MOTT MACDONALD director Alan Powderham has been awarded the Institution of Civil Engineers Gold Medal for services to foundation engineering.
Powderham is recognised for consulting work over 35 years that includes the tunnel jacking for the Boston Central Artery project, known as the 'Big Dig', the Limehouse Link and the Heathrow Express cofferdam. The work on these projects is highlighted in his award winning ICE paper 'The observational method - learning from projects' with its strong emphasis on teamwork and innovation.
Outgoing ICE President Gordon Masterton said: 'He has signicantly advanced best practice in foundation engineering and has established a reputation for pushing the boundaries in construction's approach to innovation, value, safety and risk.'
Chairman of Mott MacDonald, Mike Blackburn, said: 'We are delighted that Alan is to be recognised through this prestigious accolade. We are tremendously proud of him. He is an inspiration to us all - a great colleague, an excellent practitioner and a rst class ambassador for our global business.'