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Awards were presented at the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Assn. awards in London
CH2M HILL won three International Tunnelling and Underground Space Assn. awards in London in recognition of project successes and contribution to tunneling design across the globe.
Building on the successes of the past three years, CH2M HILL was named Global Tunnelling Design Firm of the Year. The firm’s work was also recognized in the Technical Innovation and Environmental Initiative categories. The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority’s Blue Plains Tunnel was honored in the Technical Innovation of the Year category. CH2M HILL is the lead designer of this design-build project, working for the Traylor, Skanska, Jay Dee Joint Venture.
The National Grid Cable Tunnels project won Environmental Initiative of the Year. CH2M HILL has been involved as the lead designer responsible for these structures plus the shaft head houses.
“These awards are a testament to our 500-member Tunnels and Earth Engineering Practice," said Martin Knights, CH2M HILL’s global leader of tunnels and earth engineering. "It is an honor to see our industry peers recognize the firm’s expertise in concept design and planning solutions, detailed tunnel and underground space design, and overall project implementation oversight.”
The NCE International Tunnelling Awards event was organized by New Civil Engineer, Ground Engineering and the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES). It celebrates innovative and successful projects, companies and individuals from across the global tunneling industry.