Elmo DiBiagio Young Engineers Award

We are delighted to invite competition entries for the Elmo DiBiagio Young Engineers Award, which is supported by NGI.

This award has been created in honour of the late Elmo DiBiagio and aims to assist, support and encourage Young Engineers to think about their work in a concise way. At the International Course on Structural and Geotechnical Monitoring held in Poppi, Italy in 2014, Elmo gave a presentation in a session on Case Histories.
Elmo was a student and colleague of Professor Ralph Peck, who famously said “If you can’t reduce a difficult engineering problem to just one 8 ½ x 11-inch (A4) sheet of paper, you will probably never understand it!” For his presentation Elmo prepared 24 case histories in this format and it was his hope that they would one day be compiled alongside others into a book of “lessons learned.”

TC220 has opened a web page to begin this process and entrants to this competition will be eligible for inclusion on the website and the finalists will be invited to present their case history at the Symposium.

For more information on Elmo DiBiagio, please check the following link: https://www.ngi.no/eng/News/NGI-News/Obituary-Elmo-DiBiagio-1931-2021 

The competition is open to anyone under the age of 35 and we request that you submit a one page document on a case study in the format as per described below that has taken the conference theme of ‘Interpretation of Data’ into account.

The winner will receive £500 and the runner up will receive £250.

Submission deadline: 13th June
Review Period: 15th June – 29th June
Notification: as soon as possible after the 29th June

To submit, you need to log in into our Elmo DiBiagio Young Engineering Competition Entry Portal. Once you have created an account you can log in multiple times to complete your submission(s). Please remember to take a note of your password.

Entry Format
Your entry must fit on to an A4 page You need to provide a theme for each abstract. We ask that you do use margins of 1cm all around the page and that you use a minimum font of 10 points. All entries must be written and presented in English.
Please see below for two examples;

Submission of entries must be done via the Elmo DiBiagio Young Engineering Competition Entry Portal. Any entries not submitted via the site by the deadline will not be accepted. You can use Elmo’s template if you wish (download the template here)

Review and Judging Panel
Each submission will be reviewed by at least 2 reviewers from the Committee, including a representative from NGI.

Notification to Authors
Authors will be notified about the outcome of their submissions as soon as possible after the 29th June 2022.

Terms and Conditions
If your submission is accepted for inclusion in the competition, then you will be required to attend the symposium and pay the registration fee. We will honour the early bird registration rate for those selected to present after the early bird registration deadline.