BPP Apprentice of the Year Awards 2019
Inclusion and Diversity Champion of the Year second place was won by Ramboll’s Kal Ali, Project Co-ordinator.
The annual BPP awards recognise the apprentices and employers who have gone the extra mile throughout the delivery or work during an Apprenticeship.
RICS Awards, North West
Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC), Manchester - Project of the Year
RICS judges said the project team's modular construction approach to the GEIC has delivered maximum flexibility and enhanced the overall building usability, whilst ensuring minimal reliance on energy for heating, cooling, lighting, and natural ventilation.
The GEIC building delivered by Arcadis, Laing O'Rourke Construction and Raphael Viñoly Architects contains production facilities and laboratories that will accommodate sophisticated research equipment and processing plant, some of which have extremely low-vibration requirements, making the task extraordinarily challenging with the extreme intensity of services equipment and site conditions.
Ramboll provided structural and civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, contaminated land, fire, acoustic, vibration and ecology.
RIBA National Award
Merano residences is a 28 storey luxury residential development located on a constrained site.
Ramboll developed a unique structural solution to the stability system for this tall building to give the building a distinctive appearance with its external steel bracing. Site constraints including a railway, red route and party wall condition were addressed from the start and incorporated into the design and construction methodology. (This award entry was submitted by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with EPR.)
International Project of the Year was won by VolkerStevin for the upgrade of Mare Harbour in the Falkland Islands. The contractor worked with Ramboll acting as project manager and technical advisor to the client, Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).
Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Awards
'Best Large Commercial Project' award was won by Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre (FIECC)
Project Team: Wates Construction Ltd (Southern Home Counties), Terence O'Rourke Ltd, Farnborough International Ltd, Ramboll UK Ltd, Gysin Warr Ltd, Ridge & Partners LLP
Local Authority: Hart & Rushmoor Building Control Partnership
Ramboll provided: building services, structural, civil, fire and acoustic engineering services for a permanent conference, function and exhibition centre, known as Hall 1. The building has an area of 22500m2 and consists of three large exhibition halls, conference facilities, function spaces, two large commercial kitchens and associated services, offices and flexible spaces.
Services provided by Ramboll: Structural engineering
Leeds Architecture Awards
Edward Boyle Library - University of Leeds won the Conserved Building Category
For the refurbishment of this Grade II listed Library by Associated Architects LLP, Ramboll designed new M&E systems to provide a flexible, comfortable controllable environment; the use of the district heating network and air source heat pump technology ensures energy consumption and CO2 levels are reduced.
Exercise Martello Stretch 19 -Royal Engineers 170 Infrastructure Support Group
Winner of 2019 Martello Trophy
The members of Ramboll’s winning team are: Ben Frampton, David Fox, Julia Thompson, Maiga Winzenried and Piyush Sheopuri. This annual competition is hosted by 170 Engr Gp, an engineering consultancy consisting of both regular and reserve army personnel. Six teams from engineering and construction companies take part in a test of leadership, stamina and teamwork. READ THE FULL STORY HERE.
European Women in Construction & Engineering Awards
Winner of 2019 WICE award for ‘Best Female Mentor’
Alex Lawrence, Ramboll’s Talent Inclusion Director.
The WICE awards recognise and celebrate the growing success of Women in Construction & Engineering and aims to make these industries more enticing to women. The awards also help create role models for women considering a career in these sectors, while encouraging companies to employ and train more women in these industries. READ THE FULL STORY HERE.
The Wall - International design competition hosted by RIBA
Project: The Wall of Answered Prayer, Coleshill Manor, Birmingham
Snug Architects and Ramboll have won an international design competition for a colossal ‘landmark of hope’ in the Midlands, also known as ‘The Wall of Answered Prayer’ (The Wall). Snug's ambitious and technically challenging design is based on the topological Möbius strip concept, which Ramboll's Digital Building Team and their Engineering Simulation specialists will turn into a buildable proposition. READ MORE ABOUT THE WALL HERE.
Ramboll: Engineering Simulation, Facade Engineering
Institute of Acoustics (IOA)
RWB Stephens Medal
Raf Orlowski has been awarded the prestigious RWB Stephens Medal from the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) for his outstanding contribution to acoustics research and education, and in particular for his work helping to shape the acoustic design of schools within the UK. Raf has an international reputation as an acoustician. He is a champion of sound quality in educational buildings and has a co-authored design standards and guidance documents for UK schools. As a researcher at the universities of Cambridge and Salford, he gained extensive experience of architectural acoustics, building acoustics and noise control. Working as a consultant, he has worked on the design of concert halls in London, Denmark, Melbourne and Krakow.
Civic Trust Awards
Winner: Walthamstow Wetlands
This strategically important project for the London Borough of Waltham Forest, was Landscape Architecture led and has championed long term ecological visions that make strategic change to the city. CTA award submission here
Environmental Designer: Ramboll UK - Reedbed engineering
Civic Trust Awards
Commendation: Kew - Temperate House. This five-year Temperate House Precinct Project focused on the restoration of an iconic and historic architectural gem as well as the Grade II-listed Evolution House and the surrounding landscape. CTA award submission here.
Client: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Conservation Architect: Donald Insall Associates
Structural Engineer: Ramboll UK
Civic Trust Awards
Commendation: Sammy Ofer Centre AKA Old Marylebone Town Hall. CTA award submission here.
Client: London Business School
Architect: Sheppard Robson
Interior Designer: ID:SR
Main Contractor: Wates Group
Project Manager: Colliers International
Services Engineer: Long & Partners
Structural Engineer: Ramboll
Acoustic Engineer: Sandy Brown Associates
EDT - Engineering Development Trust
Gold Certificate of Accreditation
Ramboll has met the requirements of the Industrial Cadet Framework to Gold level by supporting the BP sponsored Engineering Education Scheme, mentoring female students from Wimbledon High School on a ‘real life’ structural engineering project. Given an open brief to design a centrepiece structure for a green space, the students schemed, designed and engineered a three-pinned cross-laminated timber arch. From this, they created a sustainability driven pavilion that considered above and beyond the structure and combined user experiences, human factors and future proofing.
Ramboll ranked 8th in the NCE100
We were one of only six organisations at the NCE100 to be honoured with four or MORE award shortlisting, a demonstration of the strength and breadth of our capabilities. READ THE FULL STORY HERE. The shortlistings included:
- Innovation in Project Initiation - At a constrained site over a busy live tube station, Ramboll used in-house parametric optioneering tools to explore multiple design options to improve site potential and project viability, resulting in an additional 5,000m2 of viable development area, while identifying significant savings in construction costs and disruption.
- Design Innovator - Our unique automated software solution for full detailed design and modelling of gantries maintains the standard technical assurance processes for Highway Structures, and fully independent checking. The information architecture acts as a single-source of truth, which provides technical surety. Each design stage is visible and automated to accelerate engineer-led optimisation.
- Impact in Energy - We’re working with British Geological Survey creating an ‘observatory for the underground’. It will provide world-leading knowledge and support the UK’s commitment to a low-carbon energy system. Further, with Islington Council we have developed and implemented heating networks utilising alternative sources of waste energy from London Underground.
- Diversity Leader of the Year - We have demonstrated leadership in diversity through our commitment to creating a truly inclusive environment through continuing far-reaching activities which have bolstered senior strength to reflect and up-skill in diversity, as well as significant employee outreach to garner feedback to strengthen and focus our EDI Action Plan.
Cambridge Design and Construction Awards
CFCI Young Professional of the Year is Isobel McTiffin, Principal Structural Engineer.
The award is sponsored by Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry (CFCI). MORE ABOUT THIS AWARD