“Exceptional work” on Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (Cern) project in Switzerland has helped secure Arup engineer Yung Loo the 19th Glossop Award.
The Glossop Award is a prestigious accolade which is presented annually to an outstanding young (under 30) engineering geologist, by the Engineering Group of The Geological Society of London.
Yung works within Arup’s London Tunnelling Group and has been leading work with Cern on upgrades to their existing tunnels and Cern’s plans for the development of the Future Circular Collider (FCC).
According to Arup, Yung’s involvement in the work at Cern and his innovative use of engineering geology fundamentals led to the development of long term tunnel mitigation, monitoring and surveying works to be deployed across various areas of Cern’s underground infrastructure.
Yung has been at the forefront of work with CERN developing a unique Building Information Modelling (BIM) Tunnel Optimisation Tool (TOT), with a focus on tunnelling and engineering geology. This has provided a step change approach to alignment studies and early stage decision making for major projects.