Engineering consultancy Sweco is to design a range of major UK road and motorway improvement projects, as partner to two lead contractors on the new £8.7bn Highways England regional framework. As lead designer to Galliford Try and GRAHAM, Sweco will work across three lots of the Delivery Integration Partnership programme. The appointments will provide a strong platform to drive further growth across Sweco’s transport and environmental offering in the UK.
Urban Insight is based on a series of insight reports written by Sweco experts. It is a long-term initiative with a different theme each year. The theme for 2018 is Urban Move, focusing on mobility and sustainable development of transports in Europe.
The report From threat to opportunity – revaluating storm water management in urban areas investigates how sustainable storm water management can contribute to the creation of livable cities.
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.