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Promoting the success of civil engineers and projects in Yorkshire and Humber is important. It helps to raise the profile of civil engineers and the profession across the region. So, tell us who or what has made you proud!
Our Civil Engineering Awards recognise excellence and imaginative concepts in civil engineering practice across the Yorkshire and Humber region. There are award categories for Small, Medium, and Large projects. They span all sizes and structures and celebrate projects that have a clear benefit to society.
Find out more about our annual awards
Showcasing the efforts of our members is important and helps recognise their individual expertise and contribution to the profession.
Pitch 200 is an engineering competition with a difference.
As one of the four core national activities for ICE 200, this competition is an opportunity to show the general public how civil engineers transform their lives directly in order to encourage the next generation into the profession.
Different to many of the other ICE competitions, Pitch 200 draws on engineers creativity to demonstrate a particular aspect of civil engineering to a public audience – and you only have 200 seconds to do it.
Members at every level have the opportunity to submit a presentation in the weirdest, wackiest and most unconventional way using anything at their disposal to explain your chosen idea.
Entering the Pitch 200 gives you a great chance to:
Initial entries are a 60 second video summary of what your full presentation would be, and can be based on your own work, discipline or another aspect on civil engineering that fascinates you. It can be adapted from project reports, university/employment research papers or something entirely new.
Say my name is Isambard and I've been working on this interesting suspension bridge in Bristol. For my video, I could make a model of the bridge showing how it was constructed and the engineering behind it. This video would be 60 seconds long and would be sent with the form below to my local ICE regional team.
Once I'd sent it in, I'd wait to hear if I'd been shortlisted. If I am, I'll get the chance to produce a longer 200 second talk to be presented at the regional Pitch 200 heat. If I win the heat then I will go through to present at the finale at One Great George Street.
The regional winner will be shortlisted for the Pitch 200 Final where the overall ICE Ambassador for 2019 will be awarded.
The Yorkshire and Humber regional Pitch 200 is open to all current ICE members who live, work or study in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Heats will take place on the following dates at:
Two of the best presentations from each heat will go on to compete in a regional final to be held in York on 25 April, 2018.
To enter, you just need to complete and send the Pitch 200 Entry Form and 60 second summary video to firstname.lastname@example.org by 19 February 2018.
Registration of intent to join the competition by submitting 60 second summary video by 19 February 2018 to the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Support Team.
Download our application form
Watch our Pitch 200 videos to find out more
The Regional Education Team presents three awards to individuals and companies that have made a significant contribution to the ICE ambassador scheme and helped raise the profile of civil engineering among young people.
*Nominations for the two individual awards are made by the Regional Education Team.
Entry for the awards will open in autumn 2017.
Nasar Adam GMICE
Graduate Civil Engineer, JN Bentley
Nasar has been active in careers fairs and attended a number of structured activities, including one at his old school. He has balanced this commitment to encouraging young people into engineering careers with a demanding role at JN Bentley and embarking on the route to professional membership. He is a wonderful, enthusiastic individual who has also been instrumental in recruiting more graduates to help with schools activities.
Kate Watson CEng MICEM
Athena SWAN and Women in Engineering Project Manager, University of Sheffield
Kate has received this year's award for her ongoing support to the education team, not only in her own time, but also in promoting how ICE can support schools and events in the region. She often approaches ICE with requests to support high profile events and is a great ambassador for women in engineering. Her role now at the University of Sheffield allows us to work with the engineering department to attract more students into engineering careers. An award that only skims the contribution that she has given to ICE.
Highly Commended: Network Rail
Commended: A-One+ and TSP
The Emerging Engineers Award, formerly known as the Papers Competition, is an opportunity to develop key writing, presentation and debating skills. It's also a great way to boost your continuing professional development (CPD) record.
The Yorkshire and Humber regional heat is open to all current ICE graduate and student members who live, work or study in the region.
The judges will select from the entries submitted and finalists will be invited to submit their full paper and to present it at the regional final.
Entry for the Yorkshire and Humber regional competition is now open.
James Green (Hydrotec Consultants Ltd) for 'Design refinement of a typical pumping station through physical modelling'.
Kimberley Middleton (Story Contracting Ltd) for 'Eden Brow railway landslip: reopening the Settle to Carlisle line in time for the Flying Scotsman'.
Elaine Robinson (Arup) for 'Surface water drainage design at a coastal location - a case study'.
The Emerging Engineers Award culminates in a national competition. 3 winners from across the UK are selected to take part in the final, held at our headquarters in London.
The selected finalists each present their papers, with the overall winner receiving a cash prize and the prestigious Institution Medal.
Find out more about the final
The Yorkshire Geotechnical Group Presentation Competition is open to young geotechnical engineers (aged 30 or under by the end of the year of entry).
The aim of the competition is to encourage young engineers to prepare and give a technical presentation. It may be on any topic dealing with engineering behaviour of the ground, and can be based on a construction/design project or research.
The presentation doesn't have to focus on work that's completely your own, but you would need to point what part you played in the project or research.
Up to six finalists are chosen to give a 10-minute presentation, which should emphasise the geotechnical aspects of the work. There will be approximately five minutes allowed after each presentation for questions from the floor. A panel of professional engineers will judge the competition.
There are also cash prizes (kindly donated by the evening sponsors) available for competition winners. All entrants will be encouraged to produce a poster to exhibit on the evening of the final and a cash prize will be awarded to the best poster chosen by the judges.
Submit your 100-200 word synopsis to John Judge by 18 November 2017 from which the finalists will be selected. The Yorkshire Geotechnical Group (YGG) request all business leaders to encourage younger colleagues to take part in this event. The final will be held on 5 December 2017 in York.
