Construction industry award for Monifieth man

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MORE than 900 of the biggest names in the British construction industry packed out the Great Room of the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, last week for the most anticipated night of the construction calendar.

BBC News presenter Huw Edwards hosted the evening and announced the winners.

The winner of the Small Civil Engineering Project Award for projects up to £3 million was the bridge replacement at Hammersmith with principal contractors Vinci Construction.

The project involved closing the railway line late on a Friday evening, removing a bridge which crossed a street in a built up populated area, replacing the bridge and opening the line again by early Monday morning.

The project manager was former Monifieth man, Keith Ramsay.

Keith was brought up in Monifieth and attended Seaview Primary and Monifieth High schools. During this time he was a swimmer with Monifieth Swim Club, had a handicap of five at Monifieth, played the pipes in the BB band and gained the BB Queen’s badge.

He went on to gain a degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Abertay, Dundee, and a Master’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering at Heriot Watt’s University in Edinburgh.

He now lives in Blackheath with Hayley and their son, James.

He initially worked with Babtie in Maidstone and then with other major companies in London. On achieving his Chartered Status he moved to Vinci Construction as assistant project manager and the bridge replacement was the first project of which he was the manager.

l Keith is pictured third from the right in the kilt, with other members of Vinci and LUL.