Best in Class Highways, Transportation and Infrastructure Projects Announced CIHT Awards 2024 Winners Revealed

CIHT Awards 2024

Last night (13 June 2024) saw the presentation of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) Awards 2024. These prestigious national annual awards were held at 8 Northumberland Ave, London in front of over 400 attendees. The awards saw outstanding companies and projects within the highways, transportation infrastructure and services industry recognised and rewarded for their efforts. 

Karen McShane, President, CIHT said:¬†‚ÄúThe CIHT Awards are an established part of the transportation sector’s calendar and are always met with lots of excitement. They provide a genuine benchmark of the fantastic work going on and the calibre of entries this year has once again been outstanding.

“This year we received over 300 high quality submissions from across the UK and beyond that have demonstrated a wide variety of initiatives, projects and innovations.”

“These awards demonstrate best practice and celebrate the best of the highways, transportation and infrastructure sector.‚ÄĚ ¬†

The award winners for 2024 are now available and details can be found below


Bus Centre of Excellence Awards 

This year, the CIHT Awards also incorporated the Bus Centre of Excellence (BCoE) Awards. In partnership with the Department for Transport, CIHT delivers the BCoE, working closely with sector stakeholders to deliver an asset that is run by the industry for the industry

Bus Centre of Excellence ‚Äď Bus Person of the Year

Acknowledging an individual’s exceptional contribution within the bus transportation sector.  

  • Winner¬†– Kerri Cheek, Senior Bus Safety Development Manager at Transport for London and Director of Women in Bus and Coach

Bus Centre of Excellence – Bus Initiative of the Year Award

Recognising outstanding initiatives within the field of bus transportation that have made a significant positive impact in England.

  • Winner – Nottinghamshire County Council – Nottinghamshire‚Äôs Student Public Transport
  • Highly Commended – Transport for London – Introducing Superloop – London‚Äôs New Express Bus Network
  • Commended – Liverpool City Region Combined Authority – ‚ÄėMoving Buses Forward‚Äô – Liverpool City Region Combined Authority‚Äôs Bus Franchising Statutory Consultation
  • Commended – Realise – Route to Success
  • Shortlisted – Arriva – Stop and Stay
  • Shortlisted – Transport for London – Bus Safety Strategy 

CIHT / Kier Professionalism Award

Awarded to an individual that maintains and develops professional ethical expertise and deliver a safe and effective service for all.

  • Winner¬†– Tim Lawton, Assistant Director (Highways, Engineering and Transport), Hampshire County Council

CIHT Creating Better Places Award

Recognising how outstanding design and implementation of schemes in towns, cities and rural areas improve the places around them and create places for people.

  • Winner – Amey – Liverpool City Centre Connectivity
  • Highly Commended – Strand Aldwych – Norman Rouke Pryme Limited
  • Commended – Increasing active travel usage through subways with public art – WSP
  • Shortlisted – All Change at Bank – City of London Corporation
  • Shortlisted – Camden’s Micromobility Parking Hubs – London Borough of Camden
  • Shortlisted – Trafford Road Improvements – Salford City Council

CIHT & WSP Sustainability Award

Rewarding projects, schemes, products, or strategies delivered or developed that can demonstrate a contribution to sustainable development.

  • Winner¬†– BBVS (Balfour Beatty, Vinci, Systra Joint Venture) – HS2 Old Oak Common Station
  • Highly Commended – Transport for London‚Äôs Carbon Literacy Training Programme – Transport for London
  • Commended – Halifax Bus Station – West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • Shortlisted – Sustainable Deep In Situ Recycling Utilises Foam Mix for Oxfordshire Village – Stabilised Pavements Ltd

CIHT Research Award

This award recognises an outstanding piece of research in the highways and transportation sector and looks to improve the industry by addressing a specific problem.

  • Winner – Kier, TerrAffix (part of RSK Group), and Swansea University – Using Biochar to Remove Microplastics from Road Run-off
  • Highly Commended – Bus Braking Analysis – Transport for London
  • Commended – Mapping Climate Risk and Vulnerability – University of Birmingham
  • Commended – Accessible Zebra Crossing Research – Jacobs
  • Commended – Disabled Citizens Inquiry on walking and wheeling – Sustrans
  • Shortlisted – Streets for diversity – Royal College of Art
  • Shortlisted – A mixed reality exploration into customer behaviour on dynamic hard shoulders – WSP

CIHT & Ringway Decarbonisation Award

Recognising projects, schemes, products, and strategies that can demonstrate the delivery of a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Winner – Aggregate Industries UK Ltd – UK First Net Zero Highways Product – FoamixECO‚ĄĘ
  • Highly Commended – Recycol in Cheshire West and Chester – Low carbon 100% binder course cold-recycling for the strategic road network – Colas Ltd
  • Commended – Getting To Work Fosse Park – GO Travel Solutions
  • Commended – A Just Transition To A Decarbonised Road Network in Wales – Transport for Wales
  • Shortlisted – Hydrogen Power Unit – Balfour Beatty 

CIHT Technology and Innovation Award

Recognising innovation in the industry, such as new technology, products, processes, and services that have impacted an organisation, industry and society positively.

