Consulting engineers specialising in bridge, tunnel, marine and specialist engineering
A significant number of awards have been presented to COWI UK Limited over the years.
Saltire Society Awards for Civil Engineering 2016 (in Association with the ICE), Project Commendation: Engineered in Scotland, Ngau Tam Mei to Tai Kong Po Tunnel. The Designer's use of Value Engineering has significantly improved the finished product of this high profile tunnelling project in Hong Kong. By addressing four key areas, namely the tunnel crossover cavern, a second access shaft at Tai Kong Po, reshaping the tunnels to generate substantial reinforcement reductions and rationalising wall radii to allow shutter re-use, the project has benefitted in cost, programme and risk reduction.
NCE Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards 2015, Specialist Tunnelling Project of the Year Category: Fleetwood Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW), Storage Tank & Connecting Tunnel works. 40m works – pipe jack tunnel construction (8.5ID diameter + 40.55 MID) and 2 shafts DWall 30m deep in glacial till.
New Civil Engineer, Consultants of the Year 2015, Finalist
Ground Engineering Awards, Consultant of the Year 2015, Winner.
Ground Engineering Awards, Geotechnical Projects Value up to £500k, High Commended: Stabilisation of soil pillar adjacent to Eastern ticket hall at Bond Street Crossrail Station. There was a high risk to excavation stability effect on time-critical mining cycle of the SCL tunnel advances. DAL enabled no adverse impact on permanent works, no impact on local community or stakeholders, work all done off-line. DAL and BAM Ferrovial Kier (BFK)
Ground Engineering Awards, International Project of the Year, Finalist: Ngau Tam Mei to Tai Kong Po Tunnels for the Express Rail Link, Hong Kong.
ICE East Midlands Emerging Engineers, Successful Collaboration during design and construction, East Midlands Finalist: Fleetwood Wastewater Treatment Works. Gerard Quigg
Schuman Bridge, Lyon, FranceStructural Awards 2015Award for Highway or Railway Bridge Structures
Greenwich Reach Swing Bridge, LondonStructural Awards 2015Award for Pedestrian Bridges
QEII Bridge Joint Replacement Project, Dartford, UKBritish Construction Industry Award 2015Temporary Works Award
CEEQUAL, Borders Railway Project, Whole Project with Interim Award: Borders Rail – lining Scottish Borders to Edinburgh. Design philosophy for sustainable value engineering. Cost-effective solution using collaborative engagement. Remedial works not uniformly designed to standards to retain the historic stable assets, so were developed using pragmatic risk assessment. Philosophy of re-use of existing stable assets.
M48 Wye Bridge Expansion Joint Rocker Arm ReplacementICE Wales Cymru Project Award 2014Roy Edwards Award (Up To £3M)
The Saints Stadium Bridge, St Helens, UK The Structural Steel Design Awards 2013Commendation for High Standard of Design Achieved
Castle Green Bridge, Taunton, UKStructural Awards 2013Award for Small Projects Commendation
Castle Green Bridge, Taunton, UKACE Engineering Excellence Awards 2013Award for Infrastructure (Small Firm)
Engineering Excellence Awards, Ore Tunnel Refurbishment, Winner: Victorian brick lined tunnel, numerous temporary repairs works completed but stress fractures and deformation had occurred.
ICE SE England Engineering Excellence Awards, Ore Tunnel Refurbishment, Structure Award: Designed permanent remedial solutions. Track drainage, tunnel lining, mesh sprayed concrete and resin grout injection. Rock bolt design.
West Gate Bridge, Melbourne, AustraliaStructural Awards 2012Supreme Award West Gate Bridge, Melbourne, AustraliaStructural Awards 2012 Heritage Award
Compiègne Bridge, FranceStructural Awards 2012High or Railway Bridge Structures West Gate Bridge, Melbourne, AustraliaBritish Construction Industry Award 2012International Category
Taunton Third Way Bridge, UKBritish Construction Industry Award 2012Civil Engineering Project of The Year Award (Up To £3M)
West Gate Bridge, Melbourne, Australia Australian Steel Institute 2012National Steel Design Award for Engineering Projects
CEEQUAL, Olympic Park Primary Foul Sewer & Pumping Station, Outstanding Achievement Award: 1.9km primary sewer, 13 shafts, pumping station.
West Gate Bridge, Melbourne, Australia VicRoads Major Projects Safety Excellence Award 2011Design
West Gate Bridge, Melbourne, AustraliaEngineers Australia Excellence Awards (National) 2011
West Gate Bridge, Melbourne, AustraliaAustralia National Civil Contractors Federation - Earth Awards 2011Category 5 Award for Projects over $75M AUS
BCIA (British Construction Industry Awards), Highly Recommended: Calver Weir Restoration Project - Small Civil Engineering Award
BCIA (British Construction Industry Awards), Finalist: Calver Weir Restoration Project - Environmental Award
Saltire Society Awards for Civil Engineering 2010 (in Association with the ICE), Project Commendation: Whitelee Windfarm, Recognising an especially high level of detailed planning, co-ordination and design and construction to achieve the finished result while working in a hostile and challenging environment.
