Held at ICE headquarters at One Great George Street, the annual awards saw major projects and the civil engineers behind them recognised. The Gold Medal is ICE’s premier individual award and recognises civil engineering excellence.
Paul Glass, Project Director at Kier Infrastructure and Overseas
Paul is recognised for his sustained contribution to civil engineering in a 46 year career that has seen him develop practical, safe and simple solutions to complex problems while helping develop future 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, US and Hong Kong. His analytical approach, willingness to challenge the status quo and 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).”
Rachel Fowler, Technical Director, Infrastructure, Aurecon Australasia Pty.
In the past five years Rachel has led the provision of engineering services for major bulk cargo ports, the coal seam gas industry and public transport infrastructure. As project leader for the $76m eight new Brisbane River passenger ferry terminals, Rachel has made an outstanding contribution to civil engineering and to Australia’s infrastructure. It also helped share the work of civil engineers with wider audiences.
Garth Watson Medal
Patrick Chan, former ICE Regional Director Hong Kong
Awarded for dedicated and valuable service to ICE. Patrick became ICE’s first Regional Director outside the UK in 2007. Since then he has developed ICE Hong Kong, increased membership numbers, rationalised processes and critically ensured that HKIE and the HKSAR authorities have supported ICE on that journey.
Matthew Colton, Director at Management Commercial Engineering Pty
Awarded to a member for their service to their region, Matthew emigrated to Australia in 2010 and actively promoted ICE, firstly as a committee member and then as Chair of ICE NSW. He turned around a low performing association, formed a new vibrant committee and increased student numbers.
The Brisbane Flood Recovery Ferry Terminals
The Brunel Medal recognises excellence in civil engineering. This winner exemplifies ingenuity driving recovery and resilience of infrastructure and a community in the wake of a one-in-100 year flood. The 2011 flood caused devastation to homes, businesses and the city’s public transport infrastructure with many Brisbane ferry terminals destroyed or severely damaged. A global competition for new, flood resilient ferry terminals was won by Aurecon and Cox Architecture with a concept described by the Brisbane City Council as ‘integrating technical innovation, flood resilience and elegant form to deliver terminals that will become iconic features of our river city’.
Dr Anne Kemp
Dr Anne Kemp has worked in the infrastructure industry for 25 years, delivering information to where it is needed for informed and intelligent decision-making. She is Director and Fellow at Atkins for BIM Strategy and Implementation.
Emerging Engineers Award
Connah Jones MEng (Hons)
Paper: Investigating the strengthening of concrete T-beams in shear with embedded glass fibre-reinforced polymer bars
James Rennie Medal
Project: Crossrail, Tottenham Court Road
Jean Venables Medal
Project: Farringdon Station
Renée Redfern Hunt Memorial Prize
Spring 2017 Prize: Yin Shan Ho
Paper: Discuss how civil engineers can contribute to biomedical advancements
Tony Chapman Medal
Project: Luib Bridge Refurbishment in Aberdeenshire in 2011
Chris Binnie Award for Sustainable Water Management
Project: Continuous monitoring and adaptive control of distributed storm water infrastructure (CMAC)
Published papers awards
A number of prizes and awards were issued for papers published by ICE Journals. All winning papers can be found in the ICE Virtual Library.