In the UK, innovation wins awards
SYSTRA’s UK & Ireland teams won the ‘Innovation Project of the Year’ award for a study carried out jointly with Nexus. The study assessed the social value of the Tyne & Wear metro system in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, demonstrating the impact of this transport network on local communities and the environment.
he award was presented by the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) North-East & Cumbria at their annual evening event on 27 October.This body represents transport and infrastructure companies across the 12 UK regions.
Nominations and special mentions put SYSTRA in the spotlight
In Italy, the Bologna tramway received a Special Mention in the Vision of the Year category at the Global Light Rail Awards held in the UK on 4 October. The prize was awarded for the heritage and historical aspects of the project, in particular the facade-to-facade renovation and the creation of calming public spaces to encourage active modes of transport.
In Norway, an openBIM application for Model-based design of a railway from Nykirke to Barkåker enabled SYSTRA SWS team to be finalists in the ‘Design for Infrastructure’ category at the BuildingSMART openBIM Awards, held in Lillestrøm on 20 September.
In Australia and New Zealand, workplaces that promote diversity, equality and inclusion were highlighted. On 13 September in Melbourne, SYSTRA ANZ teams were finalists in the Australasian Rail Industry Awards in the ‘Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion’ category.
On 12 September in Singapore, at the FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers) Global Infrastructure Conference, Jyothsna Amrith of SYSTRA Denmark won the FIDIC Future Leadership Award for her extraordinary efforts as a project manager in the field of rail and civil engineering and her potential as one of the future leaders in the industry.
Andrea Edney of SYSTRA Bamser was named Trenchless Woman of the Year by the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT). The award is in recognition of its mastery of underground construction using trenchless technologies, such as excavation by tunnel boring machine (TBM), microtunnelling and horizontal perforation. The ceremony took place during the No-Dig Down Under event in Brisbane, Australia, on 13 September.
Our Consultant Ecologist colleague Victoria Iggo from SYSTRA UK & Ireland was announced as a finalist for the BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2023, a Webinar event which took place on 28 February. Victoria was shortlisted within the ‘Biodiversity Champion Award’ (Early Career) category which recognises an individual who has made a particularly significant contribution to biodiversity.