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Prizes and Awards
INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION: ENR Ranking 2020
In 2020, the Group was ranked No 53 on the ENR (Engineering News Record) list of top international design firms by export volume. In the different sectors it was ranked as follows:
Prizes and Awards 2020
Ground Engineering Awards 2020 in the UK Geotechnical Team of the Year category
The SCS Design House team comprising ARUP, TYPSA and STRABAG has won the award for its work on the design of the HS2 High Speed Project in London.
Prizes and Awards 2019
3rd International Agustín de Betancourt Infrastructure Award 2019
The Caminos Foundation and the Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers gave the award to the Doha Metro project between Doha and Al Wakra. TYPSA and its consortium partners won the award as lead designer developing the detailed design.
ENR Award of Merit 2019, Sports/Entertainment
Wanda Metropolitano Stadium won the Engineering News Record (ENR) sports/entertainment award of merit. TYPSA Group is part of the winning team through its subsidiary MC2, which provided concept design services and was the engineering firm in charge of the detailed structural and foundation design and construction supervision assistance.
ENR Global Best Projects Award 2019, Rail
Engineering News Record (ENR) magazine’s Best Project award for Rail went to Doha Metro Red Line South Elevated & At Grade. TYPSA and its consortium partners won the award as the lead designer of the detailed design for the Red Line South D&B contract.
3rd National Albert Serratosa City and Territory Award 2019
The Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers (CICCP) awarded this prize in recognition of the massive urban transformation project comprising the M-30 (now Calle 30) urban motorway tunnels and the Madrid Río urban park, built on top of the tunnels along both banks of the River Manzanares. The award acknowledges the project’s ‘contribution to the sustainable development of the city of Madrid in the medium and long term’. TYPSA Group is a member of the winning team having participated in many of the underground section projects and prepared the park’s preliminary and detailed landscaping and urban development, civil works, MEP and structural designs.
12th Caminos Madrid Awards from the Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers. Best Municipal Infrastructure Award
The Madrid Chapter of the Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers has awarded its 2019 Best Infrastructure Award to the: ‘Wanda Metropolitano Stadium Outside Area’, which covers 1,200,000 m2 and features different landscapes and environments. TYPSA Group forms part of the award-winning team together with developers, designers and construction companies, through its subsidiary GBM, which applied Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) to define the drainage strategy and prepare the stormwater network calculations for the development of the area outside the stadium accesses.
Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) 2019 Award
2019 Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE) Award. The UK Association for Project Management (APM) Awards recognised the design team responsible for the Healthy by Design Programme, HS2 Phase2b, as this year’s HSSE Award winner. TYPSA shares the award with its JV partners.
The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) 2019 Outstanding Project of the Year Award was presented at the Conference in Mexico City to MC2 TYPSA Group for the Widening of the Bridge over the Rande Strait.
LOI 130 International Architectural Prize
First prize in the LOI 130 International Architectural Competition organised by the European Commission. TYPSA and its subsidiary MC2 are part of the winning team of the International Architectural Competition for the design to replace ageing EU institution buildings in Brussels based on sustainability and energy efficiency
Honorary Distinction granted by the UAE Federal Transport Authority (FTA). The award was presented in acknowledgement of the quality of the work carried out for the FTA in the “Feasibility Study on implementing a lorry tolling system on federal roads in UAE”.
METIS Sustainable Infrastructure
PVGRAd, a novel 3D simulation tool for grading and structural optimization of photovoltaic solar power plants, developed entirely in AZTEC’s headquarters in Phoenix, has won Arizona State University’s ‘2019 METIS Sustainable Infrastructure’ award.
Murcia Region Civil Works Award
The Port of Cartagena Cruise Terminal eastern expansion has won the Murcia Region Civil Works Award, organised by the Regional Ministry of Public Works and Infrastructure and the Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers in the Region of Murcia. TYPSA provided the detailed design for the pier expansion, the ship manoeuvrability study, structural calculations for the floating caissons and construction supervision assistance, making us part of the winning team.
Ground Engineering Awards UK
TYPSA is the proud winner of two awards:
■ Ground Investigation Project of the Year Under GBP 2M for the Carrizal Hydroelectric Project.
■ International Project of the Year for the Trujillo Bridge Underpass
Outstanding Structure Awards IABSE
International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) Outstanding Structure Awards 2019 – Finalist: ‘Widening of the bridge over the Rande Strait’. Our subsidiary, MC2, provided the conceptual and detailed structural designs and technical construction supervision assistance, making TYPSA Group part of the prize-winning team.
