Seven specialists will battle for this award having faced exacting client demands on high-pressure jobs in a variety of sectors.
BriggsAmasco – Battersea Power Station, London
BriggsAmasco supplied a multiple-roof system as part of phase one of the eight-phase transformation of the iconic Battersea Power Station. The commercial roofing specialist supplied six green roofs and two lower-level roofs consisting of limestone paving, which linked up to the interiors of the various winter gardens belonging to the development’s apartments.
Various access and logistical challenges arose on the exceptionally busy site, with BriggsAmasco having to factor in a number of service breaks that could have impacted the main construction programme as well as the work of other trades on site.
Specialists Awards 2018 Project 2 6 Cleveland Bridge
Cleveland Bridge – Newport Bridge
As part of Network Rail’s huge investment to electrify the Great Western Main Line, a major road bridge in Newport needed to undergo reconstruction to accommodate the overhead lines. The location of the bridge meant the upgrade had to be carried out within a narrow time window and with the minimum of disruption.
Cleveland Bridge planned and oversaw the lifting out of the existing bridge structure. It also took on the fabrication, site assembly and heavy lift installation of the replacement bridge, as well as installing precast concrete deck units within one 54-hour possession. Substantial forward planning and collaboration ensured the work was delivered on schedule and to Network Rail’s satisfaction.
Specialists Awards 2018 Project 2 6 Mac Roofing and Contracting
Mac Roofing & Contracting – Project Beagle
Project Beagle was the name given to the construction of Interserve’s new headquarters in Birmingham, for which Mac provided the roofing and cladding package.
The original designs for the works came in at around £3m, the company says. However, Mac devised various solutions in order to stay within Interserve’s £2.3m budget, and was able to provide a total solution through its in-house aluminium fabrication business.
Interserve focused on the sustainability of its new HQ, with Mac’s work playing a major role in the building successfully achieving a BREEAM Excellent rating.
Specialists Awards 2018 Project 2 6 Metek
Metek – Pavilions, 351 Caledonian Road, Islington
July 2017 saw Metek complete a £4m contract on Telford Homes’ Pavilions project in north London, sited within a conservation area.
Metek’s light steel frame approach was selected to keep the building’s weight as low as possible, which was essential given the close proximity below of HS1 rail tunnels, the Piccadilly tube line and an existing waste sewer.
The specialist uses BIM to model its projects before transferring the data to its manufacturing software, which in turn constructs the steel frame in Metek’s factory. This approach contributed to the firm’s health and safety record of 35,000 worker-hours on the project with zero accidents.
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Specialists Awards 2018 Project 2 6 OAG
OAG – 1 Undershaft, St Helen’s Tower, Aviva
London’s 28-storey St Helen’s Tower has been given an upgrade to its structural glazing courtesy of architectural glass specialist OAG.
The skyscraper’s south elevation has been fitted with bespoke structural glazing across large spans, while the firm also installed glass fins stretching 8 m cut from specially produced oversized panes.
OAG had to keep the office space functioning for the building’s 3,000-plus workers, as well as precisely plan the logistics to enable the oversize glass panels to be transported to the tight City site.
Specialists Awards 2018 Project 2 6 Trad Scaffolding Liverpool street
Trad Scaffolding – 100 Liverpool Street
Trad began work on British Land’s 100 Liverpool Street in January 2017 having been selected by demolition contractor Keltbray to provide access scaffolding.
The company demonstrated a proactive approach to adapting its processes, such as putting its workforce on a 24-hour rotating shift system to work around the extreme fluctuations in pedestrian traffic through the station.
Trad worked closely and effectively with Network Rail, Sir Robert McAlpine and Keltbray at the early stages of the project. This enabled it to identify the need for design changes due to ground and weight issues, with its team devising a solution of cantilevering out of windows and from floors to distribute weight evenly.
Specialists Awards 2018 Project 2 6 Van Elle
Van Elle & Story Contracting – Eden Brows SAC Emergency Works
In the winter of 2015/16, a storm caused a major landslip in Cumbria that closed the Settle to Carlisle railway, with the foot of an embankment washed away and the fill slipping towards the bottom of the valley.
Van Elle was approached to design, install and assess the piles for a hugely complex £23m piling and slab solution to repair the line, a project that involved exceptionally challenging vertical tolerances.
The success of the project has led Van Elle to invest in more equipment to meet increased demand for its services.