If you'd like to find out more or to submit your synposis, please contact John Judge at: email@example.com.
Paul's winning presentation was titled: 'Pile jetting: Novel understanding through physical modelling'.
In 2018 the institution turns 200. Help us celebrate some of the civil engineering projects and schemes that have had the greatest impact on people's lives over the past 200 years by entering our photography competition.
A showcase for the very best digital photography of the built environment in the region, the competition is open to all schools, colleges, photo clubs, members of the public, as well as industry colleagues.
The institution has selected 20 significant civil engineering projects across the region, and entrants are invited to capture a photograph of one of the structures. There is no limit to the number of photographs you can enter.
The photographs will be featured in a number of public spaces at a prestigious anniversary exhibition next year, as the institution celebrates its bicentenary. There are also three cash prizes.
Winner £250, Second Prize £150, Third Prize £100.
Top 10 subjects:
The ICE Student Prize is an annual award for undergraduates who have performed the best in the last two years of their Joint Board of Moderators (JBM)-accredited civil engineering degree course.
The prize is awarded on the recommendation of the course leaders or the appropriate staff members at each awarding university. The winner receives £250 and a certificate.
Head of Civil Engineering Discipline Dr Mostafa Mohamed said: "Abigail is the top student for her MEng cohort with an excellent average of 83.5% which puts her well ahead of any other students. Abigail is very well motivated and hard working. She is pretty strong in almost all subject areas of civil engineering. I am sure she will become one of the influential engineers in a few years' time. I strongly support her for the ICE prize."
This prize is additionally presented by the ICE Yorkshire and Humber region. The winner receives a cash prize and a certificate.
Dr Mohamed said: "Mr Mahmood has been nominated by the board of examiners to receive the Institution of Civil Engineers local branch prize of £50 as he achieved the highest progression average in Stage 2. Mr Mahmood has done extremely well in Stage 2, a year which is heavily dependent on the mathematics for the core civil engineering modules.
Some of his achievements are 96% in the Steel and Concrete Design module and 90% in the Structural Mechanics and Analysis module. Mr Mahmood is a very motivated and committed student to civil engineering. I have no doubt that he will be an excellent civil engineer."
Professor Barry Clarke said: "Sanduni excelled over her four year programme achieving the highest average marks of her cohort. Her final year research project on lightweight structures was an opportunity to bring together all the knowledge she developed during the programme and achieve a first class mark of 84%. She has been successful in securing employment with Atkins."
Professor Clarke said: "Edwin excelled in year 2 with an average mark of 88% which included 98% for structural analysis, a challenging subject for most students. Edwin has clearly excelled in a degree programme that is designed to combine creative concepts with technical delivery."
Lumumber (Patrick) Okot
Senior Lecturer Philip Garrison said: "This student's performance has been exemplary throughout his studies at Leeds Beckett University. His conscientious approach to his work is particularly commendable.
Patrick also has exceptional personal qualities, and has mentored other students, and was generally well liked by students and staff alike. I have no doubt that he will go on to be an outstanding civil engineer."
Mr Garrison said: "This student's performance has been exemplary throughout her studies at Leeds Beckett University, achieving high marks at every stage. Michaela was well liked by students and staff alike, and I have no doubt that she will go on to be an outstanding civil engineer."
"Fenella performed outstandingly in examinations throughout her MEng programme, with first class marks in all four years. The course includes challenging topics in civil and structural engineering design and analysis, and Fenella regularly achieved exceptional grades. In her fourth year she obtained 81, 89 and 92% respectively for 'Introduction to the Mechanics of Turbulent Flow', 'Computational Structural Analysis' and 'Structural Dynamics and Applications to Earthquake Engineering and Vibration'.
She completed a research-based dissertation (75%) on the 'Applicability of Green Roofs in different Climates across the USA using SWMM'. In this she taught herself to use a commercial drainage design package (SWMM) and GIS tools to generate original insights into green roof design and performance. This - potentially publishable - work was communicated in an impressively-presented report, with high-impact maps and graphics used to excellent effect. Fenella spent her third year abroad in Aachen, Germany, where she again achieved an overall grade >80%."
Rhona Kerr and Rohit Singh
Learning and Teaching Manager Miss Catherine Humphreys said: "The Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at The University of Sheffield would like to nominate Ms Kerr and Mr Singh for a share in The Institution of Civil Engineers Yorkshire and Humber Student Prize."
"Rhona has consistently demonstrated her ability to perform throughout all aspects of her Civil and Structural Engineering degree. Her performance in her third year design modules has been exemplary. During the third year design project, Rhona regularly developed innovative solutions to the various problems her group encountered, often by quickly developing new technical skills. Her approach of focusing on the interfaces between different aspects of the project, especially between foundations and structural elements, ensured her group's design was completed to a very high standard. Her ability to confidently design foundations, timber and steel truss structures further demonstrated her worthiness of her award nomination."
"Rohit has achieved an outstanding set of module marks during his third year of studies towards a civil engineering degree. His performance in all aspects of the degree, both analytical and design, has shown him at or near the top of the cohort. During the third year design project, Rohit led the design of a unique large-span gridshell structure. This required an independent investigation and application of gridshell design, through conceptual to numerical design phases whilst also designing the foundations and construction sequence for the structure. He also maintained a strong teamwork ethic throughout this design, where he willingly helped other group members with their work and making himself a positive and integral part of the group. For all these reasons, Rohit has been nominated for the ICE regional prize."
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