A trio of engineering projects from across Teesside are in the running for prestigious accolades at the Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) Robert Stephenson Awards, which recognise engineering excellence in North East infrastructure projects.
Balfour Beatty, which was commissioned by Stockton Council, carried out work to replace the existing Londonderry Bridge, which had been responsible for devastating flooding in recent years, due to restricted flow.
Also in the running is the Environment Agency’s work with Stockton Council to deliver a resilient and cost effective flood scheme at Lustrum Beck.
The other Teesside-based project nominated is Skinningrove Coastal Protection Works scheme designed by Lumsden & Carroll Civil Engineering for Redcar and Cleveland Council to protect 188 residential and commercial properties over a 100 year scheme design life.
The three projects form part of the 12 project entry list from across Tyneside, Teesside, Northumberland and Washington.
The winners of the awards will be announced at ICE North East’s Annual Dinner on Thursday (April 27) and presented by the Institution’s president, Professor Tim Broyd.
The dinner and awards ceremony, which is sponsored by CDM Recruitment, form part of Prof. Broyd’s ‘President’s Visit’ to the North East, where he will visit a number of important civil engineering projects and educations schemes in the region, including the new Wear crossing in Sunderland.
ICE regional director Penny Marshall said: “The standard of the nominations for the 2017 Robert Stephenson Awards was very high.
“I would like to thank all the nominees for taking the time to put forward an entry and helping to raise the profile of the profession. Our judges have had to make some tough choices to decide on the winners.
“There are thousands of civil engineers in the North East who work every day to design, improve and maintain the infrastructure that we all rely on, from apprentices starting their first jobs, to senior engineers, business leaders and academics at the top of their fields.
“These awards are a great opportunity to highlight the work they do and the positive impact it has on our lives.”