Competition / Spring 2017

 

Engineering Sketches Competition 2017

The winners of the Engineering Sketches Competition 2017 were announced at an exhibition of entries at the Institution of Structural Engineers on Monday 24 April.

 

The guests were welcomed by the President of the Institution, Ian Firth of COWI UK, who commended all those who had entered and emphasised the importance of drawing in the professional design armoury.

 

The judges were impressed with the quality and the breadth of entries. There were many different aspects of engineering represented: structural, mechanical, environmental and acoustic. The judges were so impressed with the quality of entry that they decided not to award the main prize but to recognise the collective effort with a number of additional, commended prizes in each category. They also awarded two additional prizes for drawings in new categories: a student prize and a historical representation prize.

 

The three main categories and prizes were as follows:

 

Concept Sketch or group of sketches:

an explanation of a design proposal. This is a sketch or combination of sketches which presents a design through engaging technical drawings e.g. multiple drawings on a sheet or sheets containing sections, details that may be drawn bigger than the main sketch.

 

Winner

Acoustically Isolated Box-In-Box with Transfer Truss Construction. Robert Rene Wiesner - WSP

 

Commended

Proposal for an Integrated Services Box. Adrian James – Chapman BDSP

 

Process Sketch or group of sketches:

showing how the germ of an idea is worked through to produce a conclusive design brief. These sketches may be procedural sequences that tell the story of a proposal. They may include combinations of section, single point perspective, isometric, oblique, exploded diagrams etc.

 

Winner

Lightweight building beside reservoir. Mathai Mathew – Michael Hadi Associates

 

Commended

Flat-Packed Transitional Shelter Assembly Instructions. Elliott Connolly -Whitby Mohajer Engineers

 

The Conversational Sketch:

showing the immediate informal explanation of an engineering design solution. This can be an initial ‘napkin’ concept sketch or, at the other end of the process, site notebook sketches.

 

Winner

National College of Digital Skills, Tottenham Hale. Jan Tomsu – Heyne Tillett Steel

 

Commended

Pile Testing. Theo Mourtis - Robert Bird Group

 

Prize for the best sketch of an existing engineering work:

Eva Khoo, Furness Partnership for her representation and analysis of the Colosseum in Rome.

 

Prize for the best student entry:

Interactive Flower Installation. David Leonard - Imperial College London

 

Competition Judges for Engineering Sketches 2017 were:

Trevor Flynn, Drawing at Work

Yanchee Lau, Eckersley O’Callaghan

Andrew Scoones, ngenuity Ltd

Mark Whitby, The Engineering Club

 

It was also announced that there would be a new category of prize for drawings done on a computer tablet for next year’s competition.

 

 

The exhibition of entries and winners runs at the IStrucE until 26 May 2017

Acoustically Isolated Box-In-Box with Transfer Truss Construction. Robert Rene Wiesner - WSP

National College of Digital Skills, Tottenham Hale. Jan Tomsu – Heyne Tillett Steel

The Colosseum, Rome. Eva Khoo - Furness Partnership