Engineers Australia awards Gateway Upgrade project Queensland Engineering Excellence Award
The Gateway Upgrade project, entered by Leighton Contractors and Abigroup, has been awarded the R.W. Hawken Award for Engineering Excellence in Queensland.
The R.W. Hawken Award is the highest award conferred at Queensland Division’s Engineering Excellence Awards held on Friday night, representing a significant honour not only in the engineering profession, but also in the Queensland community, according to Steven Goh, Engineers Australia Queensland Division President
“The judges found this project to be outstanding. The works of the second Gateway Bridge had to retain the lines of the 25 year old Gateway Bridge, but with significantly improved detailed designs and construction to provide increased safety, security, cost-effectiveness and a substantially improved design life,
“The evening not only celebrates the overall winners; it creates a platform to showcase today’s projects of engineering ingenuity and leadership, as well as new discoveries and engineering feats,” Mr Goh said.
Forty projects from throughout the state were entered into this year's Queensland Engineering Excellence Awards, including Arup's Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast, which won an Excellence Award in the category of Building and Structures.
The Engineering Leadership Award was presented to Lockyer Valley Regional Council and Cardno for their joint efforts in the aftermath of the 2011 Queensland floods in rebuilding Grantham.
Queensland’s Excellence Award winners are now eligible to nominate for the National Engineering Excellence Awards to be held at Parliament House, Canberra Tuesday 20 November 2012.
For more information on the Queensland Engineering Excellence Award finalists and winners please visit Warrington Photography.
For a full list of High Commendations and Winner visit the Queensland Awards page.