Robert Benaim FIStructE wins Whittle Medal
Date published

8 October 2019

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Robert Benaim FIStructE wins Whittle Medal

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Date published

8 October 2019

Congratulations to Robert, who received one of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s highest accolades for his work with pre-stressed concrete structures.

The medal is awarded to an engineer resident in the UK whose outstanding and sustained achievements have had a profound impact on their engineering discipline.

Robert is acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading experts on the design of prestressed concrete bridges. He has lectured widely on this subject and on the aesthetics of bridges, and has addressed the universities of Florence, Leuven, Paris, Imperial College and Cambridge.

He has also acted as expert witness and written technical papers on several of his projects and a text book ‘The Design of Prestressed Concrete Bridges – Concepts & Principles’, published by Taylor & Francis in 2007.

Robert was President of the Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers in 2018, and has served as a Council Member of both the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Structural Engineers. 

Upon receiving the award, Robert said:

“One of the main satisfactions of the work I have done is that it is so visible – I can point to it and say that I was involved. The other is that I can see how it helps people, a bypass for example can divert lorries from a village, improving the residents’ quality of life. I am immensely honoured to be receiving the Sir Frank Whittle Medal.”

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