Amey, Ferrovial Services' British subsidiary
, has been presented with a major industry award for its innovative approach to strengthening the Hammersmith Flyover in London; the fourth award achieved for the project this year
Amey triumphed at this years British Construction Industry Awards in the category of Civil Engineering Project of the Year (£3m to £50m). The accolade was awarded for the strengthening work on the Hammersmith Flyover
after it was closed in December 2011 due to concerns about structural defects in the post tensioning system.The project has previously scooped gongs from the Institution of Civil Engineers
, the Institution of Structural Engineers
and at the London Transport Awards and was described by the BCIA judging panel as an outstanding result and British Engineering at its best.Amey devised a new system that would work in conjunction with the existing post tensioning system, and its end-to-end capability provided early contractor involvement, allowing the site team to progress advanced works whilst designs were being finalised.The `one team', collaborative approach taken by Amey ensured any issues were identified and rectified early, avoiding delays to the project.The flyover returned to full load capacity by late May, as vital maintenance was carried out whilst traffic was kept flowing. The flyover was re-opened one week ahead of schedule in time for it to perform as a key artery on the Olympic Route Network.Ameys end to end capability provided early contractor involvement allowing the site team to progress advanced works whilst designs were still being finalised. This ensured that any issues were identified and rectified avoiding delays to the project.It also meant that the flyover returned to full load capacity by late May as vital maintenance was carried out whilst traffic was kept flowing. The flyover was re-opened one week ahead of schedule in time for it to perform as a key artery on the Olympic Route Network.Click here to read the original press release: Amey's Hammersmith Flyover works achieve major industry awardClick here to read the article published at Blog Inteligent Infrastructure: Strengthening the Hammersmith Flyover in London.