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Creative thinking

OASYS AWARDS; Communicating design ideas using information technology has become an indispensable tool for today's engineers and architects. The NCE sponsored Oasys Awards highlight the work of Britain's most skilled young construction professionals. The

The engineer's story

We challenged young engineers to use IT to illustrate the ideas and concepts behind a piece of engineering design, or a novel application of computer software, or even a software development project.

NCE thanks its fellows sponsors: Ove Arup, Architects' Journal, Autodesk, Excitech Computers, Anders Glaser Wills, Amec Design & Management, Jasprint

For information about next year's award contact Melanie Palmer, Oasys, 12 Fitzroy Street, London W1P 6BQ. Tel 0171 465 3302, Fax 465 3720, e- mail:

First Prize

Darren Woolf, Ove Arup

The Igloo (montage using Star-CD)

Woolf's winning entry tackles the issues around creating a sustainable and comfortable working and/or living environment. His panel illustrates how an igloo efficiently deals with external influences on the internal environment by balancing carbon dioxide with oxygen levels and heat exchange.

Woolf wins £500, plus Autodesk software.

Second Prize

Daniel Bosia,Ove Arup

Space Structure Design (presentation using AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, 3D Studio, Lucas,Oasys GSA)

This presentation demonstrates how different computer packages can be used in the parametric design of buildings.

Bosia wins Autodesk software.

Third Prize

Tim Lucas, Price & Myers

Building the Dublin Millennium Bridge (presentation using AutoCAD r14 and Studio Pro)

Lucas's entry is a short film showing how the prefabricated structure willfit together on site this autumn. The 3D construction model is used to generate working drawings.

Other winners

The architect's story - graduate category

First: Christian Jackson (video)

Second: David James Preece, University of Wales, Cardiff (video)

Third: Peter Louis Dean, De Montfort University (panel)

The architect's story - student category

First: Ron Watkins, University of Westminster (video)

Second: Riko Sibbc, University of East London (panel)

Third: Paul Antony Hadfield, Oxford Brookes University (panel)

The picture - graduate category

First: Richard Conner, Piercy Conner

Second: Zainal Mohamad, University of Sheffield

Third: Zainal Mohamad, University of Sheffield

The picture - student category

First: Filip Visnjic, University of Westminster

Second: Mike Green, Manchester School of Architecture

Third: Dominic Ryan Hayes, University of Sheffield

Premier Prize

Christian Jackson

The Gateway Crossing (video using 3D Studio Max)

Jackson's video illustrates proposals for a second footbridge crossing of Bristol's floating harbour, a symbolic new gateway intothe city's old harbour.

Jackson wins £2,000, plus Autodesk software. His former university, Oxford Brookes, receives £1,500 of Excitech computer equipment and/or software.

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