ICE London and South East Pitch 200


Choose your Pitch 200 winner

Pitch 200 challenges civil engineers to use their creativity to explain a civil engineering principle, concept or idea in an accessible and entertaining way, in just 200 seconds!

This year, due to the coronavirus lockdown, civil engineers from across London and South East England have turned to everyday objects and the resources available to them at home to create a pitch video.

Now, we’re asking you to vote for the pitch video you think is the best!

Did you learn something? Did the video make you think? Did it make you smile? Do you understand an aspect of civil engineering a little better as a result of watching?

Each of the eight videos share the vast impact of civil engineering whilst sharing their passion and enthusiasm for civil engineering.

Explore the video gallery below before choosing your winner.

Voting is free and the poll closes on Friday 10 July 2020.

Vote now


Pitch 200 Video Gallery

Tony Barber FICE

Retired Civil Engineer

Buttered Toast for Breakfast

Have you ever wondered all the process systems and infrastructure needed to have buttered toast for breakfast? Tony takes you on a journey to show how this happens - starting at the farm and ending at the breakfast table.

Claudia Caravello GMICE

Assistant Project Manager, Turner & Townsend

Cleaning up London’s “Monster Soup” – What inspired me to become an engineer

Claudia shares her inspiration to become a civil engineer – the London sewer system. Her presentation will take you back in history to the 1850’s where Victorian engineer Joseph Bazalgette designed and built the London sewer system which we still use today.

Rui Jian Tee GMICE

Graduate Engineer, Atkins


Plastics take a long time to break down with some lasting up to 1000 years, but what if plastics could be used for good? Rui Jian Tee shares how if used in the right way for the right purpose, plastic solutions like Geogrid can be beneficial to the safety and longevity of road infrastructure.

Grace Lloyd GMICE

HSES Graduate, Balfour Beatty

Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974

The Health and Safety Act 1974 is the main legislation in Great Britain covering occupational health and safety. Grace demonstrates using games from around her house how the act is used to assess and reduce risk and protect employees in the construction industry.

Joe Miller MICE

Senior Project Manager, Turner & Townsend

The art of civil engineering – a poem

Delivered as a poem, Joe expresses the artistic aspects of civil engineering and challenges engineers to lead the way in creating infrastructure that safeguards our future.

Emily Seabrook GMICE

Graduate Civil Engineer, Skanska Infrastructure Services

A Bridge Assessment – what’s that?!

Emily explains how bridge assessments are like health checks and how and why they carried out. This become particularly important for engineers looking to reduce carbon emissions and work towards achieving Net Zero by 2050.

Michal Wojcieszak GMICE

Civil Engineer, Monson Engineering Ltd

Cut and fill - up on Digestives

Michal discusses how the cut and fill technique can over come uneven ground conditions on constructions sites, using digestive biscuits.

Seray Wright GMICE

Graduate Engineer, Skanska

Data in Civil Engineering

In 1940’s London was facing a different health pandemic – cholera. Seray explains how the use of data and research led to important discoveries about the disease and the civil engineering solution.