Innovation in Instrumentation & Monitoring
This category recognises innovation and excellence in site surveying and monitoring on tunnelling projects. Entrants to this category must demonstrate and provide evidence to show how, on a specific tunnelling and/or underground project, innovative use of existing instrumentation and monitoring techniques or pioneering new technology is contributing to an improved outcome for the project team and/or client.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by a panel of our judges in an open session at the Festival and feature in New Civil Engineer so you must be prepared to share your concept to a wide audience.
Judges will be looking for entries that meet the following criteria:
- Clear identification the specific monitoring challenge the solution seeks to solve and details of how this could be met with the innovation
- Detailed explanation of the innovation and how it builds on or differs from other industry established practices/solutions
- Demonstration of the process driving development of the innovation, highlighting any feasibility studies carried out, trials done on other projects or work underway with external stakeholders and/or industry bodies. Specify any investments made.
- Details of results expected/delivered including any early feedback or support or other evidence that it has the potential to change the industry for the better
The project on which the innovation has been deployed need not be complete, but the innovation must have been in development or use between January 2019 and July 2020.