Event Organiser: ICE

49th Cooling Prize competition for 2018, Manchester


  • Networking
  • Manchester
  • 28 February 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Geotechnical engineering:  Cooling Prize competition

About this event

The Cooling Prize is held annually to celebrate the life of the late Dr Leonard Cooling, chairman of the British Geotechnical Society Committee (forerunner of today's BGA), to encourage young ground engineers to hone their technical paper-writing and oral presentation skills.

At the event the three finalists will present their papers:

  • Christopher Krechowiecki-Shaw (University of Birmingham): Using traffic as a low-cost treatment for temporary heavy haul loads
  • Joseph Newhouse (Mott MacDonald): Ground movement due to shaft construction
  • Alexandra Clarà Saracho (University of Cambridge): Microbially induced calcite precipitation (MICP) to mitigate contact erosion in earth embankment dams

The judging panel will be Arup's Francesc Mirada, who won the 2017 event; Manchester University's Domenico Lombardo; Bolton University's Paul McMahon and BGA chairman Martin Preene.

After the presentations, while the judges consider their verdict, a short keynote lecture will be given by Andrew Smith of Coffey on:

Major Repair Works on the A645 Newland Bridge - a 3-span steel composite structure carrying the A645 over the River Aire between Drax and Goole.The presentation describes the problems experienced by the bridge and the methods adopted to design the remedial works.


For more information, please contact:

Edouardos Karavakis
e: edouardos.karavakis@arcadis.com

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For more information please contact:

Janice Parkinson

e: janice.parkinson@ice.org.uk