2014 Award winning papers

Each year we award authors from both industry and academia who have produced work judged by their peers to be of exceptional quality and benefit to the civil engineering, construction and materials science community. Papers outside of our archive (published after 2002) are free to read here in perpetuity as part of our commitment to furthering knowledge and best practice.

award journal Paper title
Baker Medal Bridge Engineering Design and construction of Zambezi River Bridge, Mozambique
Coopers Hill War Memorial Prize Civil Engineering Concrete renaissance: design and construction of the Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer, Ravello, Italy
Crampton Prize Geotechnical Engineering Landslide hazard and risk assessment on the Scottish road network
David Hislop Award Géotechnique Bearing capacity on sand overlying clay soils
Emerging Materials Research Prize Emerging Materials Research Review of polymer-based sensors for agriculture-related applications
Frederick Palmer Prize Structures and Buildings Performance of 45-year-old corroded prestressed concrete beams
George Stephenson Medal Géotechnique The end-bearing capacity of piles penetrating into crushable soils
Geotechnical Research Medal Géotechnique Compacted soil behaviour: initial state, structure and constitutive modelling
Green Materials Prize Green Materials Polycarbonates from biorenewable diols via carbonate metathesis polymerization
Halcrow Prize Maritime Engineering Using a sand–mud model to hindcast the morphology near Waarde, the Netherlands
Health and Safety Award Geotechnical Engineering Unexploded ordnance risk assessment on Crossrail Project in London: Pre-empting best practice
Howard Medal Construction Materials Natural-fibre-reinforced plastics in actively bent structures
James Hill Prize Municipal Engineer Rehabilitation of Kolkata's first Victorian-age brick sewer
James Watt Medal Energy Finding the Depth of Radioactivity in Construction Materials
John Henry Garrood King Medal Bridge Engineering The Viana footbridge: Construction and dynamic monitoring
Kajal Mallick Memorial Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials Biofunctionalized nanofibrous membranes mimicking carnivorous plants
Magazine of Concrete Research Prize Magazine of Concrete Research Compressive strength model for concrete
Nanomaterials and Energy Prize Nanomaterials and Energy Photocatalysis with hybrid Co-coated WS2 nanotubes
Overseas Prize Civil Engineering Global engineers thinking locally: creating kindergartens for Africa
Parkman Medal Management, Procurement and Law Nuclear decommissioning contracts: the legal and commercial issues
Reed and Mallik Medal  Urban Design and Planning Evidence-based design: satellite positioning studies of city centre user groups
Rees Jeffreys Award Transport East London line enabling works contracts
Richard Trevithick Fund Prize Engineering Sustainability Modelling cities and water infrastructure dynamics
Robert Alfred Carr Prize Water Management A rainfall model for drought risk analysis in south-east UK
Surface Innovations Prize Surface Innovations Superoleophobic surfaces: design criteria and recent studies
Telford Gold Medal Engineering and Computational Mechanics The influence of room geometry on the overturning of smoke owing to a floor fire
Telford Premium Engineering and Computational Mechanics Simulations of masonry-infilled reinforced concrete frame failure
Telford Premium Engineering History and Heritage Collapse of a cable-stayed road bridge in Germany in 1825
Telford Premium Forensic Engineering Managing the asset time bomb: a system dynamics approach
Telford Premium Géotechnique Letters Soil deformation around a penetrating cone in silt
Telford Premium Ground Improvement Ground Improvement efficiency and back-analysis of settlements
Telford Premium International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics Scaling issues in centrifuge modelling of monopiles
Telford Premium Waste and Resource Management Germany at the forefront of energy from waste: what can the UK learn?
Telford Premium Waste and Resource Management Integrated sustainable waste management in developing countries
Tso Kung Hsieh Award Géotechnique Dynamic response of liquefiable sand improved by microbial-induced calcite precipitation
Webb Prize Transport Estimating the profitability of the British east coast main line