Meet the finalists

Public and Infrastructure
All Finalists2019 Winners

Willmott Dixon

Russ Parks MCIOB

There is nothing straightforward about demolishing a building holding a 40m-high cliff in place, in a prime sea front location and surrounded by homes and businesses. Russ Parks overcame the ferocious technical difficulties by improvising and adapting. Just as important was his ability to keep his head – particularly when ground sensors revealed movement within the entire cliff slope during the post-demolition construction of the main retaining wall. His successful leadership of this taxing project won the client’s utmost respect.