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Winning format for Midlands award

CHRISTOPHER HOLT of Wardell Armstrong has won the inaugural Midland Geotechnical Society's Young Engineer's Competition for the presentation of his paper 'The conversion of site investigation data in AGS electronic format into spreadsheet packages'.

Holt of Wardell's Newcastle-under-Lyme office, beat fellow finalists Michael McAuley, also of Wardell Armstrong, and David Preece of Ove Arup & Partners. The competition, which was held at the University of Birmingham in December, was judged by Martin Fairlie, Len Threadgold and Roger Hoole.

The competition, which will run as an annual event, is similar in format to the BGS's national Cooling Prize. However the Midland Geotechnical Society upped the age limit for the competition to 31 to encourage entrants from industry. MGS's Nick Armstrong says the Society was particularly pleased with the quality of industry entrants.

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