CIHT Awards 2013 – who won at this year’s awards?

Professionals from the highways and transportation industry came together last night to celebrate a wide range of remarkable schemes and initiatives at the prestigious CIHT Awards 2013.

Since 2005, the CIHT Awards has rewarded the outstanding achievements of those working in the sector and promoting their work as best practice to the industry.

This year’s event, which was held on 13 June at Madame Tussauds London and attended by over 380 industry professionals, was hosted by transport commentator and author Christian Wolmar.

Well-deserved winners from across the highways and transportation sector took to Madame Tussaud’s World Stage to accept their awards from CIHT President, David Anderson and Christian Wolmar. Network Rail Chief Executive and former ODA Chief Executive, Sir David Higgins, was also awarded with an Honorary Fellowship of the Institution.

Sue Percy, CIHT Chief Executive, said, “"The CIHT Awards 2013 are a celebration of all that is good about highways and transportation; recognising the remarkable achievements of those working in our industry.

I would like to thank all of those who took the time to enter the Awards this year. We were extremely pleased to see such a large number of high quality entries, especially in such challenging times for the economy and industry.

All the winning, highly commended and commended projects should feel extremely proud to have made it to the final shortlist and to have been identified as an example of good practice within the industry.”

The ceremony also saw the presentation of the CIHT/Department for Transport Reducing Sign Clutter Award.

Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, said, “Pointless signs are expensive, confusing and ruin our local streets. That is why we launched this new award to recognise the good work being done to tackle this problem, and Northamptonshire Highways are well-deserved winners.

“Northamptonshire have shown how reducing clutter can be achieved through clear leadership, training and dedicated funding. I hope that their work will inspire other councils to de-clutter their streets."

CIHT would like to thank all those who participated in the event, including our sponsors for their generosity, Madame Tussauds for their hospitality and all the organisations who submitted an excellent array of entries.

There was over 140 entries to this year’s awards, with 41 projects and schemes making it into the final shortlist. However, there could only be 11 winners (below).

For more information, including summary descriptions of each of the Winners, Highly Commended and Commended projects and the Judging Panel’s comments, please download a copy of the CIHT Awards 2013 supplement from www.ciht.org.uk/awards2013.

CIHT Award Winners 2013

CIHT / Department for Transport Reducing Sign Clutter Award
MGWSP Northamptonshire Highways – ‘Cutting the Clutter’

CIHT Employer Award for Excellence in Skills Development
London Borough of Waltham Forest – ‘Waltham Forest Highways Trainee Development Programme’

CIHT / Lafarge Tarmac Health & Safety Award at Work Award
BAM Nuttall Morgan Sindall Joint Venture – ‘M62 Managed Motorways ‘Eliminating the Need for Workers to Undertake Live Carriageway Crossings’’

CIHT / Colas Technological Application Award
Carnell in association with the Highways Agency and EnterpriseMouchel Ltd – ‘SMARTscan’

CIHT / John Smart Road Safety Award
A-one+ Integrated Highway Services – ‘Simplified Traffic Management – Reducing Carriageway Crossings’

CIHT Sustainability Award
Integrated Transport Planning Ltd in partnership with Suffolk County Council and Waveney District Council – ‘Lowestoft Local Links for Business’

CIHT / Ringway Innovation Award
EnterpriseMouchel Ltd – ‘Rejuven8’

CIHT / Costain Effective Partnerships Award
Coventry City Council, Warwickshire County Council, Jacobs, Balfour Beatty and
Waterman Aspen – ‘Coventry 2012’

CIHT / EnterpriseMouchel Streets Award
City of London – ‘Cheapside’

CIHT / VINCI Concessions Highway Asset Management Award
Lafarge Tarmac, Blackpool Council and Gaist – ‘Project 30’

CIHT / Gatwick Airport Major Projects Award
Skanska Balfour Beatty M25 JV – ‘M25 Widening J16-23, J27-30 and Hatfield Tunnel Refurbishment’

Non-entry Awards

CIHT Young ‘Transportation Professional’ of the Year
Andrew Moseley, Associate Director, WSP, CIHT Yorkshire & Humberside Branch

CIHT Institution Award 2013
Hugh Sumner, Director of Transport, Olympic Delivery Authority

ENDS

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