Pitch 200 Final 2020

Pitch 200 final

Winner of Pitch 200 announced

Pitch 200 challenges ICE members to use their creativity to communicate a civil engineering principle or idea in an accessible and entertaining way in just 200 seconds!

This year, due to the coronavirus lockdown, we moved the national final online with the public invited to vote for their favourite video pitch.

The most votes went to Rui Jian Tee, a graduate tunnel engineer with Atkins, representing London and South East England, who has been named the winner of Pitch 200 for 2020.

Watch Rui Jian’s winning pitch and all the shortlisted videos below.

 

Pitch 200 Video Gallery

London and South East

Rui Jian Tee – WINNER

Graduate Tunnel Engineer, Atkins

Geogrid

Rui makes the case for engineering geogrids as a simple and effective solution to improving the safety and longevity of infrastructure. He explains how used in the correct way for the right purpose, geogrids are a positive use for plastics to solve significant problems.

Jasmine makes the case for an innovative form of transportation, Hyperloop, as a low energy solution for future transportation needs. Using a hair drier, ping pong ball and toilet roll, she explains the principle of this new technology and invites her viewers to join her in the hyperloop revolution.

North West

Jasmine Brittan – SECOND

Civil engineering student, University of Warwick

The future of transport

Jasmine makes the case for an innovative form of transportation, Hyperloop, as a low energy solution for future transportation needs. Using a hair drier, ping pong ball and toilet roll, she explains the principle of this new technology and invites her viewers to join her in the hyperloop revolution.

East & West Midlands

Maria Eftimova - THIRD

Civil Structural Engineer, Costain

Civil Engineering Role in Water Conservation

Maria’s pitch focuses on the continuing civil engineering challenge of managing water. With concise information about the wastewater treatment process, her video involves a water filtration experiment, complete with Maria tasting the end result herself!

Northern Ireland

Ruth Kelly - FINALIST

Geotechnical Engineer, Amey Consulting

The ICEing on the cake

In this highly creative pitch, Ruth uses her 200 seconds to engage viewers in the world of geotechnics. Using a cake to represent ground conditions, she explains the importance of ‘what lies beneath’. And don’t miss her amazing Pitch 200 rap!

Scotland

Nicolas Fauvergue - FINALIST

Graduate Highways Engineer, WSP

Road Pavement: Baking the way!

Nicholas took inspiration from his work on the Scotland TranServ project, working on road maintenance design. Using a variety of ingredients to represent the elements that make up road pavements, he not only sheds light on the process but ends up with a delicious, multi-layered chocolate treat!

South West

Kathleen Valencia Hartono - FINALIST

Graduate Geotechnical Engineer, Buro Happold

The importance of using well-graded material as a ground fill

Kathleen enters into the spirit of this year’s Pitch 200 by using onions and rice to create an informative video in her kitchen. Despite the simplicity of her props, she conveys the basics of soil gradation and the use of different soil sizes to fill ground voids.

Wales

Ellen Thomas - FINALIST

Civil engineering graduate, Cardiff University

Waste and the Circular Economy

Using hand-drawn animations, Ellen explains the principles of the circular economy of waste and the progression towards net zero waste targets. She covers a lot of ground on this important topic, concluding that energy from waste (EFW) is still likely to play a role in the future.

Yorkshire & Humber

Sarah Chen - FINALIST

Subject Matter Expert, EDF

Pouring the concrete platform at Hinkley Point C

Sarah’s pitch focuses on her work at Hinkley Point C, where the project to build a brand new nuclear power station is well underway. Using marshmallows and chocolate, she explains aspects of the record-breaking operation to pour concrete for the massive reactor platform. Watch out for some mind-blowing statistics!

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