Fleming Award 2017

Please note: due to unavoidable circumstances there has been a change of keynote speaker. See below for full details.


Wednesday 6th December at 6.30pm


Telford Theatre, Institution of Civil Engineers,

One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA



Project Teams
Pines Hotel Cliff Stabilisation Scheme CH2M, Raymond Brown Construction, The Pines Hotel
Garrion Gill Slope Remediation Network Rail Infrastructure Projects Scotland, QTS Group Limited, COWI UK Limited, Cementation Skanska, Datum Group
The PISA Project


Oxford University, Imperial College London, DONG Energy, Carbon Trust and SOCOTEC UK (formerly ESG) representing the many companies involved in the Project.



After the presentations, while the judges consider their verdict,

a short keynote lecture will be given by:

Dr Toby Roberts, WJ Groundwater


Groundwater control for excavations in Cork, Ireland



Over the last 20 years the City of Cork, Ireland has seen significant private development of offices and retail space which include basements. Conventional geotechnical investigation strategies have proved poor at identifying the hydrogeological parameters which control inflow from the coarse sands and gravels which underlie the city. This short presentation will show how case study dated has been used to develop a conceptual model and provide a design bases for future projects.


Toby Roberts is an expert on the design and implementation of groundwater control systems for large excavations, foundations and tunnels with extensive contract experience in the Europe, Middle East and more recently Canada. Toby is a founder member and current Chairman of the international dewatering contractor WJ Groundwater. He co-authored CIRIA C750, the recently updated design guide for construction dewatering. Dr Toby Roberts is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers, a Charted Civil Engineer and Chartered Geologist.


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