ICE Fellow Dr Robin Sham receives CBE in Queen’s New Year’s Honours

He received the honour for his services to the civil engineering profession.

Dr Sham is Global Long Span and Speciality Bridges Director at AECOM
Dr Sham is Global Long Span and Speciality Bridges Director at AECOM

Dr Sham FICE is a bridge engineer by profession and works as the Global Long Span and Speciality Bridges Director at AECOM to build monumental bridges on a global scale.

His recent work contributed to two of the world's longest cable-stayed bridges – the Sutong and Stonecutters Bridges; the first long-span, three-pylon, continuous suspension bridge, the Taizhou Bridge, considered a model for the future development of ultra-long span bridges around the world; and one of the longest sea crossings built in recent history, the Second Penang Bridge. In 2013 he received ICE's Gold Medal for his work on the bridge and his 'sustained contribution to civil engineering over many years that is of a significant magnitude and stature.'

Dr Sham features as 'Captain Connector', one of the Invisible Superheroes at ICE's brand new year-long exhibition at One Great George Street which focuses on the unsung heroes behind some of the world's most amazing engineering projects.

He also contributed his expertise to ICE's Bridge Engineering Exhibition and the centrepiece 31m suspension bridge built entirely from LEGO which received a Guinness World of Records certificate for the longest ever span (16m) of a bridge made of LEGO.

Peter Spencer CEng MICE, an Adviser to the Environment Agency, received an MBE for services to Flood Hydrology and the Economy. He specialises in flood hydrology, river and floodplain modelling, flood forecasting, and flood data.

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