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Event Organiser: The British Geotechnical Association

Fleming Award 2018, London

  • Lecture
  • London
  • 06 December 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Fleming Award 2018, London

About this event

The Fleming Award, instituted by Cementation Skanska in 2000, is given annually for geotechnical engineering excellence for industry projects.

This year's finalists are:

  • Claridge’s, a 5-star Basement for a 5-star Hotel – Mayfair, London W1 from McGee Group Ltd, Arup & RKD Consultant Ltd
  • Gardenstown Landslide Stabilisation - Gardenstown, near Banff, Aberdeenshire from Aberdeenshire Council, Atkins, BAM Ritchies
  • A77 Cairnryan Slip Remediation -south-west Scotland, connecting Stranraer and parts of western Dumfries & Galloway with Glasgow & the Central Belt from WSP UK Limited, Scotland Transerv, Raynesway, Transport Scotland

The keynote address on “Pay peanuts, get monkeys” will be given by Yvonne Ainsworth, JRL Civil Engineering

The event will be followed by a complimentary drinks reception hosted by Cementation Skanska.


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


Yvonne Ainsworth

JRL Civil Engineering

Yvonne Ainsworth

Yvonne started her engineering life in 1995 in Aachen, Germany where she qualified as a civil and structural engineer specialising in Geotechnics, Water and Wastewater Management, Highway Design and Tunnelling. She started work in 2001 in the UK as a consultant with Atkins and insisted on a site placement resulting in nine months working at Westfield Shopping Centre. However, she decided she belonged in the contractor’s world and remained working for Cementation which allowed her more time on site, and she progressed to Section Manager before taking up a role as Design Team Leader.

After a short career break travelling through India, Nepal, South East Asia and Australia, she joined the newly formed BAUER subsidiary in the UK where she progressed from Project Manager to Construction and Technical Director. During this time she was involved in extremely challenging projects and took part in the Fleming Award 2011 with the construction of the D-shaped pile.

In 2016, Yvonne set up her own business, ATD Engineering. Since then, she has worked on other interesting projects such as London City Airport, Thames Tideway and Gothenburg Central Station. She now works as General Manager for JRL Civil Engineering. Within the industry, she is known as a strong leader with a passion for the practical application of geotechnical engineering and her attention to detail.

Event venue

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Shelly-Ann Russell

e: [email protected]