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Ringway Jacobs wins CIHT Asset Management Award

Ringway Jacobs has won the Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) Asset Management Award 2018.

Ringway Jacobs recognises the importance of highway infrastructure, and how an effectively maintained and managed network contributes to the achievement of their client’s corporate objectives. Their principal objective is to deliver their client’s needs in a safe and efficient way which provides the best whole life cost for the design life of the asset under their management.

Working on behalf of their clients across the country, Ringway Jacobs manages an asset stock valued at nearly £26 billion. Implementation of its whole life Asset Management System ensures the efficient use of resources to maintain over 16,388km of local authority network.

Three of Ringway Jacobs’ five contracts are accredited to ISO 55001 Asset Management and last year, they also won the Institute of Asset Management Project Achievement Award.

Of the ‘Setting the Asset Management Standard’ entry, the CIHT Judges commented: "This national approach by Ringway Jacobs recognises the importance of an effectively maintained and managed network, and aims to provide the best whole life cost for the design life of the asset. The judges were impressed with how they have developed a common system framework to secure Incentive Fund Band 3, ensure additional client funding and evidence asset, environmental and customer benefits. As well as a communication strategy, Ringway Jacobs set out to embed asset management culture through internal and external engagement with councillors and the use of social media.”

Mike O’Neill, Ringway Jacobs Managing Director said “I am extremely proud that we have won this national award for Asset Management. We pride ourselves on our Asset Management System which drives the most efficient way of managing our client’s network, providing best value for money and delivering a safe and sustainable network. We have assisted other companies to achieve ISO 55001 Asset Management and are available to help other Local Authorities to achieve Band 3 of the DfT Incentive Fund.”

Ringway Jacobs was also shortlisted for the following awards:

­CIHT Sustainability Award - Highly Commended: LED Sustainable Smart Street Lighting

CIHT Health and Safety at Work Award - Commended: Prevention of Underground Service Strikes

CIHT / Costain Sustainable Transport Award: Sustainable Transport in Essex Highways

From left to right: Simon Butt, Andrew Cook, Chris Shields, CIHT President Andreas Markides, Past CIHT President Susan Sharland, presenter Julia Bradbury, Simon Dando, Jo Heynes, Keith Carpenter, Gary Mallin, Andy Denman, Mike O’Neill