York Civil has taken home two awards at the 2014 Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) SA Earth Awards.

The CCF Earth Awards recognise major civil construction projects through a series of state and territory finals, culminating in a national awards night.

This year, York Civil won in two categories – Goodwood Junction Rail Upgrade Separation ($20 million to $75 million), and Rail Revitalisation Project ($75 million or more).

Rail Revilation Noarlunga 12 SmallThe Goodwood Junction Rail Upgrade Separation was part of a joint venture and comprised constructing grade separations at two freight-passenger rail junctions, the removal of a four level road-rail, and associated works in and near the Adelaide inner suburbs of Bowden and Goodwood.

The judges said that the upgrade embraced innovative tracked solutions that allowed construction with a lessened burden on rail operations.

The project was delivered with a high level of public safety, which was paramount as it was delivered in close proximity to the community.

The Rail Revitalisation Project was a State Government funded project, which included a range of complex initiatives to be undertaken concurrently. The project aimed to provide a sustainable system that offered faster, cleaner, more frequent and efficient service for commuters.

The project was another joint venture and delivered a variety of works, including track remediation and installation of new track, concrete re-sleepering, the upgrade of road level crossings, and construction over and under bridges and through subways.

Throughout the project, York Civil maintained a strong focus on local industry participation, working closely with an employment representative whose role was to seek potential opportunities for local residents or individuals who found it difficult to procure employment.

The Rail Revitalisation project saw 150 people employed on the project, either directly or indirectly, 75% of which were South Australian residents. On top of that figure, all suppliers and subcontractors but one were South Australian, which allowed the continual up-skilling of local subcontractors in the rail construction industry.

York Civil is also a finalist for the Brisbane Terminal Project at the Brisbane Earth Awards, the winner of which will be announced at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on August 22.

The 2014 CCF National Awards will be held on the evening of Wednesday October 22, and will for the first time encompass the industry’s three major awards programs – the CCF Earth Awards, the Earthmover & Civil Contractor Awards and the inaugural Civil Train Awards.