Winner of the ICE and Thomas Telford prize draw at Civils 2002 was Karen Walker, a civil engineer with MWH in High Wycombe. She wins a case of 12 bottles of wine.
Full details of how London's infamous Millennium Bridge was mechanically excited to evaluate three trial dampers, designed to stop its wobble, are in a special issue (vol 152 no 2) of the ICE Structures & Buildings journal on dynamic behaviour. Summaries of all papers can be read at www. structuresandbuildings. com lThe detailed story of how the world's largest steel gravity platform was extracted from the seabed after 17 years of oil production is in the latest issue (vol 155 no 2) of the ICE/BGA Geotechnical Engineering journal. The three circular skirts of the 110,000t Maureen platform in the North Sea had to be pulled nearly 4m from the seabed before it could be floated back to shore. The full story of the refloat will be published in the November 2002 issue of the ICE Civil Engineering journal and will be discussed at a meeting at the ICE in London on 22 October.
Summaries of all papers can be read at www. geotechnicaljournal. com