Three West Midlands members celebrate success

ICE West Midlands Members from WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Forkers and RMD Quickform all received recognition for their achievements in September.

Thomas Morris TMICE receiving his certificate from ICE President David Balmforth
Thomas Morris TMICE receiving his certificate from ICE President David Balmforth

Head of Rail Systems for WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Chris Lawrence, gained ICE Fellowship and Temporary Works Designer from RMD Quickform Steve Downes, and Site Engineer from Forkers, Thomas Morris were both awarded Technician Membership.

Molly McKenzie, regional director for ICE East Midlands and West Midlands commented:

"I warmly congratulate these three new members for their achievements.

Chris's success means that he has joined an elite group of civil engineers. His Fellowship award recognises his significant contribution to the civil engineering profession and seniority in the industry.

Steve and Thomas as engineering technicians play a fundamental role in civil engineering, offering specialist skills and techniques and solving complex problems - ultimately they help to deliver infrastructure projects efficiently and on time."

New Fellow Chris Lawrence says: "I've enjoyed and gained satisfaction and experience from all the projects I've worked on. A couple of highlights, are:

Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Zhuhai Superhighway – design of the first privately financed tolled motorway in China

Tuen Mun-Yuen Long LRT – I led the track design for the first light rail system in Hong Kong Singapore MRT North East Line – I was project manager for the design of three stations and several kilometres of tunnels, from concept to construction.

High Speed 2 – I was Technical Director and Project Manager for the route engineering for Phase 2 between Birmingham and Leeds."

New Technician member Steve Downes says: "My job involves being part of a brand new division, helping to manufacture new products in a well -established company."

New Technician Thomas, who works for Forkers in West Bromwich said that becoming a Technician member was very gratifying both personally and professionally. The position allows him to "keep in touch with local, national and international civil engineering matters of interest."

His career highlight so far has been : "An intense six months in which to turn a field into a high speed race track before the Silverstone Grand Prix, failure to do so would have resulted in it being cancelled. Thankfully the project ran smoothly and we event got driven around the track after it was constructed!"

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Steve Downes TMICE and his manager
Steve Downes TMICE and his manager
Chris Lawrence FICE
Chris Lawrence FICE