Innovative approach behind this year's James Rennie Medal winner

George Scott CEng MICE from Arup has won the 2018 James Rennie Medal for his innovative and collaborative approach on a major mixed development.

2018 James Rennie Medal: winner George Scott who talked through his work on the 25km2 development in Stratford
2018 James Rennie Medal: winner George Scott who talked through his work on the 25km2 development in Stratford

Newly qualified civil engineer George Scott CEng MICE from Arup has won the 2018 James Rennie Medal for his Chartered Professional Review report on International Quarter, Plot S9 - the new homes, workplace and public space development in Stratford, London.

George competed against Nick Hamersley CEng MICE from Kier Construction and Infrastructure Services, and Brent Leersnyder CEng MICE from HOCHTIEF.

The 3 finalists were selected from 1,636 Chartered Professional Review and Chartered Professional Review Progressive candidates from around the world from 2017.

On receiving the medal and £1,000 top prize George says: "Winning the James Rennie Medal is the high point of my career so far. It was a real privilege to present my work to ICE and a great feeling for those efforts to be recognised by respected peers."

George’s winning presentation outlined his role on the London development where he is leading the structural engineering . In a superbly delivered presentation George showed how he constantly sought innovative solutions to challenges and collaborated with a broad built environment team.

Chair of the judges Darren James said: “The 2018 James Rennie Medal competition maintained the high standards we have now come to expect from the competition to find the best Chartered Professional Review candidate. The judges deliberated for some time given the quality of the presentations."

Jacki Bell, who also judged this year’s award commented: “This year’s finalists are leading innovation in buildings, transport, utilities and the energy industry. Their confidence, capability and commitment to improving our world is inspirational and I am so glad they chose to join our profession.”

This year’s final was sponsored by Arup, BAM Nuttall, Costain, Lagan Construction Group, ScottishPower Renewables and Skanska.

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