World Infrastructure Awards 2013: Temporary Works category

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We are delighted to announce that as part of our ongoing programme to highlight innovation in engineering and construction, we are launching an award dedicated to temporary works.

The Costa Concordia tragedy has, through a sad twist of fate, managed to bring engineering skills to the public domain, an event that is all too rare. We aim to showcase other smaller but still vital examples of innovative engineering that are happening every day, but going unnoticed.

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This initiative has been part inspired by the recent co-winner of the Transport Category, the Port Botany Expansion Project in Sydney, Australia by Baulderstone + Jan de Nul (Joint Venture) which impressed the judges with their contemporary construction process which implemented new construction methodologies, including production and transportation of the 640 tonne precast concrete counterfort units, setting a benchmark and establishing new technical standards in design and construction for future infrastructure projects.

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This new category will encompass all the three main award sectors of Transport, Energy and Water and will get down to the technical details and ingenuity applied by engineers to enable their projects to get delivered on time and on budget.

The Temporary Works Award will launch on October 1st, when more details will be available on the website.

Michael Hammond