Ramboll ranked 8th in the NCE100

1 May 2019
Last night the NCE100 Awards recognised truly outstanding civil engineering practices and celebrated the most innovative, impactful and inspirational firms operating in civil engineering.
Ramboll ranked 8th in the NCE100 in recognition of another strong year, as well as having been shortlisted in four award categories. Photo: emap

Ramboll ranked 8th in the NCE100 in recognition of another strong year, as well as having been shortlisted in four award categories. Photo: emap

Ramboll is delighted to be ranked 8th in recognition of another strong year, as well as having been shortlisted in four award categories.

Ramboll’s UK Managing Director, Mathew Riley, attended the last night’s ceremony and said, “Our recognition at the NCE100 is a reflection of our continued focus on innovation and digitalisation to drive industry change, together with our long-held mission to create sustainable societies. I’m proud of our team and grateful to the many clients we collaborate with to deliver outstanding solutions.”

It follows a year where the UK team have worked on projects such as the Stansted Transformation Programme, the A30 scheme as part of the Highways England Regional Delivery Partnership framework, the new Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal, Network Rail’s Digital Rail Programme and London’s largest district heating system at Wembley Park. We have also supported international projects such as the replacement bridges in Bermuda, the new landmark pier at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport, and the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link - India’s longest sea bridge.

Innovation and inclusivity

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.

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. MORE
  • 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. MORE
  • 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. MORE. Further, with Islington Council we have developed and implemented heating networks utilising alternative sources of waste energy from London Underground. MORE
  • 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. MORE

Mathew Riley, who is also Chair of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), concluded, “At a time when our industry needs to lift its reputation and demonstrate it’s capacity to transform and drive productivity, it was encouraging to see such a strong portfolio of work being celebrated. There is a lot of talent in our industry and I am happy that Ramboll is engaging with clients who are prepared to work differently in order to benefit from great ideas that generate value not only for themselves, but for their customers, and for society.”

Related projects

Finchley Central station - the site of a feasibility study using SiteSolve to explore the possibilities for oversite development to build new homes in London. (c) Ramboll

Finchley Central Station - Feasibility study for oversite development

Transport for London (TfL) is actively exploring opportunities to maximise its land for the development of new homes. Ramboll was commissioned to update a feasibility study using in-house parametric optioneering tools. Multiple design options were provided for building over the challenging and constrained site of a live station.

Image: Peter Corcoran, with permission of BGS

British Geological Survey - UK Geoenergy Observatories

Ramboll has been appointed by NERC (the UK’s main agency for funding environmental sciences) to provide the British Geological Survey (BGS) with multidisciplinary services as they create a new ‘observatory for the underground’. 

Heat from the London metro is used for additional heating of 500 households

Bunhill 2 District Heating Network - Heating up London

Ramboll was commissioned by Islington Council in London to design and deliver a district-wide heating network to provide cheaper and greener heat to 1,350 homes plus community buildings in north London, using unwanted heat from the London Underground. 

Ramboll gantry 3D model generated with an innovative design engineering process

Gantry product design for smart motorways

Innovation in digital gantry design has been pivotal in the development of Highways England’s Smart Motorway Programme (SMP). Ramboll provided the step change needed to deliver the quantity and quality required through automating the design process.


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