NJUG Awards 2016 winners announced in Parliament
The winners were unveiled on the 16th November at the 2016 NJUG Awards ceremony held in Parliament. The event was hosted by the Chair of the House of Commons Transport Select Committee Louise Ellman MP, with Andrew Jones MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, delivering the keynote speech.
Sponsored by Virgin Media, the Annual NJUG Awards showcased examples of industry innovation that reflects the seven objectives of the NJUG’s Vision for Street Works.
All winning entries will be used as examples of best practice and turned into case studies so that they can be distributed throughout the road and street works industry. These case studies will also be on our website soon. Submissions to the Awards were received from utilities, contractors and local authorities, and the winners were chosen by an independent panel of experts from national governments, local authorities and industry.
Congratulating the winners, NJUG CEO Bob Gallienne said:
“NJUG would like to congratulate all the winners and those that were shortlisted. NJUG were pleased to see so many members attend the event and celebrate excellence in street works. All the entries this year are great examples of the drive for innovation and collaboration that is going on within the industry. I would also like to thank Louise Ellman MP, chair of the Transport Select Committee, for hosting the event, and Andrew Jones MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, for delivering the keynote speech, and our sponsors, Virgin Media.”
Tom Mockridge, Virgin Media CEO said:
“The NJUG Awards play a significant role in showcasing and supporting innovation, collaboration and best practice within our industry. Virgin Media are once again delighted to have been given the opportunity to sponsor this prestigious event, which is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the continuous hard work shown by the individuals and companies involved in street works which may otherwise go unrecognised by the wider industry.”
NJUG Awards 2016 Winners
Balfour Beatty/South West Water Delivery Alliance – Sight Specific Initiative.
Morrison Utility Services – Tackling Lone Worker Dangers in Street Works.
Stanmore Quality Surfacing Ltd/Oxford Plastic Ltd – SQS & Oxford Plastics Reinstatement Depth Gauge
Kier/Anglian Water/Thames Water/Alliance Partners – Line in the sand.
Skanska Construction UK Ltd/Transport for London – Working together to minimise disruption multi-utility diversion works at Ardleigh Green Bridge, Romford.
Thames Water, eight20 – Keeping life rolling at Swiss Cottage.
Keep the Public Fully Informed
National Grid/Balfour Beatty/tRIIO – Mains replacement communications pilot.
Thames Water, eight20 – Team puts in ‘sparkling performance at Greville Street’.
Sustainable Methods and Materials
Thames Water, eight20 – eight20 achieving sustainable construction, from site operations to tea time treats.
Morrison Utility Services – Reducing the environmental impact of our streetworks.
Morrison Utility Services – Morrison Fleet & Plant Services – Driving Towards a Greener Fleet.
Kelly Group – Reducing waste and emissions
Avoid Damage to Underground Assets
LinesearchbeforeUdig – Increasing the accessibility and visibility of utility assets through a single portal.
Balfour Beatty – ‘The Journey Continues’ Cable Avoidance.
Thames Water/Acoustic Sensing Technology Ltd/Lanes and NRW Utilities Ltd – SewerBatt Prioritising Sewer Cleaning and CCTV.
Amey/United Utilities – Customer Courtesy Cover.
In addition to the awards and winners outlined above, a Special Contribution Towards Excellence in the Delivery of Street Works Award was given to:
Janet Chapman, Technical Manager, Street Works Policy, Thames Water
She has worked in the industry for 20 years, a number of which focusing on street works. Whilst with Thames Water, she has spent many years supporting the delivery of various projects to ensure continued compliance with changes brought about by the Traffic Management Act; NRSWA & various versions of EToN, including EToN6. As co-chair of a key HAUC(UK) Working Group, she is passionate about making a difference and with a positive can do attitude, determined and honest approach and sense of humour that inspires others to looks for solutions rather than simply point out the challenges! She has worked closely with her co-chair Phil Cameron and Systems Working Group colleagues to share knowledge and deliver, amongst other things, a series of informal guides on how to get the best out of EToN in respect of various issues, and also recently, a humorous sketch at the NJUG Conference highlighting the challenges of EToN, as well as being an active member of the HAUC(UK) Co-ordination Working Group.
Steve Burley Street Works Strategy & Compliance Manager, Anglian Water Services Limited
He has long been involved in the street works sector, playing important roles in both NJUG and HAUC(UK). He chairs and participate in a number of HAUC(UK) and NJUG Working Groups, and NJUG Expert Practitioner Groups and can always be relied on to take a balanced, constructive, solutions-based, pragmatic and positive view, whilst just quietly getting on with making things better. He is active in the NJUG EToN; Safety; and Penalties and Performance Expert Practitioner Groups and NJUG’s Operations Group. Steve has driven through positive changes in their company in driving up standards and communication, including engaging with local authority colleagues. He is also the chair of the NJUG Training & Accreditation Expert Practitioner Group and co-chair of the HAUC(UK) Training and Accreditation Working Group, working closely with the co-chair Robert Hudleston, fellow Working Group colleagues and DfT to open up accreditation of training bodies to competition and start to evaluate the training needs of the future.
Photos from NJUG Awards 2016