Laing O’Rourke and The Concrete Centre, part of the UK’s Mineral Products Association, have named the University of Manchester as the winner of the Structural Concrete 2014 Competition. This year, the student competition invited UK schools of engineering to design a school building within an existing development. An awards ceremony was held at the Building Centre in London as part of a Concrete Centre event for practicing engineers. Chief judge Howard Jackson presented prizes and certificates to the winning teams, noting the high standard of the entries and the hard work put in by the students.
Left to right: The Concrete Centre judge Jenny Burridge, chief judge Howard Jackson, winners Faisal Siddiqui and Badrul-Munir-Bin Mohd Radzi and their tutor Thomas Swailes.
The University of Manchester’s Christophe Boucour, Faisal Siddiqui and Badrul-Munir-Bin Mohd Radzi were behind the winning entry, recognised for their ‘good consideration of stability, good construction methodology and good connection details’. Ryan Hill, Neil Henry, Neil Thornton and Richard Henderson from Queen’s University Belfast received the runners-up prize. Luke Wilson from the University of Sheffield was awarded the Sustainability Prize for his design, which paid special attention to the needs of children with specific educational requirements.
Left to right: Howard Jackson, with runners-up Ryan Hill, Neil Henry, Neil Thornton, Richard Henderson, their tutor Anthony Martin and Jenny Burridge.
2015 competition brief
The brief for next year’s competition was also announced at the event: a civic centre including a library and council offices in a new town in northwest England. Further information about Structural Concrete 2015 can be found here.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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