Two JBA Bentley projects have been named as finalists in the illustrious British Construction Industry Awards.
The awards are some of the most prestigious in the built environment sector and recognise excellence in project delivery and delivering positive outcomes for society.
A flood defences project across the city of Lincoln has been named finalist in the ‘Environmental Project of the Year’ category.
The scheme - delivered for the Environment Agency (EA) – has delivered significant upgrades to the city’s aging flood defences. Catchment resilience has been improved up to a 1-in-100-year flood event risk and has enhanced protection for 4,000 households, properties and businesses.
A major project improving the tidal defences in Great Yarmouth has been named finalist in the ‘Temporary Works Initiative of the Year’ category.
Also delivered with the EA, the entry highlighted how the team re-engineering a solution that transformed many elements of temporary works into features of the final permanent design. This not only turned a so-called “impossible” scheme into a reality, but made delivery safer, faster and lessened its impact on the environment.
Both schemes demonstrated JBA Bentley’s credentials as a design and build provider of low carbon solutions. This included challenging original plans to refurbish existing sluice gates at Lincoln, instead promoting to completely replace the structures and in turn reduce whole-life-carbon by 93%.
JBA Bentley design director, Tony Moran, said, “I am delighted to see two JBA Bentley projects make the shortlist at the BCI Awards. Both demonstrate our organisation at its very best – close collaboration with our clients that results in the delivery of great, low carbon outcomes that benefit the community.
“External recognition is just reward for our teams who work exceptionally hard to deliver complex projects every day. We now look forward to the awards ceremony in October.”
JBA Bentley will be looking to extend a strong record at the British Construction Industry Awards, where in recent years projects at Foss Barrier and further works at Great Yarmouth won the Temporary Works Initiative of the Year and Environment and Sustainability Initiative of the Year awards, respectively.
The ceremony will be held in London in October and will cap a successful year of external award recognition for JBA Bentley. Lincoln Flood Defences has already been named Medium Project of the Year by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in the East Midlands and Great Yarmouth contributing to JBA Bentley being named runner-up in the international NEC Martin Barnes Awards.
Bentley Ings Pumping Station won the Asset Management Excellence at the Flood & Coast Excellence Awards and flood alleviation works at South Ferriby commended by both the ICE and Constructing Excellence judges in Yorkshire and Humber.