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Steel projects scoop ACE awards

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Construction industry business association, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) announced the winners of its second Engineering Excellence Awards at a gala dinner event in London last month.

Hosted by broadcaster and journalist Nicky Campbell, the awards showcased engineering firms that had demonstrated a high degree of achievement and value.

Steel construction projects won two of the categories; Building Structures (medium firm) was won by Alan Baxter & Associates for London School of Economics New Academic Building. The steelwork contractor for this prestigious project was Bourne Steel.

The winner of the Infrastructure (small firm) category was Flint & Neill for the Fabian Way Bridge which was fabricated and erected by Rowecord Engineering.

ACE Chairman Geoff French proclaimed the awards as a boost to the sector. “The current recession has set consultancy and engineering firms a certain kind of challenge.

“It’s abundantly clear from both the quality and quantity at this year’s awards that they have responded in kind by producing work of the highest calibre.”

Three steel projects were highly commended: Cranleigh University (Midland Steel); Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn (Midland Steel) and M8 Harthill footbridge (SH Structures).

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