Careys Civil Engineering was recently recognised for their work at the V&A Museum of Design, Dundee, with a highly commended award at the 2017 Concrete Society Awards.

The annual presentation of the coveted awards for excellence in concrete took place London in November, where the project team proudly accepted their commendation for their work at the museum building which will be one of the most iconic concrete structures in Scotland.

Comments from the principal judges included:

“As this is the first building as part of the riverbank development it is very striking and unlike any of the older buildings. The intent is for it to be different rather than harmoniously blending into the locality. The concrete at the heart of the building is a structural shell and as such serves its purpose well. It complements the final precast elements that cover the structure.    

 The curves, overhanging walls of varying thickness were a demanding challenge that could only have been created in concrete. The expectation of the material from both a structural integrity and external finish was very high, and the contractor had to constantly redesign mixes and placing practicalities as the structure progressed. The whole building then had to support the heavy precast element hung on all surfaces of the finished structure.

The black colour and the varying surfaces were extremely challenging and were well executed.”

“This is a fantastic achievement. Being shortlisted for these awards is a real testament to the high standard of work that is going on at the V&A Museum”.

George Buchan, CCE Head of Delivery
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