The consulting engineering industry came together last night for the 2018 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards – a celebration of innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism in the engineering industry.

The annual awards event serves as a platform to showcase the important role that infrastructure plays in the sustainable development and delivery of basic services to society. The CESA Awards focus on consulting engineers and their clients who participate in projects that promote the advancement of South Africa as well as recognise the contributions of young professionals and mentors to the engineering profession.


The winners of the 2018 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards are:


Projects with a value in excess of R250 million

Winner: AECOM, Construction of the Cape Flats 3 Bulk Sewer – Phase 2

Commendation: HHO Consulting, Upgrade of the N11 Section 10 from Middelburg to Loskopdam


Projects with a value between R50 million and R250 million

Winner: Aurecon, Sol Plaatje University Library and Student Resource Centre

Commendation: Royal HaskoningDHV, Grayston Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge

Commendation: Knight Piésold Consulting, Rehabilitation of Main Road between Atlantic Road, Muizenberg and Clovelly Road, Clovelly – Phase 3


Projects with a value of less than R50 million

Winner: Hatch Africa, Tugela River Pedestrian Bridge

Commendation: Naidu Consulting, Widening of the Tongati River Bridge


Best International Project

Winner: SMEC South Africa, Sydney Metro Cable Stayed Bridge

Commendation: Knight Piésold Consulting, Von Bach Dam Asphaltic Seal Replacement


Young Engineer of the Year

Winner: Shamiso Kumbirai, Aurecon

Commendation: Ntseuoa Motsieloa, Nyeleti Consulting


Business Excellence

Winner: Knight Piésold Consulting

Commendation: BVi Consulting Engineers


Mentor of the Year

Winner: Graham Jennings, Knight Piésold Consulting


Mentoring company of the year

Winner: Naidu Consulting

Commendation: Knight Piésold Consulting


Small Company of the Year

Winner: Infraconsult Engineering


CESA Lifetime Industry Achievement Award

Winner: Ivor George William Evans


Visionary client of the Year

Winner: Sanral


Publisher of the Year

Winner Trade Publications: Crown publications

Winner Daily Newspapers: Tiso Blackstar Group


CESA Branch of the Year

Winner: Limpopo


Job Shadow & Poster Initiative

Winner: Knight Piésold Consulting

1st runner up: UWP Consulting

2nd runner up: Hatch Africa


Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018 Aon Engineering Excellence Awards.

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