ITS grandee wins another top award

WSP’s Head of Profession for Intelligent Transport Systems, Ian Patey, has won the CIHT Transportation Professional of the Year at its awards in London.

This follows his Rees Hills Award for Outstanding Personal Contribution at the ITS (UK) Awards last year.

“I find it humbling to have been nominated for this award, yet alone to win it,” Mr Patey told Highways News. “Everything I have achieved has been through team work and collaboration – this is not about me but about the brilliant people I have the privilege of working with and the wonderful, ever present, support from [my wife] Kathryn, always at my side.”

The full list of winners and nominations for the prestigious awards were:

CIHT Healthy Transport Award

Recognising the contribution of transport decarbonisation and the health of the population.

Amey Consulting – Liverpool City Centre Connectivity: The Strand Phase 1 project – Winner

Sustrans – Chrisp Street Community Cycles Streets – Highly Commended

BAM Nuttall – Stourton Park and Ride – Commended

Go Jauntly – Go Jauntly Green Routes App – Commended

Transport for London – TfL School Streets – Commended

WSP – Histon Road Highway Improvement Scheme – Commended

CIHT Employer of the Year Award

Recognises employers that make an outstanding effort in engaging with their employees and the wider sector.

Momentum Transport Consultancy – Winner

Kier – Where everyone can bring their whole self to work – Highly Commended

Balfour Beatty – Balfour Beatty Highways – Commended

J McCann and Co Limited – “McCann Family” Our People Matter – Commended

 CIHT EDI Initiative of the Year Award

Recognising employers or individuals that have implemented an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) initiative of merit.

Manchester City Council – The Highways Access Group – Winner

Atkins Limited – #Differentmakesadifference – Highly Commended

AmeyArup – A66 Northern Trans-Pennine – Inclusion Action Plan – Commended

Laura Brooks, Molly Hoggard, Marie Godward – Gender Equality Toolkit in Transport – Commended  

Kier – Expect Respect – Commended

CIHT Team of the Year Award

Celebrating the achievements of teams who have been able to adapt and work effectively under the challenges posed during COVID-19 in the Highways and Transportation sector

Kier Highways – Nordis Signs – Winner

Agilysis Limited – Team Lemur – Commended

Amey – A collaborative approach to delivering innovation in Kent – Commended

National Highways – A52 Clifton Bridge repair Scheme – Commended  

Smart Motorways Alliance – Stopped Vehicle Detection – Commended  

CIHT Creating Better Places Award

Recognising how outstanding design and implementation of schemes in our towns and cities improve the places around them and create places for people

Sustrans – The Ripple Greenway – Winner

Amey – Liverpool City Centre Connectivity: The Strand Phase 1 – Highly Commended

WSP – The Green Spine – Highly Commended

Project Centre Ltd – Camberley High Street – Commended

WSP – Shrewsbury Town Centre – Commended

CIHT Infrastructure Award

Recognising exceptional engineering solutions that have delivered creative and resilient infrastructure.

National Highways – A52 Clifton Bridge Repair Scheme – Winner

Amey Consulting – Kincardine Bridge – Highly Commended

Aggregate Industries & Kier – Low Carbon Pavement Design – Commended

Amey – Liverpool City Centre Connectivity: The Strand Phase 1 – Commended

Amey Consulting – M60 Junction 1 to 2, Kings Reach to Abney Hall – Commended

Morgan Sindall Infrastructure – M1, J23 & A512 Improvements Scheme – Commended

Tilbury Douglas Construction Limited – A69 Bridge End Junction, Hexham – Commended

CIHT Research Initiative of the Year

Recognising an outstanding piece of research in the highways and transportation sector that will further the industry as a whole.

