Chartered Engineer Colin Murphy has been awarded Engineers Ireland’s Best Presentation Award, for his presentation on Thames Tideway - Project Progress.

Co-sponsored by Beale & Co and Griffiths & Armour, the Best Presentation Award recognises members of Engineers Ireland who have contributed to the engineering profession by delivering outstanding technical presentations to member-engineers during the 2021 - 2022 lecture season.

In his presentation, Colin Murphy detailed the development of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, the largest water infrastructure project ever undertaken in the UK, and referenced his experience of delivering major infrastructure in the capital during a pandemic.

London’s 150-year-old sewer system was originally built for a population less than half its current size. At 25 km long and 65m below ground, the Thames Tideway project will reduce untreated discharges into the River Thames by tens of millions of tons per year, improving the quality of life for Londoners.

Commenting on the Best Presentation Award, Damien Owens, Director General of Engineers Ireland, said: “Engineers Ireland’s community is built on our sectors, which comprise of our regional branches, engineering divisions and societies, each of whom play a pivotal role in facilitating knowledge sharing amongst our members in ways that are relevant, flexible and local.

"Thanks to the generous support of Beale & Co and Griffiths & Armour we are pleased to recognise and showcase the valuable continuing professional development opportunities our member engineers provide to our engineering community through the Best Presentation Award. I would like to offer my congratulations to Colin Murphy and all of our members who delivered presentations to our Sectors throughout the year.”  

Graeme Tinney, CEO of Griffiths & Armour Europe, said: “As advocates for continuous improvement and professional development, we are very proud to co-sponsor the Best Presentation Award and celebrate the valuable contribution of individuals who promote and raise standards across the profession. On behalf of Griffiths & Armour, I would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Colin Murphy for delivering this year’s Best Presentation on Thames Tideway - Project Progress and applaud each presenter shortlisted for this year’s award.”

Tara Cosgrove, Partner at Beale & Co, added: “At Beale & Co, we are passionate about continuing professional development, and we are pleased to offer our continued support to an award category which recognises Engineers Ireland’s dedicated engineering community who give their time so selflessly. On behalf of Beale & Co, I would like to congratulate Colin Murphy and each of the presenters who were shortlisted for this year’s prestigious award.”

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