We received a ‘Highly Commended Award’ in the category ‘Ground Investigation Specialist of the Year, 2017’ at the industry leading Ground Engineering Awards, 2017 for our work on the HS2 Ground Investigation project. The awards were made after a Gala Dinner at the London Park Lane Hilton on Wednesday 5th July.
In the award announcement the judges made the following comments on the RPS Ground Investigation team: –
‘The depth and breadth of technical services and their management and delivery really impressed the judges. They demonstrated exemplary performance in data management of large volumes of complex information, delivered in the particular format required by the client’.
The event was attended by our HS2 Project Director – Mike Barker, Environment & Infrastructure Managing Director – Andy Clifton and members of the RPS HS2 team together with a number of our guests. RPS was also a finalist for the Ground Investigation Project with a Geotechnical Value of over £500k category.
Since 2015 RPS has been working on 12 ground investigation packages worth over £4.5 million that were secured through the four year, HS2 Ground Investigation Framework, which, at an estimated total value of £40 million, is the largest ground investigation ever undertaken in the UK. We have secured our 13th package of work at Euston Station in London and RPS has been by far the most successful contractor on the framework.
To date our team have excavated 487 exploratory holes involving 4.3km of drilling, 164 trial pits, 19 highway cores, 45 CPT’s, nearly 1000m of downhole geophysical logging and over 5500 Geotechnical tests. To help deliver the packages of work, over 50 staff from seven different RPS offices have contributed to the project over the last two years.