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Shire Shortlisted for GE Awards

The Ground Engineering Awards are designed to give the technical and project leads of clients, contractors and designers the knowledge and skills to deliver future projects.

GE’s annual awards event has become a highlight on the geotechnical calendar for many years. They are the most prestigious awards in the geotechnical industry, bringing together industry leaders to celebrate achievements in projects, people and business over the last twelve months. 

This year, Shire is proud to announce that it’s RootBase concrete-free foundation system was shortlisted for the Equipment Innovation category.


The RootBase S-Range is designed to solve the challenges of expensive and labour intensive traditional concrete foundations. The S-Range is designed to support loads of up to 15 tonnes and can be installed in just 15 minutes making them ideal for temporary or permanent single storey buildings or temporary structures, including shipping container structures.  

RootBase S-Range foundation systems are reusable, lightweight and can be installed using a lightweight post drive so can easily be reused once no longer required. This makes them particularly useful when relocating site offices or portable cabins.

Shire GE Awards 2020 Certificate

The Awards

For obvious reasons, this year’s GE Awards event was held in a virtual setting. It was a virtual gathering of the geotechnical industry that celebrated the hard work and dedication of the people behind projects and initiatives over the last year.

We were proud to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award and congratulate the winner. You can view the winners on the GE Awards website or if you missed out on the celebrations and want to access all the on-demand features, including networking tools so you can connect with fellow attendees, you can register for access here.