CIHT Awards 2018 celebrate industry best practice and excellence – Highways & Transportation Projects Honoured
Industry leaders, Senior Civil Servants, representatives from Local Government and statutory bodies attended the prestigious Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) Annual Awards 2018 last night (Thursday June 14th) at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London recognising best practice, professionalism and excellence across the industry.
Welcomed by Andreas Markides, CIHT President, 2017-2018 to the 13th Annual Awards Dinner, the audience of over 400 guests celebrated the achievements of private and public sector partners in delivering complex projects across 15 award categories against three key CIHT themes: People, Better Places and Our Profession. The evening recognised winning, highly commended and commended entries and acknowledged the high calibre of all 150 UK and international submissions.
Andreas Markides, CIHT President said: “Our awards celebrate and recognise the remarkable achievement of those working in highways and transportation. It is evident that we make a real contribution to society and there is real evidence of the hard work of our members. We are seeing recognition from government around our call for more certainty around funding of transport projects and maintenance of our transport assets at the national and local level. CIHT will continue to push for real delivery on the infrastructure projects that have been planned.”
Highlights of the evening included:
Overall Winner CIHT Award 2018:
SAFETYcam: Mobile Road Worker Protection System
Carnell Support Services & Kier Highways.
The award recognises outstanding examples of new developments making a significant contribution to the health and safety of employees across the sector.
The SAFETYcam is an intelligent site safety solution that fuses image, video and ANPR technology, with state of the art processing and reporting techniques to protect road workers. It captures evidence in-situ, with data stored securely in a bespoke cloud-based system whilst providing a visual deterrent and changing driver behaviour. When deployed it virtually eliminates deliberate vehicle incursions and dramatically reduces numbers of site vehicles exceeding speed restrictions. The judges particularly liked the fact that Carnell has already collaboratively shared this solution across 75% of the Highways England Areas. The initiative gives a clear message to the workforce that their safety is taken seriously.
CIHT/Tarmac Collaboration Award
Winner: Worcestershire Highways Collaboration
The award recognises the achievements and added value resulting from effective collaboration in the development and/or delivery of solutions.
Worcestershire Highways is a collaborative partnership developed to deliver the Worcestershire Highways Term Maintenance Contract. Both Worcestershire County Council (WCC) and Ringway Infrastructure Services consider the Worcestershire Highway Partnership a fine example of what can be achieved by working together from inception in 2005, through the LEAN process to the contract re-award in 2014 and gaining accreditation of ISO 44001-Collaborative Business Relationship Management Systems in March 2017. Traditional client/contract barriers have been removed and a culture of joint problem solving, innovation and service development flourishes. Ringway and WCC share common goals and promote a healthy working environment that delivers efficiency, value and a quality service.