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Fleming award candidates line up


CANDIDATES FOR this year's BGA Fleming Award will be chosen from projects reported in Ground Engineering between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006.

A panel which will select three to go forward to the nal to be held at the ICE, London on 6 December.

Finalists will give a brief presentation of their project before the winner is announced.

The prestigious annual award, sponsored by Cementation Foundations Skanska, was established in 2000 in honour of the contractor's chief engineer Ken Fleming, who died in 2001. The award acknowledges projects demonstrating geotechnical engineering excellence and team working.

Cementation Foundations Skanska technical director Rab Fernie said: 'The award is not for academic input but recognises the best of geotechnical engineering science being applied in as professional manner as possible with the full commitment of all of the team to any scale of scheme. It is an industry reection and appreciation of Ken Fleming's strengths and qualities.' Past winners are the teams that built the Copenhagen Metro; the Moorhouse draught relief shaft for Crossrail, London; Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin; the Heathrow Airside Road Tunnel; and the Dublin Port Tunnel and those responsible for the recovery of the World Trade Center.

Last year's award was won by the team who carried out costal protection and slope stabilisation at Castlehaven on the Isle of Wight.

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