- 15th September 2017
- Posted by: Sophie Bunker
- Category: News
We won two categories at last night’s NCE TechFest awards ceremony; ‘Best use of Technology: Driving Efficiency’ and ‘Designer of the Year’. We were shortlisted for four categories in total at the event, which showcased the best technology-led innovations that are driving civil engineering forward.
Marc Pinnell, JBA Consulting Managing Director, commented, “These NCE TechFest awards are a fantastic achievement for all involved. Our success in the mentioned categories stems from our core business themes of innovation, technology and development. They also reinforce our fantastic position in the previous NCE 100 Companies ranking.”
In June, we were ranked 6th out of 100 UK and International engineering companies in the NCE100 Companies of the Year Awards.
Our TechFest shortlisted entries
The first award we received was for ‘Best Use of Technology: Driving Efficiency’ which focused on ForeCoast® Marine, our highly innovative metocean risk management system. The tool is being used to help make huge cost savings and improve health and safety practices on marine energy construction projects.
Mark Lawless, JBA Consulting Director for Business Innovation, commented, “We are very pleased to have won the ‘Best Use of Technology: Driving Efficiency’ award. ForeCoast® has raised the bar in terms of exemplar risk management on marine engineering projects and this award provides valued recognition of the hard work and dedication applied to the project by our team and project partners.”
Our second successful award win came from the ‘Designer of the Year’ category on the basis of our unique culture of innovation, that we have created within the company, and the way that we are driving change in the civil engineering sector.
Rob Berry, Head of Technology, said, “We are very pleased to have won the ‘Designer of the Year’ award. Since our inception, innovation and the drive to use new digital technologies to create better, more integrated and more efficient solutions has been at our core. To have this commitment recognised by the wider construction industry is a great honour.”
We were also nominated for the ‘Supplier of the Year’ award as well as the ‘Innovation of the Year: Big Data’ award for JFlow®, our software package for simulating flood risks. JFlow®, covers anything from local to continental scales including river, surface water, coastal and dam break floods.
Want to know more?
Contact Mark Lawless for more information on our award submissions and the projects highlighted within these. You can also find out more about the many different software and technologies we use and develop on our website.