The British Geotechnical Society (BGA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 Cooling Prize Competition to be held on 29 March 2022 as an on-line event hosted by the Scottish Ground Engineering Group.
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 four finalists will present their papers, and there will be a keynote lecture.
The Cooling Prize Finalists are:
Nick Dewar of Arup: Warehouse Building Distress - Proposed Remediation Options.
Stan Jun Qi of Imperial/Atkins: Numerical Evaluation of Empirical Estimates of Seepage through Contiguous Piled Walls.
Shaun Nevill of Jacobs: Implicit Assessment of Tunnelling Effects on Shaft Head House Structure.
Sarah Tallett-Williams of Jacobs: Seismic Ground Response Verification for UK Nuclear by Borehole Array.
The judges are Prof David Toll of Durham University (BGA Chair), Dr Fleur Loveridge of University of Leeds, Tanja Waaser of Transport Scotland, and Sergio Solera of Mott MacDonald.
After the presentations, while the judges consider their verdict, a short keynote lecture will be given by Professor Simon Wheeler of the University of Glasgow on Capillary Barrier Systems for Prevention of Rainfall-induced Slope Instabilities: Development of a Simplified Method of Analysis.