Celebrating excellence in engineering

September 7th, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT, Featured: PositionIT

The 2018 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards (hosted by Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and sponsored by Aon South Africa) this year received close to 50 submissions.

In celebration of Nelson Mandela’s Centenary year, CESA expanded the Award’s categories to include The Lifetime Industry Achievement Award, a discretionary award to recognise an individual who has contributed significantly to the development and promotion of the consulting engineering industry in South Africa during their lifetime. It was presented posthumously to Ivor Evans, one of CESA’s past presidents who had served the industry with enthusiasm and passion his entire career.

CESA Aon Awards winners of 2018.

CESA Aon Awards winners of 2018.

The winner in the category of Young Engineer of the Year was Shamiso Kumbirai from Aurecon with Ntseuoa Motsieloa from Nyeleti Consulting receiving a commendation. The category for Engineering Excellence with a value greater than R250-million was won by Aecom for the Construction of the Cape Flats 3 Bulk Sewer – Phase 2 with HHO Consulting receiving a commendation for the Upgrade of the N11 Section 10 from Middelburg to Loskop Dam. The category for Engineering Excellence with a value between R50-million and R250-million was won by Aurecon for the Sol Plaatje University Library and Student Resource Centre. Commendations were awarded to Knight Piésold for the Rehabilitation of Main Road between Atlantic Road, Muizenberg and Clovelly Road, Clovelly – Phase 3; and to Royal HaskoningDHV for the Grayston Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge.

The category for Engineering Excellence with a value less than R50-million, was won by Hatch Africa for the Tugela River Pedestrian Bridge with Naidu Consulting receiving a commendation for the Widening of the Tongati River Bridge. In the category of Best International Project, sponsored by the Built Environment Professionals Export Council (BEPEC), SMEC South Africa was announced as winner for the Sydney Metro Cable Stayed Bridge with Knight Piésold receiving a commendation for the Von Bach Dam Asphaltic Seal Replacement. Knight Piésold won the Business Excellence category with BVi Consulting Engineers receiving a commendation. Naidu Consulting won the Mentoring Company of the Year, sponsored by Bosch Holdings with Knight Piésold receiving a commendation. Infraconsult Engineering was recognised as Small Company of the Year.

In an effort to promote mentorship of young engineers CESA recognises the contribution mentors make to the industry and the future of the profession.  Graham Jennings from Knight Piésold is the Mentor of the Year. Sanral received the award for the Visionary Client of the Year.

Contact Dennis Ndaba, CESA, Tel 011 463-2022,dennis@cesa.co.za