‘Sustainability is built in to everything we do’
BALFOUR Beatty collected more prizes than any other contractor in an awards scheme that acknowledges sustainability in civil engineering.
From a total of 45 applications and 15 finalists Balfour Beatty picked up six awards and three highly commended recognitions in the CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards, scooping six of the total 12 sustainability accolades.
The scheme rewards best practice in improving sustainability of civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping and the public realm.
One of the winning schemes was for best use of materials on the M74 joint venture completion project in Glasgow. Judges said: “This project had a primary focus on the use of materials from secondary sources. The substantial majority of this was sourced locally from other projects. Achievement of this strategy also required the stabilisation of large quantities of contaminated ground.”
Other awards given to Balfour Beatty and its partners were for project management for the M25, and waste management for the A46 Newark to Widmerpool road scheme.
Albert Ree, sustainability director at Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK, said: “Sustainability is built into everything we do at Balfour Beatty from conception and design through to the completion and legacy of our projects.
“Across our business, our customers assess our performance, not only on getting the job done, but how we impact on communities, the environment and their business interests.”
Image – The M74 Completion took the title for best use of materials.