI) at Bond Street Station Upgrade

Technology Innovation of the Year

Winner: Inbye Engineering, Strength Monitoring Using Thermal Imaging (SMUTI) at Bond Street Station Upgrade

Tunnelling Project of the Year (up to $50m)

Winner: J Murphy & Sons, Farnworth Tunnel

Tunnelling Project of the Year ($50m-$500m)

Winner: Hochtief Murphy Joint Venture, Crossrail C310 Thames Tunnel

Highly commended: Vinci Construction Grands Projets, MTR Shatin to Central Link Contract 1103. Hin Keng to Diamond Hill Tunnels (SCL1103)

Tunnelling Project of the Year (over $500m)

Winner: AECOM Asia and China State Construction, Central – Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link – Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Section (HY/2009/15)

Highly commended: AECOM, New York City’s Second Avenue Subway Project

UK Tunnelling Team of the Year

Winner: Costain Skanska Joint Venture, The Bakerloo Line Link – Paddington

Young Tunneller of the Year

Winner: Senthilnath Govindaraju Thangavelu, Geoconsult

Highly commended: Shawna Von Stockhausen, Mott MacDonald

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