The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal
association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.
The BGA is pleased to announce that the 2022 Fleming Award was won by BAE Systems, Atkins, Bachy Soletanche for their project presentation on Ground improvement for a seismically qualified facility. The event was held in front on a live audience at the ICE in London on 6 December 2022. The event was also webcast live.
Yvonne Ainsworth, chair of the judging panel said ‘All the presentations described excellent and challenging projects. The winner has a well structured presentation which showed a collaborative client/contractor/consultant approach to deliver a project in complex geology. In their own words they said they were faced with the most onerous performance conditions in the most unfavourable ground conditions’.
During judging a short keynote lecture was given by Sergio Solera of Mott MacDonald on The Design and Construction of New Tidal Barrier and Quay Walls at the Port of Boston, UK.
The full list of the shortlisted projects and teams who presented at the event is given below.
|A heat-exchange piled foundation solution at the Euston station welfare facility for HS2||Keltbray Ltd., City, University of London, G-Core Ltd., Wentworth House Partnership, Mace-Dragados, HS2|
|Ground improvement for seismically qualified facility||BAE Systems, Atkins, Bachy Soletanche, Morgan Sindall|
|HS2 Phase One, Contract C1||Align Integrated Project Team: HS2, Bouygues Travaux Publics, Jacobs, Rendel-Ingerop and Keller|
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.
The Fleming Award is supported by Cementation Skanska.