2016 Keynetix Geotechnical Data Management Awards
The awards are designed to give recognition to organisations that have put geotechnical data management at the forefront of their organisation and have implemented new techniques or processes using Keynetix software.
The awards comprised 4 categories are open to organisations from any part of the ground investigation supply chain, anywhere in the world. Each of the categories celebrate successful investment in people and processes at each stage of the geotechnical data journey; from collection and reporting through to analysis, visualisation and BIM collaboration and workflows.
Entries were received from companies across the UK and in USA and whittled down to two finalists in each category. From the many entries Southern Testing were delighted to be shortlisted in three of the four categories and then to win the Geotechnical Data Visualisation Award – for the organisation who have best used Geotechnical Visualisation to either convey the risks and results highlighted by a Site Investigation, or to illustrate the need for an initial or further investigation.
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Brownfield Briefing Remediation Innovation Awards
The Brownfield Briefing Awards have become the flagship event for the brownfield community and is one of the highest industry accolades that a company can receive. The annual awards recognise technical and conceptual excellence in projects that have been underway over a specified 12 month time period and are judged by an expert panel consisting of industry specialists across a range of disciplines.
Tunbridge Wells Gas Works, Kent for Barratt Homes Ltd
The redevelopment of a former gas works site with 176 residential units of mixed “market” and “affordable” dwellings with private and open landscaped areas. Proposals included; access linking with the nearby parkland and the “opening up” of a culverted stream through the entire length of the site to create a landscape feature designed and managed to enhance its ecological diversity and to increase wildlife populations.
This project won a Brownfield Briefing Remediation Innovation Award for “Best Use of Combined Systems”. The judges commented: This project demonstrates tremendous collaboration. It was homogeneous and well managed bringing benefits off site as well as onsite” – John Campbell. “Two tried and tested technologies brought together in a best practice manner. A well presented submission which gives due credit to those who actually carried out the remediation” – Clive Boyle.
Hampton Court Gas Works, London for Linden Homes Ltd
A mixed use development comprising 198 residential apartments and incorporating communal soft landscaping, a 72 bed Nursing Home, and 800m2 of mixed use including offices and a crèche. The development also incorporates access roads, parking (including a semi basement car park), and pedestrian access.
We were Runner Up in the Category “Best use of a Combination of Remediation Techniques” at the Brownfield Briefing Remediation Innovation Awards for their work at the Former Hampton Court Gas Works Site. The Judges noted that “The project demonstrated strong application of cutting edge techniques to a very traditional site problem and praised its design and management”.
The category winner was Olympic Park Authority for the Olympic Park Project.