Having won through several rounds, including competing against other teams from ICE Wales Cymru in the first round, the Arup team beat stiff competition from AECOM, St Albans and TransportNI, Belfast.
This team competition promotes the importance of effective communication among ICE's younger members. Competitors need to use all their engineering and inter-personal skills to win over the judges and audience with a public presentation. This is based on an imaginary civil engineering project which will affect a local community. The three judges were: Zara Lamont, ICE Vice President, Neil Glover Chairman ICE Network & Events Panel and Thomas Lane, Editor BD, Group Technical Editor Building & Ecobuild.
The Arup Cardiff team’s scenario was “Heritage City Storm Water Relief Tunnel,” with the team proposing a project to alleviate large scale pollution with the construction of a major relief tunnel. The team consisted of Geraint Jones (Captain), Ian Mach, Rachael Ng, Patrick Barry and Dan Tram.
Second place went to TransportNI, represented by Kaine Lynch (Captain), Cathal McKenna and Kristopher Campbell. Their scenario was “Ballygrand Arterial Route Improvement,” where highway safety and capacity issues required a major upgrade of the highway network.
Third place went to AECOM, with Elise O’Donovan (Captain), Sinead McKenna and Sarah Dean representing East of England. Their scenario was “Grey Road Urban Regeneration,” where the team presented a proposal for a major development consisting of 550 houses and 320 low-rise apartments.
All entrants for this ICE competition are to be congratulated for their presentations and team skills. These skills and attributes contribute to their professional development as practicing civil engineers.
Congratulations to Geraint Jones, Ian Mach, Rachael Ng, Patrick Barry and Dan Tram – well done all.