The British Geotechnical Society (BGA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 Cooling Prize Competition to be held on 1 March 2021 as an on-line event hosted by the Midland Geotechnical Society.
The Cooling Prize is held annually to celebrate the life of the late Dr Leonard Cooling, past chairman of the British Geotechnical Society Committee (forerunner of today's BGA), to encourage young ground engineers to hone their technical paper-writing and oral presentation skills.
At the event there will be a short presentation on the history of the Competition, presented by Sergio Solera, after which the three finalists will present their papers, and there will be a keynote lecture.
The finalists are:
Alice Duley (Jacobs UK Ltd) - Practical Geo-Dynamic Assessment of High-Speed Rail Earthworks on the Align Contract (HS2)
Xinjin Ho (Mott MacDonald Ltd) - Automation for 3D Finite Element Modelling
Riccardo Scarfone (Geotechnical Consulting Group) - Capillary Barrier Systems for prevention of rainfall-induced slope instability
After the presentations, while the judges consider their verdict, a short keynote lecture will be given by Sarah Trinder of HS2 on HS2 Britain’s new high speed railway – where we are now
The event can be viewed on-line via the BGA event page here.