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Fleming Award

Event organised by The British Geotechnical Association

09 December 2020

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The Fleming Award Competition is held 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.

The Fleming Award is awarded by BGA to the Project Team which most demonstrates excellence in geotechnical design & construction. There will be an emphasis on teamwork across the different disciplines involved in the project. Consideration will also be given to teams which are innovative.

The event will consist of presentations from the finalists, and a keynote address, followed by the award presentation.

This event has been kindly sponsored by Cementation Skanska.

This years finalists are:

  1. Analysis, Design and Construction of the Boston Barrier
    Project team: Mott MacDonald and BAM Nuttall
  2. Robroyston Link Road, Glasgow
    Project team: Tensar International Limited, Glasgow City Council, Park Lane (Scotland) Ltd, Luddon Construction Ltd, Foster Contracting (North) Ltd, GeoFEM
  3. 21 Moorfields - piling through Moorgate Station
    Project team: Cementation Skanska, Robert Bird Group, Mace, Geotechnical Consulting Group, Land Securities, London Concrete

Keynote Presentation by Dr Christopher Power

Meeting the climate change challenge to transportation infrastructure geotechnical assets?

Dr Christopher Power, Technical Director at Mott MacDonald will explore how the UK’s vast strategic transportation infrastructure network is supported by, or runs through geotechnical assets (earthworks). The strategic road network in England comprises nearly 50,000 such assets, and the rail network in Great Britain has nearly 200,000. Whilst these assets vary considerably in age and performance, they are all exposed to our fickle maritime climate: the key driver for their deterioration and increasingly, their failure. While the management of these assets is challenging at the best of times, due to the complex geology of the UK and variable standards of asset construction, the changing climate presents a further challenge for asset owners to address. This presentation will outline the scale of this challenge, and describe how two major geotechnical asset owners are rising to face it.

For more information please contact:

Gabriella Lai