ICE Scotland Pitch 200

Queensferry Bridge

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 Scotland 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?

We’re grateful to our 3 Pitch 200 presenters who have each created a unique video to share their passion and enthusiasm for civil engineering.

Explore the video gallery below before choosing your winner.

Voting is free and the poll closes on Monday 29 June 2020.

Vote now


Pitch 200 Video Gallery

Nicolas Fauvergue

Graduate Engineer, WSP

Road Pavement: Baking the way!

Using baking goods, Nicolas highlights the correlation between a chocolate desert and road construction. The different components of bitumen pavement are explained using visual aids. This video will satisfy viewers with a hunger for engineering knowledge.

Peter Robinson

Head of Engineering, Scottish Canals

Let's talk about Sponge Cities

In his pitch Peter presents the growing concept of ‘Sponge Cities’ a scalable approach contributing to better water management in this case, due to lockdown, at a house scale, but could also include the Glasgow Smart Canal at a city scale. The pitch includes use of his P6 STEM flooding kit for some basics on hydrology!

Louise Smith

Director, Caithness Renewables Ltd


In Louise’s video she describes why bridges exist and are so useful as well as touching upon materials that are used to build them. Structural terms are introduced in an easy to understand manner, in a historical context, with bridge forms and layouts explained.