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Entries are invited from young geotechnical engineers (aged 30 or under on 31 December 2017). Presentations may be on any topic dealing with engineering behaviour of the ground, whether it is a construction/design project or research. The aim of the competition is to encourage young engineers to prepare and give a technical presentation. The work does not have to be solely that of the author, but the author's part should be stated.
Up to six finalists will be selected to each 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 three 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 contribute to this excellent event.
During the judging on the night Alan Willoner will give a talk on the design and construction of the Hull River Defences.
Alan Willoner CEng MICE, Associate, Mott MacDonald
The Hull River Defences is a £25m D&B contract awarded to BAM Mott MacDonald under the Environment Agency Water and Environment Management (WEM) lot 4 framework. The purpose of the contract is to design and build 39 interventions where the existing river walls are in poor condition and collapse could result in fluvial events at high tide flooding a large part of the city.
The new works include numerous steel piled walls comprising vertical and raking combi walls and tied and cantilever sheet piled walls with retained height up to 7m. The piles are up to 1,219mm in diameter, 19m long and individual walls up to 400m in length. Over half of the project cost is incurred by purchasing the steel piles and therefore economy is realised by a good understanding of the soil stiffness, stress history and appropriate methods of analysis. The presentation will include advanced ground investigation focused on obtaining soil stiffness rather than strength characteristics, traditional design and value engineering, and the benefits brought to the project from geotechnical finite element analysis.
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Alan completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh and an MSc at the University of Leeds. He has worked as a geotechnical designer for several contractors and consultancies with lead design roles on marine piling projects including the Loughor viaduct, Leeds Station southern entrance, Leeds, Inverness, Stonehaven, and Hull and Humber Flood Defences.