UK: Narec Wins Prestigious Robert Stephenson Award
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North East has announced the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) as the winners of this year’s prestigious Robert Stephenson Awards.
Presented by the President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Professor Barry Clarke, at ICE North East’s annual dinner, the awards recognised projects in the ‘Under £4million’ and ‘Over £4million’ categories.
Narec was the winning project in the over £4m category, with the award presented to Narec, Red Box Design, Shepherd Construction, Arup, Turner & Townsend and Heyrod Construction.
Judges said: “This scheme demonstrated great technical ingenuity in both the design and construction processes. The requirements of the scheme set unique challenges for the designers to understand and calculate the huge loads applied during the testing process and the construction demanded tolerances more normally associated with a laboratory than a construction site. The judges were impressed by the integration of the entire team of client, designer, main contractor and subcontractors and felt that this integration was a large factor in the overall success of the project.”
Press release, April 24, 2013; Image: narec