Double success at construction awards

Double success at construction awards

Two VINCI Construction UK contracts have scooped major awards at the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA).

The London Underground Victoria Station Upgrade project (VSU), being carried out by Taylor Woodrow as part of a joint venture with Bam Nuttall, won the inaugural prize for the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM). BIM is being used on a scale that is unprecedented in the UK to manage the project's complexity, reduce design and construction risk, enable construction innovations and realise efficiencies.

Judges of the award said: “VSU is being enabled by a true multi-layered BIM model that goes way beyond 3D design functions to become the single source of truth on the project."

At the same ceremony, the King’s Cross Station redevelopment project received the Conservation Award; the latest in a long line of accolades.

The panel described it as: “An absolutely phenomenal space and a credit to everybody involved. A combination of Grade 1 listed restoration with 21st century engineering. A perfect marriage of conservation with practical use of space and function.”

Organised by leading industry magazines New Civil Engineer and the Architects' Journal, the BCIA 25th anniversary ceremony in London was attended by 1,000 senior industry figures, including consultants, contractors and suppliers as well as numerous other client organisations.

Pictured (left to right): Colin Evison, BAM Nuttall; Andy Smith, VSU BIM Manager, Mott MacDonald; John Keable, VSU Head of Engineering TWBN; Glenn Keelan, VSU Programme Manager, London Underground; Sponsors’ representative; Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise; Robert Dickson, Mott MacDonald; Jason Rodwell, VSU Project Manager Mott MacDonald; Jeremy Vine, Radio 2 presenter and compere for the evening.


Published: 29/10/12


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