Going for Gold: Heads of the Valleys Wins at Green World Awards

Going for Gold: Heads of the Valleys Wins at Green World Awards

A465 Dualling project in Wales secures award for best practice civil engineering.

The £223m A465 Heads of the Valleys Section 2 dualling project for the Welsh Government has secured Gold Award in the Civil Engineering category of the Green World Awards. RPS was appointed to the project by Costain and has provided a range of environmental consultancy services since 2011.

The International annual awards recognise environmental best practice and are organised by independent non-profit environment group The Green Organisation. The event attracts project entrants from worldwide and were this year held in Dubai on December 11th. The Green Organisation was founded in 1994 and also presents the National Green Apple Environment Awards in the UK Houses of Parliament. The project won the Gold National Award for Building and Construction in Wales earlier in 2017.

Leader of the ECI project, Costain has passed its sincere thanks on to RPS as having been instrumental in helping to win the award.

Earlier this year, the project reported over two million hours’ site work with no reportable accidents – a fantastic achievement for such a complex project.

More project details:
A465: Two Million Hours Plus and No Reportable Accidents_26th July 2017
Dualling of the Heads of the Valleys_10th March 2015

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