The judges acknowledged that the standard of entries in this year’s competition was very high and congratulated Nick on his win. He will now go on to compete in the UK finals in October.
The award, aimed at student, graduate and trainee technician members, encourages and rewards the communication of civil engineering ideas, research and best practise in projects and design.
Candidates submitted a synopsis paper which was judged with three shortlisted candidates required to present their full paper to the panel. This year for the first time the presentations took place via video link due to Covid-19 restrictions with the entries achieving exceptional standards.
Nick's winning paper investigated a project undertaken during his time as a graduate civil engineer within the Cardiff Mott MacDonald Bridges & Civil Structures team. The paper focused on the dynamic response of a footbridge under applied pedestrian and crowd loading.
Organiser, Tara Sirati stated: "This year's Emerging Engineers Award was one of the closest competitions I have experienced during my role as ICE Graduate and Student Chair. Nick, and the runners up, Ellen Thomas and Joe Shuttleworth did an outstanding job, considering the current pandemic, it must not have been an easy task. I hope our candidates are proud of their achievements. I know I am."
Nick Trump, who works for Mott MacDonald commented: “I was delighted to hear I had been chosen as this year’s ICE Emerging Engineer award regional winner for Wales. The judges’ comments following the presentation were complimentary to read and I am looking forward to the national final later in the year!”