CONSTRUCT Awards Shortlist 2019

Projects over £2.5 million

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Projects Over £2.5 million
Royal Albert Hall South West Basement
Real Time Civil Engineering Ltd

This project consisted of two separate entities; the enabling works and southwest basement. As one can imagine, carrying out such work on one of the most famous music venues in the country brought many challenges. The enabling works included the construction of two new lift pits and corridors beneath the Royal Albert Hall using traditional mining techniques, whilst not disturbing shows, set ups and rehearsals. Nevertheless, the Royal Albert Hall and its patrons have received 1460m2 basement with minimal disruption.

Projects over £2.5 million 
Brunel Building
Expanded Limited

Brunel Building is a 17 storey commercial building with exposed concrete. The location of this building proved to be extremely challenging, as it borders the Grand Union canal, Paddington Station and North Wharf road. This meant that the logistics manager and trade construction managers had to work very closely to ensure intricate planning was carried out in advance and was closely co-ordinated. Various concrete finishes were required across a range of concrete types and construction methods for this complex build. A few include exposed in situ cast cores and exposed precast concrete soffit.

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Projects over £2.5 million 
Principal Tower
Careys Civil Engineering

Careys Civil Engineering successfully completed a package of works on the 50 story landmark, Principal Tower. These works included constructing the tower’s core and structural columns, using an innovative jump form system, as well as building the basement, which ranges between two and four levels across the site. Careys adapted and utilised a new jump form system which has never been used before in the UK. This was used to construct the core and structural columns. Careys also used methodologies supported by state-of-the-art building information modelling (BIM) techniques and visualisations produced by Careys in-house design team.

Projects over £2.5 million
Woodsmith Mine
Careys Civil Engineering

Careys were contracted by Sirius Minerals to serve as principal contractor for the beginning phases of the Woodsmith Mine project in Whitby, Yorkshire. This project requires masses of innovative procedures, and Careys have attacked this project with their state-of-the-art technology to ensure this £3bn project is completed by 2021. Careys’ in-house Design Team produced 3D and 4D modelling to help trial key elements of the operations at Woodsmith Mine. Careys also had the responsibility of carrying out the excavation of the vertical tunnel and creating reinforced concrete works. To carry out this work effectively, Careys decided to deploy a vertical sinking machine, for the first time ever in the UK.

Projects under £2.5 million

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Projects under £2.5 million
Royal College of Pathologists
Oliver Connell & Son Ltd

The Royal College of Pathologists will be seven storeys in total with a basement providing catering facilities for the offices and conference suites on the ground floor through to level six. Plant rooms and further office and accommodation space are located on the seventh floor. The stunning architecture, carried out by Bennetts Associates, had a massive input on the overall project. To create the impressive imprint, the team nailed 75 mm sawn boards to the standard PERI formwork systems used. The attention to detail from the concreting team really stands out on this project, as the sawn timber board marked walls tie in perfectly with the adjoining courses of bricks.

Projects under £2.5 million 
Tollgate Primary School
LF Solutions Ltd

Completed in 2018, LF Solutions were contracted to complete all Sub Structure and Superstructure works to three separate buildings for the extension scheme to the school.  The project presented several logistical challenges which LF Solutions overcame. As part of this extension scheme, LF Solutions had to reinforce concrete inverted T-Roof Beams forming the roof structure, in which they had to encase a steel beam with associated rebar in concrete at a height of 7.2m. They completed this in sloped formwork to correct the pitch. However, LF Solutions worked well to overcome these challenges and provided the client with what they required.

Health & Safety

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Health & Safety 
Deck Box
J P Dunn Construction Ltd

J P Dunn Construction created a new method of supplying concrete frames, to improve the Health & Safety when working on-site. This method includes pouring concrete into glass reinforced plastic, and then delivering the frames to site pre-set. Therefore, they are already cut to size and easily attached on-site. This method eliminates many aspects of the construction process, therefore saving time and minimising risks. For example, no working at height is required, as well as no temporary works or barriers. It also speeds up the process as they are delivered to site ready to secure. JP Dunn Construction’s innovative process also includes modular risers, which are also cast into concrete during the pour but are delivered to site in lengths of 2000m.

Health & Safety
Alupercha
Vertemax Ltd

Alsipercha by Alsina is a well-established fall protection system. In February 2019, Vertemax collaborated with Alsina to create a new product. Resulting from consultation, as well as expert and customer feedback, it was determined that users needed an even lighter safety system which reduced both costs and time whilst adding on-site flexibility in providing protection when working at height. This innovative new product is called Alupercha. The product is an incredibly strong, yet light, entirely aluminium fall protection system which completely eliminates the need for crane installation. Alupercha provides users with 360 degrees freedom of movement with no trip hazard.

Health & Safety
InnoGain
Performance Technology Group

InnoGain is a revolutionary solution for through, anchor and precision hole making. InnoGain improves consistency of depth and diameter. It also minimises risks on site, as there is no need to use a drill, no dust, and no harm from vibration. InnoGain is an environmentally friendly solution to hole making. Supporting the sustainable agenda in construction, InnoGain minimises the waste which is traditionally produced on-site from drilling holes in concrete and at the same time reduces the volume of concrete required. InnoGain delivers an environmentally sound solution which helps to reduce carbon footprint and supports a greener approach to building methods.

Health & Safety 
QR Codes
A J Morrisroe & Sons

A J Morrisroe & Sons have developed a series of QR codes linked to various Health & Safety videos, and presented them on a poster that can be used on-site. For example, working at height posters display the relevant QR codes. Morrisroe’s site inductions were developed into MP4 videos and voiced over. These inductions were also uploaded and given a QR code so can be viewed at the click of a mobile device. Through this innovative method of combining existing technology and and video communication, Morrisroe have developed an engaging method of briefing employees on-site. Additional features include the ability to select subtitles in any language through the YouTube CC system.

