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WSP engineer Laura Bourne wins prestigious engineering award

WSP engineer Laura Bourne wins prestigious engineering award

 October 21, 2021

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The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has awarded WSP engineer Laura Bourne the Tony Chapman Medal for showing an exceptional standard of civil engineering knowledge. 

The Tony Chapman Medal is awarded to the best Member Professional Review candidate and promotes the role of newly qualified incorporated members (IEng). It is open to all applicants who passed their review in the year before the medal was awarded.

Working in the WSP bridges team

Laura graduated from Plymouth University in 2015 with a first-class BSc (Hons) Civil and Coastal Engineering degree.

She currently works for WSP as an engineer in the bridges team, responsible for producing feasibility studies, technical reports and fee estimates. Laura also carries out bridge inspections and manages inspection packages.

Her current role is as Designers Site Representatives on a bridge replacement scheme in Leeds City Centre.

Promoting ICE incorporated members

Tony Chapman (1948-2004) worked hard to promote ICE incorporated members. He was a member of the ICE Council, Finance Committee and Professional Development Committee. He also chaired the Building Committee.

Tony was also a former Chairman of the Board of Incorporated Engineers and Technicians, and played an important role when it was integrated into ICE. He was also an ICE reviewer.

The nomination process

Reviewers nominate candidates who have:

  • shown a passion and enthusiasm for civil engineering
  • continually taken part in ICE activities
  • contributed to the profession
  • outstanding qualities in all attributes

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