Examination of Hyperloop wins North West Emerging Engineer heat

A detailed look at Hyperloop, the futuristic transport system that could move people and freight at superfast speeds, has won its author the North West heat of the ICE Emerging Engineer competition.

Lewis Brimmell and his award winning paper
Lewis Brimmell and his award winning paper

Lewis Brimmell, Engineer in the Strategic Highways, Transportation team at Aecom, presented a well-researched paper showing that Hyperloop has a long journey to convince government and transport planners of its viability.

Scooping a £250 prize for his effort, Lewis will hear shortly whether he will proceed through to the national ICE Emerging Engineers final, which will be held later this year.

Two other candidates participated in the event:

  • Mohammed Ali, from Pascoe, with a paper on Tensegrity structures
  • John Collum, from Skanska, who looked at the Northern Hub’s collaborative temporary works design, combining demolition and erection works

Natalie Allen, Chair of the Graduate and Students North West branch said, “Each candidate impressed us with their breadth of knowledge on their chosen subject.

“These are valued, real world projects and all three entrants demonstrated a high level of understanding of complex civil engineering issues.

“We appreciate the effort everyone made in entering and congratulate Lewis on his winning paper.”

Emerging Engineers competition

The annual Emerging Engineers competition tests the research, writing and presenting skills of student and graduate engineers. Taking part can be good preparation for the ICE professional review.