West Midlands News

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CIHT West Midlands News 2022

CIHT West Midlands Region Golf Day - 26 September 2022 - Report

The Region’s annual golf day was held on Monday 26 September at Aston Wood Golf Club. This was the first year the event has
been held at Aston Wood Golf Club, which turned out to be a good venue.

The winners, for the second year running, with an excellent score of 41 points were David McCann & Stephen Terry-Short.

We are planning to hold next year’s event at Branston Golf Club - details of this event will be notified as soon as the date has been agreed (likely to be June/July 2023).

Thank you to everyone who took part.

Read the full report

CIHT West Midlands Awards Dinner 2022 - Highlights & Award Winners

The CIHT West Midlands region was delighted to host its first in person AGM, annual dinner and awards ceremony in three years at the Burlington Hotel in Birmingham city centre on the evening of 12 May 2022.

At the AGM, the mantle of Chair was passed from Philip Santos to Gavin Maciel. Philip has led the region with passion and dedication through the challenging times of the pandemic. He also did an excellent job of organising the annual dinner, practically from scratch given the amount of time that has passed since the last one.

The awards ceremony was brilliantly organised and executed with aplomb by Paul Unwin. There were a record number of entries submitted, all very high quality which showcased the engineering talent in the West Midlands and made judging extremely difficult. Congratulations to the winners and highly commended / commended which are listed below:

Emerging Professional Award 2022 (Sponsored by WSP)
Winner – Charlie White (Octavius Infrastructure Limited)
Highly Commended – Conchita Munar (Waterman Aspen)

Innovation Award 2022
Winner – Viking Deck Scraper (Currall Lewis & Martin, Kier Highways, and National Highways)
Highly Commended – West Midlands Safari Park Sustainable Car Park (Mulberry GBC Ltd and West Midlands Safari Park

Collaboration Award 2022
Winner – Emergency Active Travel Fund Trance 1 Measures (Birmingham City Council and Jacobs)
Highly Commended – A46 Binley Weekend Beam Lift Operations (Octavius Infrastructure Limited and National Highways)

Environment and Sustainability Award 2022
Winner – Birmingham Transport Plan (Birmingham City Council)
Highly Commended – Sprint Bus (Transport for West Midlands)

Best Small Project Award 2022
Winner – Coundon Cycle Way (WSP and Coventry City Council)
Highly Commended – Shrewsbury Town Centre Works (WSP and Shropshire Council)

Best Large Project Award 2022 (Sponsored by Waterman Aspen)
Winner – Interim Works Programme (Integrated Programme Alliance – Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Highways Ltd, Tarmac, Kier, Arcadis, HTM and WJ)
Highly Commended – Oswestry Mile End Roundabout Junction Improvements (Balfour Beatty and Shropshire Council)
Commended – M5 Junction 6 Improvements (WSP, Tilbury Douglas, and National Highways)

It was also fantastic to finally be able to recognise two former West Midland Chairs, Peter Parker and Alan Bailes, for their work and commitment to CIHT over the years. Their work has helped shape the region into what it is today and their attendance at the event to receive awards was very warmly received.

To conclude, the whole event was a great success with very positive feedback received. Congratulations again to all of the winners and highly commended / commended and we look forward to next year.

For the full summary of the evening and to see photos from the event, please click HERE.


West Midlands Committee News:

The CIHT West Midlands Annual General Meeting was held on 12 May 2022.

Whilst we have elected some of our committee officer roles for 2022-23, we are still welcoming new committee members, as well as specific officer vacancies, including:

Recruitment Officer (1 vacancy)

There are lots of benefits of getting involved; CIHT’s regions and nations play a critical role for the Institution, acting as a focal point for members to meet and share their experiences locally. The regions and nations organise an annual programme of activities, which include CPD opportunities, seminars, site visits and social events.

Top 3 reasons why you should become a CIHT committee member:

1. Invest - Invest in your future; being part of a committee furthers your continuing professional development and may support career progression.

2. Influence - As a committee member you get the chance to represent your region, shape and organise an annual programme of local activities and contribute to key CIHT events.

3. Increase - Being part of regional committee expands your knowledge, enhances professional visibility and increases your industry networks.

You can register your interest HERE.

If you would like further information or would like to hear more about the committee, please contact us either at: westmidlands@ciht.org.uk or regions@ciht.org.uk



CIHT West Midlands Newsletter December 2020

We are pleased to announce that the latest CIHT West Midlands newsletter is available.

You can read the full newsletter HERE.