Innovation in Shaft Design & Construction
This category recognises projects that are driving use of innovative methods and smart technologies within the industry to improve design and construction of shafts for tunnelling schemes and other deep excavations.
The entry should relate to an innovation that was used between January 2020 and July 2021.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by a panel of our judges in virtual session in early November, to determine the 2021 winners. These interviews will be recorded and made available to Festival attendees ahead of the main event on the 8 December.
Judges will be looking for entries that meet the following criteria:
- Explain the specific challenge you are seeking to overcome and how the design reduced ground risk
- Showcase the specifics of the innovation and how it is different from business as usual
- Demonstration of the process driving development of the innovation, the research involved, and investment required to make it a success
- Details of results and feedback, and the potential to change the industry for the better
Each entry should be supported by a maximum of three images. Images should be in landscape, more than 1MB in size, in jpeg/png format and should not be edited to include details of the category or the name/logo of the company entering (or any other annotations). Additional text (other than diagram annotation) included in supporting documents will not be used by the judging panel. The images might be used in marketing material and featured in New Civil Engineer.