Sweco UK has been recognised as a top ten civil engineering firm for the first time by New Civil Engineer (NCE) at its annual industry awards.
Climbing 40 places from last year’s NCE100 Companies listing, the business was placed sixth in the ranking of the top UK 100 engineering firms, with the judges commending Sweco for its commitment in pushing the boundaries of sustainability and holistic design.
Sweco also scooped the ‘Low Carbon Leader’ award at the London ceremony, following its work on implementing PAS2080 carbon standards across Renfrewshire Council’s £130 million City Deal infrastructure project. The judges also applauded the company for its ‘Carbon Conversations’ programme, which aims to improve carbon literacy across the industry and teach participants to create action plans to reduce emissions in their own specialisms.
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Sweco has won five awards at the 2018 BREEAM Awards, which celebrate the achievements of those involved in the specification, design, construction and management of buildings.
The engineering, environment and design consultancy saw off stiff competition from five other businesses to be named Mechanical and Engineering Consultant of the Year at the ceremony on 6th March at Excel London. Sweco’s Zuzana Spicova was also named among the BREEAM Assessors of the Year and two Sweco-designed projects picked up accolades across a range of categories.
In naming Sweco Mechanical and Engineering Consultant of the Year, the judges recognised the business’s integrated approach to embedding sustainability and BREEAM considerations across its projects and teams.