The annual awards, hosted by The Institution of Structural Engineers, showcases the most exciting and innovative structural engineering projects from around the world. Winners from 13 categories will be announced at the awards ceremony on 17 November at The Brewery, London.
Freyssinet’s ElevArch® technique has been shortlisted in four categories:
Structural transformation – for projects demonstrating structural engineering excellence in the transformation, extension, renovation or rehabilitation of an existing building or structure.
Construction innovation – for projects demonstrating structural engineering excellence in the innovative use of construction materials or processes.
Outstanding value – for projects where the structural engineering solution has resulted in significant savings for the client, or has delivered best value in some other way.
Sustainability – for projects demonstrating outstanding commitment to sustainability and respect for the environment in the structural design.
ElevArch® is a revolutionary technique for vertically jacking masonry bridge arches, which will minimise intrusion to the rail environment compared to other techniques, significantly reducing cost, time and resources required.
Following two years of extensive research and development, Freyssinet undertook the world’s first ElevArch® masonry bridge arch lift in October 2016. A 161-year-old, 220 tonne masonry arch bridge at Moco Farm in Buckinghamshire was lifted 900mm using ten 50 tonne jacks. To find out more about ElevArch®, email firstname.lastname@example.org]