GROUND ENGINEERING AWARDS FINALISTS 2016

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ASH Group’s joint submission with Geotechnics has been shortlisted as a finalist in the UK Project with a Geotechnical Value of up to £1m category of the 2016 Ground Engineering Awards, for the Access road construction, Cambrian Quarry, Mold, North Wales Project.

With an investment by ASH of close to £1m, the quarry access development involved key objectives that were sympathetic to the local community and the habitats of flora and fauna established on the site.

Managing Director, Neil Hassall said, “We’ve worked hard to develop this site with the access road being a key element not just for ASH, but also for the wider local community. We’re delighted to have been shortlisted.”

Before the awards, all finalists will attend face-to-face judging by members of the 43-strong jury, made up of clients, contractors, consultants and academics including:

Ken Allison, director of allocation and asset management, Environment Agency
Mike Black, head of geotechnics, Crossrail
Roger Bridge, tunnelling manager, Balfour Beatty
Chris Dulake, engineering director, HS2
Rand Watkins, lead project engineer, London Underground
This year saw a record number of companies entering the Ground Engineering Awards and editor Claire Smith commented:

“The range of projects, initiatives and innovations within this year’s entries clearly demonstrate that the UK geotechnics industry is very active and growing, which is great to see. The volume of entries this year means that making it onto the shortlist for the 2016 event was no mean feat and I think the live judging stage will create some interesting discussions.”

The winners will be announced on 30 June 2016 at a glamorous lunchtime ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane, London, where over 800 of the industry elite will join together for an event filled with entertainment, celebration and networking.