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CSIC shortlisted for prestigious industry awards

last modified Oct 22, 2014 05:48 PM
CSIC was shortlisted for three significant International Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards for 2014, including Young Tunneller of the Year.

The categories and CSIC projects featured included: 

Ground Investigation and Monitoring Award: The Smart Tunnel

Product/Equipment Innovation of the Year: Photogrammetric Monitoring of Royal Mail Tunnel 

Young Tunneller of the Year - Mehdi Alhaddad, an engineer currently working on the Crossrail project and completing a PhD at CSIC.

CSIC featured in the shortlist of three out of 15 categories, competing against a large number of international entries and leading companies. The prestigious awards, organised by the New Civil Engineer and supported by the International Tunnelling & Underground Space Association, celebrate and reward outstanding work and innovation in the global tunnelling industry.

“Being shortlisted for these awards is a substantial achievement,” said CSIC’s Director, Jennifer Schooling. “These nominations add to CSIC’s other recent achievements, including our Bridging the Knowledge Gap in London's Secret Tube, which was shortlisted for a British Construction Industry Product Design Innovation Award earlier this year. Our work is increasingly on the radar of industry and this demonstrates the significant contribution we are making to the infrastructure and construction sector.”

CSIC is no stranger to the International Tunnelling awards; the Centre was shortlisted in the Product or Equipment Innovation of the Year category 2013 for Instrumented Tunnel Segments for Performance-Based Design.

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