Celebration of Design Competition winners
Date & Time

11 March 2021
18:00 - 19:15 GMT

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Free
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Celebration of Design Competition winners

Date & Time

11 March 2021
18:00 - 19:15 GMT

Price
Free

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Young Structural Engineering International Design Competition 2020: a sustainable habitat for coastal communities.

YSEIDC: a celebration evening

Tickets are available for our YSEIDC celebration evening on 11 March. Hear from the winners of the John Barrett Prize present their project and outline their design choices.

The John Barrett Prize 2020 is awarded to Giankarlo Cabanas and Suista Gurung, for their proposal on the use of bamboo to build sustainable, disaster-proof social housing in Bangladesh.

The winning team will be joined by Shalini Jagnarine-Azan and Tom Newby from the YSEIDC judging panel, who will discuss the context of the winning entry and its importance to disaster relief. Attendees will be able to pose questions live to the winners and judging panel.


2020 YSEIDC prize winners

The John Barrett Prize is awarded to the overall competition winner. The prize was established by Ann Barrett to honour the life and work of her late husband John - a member of the Institution who was keen to develop design skills in young engineers. 

The Drury Medal is awarded to an individual or team under 25 years of age. The Drury Medal 2020 is awarded to Pranav Darda, MS Structures student at Politecnico di Milano. Pranav's proposal of a bamboo raft system to support a superstructure impressed the judges with its versatility and sustainability.
 
The Undergraduate Prize is awarded to an undergraduate studying civil or structural engineering. The Undergraduate Prize 2020 is awarded to a team: Tobias Ng, Maria Valderrabano and Samuel Wright. The team designed an innovative hexagonal lattice and joint system for a community in rural Bangladesh.

Presentations from the winners of the Drury Medal and Undergraduate Prize will be available to view on-demand in due course.


About YSEIDC

The Young Structural Engineers International Design Competition (YSEIDC) challenges young engineers from around the world to test their ingenuity, imagination and inventiveness, and apply their design skills to solve a engineering problem.
 
The competition is held every three years; in 2020 young engineers were asked to design a sustainable habitat for coastal communities from Least Developed Countries, who face the prospect of rising sea levels due to climate change.
 
Design considerations included housing, work areas, places of assembly, drainage and sanitation. These challenges reflect the issues faced by governments and NGOs across the world.

 

Speakers

Matt Byatt

Chair

Matt is a Vice-President of IStructE and Director at Pinnacle. He is a consulting engineer with experience across the commercial, retail, industrial and residential sectors in the UK, as well as offshore structures specialising in ‘brown field’ work. 

Shalini Jagnarine-Azan

YSEIDC judging panel

Shalini is a consulting structural engineer with PAHO/WHO specialising in climate resilient design of buildings and healthcare facilities. She is a member of the IStructE Council. 

Tom Newby

YSEIDC judging panel

Tom chairs the Institution's Humanitarian and International Development Panel and is Associate Director at Buro Happold. He is an emergency shelter expert and once led CARE's global international shelter team.




 

Contact

Email - [email protected]

Supporting Resources & Events

James Lomas and Charlotte Murphy describe their research projects.

Publish Date ‐ 24 December 2019

Location ‐ N/A

Price ‐ Free

Arthur Coates presents his research on tall timber structures. 

Publish Date ‐ 25 January 2021

Location ‐ N/A

Price ‐ Free

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