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Call to collaborative projects to become Fleming Award contenders

Collaborative project teams are now being invited to enter the competition to win the prestigious Fleming Award

The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) has announced that it is now taking entries for the 2018 Fleming Award event and there is a prize fund of £1,000 contributed by Cementation Skanska for the winner.

The Fleming Award is held annually to commemorate the life and work of Cementation Skanska chief engineer Ken Fleming and to recognise excellence in the practical application of geotechnics. The final for the event, organised by the BGA with the support of Cementation Skanska, will be held on 6 December from 6pm at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London.

Three finalists will be invited to present their projects to a panel of judges and the audience with the winner announced on the night. The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

Entries are open to project teams who have worked on geotechnical projects that have been substantially completed within the two years prior to the award date of December 2018.

Submitting teams will typically include representatives from clients, main contractors, consulting engineers and specialist contractors.

The award will be presented to the project team which most demonstrates excellence in geotechnical design and construction. There will be an emphasis on teamwork across the different disciplines involved in the project. Consideration will also be given to projects which are innovative.

The 2017 award was won by the Pile Soil Analysis (Pisa) Project Team formed by Oxford University, Imperial College London, Ørsted, Carbon Trust and Socotec UK representing the many companies involved in the project. The Pisa project is a research project aimed at investigating and developing improved design methods for laterally loaded piles, specifically tailored to the offshore wind sector.

Full details of the competition and instructions for entries and an application form can be downloaded from the prizes page of the BGA website 

Submissions should be sent to Shelagh.Fleming@ice.org.uk by 30 September 2018.


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