Harding Prize papers

The Harding Prize is named after the founding Chairman of the Society, Sir Harold Harding. The prize is awarded to the winner of an annual competition, which is open to all aged 33 or under. Entrants must submit an original paper relating to any aspect of tunnelling which they consider of interest to those in the tunnelling industry. Below is a selection of winning and runner up papers.

Leah Jacobs (2018 Winner)

Changing the safety culture - my contribution to a large project making a significant difference

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Paul Dryden (2018 Runner Up)

Paul Chambers (2018, Runner Up)

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Gerard Quigg (2018 Runner Up)

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Omar Mohammed (2017 Winner)

Deep Pile Foundation Interceptions in Tunnelling at Bank Station

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Mohamad Fahed (2017 Runner Up)

Investigation into the Splitting Strength of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete in Tunnel Segmental Lining

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Jennifer Henderson (2017 Runner Up)

Getting on the right track: Early stage design in subsurface transport infrastructure

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Howard Sayers (2016 Winner)

The Use of a Fully Integrated Temporary and Permanent Works Design to Construct an Underpass in Close Proximity to a Live Operational Underground Railway

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Jeff CC Chan (2016 Runner Up)

Application of Ground Freezing Technology on Passenger Adit Construction in Hong Kong West Island Line Works Contract 704

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Eoin Murphy (2016 Runner Up)

Reconstruction of Farnworth Tunnels

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Ryan McCarron (2015 Winner)

The challenges of mining an escalator barrel within an operational station.

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Ester Karl (2015 Runner Up)

Mix Shield TBM Support Pressure: Theoretical Calculation Approaches vs. Practical Experience for Crossrail C310 Thames Tunnel

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Matthew Wilcock (2015 Runner Up)

National Grid - London Power Tunnels. Monitoring using Distributed Optical Fibre Strain Sensing

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Edward Batty (2014 Winner)

Crossrail Western Tunnels TBM Breakthrough at Bond Street Station

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Angelos Gakis (2014 Runner Up)

Design of an SCL wraparound tunnel

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Leigh Holland (2014 Runner Up)

Fire Testing of a Composite Sprayed Concrete Lined Tunnel

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David Clayton (2013 Winner)

TBM crossing of the Lee Tunnel connection shaft

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Avni Mehta (2013 Runner Up)

Sinking into Victoria - the challenges of sinking a shaft within the confines of London Underground's busiest transport hub

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Mai Nguyen (2013 Runner Up)

Securing skills for the future

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Jaing Su (2013 Runner Up)

Design of an SCL tunnel using sprayed waterproofing

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Robert Milner (2011 Winner)

Settlement due to tunnelling on the West Ham Flood Alleviation Scheme

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Spyridon Konstantis (2011 Runner Up)

Probabilistic Assessment of Face Stability Conditions for Shallow Tunnels in Soft Ground

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Andreas Feiersinger (2011 Runner Up)

Green Park Station Step-free access

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Michele Mangione (2009 Winner)

Segmental opening sets at Kings Cross St Pancras

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David Naylor (2009 Runner Up)

Hampton Pump Out Shaft

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Bethan Haig (2009 Runner Up)

The A3 Hindhead road tunnel

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Damian McGirr (2005 Winner)

Settlement mitigation on Channel Tunnel Rail Link Contract 250

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Simon Morgan (1999 Winner)

Prevaulting Success at Ramsgate Harbour

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John Corcoran (1991 Winner)

Construction of the new escalator shaft and tunnels at the Angel Station, London

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