Saltire Society Awards for Civil Engineering 2010 (in Association with the ICE), Environmentally Sustainable Construction Commendation: Whitelee Windfarm, Recognising that the project has been developed over an environmentally sensitive landscape and the team has demonstrated that it has protected the sensitive water courses while enhancing the natural ecology of the area and providing a legacy for the community.
Fabian Way Bridge, SwanseaACE Engineering Excellence Award 2009Winner in the Infrastructure (Small firm) Category
Belgrade Theatre, CoventryRIBA Award for Architecture 2008
Fabian Way Bridge, SwanseaThe Structural Steel Design Awards 2008 Commendation
Fabian Way Bridge, SwanseaECCS Award 2008 for Steel BridgesCertificate of Merit
Humber Bridge Handstrand ReplacementICE 2008 - Yorkshire and Humber Bridge AwardAward for excellence in concept, design and execution of Civil Engineering Works
Lockmeadow Bridge, Maidstone, KentAluprogetto 2006First prize ex-equo - Category: Bridges and Gangways
The Bridge of Aspiration, Royal Ballet School, LondonAluprogetto 2006First prize ex-equo – Category: Bridges and Gangways 2006
The Bridge of Aspiration, Royal Ballet School, LondonFootbridge Awards 2005Winner – Category: Aesthetics (Short Span) 2005 Tinsley ViaductThe Institution of Structural Engineers, Yorkshire BranchAward for Excellence in Structural Design 2005Winner – Strengthening of the Tinsley Viaduct 2005 Halgavor Footbridge, Nr Bodmin, CornwallCivic Trust Awards 2005Commendation 2005
The Bridge of Aspiration, Royal Ballet School, LondonRIBA Awards 2004
The Bridge of Aspiration, Royal Ballet School, LondonCivic Trust Awards 2004Award for an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment 2004 The Bridge of Aspiration, Royal Ballet School, LondonBuilding of the Year Award 2004Special Award 2004 The Sail Bridge, SwanseaThe Structural Steel Design Awards 2004Award for high standard of design achieved 2004 Swansea Sail Bridge, Swansea MarinaICE – Wales RegionGeorge Gibby Award - Joint Winner for team work 2004 The Bridge of Aspiration, Royal Ballet School, LondonBalthasar-Neumann Prize 2004Highly Commended 2004 The Sail Bridge, SwanseaThe Civic Trust Awards 2004Welsh Regeneration Award 2004
The Sail Bridge, SwanseaThe Lord Mayor’s Design Awards 2003Winner (Category II over £½ million) 2003 The Sail Bridge, SwanseaThe Lord Mayor’s Design Awards 2003Winner for best architectural enhancement 2003 The Bridge of Aspiration, Royal Ballet School, LondonBritish Construction Industry Awards 2003Winner of Special Award for innovation in concept, design & execution 2003 The Bridge of Aspiration, Royal Ballet School, LondonAluminium Imagination Awards 2003Winner – The Imagination Award 2003 The Bridge of Aspiration, Royal Ballet School, LondonAluminium Imagination Awards 2003Award for the most innovative use of aluminium in a structure or building element 2003 Kent Messenger Millennium Bridge, MaidstoneConcrete Society Awards 2003Commendation – Civil Engineering Category for outstanding merit in the use of concrete 2003 The New Medway Bridge, M2 Motorway, KentConcrete Society AwardWinner of Civil Engineering Category for outstanding merit in the use of concrete 2003
Halgavor Bridge, Bodmin, CornwallInstitution of Civil Engineers (South Western Association)Merit Award – Highly Commended 2002 Kent Messenger Millennium Bridge (Lockmeadow), Maidstone, KentRIBA Award for Architecture 2002 Whatman’s Field Downstream Bridge, MaidstoneThe Structural Steel Design Awards 2002 Certificate of Merit for the high standard of design achieved 2002
Cleddau Bridge, Milford Haven, Wales – Pier Top StrengtheningHistoric Bridge Awards 2001, 2001 Lockmeadow Bridge, Maidstone, KentAluminium Imagination Awards 2001Aluminium Extruders Association Award for use of extruded aluminium 2001 Lockmeadow Footbridge, Maidstone, KentCivic Trust Award 2001
Lockmeadow Footbridge, Maidstone, KentInstitution of Civil Engineers (South Eastern Local Association)Merit Award – Winner (Small Contract) 2000 Lockmeadow Bridge, Maidstone, KentInstitution of Structural Engineers – Structural Achievement Award 2000 Severn Bridge40th Anniversary Civic Trust Awards Runner-up in Special Award to mark 40th Anniversary of Civic Trust Awards and winner of ‘bridges & civil engineering’ category of Civic Trust Award winners from 1960 to 1999 2000 Lockmeadow Bridge, Maidstone, KentMillennium Product Award 1999 Severn Crossing Strengthening & RefurbishmentBritish Construction Industry Awards - Supreme Award 1990 Baha’i House of Worship, New DelhiInstitution of Structural Engineers - Special Award 1987 Royal National Theatre, LondonConcrete Society Award - Winner 1977 Cummins Engine Plant, DarlingtonFinancial Times Award 1970
Tracy VaughanMarketing Manager - Tunnels
COWI UK Limitedtrvh@cowi.com
Ligia SchuurmanMarketing Manager - Bridges & Marine
COWI UK Limitedldko@cowi.com