Prizes and Awards 2018
Bentley Year in Infrastructure
Bentley Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards: The winner in the Rail and Transit category was the HS2 Main Works Civil Contract S1 and S2 (UK High Speed Rail network linking London to Manchester and Leeds in the north) for ‘going digital’ and for its innovative BIM approach. TYPSA shares the award with its JV partners.
Acueducto de Segovia Award
The Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers has awarded the 2018 Acueducto de Segovia Infrastructure and Environment Award to the “AP-9 Capacity Expansion. Section: Rande Bridge” project. This pio- neering project to widen this cable-stayed bridge is one of the first of its kind in the world. MC2, TYPSA Group’s subsidiary, completed the design and provided construction supervision services, and now shares this award with the owners and contractors.
Prizes and Awards 2017
Best Municipal Infrastructure Award
The Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers in Madrid awarded the Best Municipal Infrastructure Award 2017 to the “Estadio Wanda Metropolitano” – the new Atlético de Madrid football stadium. TYPSA Group was on the winning team through its subsidiary, MC2, which provided services for concept and detailed structural design and construction supervision assistance.
ACHE Structural Engineering Award
ACHE, the Spanish Structural Engineering Association recognised two TYPSA projects in the 3rd
edition of its awards:
■ Best Building Structure Award for the Orona Zero building, structure designed by TYPSA Group’s subsidiary MC2 Estudio de Ingeniería.
■ Best Structural Innovation Award for the viaduct over the River Ulla. TYPSA provided construction supervision.
International Sustainable Building Award Your BREEAM
Members of the public chose the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) AA3 building as the “Your BREEAM” 2017 International Sustainable Building Award winner in the “New Office Buildings” category. TYPSA is proud to be part of the winning team as the engineering provider.
San Telmo Award
The Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers in Galicia awarded the 2017 San Telmo Award to the team responsible for the Third A Coruña Ring Road project. TYPSA provided construction engineering services on the Galicia Regional Government section, making the firm part of the award-winning team together with developers, construction companies and designers.
Prizes and Awards 2016
Rafael Izquierdo Award for Solidarity
TYPSA has won the 2016 Rafael Izquierdo Award for Solidarity in recognition of its work creating “Lake Albert University” School of Civil Engineering in Mahagi, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The award was given by the Spanish Professional Association of Civil Engineers through the Fundación Caminos.
Project Management Award
TYPSA won the Cesine Publishing Group’s Project 2016 award, an annual prize recognising performance, leadership and high professional standards in Project Management in Spain. The award was presented at the XVIII Conference on Project and Construction Management in Construction and Engineering.
“Bonus Prevención” Diploma
Mutua Universal presented TYPSA with the Bonus Prevención [health and safety bonus] diploma for its commitment to reducing workplace accidents and promoting health and safety.
Prizes and Awards 2015
Viaduct over the River Ulla Awards
■ Honourable Mention from the Spanish Professional Association of Civil Engineers at the
Aqueduct of Segovia Infrastructure Awards 2015.
■ TYPSA was also a finalist in the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) Outstanding Structure Awards 2016.
■ The Professional Association of Civil Engineer’s of Galicia named the viaduct winner of the San Telmo Award.
TYPSA provided Construction Engineering Services, making the firm part of these award-winning teams.
The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) presented the FIDIC Awards 2015 at its annual conference held in Dubai. TYPSA Group won the Award of Merit for its preliminary and detailed design of the Guarulhos International Airport Expansion project.
Agustín de Betancourt International Infrastructure Awards
The Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers, through the Caminos Foundation, awarded TYPSA the Honourable Mention in the 2015 First Agustín de Betancourt International Infrastructure Awards, for the Preliminary and Final Design of the São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport Expansion.
Prizes and Awards 2014
The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Awards recognised, three TYPSA
Group engineering projects as being among the world’s best built in the last 10 years.
■ Outstanding Project of the Year (Highest Award): Madrid M-30 M- Río (project presented by Tecniberia on behalf of the consulting engineering firms TYPSA, Intecsa-Inarsa, Acciona Ingeniería and Ginprosa).
■ Award of Merit: designs for Santander Group City.
■ Award of Merit: designs for Tucuruí Locks, Brazil, delivered by our subsidiary Engecorps.
