The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal
association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.
The BGA is pleased to invite entries for the Fleming Competition. This 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.
A list of previous winners and finalists can be viewed here.
Entries are invited from Project Teams who have worked on geotechnical projects that have been substantially completed within the two years prior to the award date of December 2020.
Submitting teams 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.
Each Team is expected to comprise between three and six people, at least one of whom must be a member of the BGA.
There is a prize of £1,000, donated by Cementation Skanska Foundations.
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com by midnight on Sunday 20th September 2020.
A brief description of the project (or section of a larger project) should be provided, with illustrations/diagrams as appropriate. The text and illustrations should occupy no more than two A4 pages, i.e. four sides. The organisations and BGA individual or corporate members in the team should be identified, with contact details for one person to deal with correspondence from the BGA and listed on the accompanying completed Project Team Application Form.
Full details of the competition and an application form can be downloaded here.
The submitting teams should have obtained permission from project clients and other parties for the project to be considered for the Fleming Award prior to submission.
The final of the competition will be held on Wednesday 9th December 2020, either at ICE or online depending on prevailing Government Covid 19 advice at the time. Each team will give a short presentation (about 20 to 25 minutes with questions afterwards). After the presentations have been completed, the judges will retire to consider their verdict. There will be a short keynote lecture while the judges reach their decision. The judges will be selected from members of the BGA Executive Committee, previous winner(s) and industry leaders.