Ferrovial Agromam was the winner of two prestigious prizes in the Demarcation Awards from the Madrid ICCP (School of Engineers of Roads, Canals and Bridges). They received one award for ‘Best Public Work’ for the extension of the third lane of the M-503 as well as receiving a second prize in the same category for the ‘Excess Rain collector for the sub-basin of Pines project.’
The prize giving ceremony for the ‘Demarcation Awards’ from the Madrid ICCP
(School of Engineers of Roads, Canals and Bridges) took place in the auditorium of the Casa de America in Madrid this week and was attended by more than 250 people, including some of the biggest names in the Spanish construction and engineering industry. Jesús Posada, president of the congress stated at the ceremony that ‘engineering in roads gives economic dynamism, quality of life and enhances the image of Spain abroad.’ Spanish engineering after all is present in some of the most important projects in the world.
In the category of ‘Best Public Work’ the winning project was awarded to Ferrovial Agroman
for the extension of the third lane of the M-503, specifically the section that links the M-40 with the M-516. The work began in June 2014 and was finished in December 2014, 5 months ahead of schedule. The jury has praised the project which has had a huge impact on improving the flow of traffic in the second lane in a highly congested area with an annual traffic of 35 million vehicles which 100,000 vehicles travel through on a daily basis.
The prize was presented by the General Manager of Roads from the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Housing of the Community of Madrid which was collected by Juan Lozano, the Director of Civil Works in Zone 1 of Ferrovial Agroman.
In addition to this, the ‘Excess Rain collector for the sub-basin of Pines project’, also by Ferrovial Agroman (in this case a joint venture with the construction company Ossa) won second prize in the same category for their innovative engineering solution which addressed the effects of storms and heavy rain which affect around 330,000 locals.