The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal
association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.
The BGA is pleased to announce the shortlisted entries for the 2019 Fleming Award. The finalists will present at the Fleming Award evening on 4 December 2019, when a judging panel will select the winner.
This year’s entries were of high quality and the shortlisting judges had a difficult task in separating them bearing in mind the criteria set for the award. Nevertheless they agreed that the three projects that should be taken forward to the final for presentation were as follows
|Tideway East – Deptford Church Street chalk fissure/faulting investigation and engineering response||Costain Vinci Bachy Soletanche JV, Golder, Mott MacDonald, Tideway, WJ Groundwater, Preene Groundwater Consulting and Imperial College London|
|Tunnelling through under ream piles for the upgrade of Bank Underground Station||Transport for London, Arup, The Worshipful Company of Grocers, Dragados UK and Dr Sauer & Partners|
|Woodsmith Mine shaft||Bauer Technologies, Sirius Minerals plc, Arup, Datum and Geotechnical Experts Ltd|
The Fleming Award event will be held on the evening of 4 December 2019 at the Institution of Civil Engineers. Full details of the event are on the BGA website here.
The Fleming Award Competition is held annually to commemorate the life and work of Dr Ken Fleming and to recognise excellence in the practical application of geotechnics in a project or a part of a project. Entries are invited from teams which will typically include representatives from Clients, Main Contractors, Consulting Engineers, Specialist Contractors and so on. The award will be presented to the Project Team which most demonstrates excellence in geotechnical design & 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.
During judging a keynote presentation will be given by Rachel Montieth, Director at Buro Happold.
The Fleming Award is supported by Cementation Skanska.