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John Mitchell Medal awarded to Len Threadgold

Significant contributions to the world of geotechnics over a career that has spanned 50 years has earned Geotechnics director Len Threadgold the 2017 John Mitchell Medal.

john mitchell medal

Threadgold said he was humbled by the award and was taken by the

Threadgold was presented with the medal by Institution of Civil Engineers president Tim Broyd at a ceremony last week, which was also attended by Mitchel’s son and daughter (below).

len threadgold with john mitchell's children

John Mitchell’s children attended the ceremony

Threadgold’s passion about the contribution site investigation and geotechnical understanding can bring to a project was a contributing factor to the award of the medal. In addition to a career working in the UK and internationally, Threadgold has also served as chairman for the ICE West Midlands, worked with the Midlands Geotechnical Society and was a founding member of the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists where he chaired the working party that developed the AGS format for transfer of geotechnical data.

As winner of the award, Threadgold will present the John Mitchell Medal lecture on 24 January 2018.

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