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Former Stamford Boy’s School pupil awarded John Mitchell medal by British Geotechnical Association

A former Stamford Boy’s School pupil has been awarded the John Mitchell medal by the British Geotechnical Association (BGA).

David Beadman received the medal, presented annually by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), based on a nomination from the BGA for significant contributions in the field of geotechnical engineering.

David attended Stamford School between 1966 and 1975 and went on to study engineering at St John’s College, Cambridge. After graduating in 1979 he joined W S Akins, working on site for a couple of years on Drax Power Station completion project in Yorkshire.

David Beadman
David Beadman

In 1991 he joined Bachy and worked on the construction of London Underground stations, including Canada Water, Canary Wharf and North Greenwich, and then Copenhagen Metro.

David also co-authored a guide to geotechnical design.

After periods with the geotechnical teams at Arup and Tony Gee and Partners, in 2008 he helped to develop the Byrne Looby business in England. Byrne Looby has become widely known across the United Kingdom as a civil, structural and geotechnical engineering consultant.

Winners of the John Mitchell medal are invited to provide an evening lecture to the BGA.

This took place on Tuesday last week (January 26), online to more than 450 attendees, at which David spoke about his geotechnical design experience.

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