TEAMS FROM the University of Sheffield and Queen's University Belfast carried off the main prizes in this year's Corus Undergraduate Design Awards.
Two competitions were included in the awards scheme this year. In the first, entrants had to design the structural steelwork for a mixed use urban residential development, with several floors of student accommodation above a retail space.
For the steel bridge design award entrants were faced with the challenge of a 400m long crossing with a clear span of 80m at one end adjacent to a cliff face. This feature encouraged the selection of a single pylon cable stay design.
At the awards ceremony at Great George Street on 16 July Corus technical sales and marketing manager Alan Todd told all the regional winners: 'Although the judging was very close the outright winners were outstanding.
I am sure we have today seen some of the leading engineering designers of the future.'
Sheffield University's Robert May and Chi Yan Lau carried off the structural steelwork award, while the bridge design winners were Theresa Gallagher, Stephen Thompson and Paul Baker from Queen's University, Belfast.