Murphy Assistant Design Manager wins ICE Pitch200

Imogen Graves, assistant design manager on the LM joint venture HS2 project in Birmingham, recently won the East & West Midlands regional final of the ICE Pitch200 competition.

Imogen did a 200 second pitch on waste reduction in demolition in front of an audience made up of mainly children and a panel of judges, who were all civil engineers. The pitch involved a comparison of modern and traditional demolition methods using a model made of cake. Imogen smashed one cake and then carefully disassembled the other to show how it is possible to then reuse or recycle the elements for various purposes.

She will now progress into the national final on 22 November and after winning the regional final she is now a regional ambassador for the competition in 2019.

Imogen receiving her award

Imogen said of her recent success:"It's been a great experience being part of the ICE Pitch 200 competition and to top it off I was declared the winner which is brilliant. It's a great opportunity to help inspire and educate the young people of today that a career in engineering really is something to aspire to. Overall it has been a really worthwhile experience which I have really gained a lot from and I'm looking forward to taking part in the national final later this year."

There will be more news to come on Imogen's progress later on this year.

Posted Friday, March 9, 2018 by Emma Best

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