WSP – Women’s Personal Safety on London Public Transport – Winner

So-Mo – Message Not Received – Highly Commended

Amey – Understanding Gipave, a Graphene-Enhanced Asphalt – Commended

Atkins Ltd – Evaluating SRN Performance using Near-Real Time Floating Vehicle Data (FVD) – Commended

Scottish Borders Council – 20mph default trial Scottish Borders Council – Commended

CIHT & Kier Transport Planning Award

Recognises the value of transport planning in achieving positive outcomes for the benefit of the public.

Wood Group – York real-time traffic modelling scheme – Winner

Stantec – Gravity and the Stantec Scenario Planning Tool – Commended

The University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus – The Development of a Travel Demand Model for Trinidad – Commended

CIHT & Atkins Technology and Innovation Award

Recognising innovation in the industry (including research, technology, products, processes and services) that have positively impacted the organisation, industry and society.

University College London – PEARL – Winner

Amey – Feedback Loop Playbook – Asset Data Delivery Model – Highly Commended

Archaeological Research Services Ltd – Blank Area Testing – Commended

Kier Highways – Natural Capital & Biodiversity Design Tool – Commended

CIHT & Ringway Climate Action Award

Recognising highways and transportation projects, schemes, products or strategies that demonstrate a contribution to sustainable working practices. 

Lancashire County Council & Atkins – Lancashire Local Highways Decarbonisation Strategy – Winner

Aggregate Industries – SuperLow-Carbon asphalt – Highly Commended

Kier Highways – Driving for a Sustainable World – Commended

Skanska – M42 Junction 6 Improvement Scheme – Commended

Transport for the North – Transport Decarbonisation Strategy – Commended

CIHT Collaboration Award

Recognising those that have shown dedication to working in collaboration with other teams, organisations and/or sectors.

BAM Nuttall, Leeds County Council, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, WSP, Mott MacDonald, Sisk & Capita – Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme LPTIP – Winner

Amey, Staffordshire County Council, Connected Places Catapult & Keele University – SIMULATE Live Lab Programme – Highly Commended

Ringway and Worcestershire County Council – Network Resilience – Highly Commended 

Devon County Council, Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership, Great Western Railway & Network Rail – Dartmoor Line Railway Reopening – Commended

Graham Construction – M25 J25 Integrated team – Commended

Transport Scotland – Delivering a Transport Plan for COP26 – Commended

CIHT Road Safety Award

The Road Safety Award, in memory of John Smart, recognises outstanding achievements which improve road user safety through excellent practice, design and technical application.

Scottish Borders Council – 20mph Default in Scottish Borders – Winner

Cranfield University – Pre-Driver Theatre and Workshop Education Research – Highly Commended

FORS – FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) – Commended

Main Roads Western Australia – Innovative Information Technology in Road Safety – Commended

Transport for London – Intelligent Speed Assistance on London’s bus fleet – Commended

CIHT International Infrastructure Award

Recognising outstanding examples of developing highways and transportation infrastructure from outside the UK and Ireland which have made major contributions to communities and society.

ORIS – Sourcing Intelligence for Road Optimization – Winner

Victorian State Government – Werribee Level Crossing Removal Project – Highly Commended

CEG INTERNATIONAL – Environmental Impact Assessments – Commended

NTSG Italia srl / Fibre Security bv – Preserving Pipelines of Society – Commended

CIHT Award

Awarded to the entry that most closely aligns with the CIHT values of being (Professional, Inclusive, Collaborative and Progressive).

BAM Nuttall, Leeds County Council, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, WSP, Mott MacDonald, Sisk & Capita – Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme LPTIP – Winner

CIHT Institution Award

Awarded to a transportation professional who has made a significant contribution to policy formulation and management.

Graham Pendlebury

CIHT Transportation Professional of the Year

Awarded to a CIHT member who has made an excellent contribution to the highways and transportation profession and demonstrates the values of CIHT.

Ian Patey, Head of Profession for ITS, WSP

The CIHT Awards were sponsored by Atkins, Kier and Ringway.

(Picture – Ian Patey)


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