After weeks of sorting entries and a four-hour panel session, the judges have produced a short list for the 2011 T&T Awards. The winners will be announced in a Book of Winners published with the December issue of T&TI.

The shortlist:

Overcoming adversity


• Completion of the West bore and advance on the East bore after thirty years of tunnelling on Hallandsas

• Hard rock tunnelling on East Side Access, New York, by Hatch Mott MacDonald

• Tunnelling for the Croton Water Treatment Plant, New York, by Schiavone Construction


• Design by AECOM of the Tuen Mun – Chek Lap Kok project, Hong Kong

• Planning the upgrade to one of London’s busiest stations, Victoria, by London Underground, Mott MacDonald, Vinci-BAM Nuttall JV and Keller

Tour de Force:

• Cutting the Olmas Trans-Andean tunnel under 2,000m of overburden, by Robbins

• Battling complex challenges on New York’s No. Seven line, by Parsons Brinkerhoff


Investor in tunnellers:

• Tunnel Skills

• British Tunnel Society Young Members

• Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy


• A3 Hindhead tunnel project, UK, by Mott MacDonald, Balfour Beatty and the UK Highways Agency

• West tunnel drive of the Hallandsas high speed rail project, Sweden by Vinci and Skanska


Innovative use of materials:

• Thin sprayed lining in confined shafts in Hong Kong by Aecom

• Efficient use of sprayed concrete lining on the A3 Hindhead tunnel, UK, by Mott MacDonald, Balfour Beatty and the UK Highways Agency

• The use of a tunnel plug on the blocked Glendoe hydro power station tunnels following collapse, by Lindstrand

Innovative use of equipment:

• The Ultra Rapid Underpass TBM by Obayashi

• Thermal exchange lining for energy production in tunnels by Rehau, Zublin and Arup

• Granit ground anchor testing by Halcrow

Innovative use of instrumentation:

• Discrete monitoring of London Underground tunnels by ITMSoil

• First use of Geotechnical Interpretive Report in Hungary, by Mott MacDonald

• Non-destructive backfill quality control on Hallandsas by Vinci and Skanska