ODA chairman wins top engineering award
Sir John Armitt CBE, the man responsible for delivering the London 2012 Olympic Games infrastructure, is the first person to receive the Royal Academy of Engineering Major Projects Award.
Sir John, chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and an Honorary Fellow of APM, claimed the new award in June and was recognised for his achievement in delivering the Olympic project on time and to budget. He was praised for consistently meeting targets throughout the building phase and setting new benchmarks for sustainable construction and technical expertise.
In July, Sir John told Project that he was particularly proud of the health and safety record of the London 2012 construction programme.
This accolade is in addition to the Knighthood Sir John received in the New Year Honours List at the beginning of the year. January also saw the start of the 2012 Learning Legacy events hosted by APM as Europe’s largest professional body for project management was selected by the ODA as an official partner in the dissemination of the lessons learned from the construction of the Olympic Park.
Sir John was previously chief executive of Network Rail and Railtrack and has extensive experience in the building, civil engineering and industrial construction markets. After his work with the ODA, Sir John will become the chairman of vocational education body City & Guilds.
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