Accolade for Amy

19 June 2017

The Institution of Structural Engineers’ annual Kenneth Severn Award is granted to the best essay from a young engineer under the age of 28 in response to a question set by the President.

This year, the question was set by Ian Firth was “How should structural engineers balance safety and serviceability requirements with a human desire for elegance and beauty?”. Amy Cleaves, a Graduate Engineer in our London office, entered and won attending the Institution’s People and Papers Awards Luncheon on 8th June 2017.

Amy’s starting premise was that safety should never be compromised and that, as learnt within Integral, serviceability should be achieved through an elegant solution achieved through design team collaboration.

Amy was surprised and honoured to have won, especially as this year the Kenneth Severn Award had a record number of entries.

The experience has inspired Amy to further her knowledge of science technology engineering and maths (STEM) education and to seek opportunities for involvement with the professional institution boards. Winning the Kenneth Severn Award has given Amy the confidence to participate in future paper writing which we all look forward to reading.

The winning paper will be published in the July issue of the Structural Engineer.

You can read the article here.