Fleming Award 2016, London

7 December, 2016 | 18:00 - 22:00

Fleming Award 2016, London

About this event

Join the BGA, Cementation Skanska and ICE at One Great George Street on 7 December to celebrate geotechnical excellence and announce the 2016 Fleming Award winner.

This year's finalists are:

Project: Crag End Landslip
Team: Volker Stevin, Atkins, Northumberland County Council, Keller

Project: Crossrail C300 & C410 Compensation Grouting
Team: Crossrail, BAM Ferrovial Kier JV, Keller BAM Ritchies JV

Project: Farnley Haugh Emergency Works
Team: Renewals Collaborative Delivery Partnership (RCDP) - Network Rail, CML, AECOM

The Fleming Award is given 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, with a prize donated by Cementation Skanska.

The evening will comprise short presentations from three shortlisted project teams. After the teams have completed their presentations and responded to questions, the judges will retire to consider their verdict, and assess which project team most demonstrates excellence in geotechnical design and construction.

The keynote address will cover recent developments and applications in geotechnical characterisation, highlight the potential benefits of numerical modelling and explore how to optimise the quality of ground investigation in the future.

The evening will conclude with the presentation of the prize donated by Cementation Skanska who are also kindly sponsoring the drinks reception afterwards.


18:00 Registration and refreshments
18:30 Welcome from the Chair
18:35 Presentations from the three finalists
19:50 Keynote address/judges deliberation
20:20 Award presentation
20:30 Drinks reception hosted by Cementation Skanska
22:00 Carriages

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Tony O’Brien - Mott MacDonald

John Beswick

Tony is the Global Practice Leader for Geotechnics in Mott MacDonald, and is the Professional Excellence Director for the Transportation Unit. He has a broad range of experience gained on major projects in the UK, North America, Middle East and SE Asia.

Tony has contributed to the development of several design guides including the ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering. He has a keen interest in applied research and is a Visiting Professor at Southampton University and a Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College. Tony is a Fellow of the ICE.

Prof Stephan Jefferis - British Geotechnical Association

John Beswick

Dr Stephan Jefferis is a director of the consultancy Environmental Geotechnics Ltd, Chairman of the British Geotechnical Association, a Visiting Professor in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of the ICE.  Throughout his professional career he has worked between industry and academia.