The Structural Awards 2019
Next week is the Structural Awards, the Institute of Structural Engineers flagship event. This is the annual celebration of the unique contribution structural engineers make to society, showcasing the people behind the projects.
We’re looking forward to a great evening on Friday 15th November at The Brewery in London. The Energi team and our guests can expect to be inspired, entertained and enjoy socialising with the best talent in the industry. Once again Energi People is sponsoring an award, this year for Structural Transformation.
But who will win? With 12 category awards up for grabs, as well as the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence, it’s going to be a close call. The full shortlist can be found here, but here’s a preview of who’s up for the award for Structural Transformation…
The Structural Awards 2019 – Structural Transformation Award
Shortlisted projects demonstrate structural engineering excellence in the transformation, repurposing or extension of an existing building or structure. This year there are 6 projects shortlisted. They are:
160 Old Street
The project involved a complete refurbishment of a 1970s concrete office development (4 interconnected buildings) , a new extended façade, and roof extensions to provide three additional floors.
- Structural Designer – Heyne Tillett Steel
- Principal Contractor – Wates
- Architect – ORMS
- Project manager – Jackson Coles
- M&E – Hilson Moran
- Cost consultants – Exigere
Coal Drops Yard
As part of the London’s King’s Cross development, Coal Drops Yard has been transformed from two Victorian train sheds and arches to create a retail centre. The historic architecture and Victorian engineering has been enhanced with contemporary features and engineering.
- Structural Designer – Arup
- Principal Contractor – BAM Construction
- Architect – Heatherwick Studio
- Project manager – Gardiner & Theobald
- Services engineer – Hoare Lea
- Delivery architect and services engineer – BAM Design
- Steelwork subcontractor – Severfield
EJ Whitten Widening Scheme
The Structural Transformation Award is not just confined to buildings but motorways too. This project to widen a 3.2km section of motorway, in Australia, from two lanes to four in each direction, and then five lanes over the bridge. A new 518m long bridge was built in the central reserve gap between the existing structures.
- Structural Designer – COWI in JV with Arup and SMEC
- Principal Contractor – Fulton Hogan
Metrotown Skytrain Station Renovation and Expansion
The Skytrain station in Vancouver, Canada required a significant upgrade and expansion to increase and improve access and modernise the station. The project involved increasing the platform length from 80m to 200m, with all work completed while the station remained fully operational.
- Structural Designer – Fast + Epp
- Principal Contractor – Graham Construction
- Architect – VIA Architecture
- Mechanical consultant – AMES Consulting Group
- Electrical consultant – AES Engineering
Nevill Holt Opera
Nevill Holt Hall is a 17th century stable block with 19th century wings. This project created a permanent 400-seater opera theatre with an orchestra pit for 45 musicians within the courtyard of the Grade II* listed stable block.
- Structural Designer – Price & Myers
- Principal Contractor – Northfield Construction
- Architect – Witherford Watson Mann Architects
- M&E engineer – Max Fordham LLP
- Quantity surveyor – Gleeds
- Theatre consultant – Sound Space Design
- Conservation architect – Julian Harrap Architects
Waterloo Station & Waterloo International Terminal Redevelopment
This project included a new infill roof to bring Waterloo and Waterloo International Stations together, resulting in a new single 24 platform railway station. The roof was designed to shed its load pattern so that existing foundations could be used without the need new piling.
- Structural Designer – Wessex Capacity Alliance: Network Rail, AECOM, Colas, Mott MacDonald, Skanska
- Principal Contractor – Skanska and Colas
- Architect – AECOM
- Infill roof steelwork – Bourne Group
- Link bridge, transfer truss for infill roof, stairs and ancillary steelwork – Kilnbridge
- Cladding and glazing to infill roof – Prater Ltd
- All concrete works to viaduct and track support – Kelly Formwork
- Precast concrete platforms 1 to 8 – Walker Construction
We wish all the projects shortlisted in the Structural Transformation Award, and other categories, the best of luck and look for forward to enjoying your company at the Structural Awards 2019 next week!