CESA/Aon Excellence Awards winners announced

17 August 2015

In a celebration of innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism in the consulting engineering sector, Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) held its prestigious CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards (sponsored by AON) at Vodacom World in Midrand on the 12th August, 2015.

The category of Engineering Excellence with a value greater than R250 million was won by Moroff & Kuhne for WBHO’s “The Point”. The client’s brief for the re-development of the old Galleria building at 76 Regent Road, Sea Point, into a 28 000 square meters shopping and lifestyle centre – required innovative and out-of-the-box thinking.

The category of Engineering Excellence with a value between R50 million and R250 million was won by Bosch Projects for the Bronkhorstspruit Biogas Project for Bio2Watt. The first project of its kind in Africa.

The category of Engineering Excellence with a value less than R50 million, was won by Royal HaskoningDHV DHV for the New Microbiological Laboratory for the National Bioproducts Institute.

Bigen Africa won the Business Excellence category. It is Bigen’s proven expertise in engineering, management consulting and development finance which proactively seeks the best outcome for customer, community and country.

Best International Project, sponsored by the Built Environment Professionals Export Council (BEPEC), was won by Bigen Africa for the Botswana North South Carrier 2: Water Transfer System for the Botswana Ministry of Minerals, Energy & Water Resources.

To promote the Consulting Engineering industry to young professionals, CESA recognises the contribution young engineers make to the industry and to the future of the profession. The winner of Young Engineer of the Year is Geoff du Toit from Aurecom with Rudolf Le Roux from Arup receiving a commendation.

Bigen Africa won the Mentoring Company of the Year, sponsored by Bosch Holdings. They have designed and implemented strategies which align business objectives with individual expectations of career success.

Colin Andrews is the Mentor of the year. He exudes a passion for mentoring that has produced impressive results at Royal HaskoningDHV.

Visionary Client of the Year, sponsored by Santam, went to the Development Bank of Southern Africa.

For the role played by media, 3S Media received recognition for Publishing Excellence: Trade Publication and Independent Newspapers received recognition for Publishing Excellence: Daily Newspapers.

UWP Consulting was announced as the winner of the CESA Job Shadow Initiative with Royal HaskoningDHV, Hatch Goba and Infraconsult as runners-up.

CESA’s KwaZulu Natal Branch was named winner of the Branch of the Year Award.

More information from Dennis Ndaba Tel: +27(0)114632022/0739812066/[email protected]

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