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New award honours Ken Fleming's career

KVAENER CEMENTATION Foundations is the driving force and sole sponsor behind a new British Geotechnical Society Prize, The Fleming Award, to honour the career of the company's Ken Fleming.

The award, which comes with £3000 prize money, will be presented to a project team that can demonstrate a high level of excellence in geotechnical design and construction.

'The judges will be looking for entries that can demonstrate team working and its benefits on a geotechnical project, 'says BGS committee member and Kvaerner operations manager Tim Fitch.

'We wanted to commemorate Ken's 40year distinguished career in the foundation industry and to stimulate interest in professionalism, team working and design excellence.

'Ideally the successful team will include between three and six individuals from different organisations such as specialist geotechnical contractor, main contractor, consultant, project manager, or client.

'The only requirements of entry are that one team member must be a member of the British Geotechnical Society, and a shortlisted team must be prepared to make a 30-minute presentation in London.'

Judging of shortlisted entries by a BGS sub-committee will take place at the inaugural Fleming Award evening at the ICE on 13 September.

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