The Gold Medal recognises civil engineering excellence and is ICE's premier individual award. This year's winner, Paul Glass is a Project Director at Kier Infrastructure and Overseas whose sustained contribution to civil engineering over many years is of particular magnitude and stature.
Mr Glass has dedicated his 46 year career to intelligent engineering, developing practical, safe and simple solutions to complex problems, while developing forthcoming generations of engineers.
ICE President, Tim Broyd said: "Paul Glass is a true collaborator. His broad experience has encompassed an array of projects in the UK, USA and Hong Kong. His analytical approach, willingness to challenge the status quo and to embrace developing technologies has resulted in some exceptional successes. Through his work he has promoted the re-emergence of value engineering in the UK and most recently, advocated the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM)."
Paul supports sharing best practice to aid advancement; his published papers showcase his innovative methodologies, recording them for posterity.
The committee agreed that Mr Glass's solid representation of the industry made him a worthy winner of this year's Gold medal.
Other medal winners include Rachel Fowler, Technical Director, Infrastructure, Aurecon Australasia Pty Ltd who was awarded the International Medal and Patrick Chan, Regional Director, Hong Kong who was awarded the Garth Watson Medal. The Warren Medal was won by Matthew Colton, Director at Management Commercial Engineering Pty Ltd.