The annual ICE Yorkshire and Humber awards showcase outstanding work done by civil engineers in the region in the last two years. Shortlisted entries have been divided into three categories; large projects with a total cost in excess of £5 million compete for the Centenary Award, the Smeaton Award is for projects between £500,000 and £5 million, and the Sir John Fowler is for those under £500,000.
Principle Contractor Amey, on behalf of Highways England, undertook industry-leading asset management on the A14 Orwell Bridge project, which included developing a bearings maintenance strategy.
Freyssinet was engaged as bridge bearing and repairs specialist to develop and trial repair methods to prolong the service life of the existing bearings. Following a successful trial, Freyssinet carried out the necessary repairs on the bearings in-situ, in turn extending the life of the asset.
The ICE Yorkshire and Humber awards, due to take place in Harrogate on 2 March, will also celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
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