2014 Winners

Major Project Award

Sponsored by: CAT Surveys Group Ltd

Awarded to the team responsible for the successful delivery of a major project – i.e. bridge construction, highway widening, by-pass or junction improvements, establishment of a control centre or similar, taking into consideration time, costs, environmental impact, stakeholder involvement, feedback and user satisfaction.  The project value needs to be above £5 Million and should have been implemented within the 2 years prior to October 2014.

Winner:

Costain Carillion JV on behalf of the Highways Agency
M1 Junc 10-13 Improvement Scheme

Judges comment:

"Construction was undertaken on an extremely busy highway in limited space using innovative methods and with good stakeholder liaison."

General description:

The project was a Managed Motorway with the technology to allow the hard shoulder to operate as a running lane during busier periods. This increased capacity ensures more reliable journey times for local residents and both local and national businesses.

 

Highway Industry Product of the Year

Sponsored by: Shell Bitumen

Awarded to the Organisation who has brought a product or service to the market that has initiated a "change of thought" approach or technique which has made an impact on the Highways Industry through sustainability, efficiency, cost savings for example. The product must been developed and made available for use in the highways industry within the last 3 years. Judges will determine the impact of the product's contribution to the industry.

Winner:

Aggregate Industries UK Ltd
Non Tipping Trucks

Judges comment:

"An innovative change to the vehicle fleet offering an environmentally friendly option and improving worker safety."

General description:

Non Tipping Trucks were introduced in early 2013, utilising a unique ‘walking floor’ discharge system which offers greater flexibility and efficiency for all construction projects.

 

Site Safety Initiative Award

Sponsored by: Imtech

Awarded to an Organisation for a new initiative, development or scheme to raise awareness of the dangers facing personnel whilst working in the highways environment. This can be achieved through the use of new technology and/or worker/driver education and training to demonstrate improved Health & Safety awareness.

Winner:

Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald on behalf of the Highways Agency
Near Miss Reporting App

Judges comment:

"Dramatic demonstration to highlight safety risks. Great innovation and visual impact."

General description:

The Near Miss Reporting App enables workers to report near misses anonymously, in real time and from any location.

 

NEW: ITS (UK) Award for the Best Use of New Technology in the Highways Industry

Sponsored by: MVIS

Awarded to any organisation or local authority which can demonstrate that they have or are making a significant improvement to road safety, congestion and/or the environment through the implementation of new technology, this could be new software, innovative equipment or an ITS solution. The technology should have been deployed or have been on test for at least twelve months prior to entry with clear evidence of its benefits by deployment on one or multiple schemes.

Winner:

Jacobs UK Ltd
Use of mobile phone data for M25, J30 scheme assessment

Judges comment:

"Innovative use of emerging technology to provide large scale origin / destination matrices easily, accurately and at relatively low cost."

General description:

The development of origin-destination matrices using anonymised mobile phone data for the M25 Junction 30/Lower Thames Crossing transport model, replacing traditional data collection approaches.

 

Most Innovative Highway Authority Project/Scheme of the Year

Sponsored by: Seeing is Believing

Awarded to the Highway Authority whose approach and innovation has allowed them, within the last 2 years, to develop a project or scheme that delivers measurable and sustainable benefits to the community and the authority.

Winner:

Connect Plus and Jackson on behalf of the Highways Agency
Maurer Joint Replacement Scheme

Judges comment:

"An innovative technique which had been carefully considered and well organised in a time critical situation. This scheme also had transferable benefits."

General description:

An innovative over-ramp system has been designed for the QEII Bridge at Dartford, enabling movement joint replacement whilst allowing uninterrupted traffic movement for road users.

 

Congestion Reduction Scheme of the Year

Sponsored by: EM Highway Services Ltd

A permanent or temporary traffic management scheme, where innovative thought, design, technology, change to driver attitude and behaviour, and/or enforcement has resulted in improved traffic flow for all road users. The scheme must have 18 months statistical evidence to demonstrate the level of performance.