Unsung Hero

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Unsung Hero 
Andrew Hammond
Anderson Group

Andrew was employed by Anderson Group to enhance their Health & Safety department. Since starting at Anderson Group, Andrew has completed an OFQUAL Level 5 Occupational Health & Safety NVQ and has recently been awarded Grad IOSH. In addition to all of this, Andrew is currently working towards chartered status. Shortly after starting at Anderson Group, Andrew was given the task of organising, coordination and managing a bespoke Construction programme for the company’s chosen charity, the National Autistic Society. Following a very brief outline of the requirements, Andrew grabbed hold of the challenge with both hands and produced an excellent programme. Andrew had to overcome many challenges with this task, and he excelled.

Unsung Hero
Grace Johnson
Anderson Group

Grace joined Anderson Group 6 years ago and quickly became a valued member of the company and Health & Safety department. Grace has gone above and beyond what is expected of her since starting her role as administering the Health & Safety department, as she is now the lead environmental person with the company. Grace has attended and successfully completed numerous environmental courses over the last six years. Grace is now solely responsible for many tasks outside of her original job description. Grace also assists with Anderson Group’s School Engagement Programme. It is needless to say that Grace is a valued member of the company, who is able to adapt, remain focused and motivated regardless of the challenges she faces.

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Unsung Hero 
Dave Heneghan
A J Morrisroe & Sons Ltd

Dave started with Morrisroe in 2005 and has worked his way up from a Carpenter to Senior Construction Manager. Dave understands and implements the Morrisroe Health, Safety & Wellbeing values, as well as a positive relationship with the workforce and client, and understands the operations and risks controls. Dave has also worked on numerous high quality and technically challenging projects with Morrisroe. Part of Dave’s job is to conduct risk reviews for high-risk operations where planning for the works is scrutinised by the site team and client. This is a high-stress role, and one that demands accuracy. Nevertheless, Dave always remains calm and ensures he provides the time and effort in planning and communication the methodology.

Unsung Hero 
Steve Fordham
Invisible Connections

Steve Fordham is an engineer and technical manager who’s been with Invisible Connections for just over three years. In that relatively short time, Steve has achieved a great deal as not only has he embraced the company’s technical products, but he has also innovated new products and improved the existing. Steve has also improved many of the IT tools that are used as backroom support. Steve regularly goes out his way to help customers and colleagues. On many occasions, Steve has been known to arrive to work with a new product. Steve epitomises the definition of ‘team player’. He is always looking to improve products and processes. Steve always approaches his work with passion, enthusiasm and commitment.

Young Achiever

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Young Achiever
Liam Crancher
Anderson Group

Liam started with Anderson Group in 2018, and started in the role of Assistant Surveyor having no previous experience. After showing commitment and dedication to his role, Liam enrolled on to a BSC (Hons) in Quantity Surveying. Liam is currently working with his mentor on one of Anderson’s largest sites. Liam has always shown enthusiasm and commitment to his role, completing every task to the best of his ability and asking for help when required. His eagerness to learn makes him an excellent employee.

Young Achiever
Callum Mitchell
J P Dunn Construction Ltd

Callum was introduced to the construction industry when he started with J P Dunn Construction just over a year ago. Callum is an assistant engineer/document controller on J P Dunn’s Greenwich P5K Project. Callum demonstrates great work ethic, which gained him more responsibility and trust. He is also a very quick learner, as his understanding of design is at the same standard of those with much more experience, and his interpretations of technical drawings are extremely advanced. Callum is currently undertaking further learning at Bedford College and is excelling in his studies.

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Young Achiever
Danny Swan
A J Morrisroe & Sons Ltd

Danny was recruited by A J Morrisroe & Sons through Islington Council and is there youngest apprentice at the age of 19. Morrisroe’s Health & Safety Manager was so impressed by Danny’s enthusiasm, that they offered him a job in the Health and Safety department. Danny has a great eagerness to learn. He has the ability to manage his Health & Safety responsibilities, as well as study for his apprenticeship. He also attends external courses to improve his skills. Recently, Danny won the award for Best Stand Down for Safety which is a part of Morrisroe’s internal Health & Safety Awards. Danny carried out extensive research on international and national environmental issues for his Stand Down.

Young Achiever
Macauley Stock
Southern Concrete

Macauley has shown a high level of commitment and dedication to his role at Southern Concrete, and strives to work to the best of his ability, pushing himself further every day to improve his skills. Starting out at the company as a Carpenter, Macauley is now in his final year of his five year part-time Bachelor’s Degree in Quantity Surveying at Westminster. Although Macauley’s role is predominantly office based, he has shown great initiative by trying to better his knowledge of RC Frameworks by putting on his tool bet and going on-site. This has enabled him to get clarity on issues from clients, resulting in prompt responsiveness to the issue, dealing with them in a professional manner.

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Young Achiever
Sasha Harvey
Anderson Group

Sasha joined Anderson Group in 2018 following two weeks of work experience. Sasha has quickly settled into her role as a junior site engineer, relishing the every day challenges the role presents, including being the only female on a site of over 400 males. Sasha has represented the company at a careers advisors information day, discussing her journey into the construction industry. She portrayed her story professionally and diligently, providing invaluable information to Career Advisors that they can use to promote a viable career for females in a predominantly male industry. Anderson Group will be enrolling Sasha on to a level 3 apprenticeship relevant to her chosen trade this year.