Prizes and Awards 2013
National Civil Engineering Award
The Spanish Ministry of Public Works presented the National Civil Engineering Award 2013 to Pablo Bueno Sainz,Chairman of TYPSA, in recognition of his valuable contribution to civil engineering. This prestigious Award acknowledges more than 50 years’ work dedicated to the social, financial, aesthetic and technological aspects of the profession, reflected in what is the TYPSA Group today.
Acueducto de Segovia Award
The Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos (Spain’s official professional body for Civil Engineers) has awarded the Acueducto de Segovia Prize 2013 to the Venta de Cárdenas – Santa Elena section of the A-4 Southern Highway. The jury said that the infrastructure “provides a solution to the old Despeñaperros mountain pass and finally overcomes one of the great road obstacles in our complex mountainous terrain”. TYPSA, as the designer, is part of the awardwinning team that includes the developers, contractors and construction supervisors.
Engineering Excellence Awards competition
TYPSA Group ́s subsidiary, AZTEC, is among those distinguished by the “American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona (ACEC AZ)” in the Engineering Excellence Awards competition 2013, for its design of the “US 89 Interim Detour, US 89T (Route N20)”. The award is in recognition of the exceptional level of innovation, complexity and team coordination during the design of the bypass resulting in minimal environmental impact, and completed in less than 2 months.
San Telmo Award
The Punta Langosteira port facilities have been awarded the 2013 San Telmo Prize given by the Official Institution of Civil Engineers of Galicia. TYPSA is proud to be a part of this honour as the lead company in the Temporary Joint Venture which has provided Construction Engineering and Inspection services for the past seven years.
Prizes and Awards 2012
LEED Gold Certificate
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded TYPSA Headquarters LEED Gold Certification for Existing Buildings, 2012. LEED Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) identifies buildings designed and built using strategies geared towards the achievement of high performance in key environmental areas: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy efficiency, materials and indoor air quality.
Acueducto de Segovia Award
The V Edition of the 2012 Acueducto de Segovia (Segovia Aqueduct) Prize was awarded by the Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers (CICCP) to the Murcia Regional Government’s System for Urban Waste Water Regeneration and Reuse. TYPSA & Tecnoma were part of the award-winning team having worked on the project with the regional Ministry of Agriculture and Water on a regular basis, delivering design services and technical support as well as the operation supervision of Murcia’s waste water treatment plants.
Acueducto de Segovia Award
The Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers (CICCP) awarded an Honourable Mention in the V Edition of the 2012 Acueducto de Segovia (Segovia Aqueduct) Prize to Acuamed’s Project for the Defense and Environmental Requalification of the River Serpis in Gandía. Tecnoma is part of the winning team having provided engineering services that included technical support to the Environmental Department, the amended construction design and monitoring of environmental work during the guarantee period.
Prizes and Awards 2011
Best Public Works Awards
Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers – Madrid Area. Best Public Works Awards 2011. First Prize: “Madrid Río Project” backed by Madrid City Council. The award recognizes TYPSA’s contribution to the design and construction supervision.
State Rout 303, Arizona,USA. Awards
Section: Happy Valley Road - Lake Pleasant Parkway:
■ ARTBA (American Road & Transportation Builders Association) Globe Award for its special contribution to environmental enhancement.
■ The Award for the Best Transportation Project in the Southwest. ENR Southwest–Top Road 2011, awarded by McGraw Hill and Engineering News Record magazine.
■ Roads and Bridges Magazine, number 10 in the Top 10 Road Award list, competing against projects from all over USA.
■ Silver Award Divided Highways (Urban), a National Honor awarded by the American Concrete Pavement Association.
■ The Engineering Excellence Honor Award, a local prize awarded by the American Council of Engineering Companies.
Prizes and Awards 2010
Best Public Works Awards
Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers – Madrid Area, Best Public Works Awards 2010. The “Expansion of the AP-6 Motorway. 3rd Carriageway and Third Guadarrama Tunnel between Valle de los Caídos and San Rafael” project received a Commendation which included TYPSA’s design and construction supervision services.
Best Public Works Awards
Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers – Madrid Area, Best Public Works Awards 2010. The First Prize was awarded to all those involved in the “Madrid Transport Interchanges Plan” promoted by the Madrid Transport Consortium. This included TYPSA as designer of the Moncloa Transport Interchange.
Prizes and Awards 2009
2009 “Potencia Award” for the “Design of the New Bridge over the River Miño in Lugo, Spain” in the Best Design of the year category.