Creativity is what drives Waldeck. It’s in the way we design and in how we add value to our clients’ projects while still reducing the budget. We are focused on continual improvement and innovation. We’re always encouraging our staff, whatever part of the business they work in, to think outside the box and we reward them for their great ideas, so we’ve formalised this into a monthly Innovation Award,” says Paul Waldeck.
“We encourage ideas throughout the business, from suggestions about social media, impact/opportunities from new legislation, systems, IT and new applications for existing methodologies to intelligence on land that is about to become available for development ahead of the market.”
The winner of the Waldeck innovation award for July has been awarded to Veronica Ruby, from Waldecks Lincoln office. Veronica’s idea for improving CAD efficiency has proved invaluable since its inception.
The Runner up for July was Anthony Tew, who is based at Waldecks Northampton office who also submitted an innovation for CAD has further enhanced the efficiency of our CAD software.
Congratulations to Veronica and Anthony.
Waldecks monthly innovation award continues to be a big success and immensely popular among members of the Waldeck team, with a variety of different ideas being submitted every month. The result for June was too close to call so there were two winners: Sarah van der Walt & Lee Pittam. Sarah a design engineer in Waldecks Northampton office submitted a fantastic report on emerging markets, and how Waldeck could diversify and penetrate new market sectors.
Lee’s award was for the outstanding entry he compiled for the global TEKLA awards, where he showcased how Waldecks BIM was world class. He used the design for the Bethnal Green memorial as an example of how Waldeck use TEKLA BIM in our designs, reflecting our ethos and how BIM has revolutionised the way engineers design.
The innovation award for May has been awarded to Lewis King, who works in Waldecks TPS department. Lewis was selected as May’s winner for his proactivity in ‘going the extra-mile’ for clients and utilising his initiative in gaining valuable new contacts to enhance Waldecks ever growing client base. Lewis is pictured above (right) receiving his award from Specialist Services Manager Tim Leach (Left). Congratulations Lewis.The runner up for May was Carlos Calado, for improving the export efficiencies in Master Series design software.
We are pleased to announce that the Winner of the Waldeck Annual Innovation Award 2011-2012 goes to Majid Ahmed for joining up two existing technologies to create efficiency, accuracy and savings in overall design package time and hence cost reduction. Well done Majid and congratulations.
April 2012-We are pleased to congratulate Lee Pittam for his innovative approach to obtaining BIM information direct from Engineer’s design software output. Clearly there is a huge potential to save much CAD time by being able to produce good quality information from the press of a button which will be of great benefit to our Design Technicians and Engineers rather than start drawings from scratch every time.
March 2012-Bringing Engineering in to the 21st century, Corinna Hanwell has investigated and found opportunities for us to be more efficient with the application of Quick Response (QR) Codes, which are similar to bar codes that store high amounts of information. Waldeck have since deployed QR Codes at a number of shows, events, marketing material and the company website.
Anthony Tew wins the January 2012 award for an insurance initiative relating to Waldecks flood risk services.
The December 2011 award goes to Tony Chapman for his proposal for the development of a Waldeck app for smartphones which is being progressed at the moment.
October 2011 – The winners are a joint venture Gavin Shinkin and Majid Ahmed from our Peterborough office for their input on a bespoke lift shaft design flyer
August 2011 – Majid Ahmed of our Peterborough office for a new structural design software idea using Master Series with the potential to save designer many hours of data input. It is a great example of innovation, research and development which will hopefully, generate a new method for us to use that will save time and money.
Senior Design Technician Gavin Shinkin was presented with the first ever Waldeck Innovation Award last year and it won’t be his last either. Recent winners include Steve Angus (pictured above) from the Peterborough office, who was awarded a bottle of his favourite 12-year-old single malt whisky, and Andrew Finch who can be seen below receiving his award for the latest innovative idea from Senior Engineer John Holroyd.