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August 17, 2017

Excellence in engineering rewarded at #CESAAonAwards 2017

The consulting engineering industry came together last night for another celebration of innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism in the engineering industry.

The 2017 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards proved to be better than ever, with over 47 submissions received.

The awards provide CESA with the opportunity to showcase the extent to which local built-environment professionals provide the best in engineering expertise.

Outstanding performance across a wide range of categories was celebrated. These include large and small, as well as local and international projects. It even acknowledges visionary clients as well as future leaders in our industry through the Young Engineer of the Year award.

The importance of young engineers, mentorship and transformation was put in focus at the awards. Speaking at this year’s award, CESA President Lynne Pretorius noted that, in addition to creating innovative infrastructure solutions for the people of South Africa and Africa, consulting engineers play an important part of the country’s transformation agenda.

The 2017 winners are:

Projects with a value in excess of R250 million

Winner: Aurecon, Mall of Africa
Commendation: AECOM, Witwatersrand Goldfields Acid Mine Drainage Project, Eastern Basin
Commendation: Royal HaskoningDHV, Provincial Main Road 577 & BRT Corridor C3

Projects with a value between R50 million and R250 million

Winner: Neil Lyners & Associates, L’Ormarins Hydro Power Project
Commendation: Aurecon, Stortemelk Hydropower Plant
Commendation: Bosch Projects, Special Maintenance of N2 Section 11 between Bramlin and Soutwerke

Projects with a value of less than R50 million

Winner: Fellows Consulting, Malapa Fossil Site Cover and Visitors’ Centre
Commendation: Bigen Africa, Water reclamation plant at the Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine
Commendation: AECOM, Plankenbrug Main Outfall Sewer & Associated Works – Phase 1

Best International Project

Winner: Aurecon, Mizingani Sea Wall

Young Engineer of the Year

Winner: Jabulile Msiza, Jones & Wagener
Commendation: Catherine Blersch, Aurecon
Commendation: Dr Pieter Crous, SMEC

Business Excellence

Winner: Nyeleti Consulting
Commendation: Knight Piésold

Mentor of the Year

Winner: Corrie van der Wath, Matleng Energy Solutions

Mentoring company of the year

Winner: Bigen Africa

Young Company of the Year

Winner: Matleng Energy Solutions

Publisher of the Year

Winner Trade Publications: 3S Media
Winner Daily Newspapers: Independent Newspapers

CESA Branch of the Year

Winner: Port Elizabeth

Visionary client of the Year

Winner: Tongaat Hulett

Job Shadow & Poster Initiative

Winner: UWP Consulting

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2017 Aon Engineering Excellence Awards.

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