Winner:

North Somerset Council, Highways Agency, CH2M Hill and Persimmon Homes
M5 Junction 19 Improvements

Judges comment:

"A phased approach to a substantial scheme resulting in significant reduction in congestion."

General description:

The traffic monitoring and outcomes 18 months after the completion of a package of highway improvement works at M5 Junction 19 illustrate the success of this scheme.

 

IHE Team of the Year

Sponsored by: IHE and DBi Services

Open to Consultants, Contractors and Highway Authorities. Awarded to a team of employees who have undertaken exceptional work within the public or private sector to improve/sustain the outputs or efforts of their organisation, over and above their general working activities. The Award will recognise innovative and professional achievement that has had considerable impact on the organisation such as cost savings, team building, efficiency or safety.

Winner:

EM Highway Services Ltd and Croydon Council
Croydon Flood Response Team

Judges comment:

"An exceptional team who carried out work above and beyond their call of duty."

General description:

During the unprecedented rainfall of winter 2013, EM Highway Services worked with multiple partners including the army to support the flood relief work in the community.

 

Road Marking Project of the Year

Sponsored by: RSMA

Awarded to an organisation or Highway Authority, including joint submissions with the client and marking contractors/manufacturers, that has implemented a scheme or project which has improved road safety or network efficiency by making a significant improvement to road markings as a substantial part of the scheme. Other initiative and innovative ideas used in the scheme will be considered. The scheme must have been implemented within the past two years and have sufficient statistical evidence of its success.

Winner:

East Ayrshire Council & Rennicks (UK) Ltd
A719, Innovative Use of Solar Active Road Stud Technology

Judges comment:

"A high profile scheme using the latest technology in road studs to make a considerable improvement to road safety."

General description:

East Ayrshire Council have been working with Rennicks to improve Road Safety on the rural A719, south of Waterside, East Ayrshire, using Solar Active Road Stud Technology.

 

Highway Partnership Award

Sponsored by: WJ Linkline Group

Awarded to the Organisation or Highway Authority that has driven or can demonstrate a collaborative approach designed to increase the benefits for society or its local community.

Winner:

Aggregate Industries UK Ltd, Kier, Surrey County Council and Marshall Surfacing
Project Horizon Partnership

Judges comment:

"An innovative, sustainable scheme which focused on key performance indicators. This scheme made great cost savings."

General description:

A key partner on Project Horizon, Aggregate Industries has collaboratively developed optimal pavement solutions to deliver highway material longevity for Surrey County Council’s roads.

 

Award for Environmental Sustainability in the Highways Sector

Sponsored by: Total Bitumen

Awarded to an Organisation, Highway Authority or partnership that is able to demonstrate consideration of environmental issues within a project. The project should improve sustainability in the highway environment such as: carbon footprint reduction; local environmental benefits; sustainable material use; reduction of Co₂ plus involve community liaison and consultation.

Winner:

Ringway
Wet Waste Reception Station

Judges comment:

"An excellent example of recycling and significant reduction in landfill."

General description:

Ringway’s innovative solution to divert waste from landfill and reduce water consumption from gully cleansing operations in North Yorkshire.

 

Road Safety Scheme or Project of the Year

Sponsored by: Balfour Beatty

Awarded to the scheme or project where through innovation, design or the use of relevant technology and enforcement has influenced a demonstrable reduction in road casualty statistics. 18 months statistical evidence must be provided to demonstrate the level of performance.

Winner:

Nottinghamshire County Council and Vysionics
A614 Casualty Reduction Scheme

Judges comment:

"Effective reduction in speeds through the use of SPECS enforcement resulting in excellent casualty reduction figures."

General description:

This is a Road Safety Remedial Scheme to reduce the number of fatal and seriously injured accidents that have occurred on a major road in Nottinghamshire.

 

Judges' Special Merit Award

Winner:

Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald on behalf of the Highways Agency
Near Miss Reporting App

Judges comment:

"This innovation received the Judges’ Special Merit Award because it addresses an important safety issue which could potentially be rolled out to more users."

General description:

The Near Miss Reporting App enables workers to report near misses anonymously, in real time and from any location.