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G&S paper winner is announced

Andrew Jackson, a PhD student from Cambridge University, has claimed the 2008 Graduate and Student Papers Competition after an inspiring presentation on 'Pile Jacking in Sand and Silt.'
The ICE East of England graduate member’s paper explored the problems associated with traditional pile-jacking and was the result of a collaboration between the geotechnical group at Cambridge University and Giken, a Japanese piling company.
Three finalists presented their papers at the event on the 19 June at One Great George Street. The others were ICE Northern Ireland’s Kieran Owens, a PhD student from Queen’s University Belfast, and ICE West Midland’s Nick Moore, a project engineer from consultant Clarke Bond.
Jackson said: "I am delighted to have won. The standard of entries was extremely high this year and it is an honour to have been chosen by the judges. I would like to congratulate everyone, especially the other finalists, on their interesting work and presentations. I will certainly encourage others to enter."
Established in 1951, the annual competition promotes and rewards excellence in the communication of civil engineering issues and ideas and presents a valuable opportunity for young engineers to present their work and ideas to a wide audience.
Papers can be submitted on any topic related to civil engineering and can either be based on professional review or professional development reports or adapted from original research or university projects.
Panel judge James Hannah said: "The G&S Papers Competition recognises the importance of effective communication of ideas within our industry. However, effective communication goes beyond written submissions.
"All three finalists have demonstrated the highest standards of presentation of their ideas, resulting in a lively and thought provoking evening."

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