On the 25th of March 2019, Olaf Sorensen attended an interview of the last four finalists on behalf of Sorensen Civil Engineering Ltd for the 2019 ICE Best Civil Engineering Project in Ireland. This award was for the construction of the Youghal Main Drainage Scheme.

Sorensen along with three other contractors, L & M Keating, Lagan Asphalt and Glan Aqua were selected as the last four after being recommended earlier by two separate judging panels.

The interview involved a question and answer session concentrating mainly on the following;

  • The design of the road in a sandy flood plain and the part played by geo-grids and surcharging.
  • The design and solutions to the piling for the main structure.
  • The pipework in the streets.

We look forward to the ICE Awards Gala Event on March 29th, where the winner will be announced.