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The Concrete Society Awards - The Structural Concrete Alliance Award 2016

Guests and industry representatives gathered for The Concrete Society Awards Dinner which was held at The Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane, London on 17 November 2016. This prestigious event celebrates excellence in concrete and is the longest running awards event in the UK construction industry, now in its 47th year. Broadcaster Kate Silverton will be presenting the Awards to this year's winners.

The winners were chosen from entries received from members of the three trade associations which make up the Structural Concrete Alliance: the Concrete Repair Association (CRA); Corrosion Prevention Association (CPA); and the Sprayed Concrete Association (SCA). 

The Awards were judged on the following critera:

Technical Complexity


Industry Interest

Multi - discipline input

Quality of Submission

The shortlisted projects include Sika Ltd for its restoration of Poplar Baths in London; CCL (GB) Ltd for its upgrading and strengthening work at National Grid PLC’s Isle of Grain site near Rochester, Kent; and Volkerlaser for the refurbishment and strengthening of the Woodhouse Tunnel in Leeds.

Commenting on the award, the judges stated:

“The annual Structural Concrete Award aims to identify innovative structural concrete repair and refurbishment solutions that overcome demanding engineering challenges, while advancing technology and understanding.

“Choosing the winners was extremely difficult this year due to the high quality and diversity of the entries.  CCL’s solution for the Isle of Grain bund was selected as we were impressed by the innovative approach to safely detensioning the existing wire system, which we recognised as being extremely technically challenging.

“Sika’s sympathetic restoration of Poplar Baths and the complexity of the logistics required in Volkerlaser’s refurbishment of the Woodhouse tunnel served to highlight the innovation and flexibility our specialists must offer in developing repair and refurbishment solutions”


The winner of the 2016 Structural Concrete Alliance Award for Repair and Refurbishment was CCL (GB) Ltd for their upgrading and strengthening work at National Grid PLC's Isle of Grain site.



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Concrete Repair Association

Formed in 1989, the CRA is committed to promoting and developing the practice of concrete repair and allied disciplines, as well as advancing education, technical training and health & safety matters in this specialist construction sector.


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Sprayed Concrete Association (SCA) represents leading contracting and manufacturing companies engaged in sprayed concrete.

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