BARCELONA, SPAIN — Atkins’ work on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Channel Tunnel project was recognized with two awards at the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) gala dinner in Barcelona. The FIDIC Centenary Awards celebrate the best consulting engineering achievements of the last 100 years, and are decided by an international judging panel of industry experts. The FIDIC Centenary Major Building Project was awarded to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; the Channel Tunnel won the Major Civil Engineering Project award.
Mike McNicholas, managing director of Atkins’ Design and Engineering business, said: “Once in a lifetime, engineers may get the chance to work on projects like these that excite a nation and attract worldwide attention. In the last two decades, Atkins’ technical experts were part of the team that successfully delivered these two time-critical projects. Most recently, during the seven years leading up to and during the London 2012 Games, we were at the heart of delivering the physical infrastructure needed to host a world-class event in London.”
The international judging panel selected the Channel Tunnel project from a field of 150 candidates, recognizing Atkins and the French engineering consultancy SETEC as joint project managers. FIDIC members are made up of national associations of consulting engineers. Founded in 1913, FIDIC is charged with promoting and implementing the consulting engineering industry’s strategic goals on behalf of its member associations. Currently, its membership covers 94 countries across the world. The U.S. member organization of the FIDIC is the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), which represents more than 5,000 American engineering firms.
The FIDIC Centenary Conference brought together more than 2,000 of the world’s top consulting engineering professionals, two-thirds of which were “C-suite” executives.
For more information on Atkins’ work on London 2012, visit www.atkinsglobal.com/about-us/london-2012.