  • Winner – First Bus – Tap On, Tap Off Ticketing Technology
  • Highly Commended – Intellitag delivers safer, greener and more efficient work zones – HRS
  • Highly Commended  – Modular precast flexible abutments – Ramboll
  • Commended – The WJ Autonomous PreMarker – WJ Group
  • Commended – PassageWay TfL Service Status Digital Signs – PassageWay
  • Commended – Aldershot Road – A Pioneering Approach to Geotechnical Challenges – Surrey County Council
  • Shortlisted – SRL’s Haul Route PLUS Solution – SRL Traffic Systems 

CIHT Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award

This award recognises employers or individuals that have implemented (or been involved in) an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) initiative of merit.

  • Winner – Women in Bus and Coach
  • Highly Commended – Enhancing EDI through ‘Connecting Leeds For All’ (CLFA) – Connecting Leeds – Leeds City Council
  • Commended – Challenging the status quo – increasing diversity and creating careers on our A11 concrete road reconstruction project – Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
  • Commended – Safety Inclusion Assessment (SIA Tool) – WSP
  • Shortlisted – Transport to Thrive – University of the West of England
  • Shortlisted – First Bus EDI Initiatives – First Bus

CIHT Infrastructure Award

This award recognises exceptional engineering solutions that have delivered creative and resilient infrastructure.

  • Winner – Spencer Group – Restoration of the Union Chain Bridge
  • Highly Commended – Design and Construction of the new Maintenance Depot at Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne – VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd
  • Highly Commended – East Leeds Orbital Route (ELOR) – Balfour Beatty
  • Commended – Tynybryn Active Travel Bridge – BakerHicks
  • Commended – The A487 New Dyfi Bridge – Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Limited
  • Shortlisted – Redevelopment of University Station, Birmingham – VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd
  • Shortlisted – Glasgow Airport Investment Area (GAIA) – Ancillary Infrastructure – RPS, A Tetra Tech Company 

CIHT & Winvic Construction Collaboration Award

This award recognises the importance of effective collaboration and relationships with other organisations and/or sectors to deliver real solutions.

  • Winner – Solent Transport – Solent Future Transport Zone‚Äôs Breeze app
  • Highly Commended – The Dig-Once Approach: Parliament Hill – Greater London Authority
  • Commended – Delivering better public transport through partnership working – Norfolk County Council
  • Commended – A428 – Delivering Shared Success – Skanska UK 

CIHT & WJ Group Road Safety Award

The Road Safety Award, in memory of John Smart, recognises outstanding achievements which improve road user safety through excellent practice, design and technical application.

  • Winner ‚Äď Acusensus UK – Distracted Driving Solution – ‚ÄėHeads Up‚Äô
  • Highly Commended – A21 Safety Package – Jacobs and National Highways
  • Commended – Fasten Up Your Future – So-Mo
  • Commended – A new era in road safety: Florida DOT and one.network’s first-of-its-kind, state-wide work zone safety project – one.network
  • Shortlisted – Improving safety by preventing and managing vehicle incursions. – Incursions & IPV Working Group
  • Shortlisted – First responder hazard identification for London – Transport for London
  • Shortlisted – WSP Incident Resilience Programme – WSP 

CIHT & Carrington West Team of the Year

This award celebrates the achievements of teams who have demonstrated professionalism and have been able to adapt and work effectively under the challenges posed in the highways and transportation sector.

  • Winner – Transport for London – Network Management & Resilience Construction Advisory & Innovation Team
  • Commended – Edinburgh Trams Service Delivery Team – Trams to Newhaven – Edinburgh Trams
  • Shortlisted – Developing the Strategic Transport Plan – Transport for the North

CIHT Overall Winner

All shortlisted awards are entered into this category and judges are looking for the entry that most closely aligns with the CIHT values (Professional, Inclusive, Collaborative and Progressive).

  • Winner¬†– Kier, TerrAffix (part of RSK Group), and Swansea University – Using Biochar to Remove Microplastics from Road Run-off

The CIHT Awards were kindly sponsored by Carrington West, Kier, Ringway, Winvic Construction, WJ Group and WSP.

To find out any more about these awards or to receive copies of any photos from the night, please contact e: ‚ÄĮcommunications@ciht.org.uk

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