The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is pleased to announce the results of the 2020 Fleming Award. Three shortlisted finalists presented at the Fleming Award on-line event on 9 December 2020.
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 is presented to the Project Team which most demonstrates excellence in geotechnical design & construction. There is an emphasis on teamwork across the different disciplines involved in the project. Consideration is also given to projects which are innovative.
The Fleming Award is supported by Cementation Skanska.
The judges were led by Yvonne Ainsworth of Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions.
The three presentations and teams were:
|Analysis, Design and Construction of the Boston Barrier||Mott MacDonald and BAM Nuttall|
|Robroyston Link Road, Glasgow||Tensar International Limited, Glasgow City Council, Park Lane (Scotland) Ltd, Luddon Construction Ltd, Foster Contracting (North) Ltd, GeoFEM|
|21 Moorfields - Piling through Moorgate Station, London||Cementation Skanska, Robert Bird Group, Mace, Geotechnical Consulting Group, Land Securities, London Concrete|
During the judge’s deliberations, Christopher Power of Mott MacDonald gave a keynote presentation entitled 'Meeting the climate change challenge to transportation infrastructure geotechnical assets'.
The judges said that picking a winner had been “a close call” and that the other two finalists had presented outstanding projects before 21 Moorfields - Piling through Moorgate Station, London was selected as the 2020 Fleming Award Winner.
The judges said that 21 Moorfields was chosen because of the “excellent design and construction.” and “The judges liked the quality of the presentation which showcased the teamwork and great effort in collaboration that the project achieved. The judges were particularly impressed with the amount of innovation that was presented.”