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Oct 02, 2023

We have been busy polishing silverware...

Amy Dillon

The Construction News Awards - Rising Star

After face-to-face review by a panel of 100+ expert judges, Amy won in recognition of demonstrating an outstanding commitment and passion for improving the industry, from school to sites. The judges said Amy’s personal story to engage, educate and empower came across very powerfully alongside their sense of the utmost importance of quality and rigour in the delivery of projects around the world.

Mark Coughlin

Structural Concrete Competition - 1st Prize

Competing against universities from throughout the UK, Mark and his team received a unanimous judges’ decision for their 60-page design report, which included scheme designs, detailed calculations and technical drawings of an innovative precast concrete diagrid and post-tensioned flat slab scheme for a six-storey, elliptical-shaped office building with basement.

IStructE NI Graduate and Student Papers Competition - Graduate Prize - 1st Place - Winner of John Hill Cup

The Sperrin Giants - a series of steel-framed, timber-clad sculptures in Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland - was the project that I presented. Key design challenges included the design of the 11m tall Mullaghcarn mountain sculpture, with a cantilever frame being proposed to resist extreme wind pressures that exist at the 542m altitude. This was achieved through designing a stabilising frame below ground level.

Rahul Wala

IStructE NI Graduate and Student Papers Competition - WINNER - Adrian Long Cup for presentation on "Voided Slabs."

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