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Structural engineers heap praise on Dome and Lord's

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The Institution of Structural Engineers banged the drum for the profession at its annual awards ceremony last week.

President John Roberts said the winners, including key works at the Millennium Dome and for Lord's, demonstrated to the public the engineer's 'exciting and essential role.'

Winners of the five structural special awards were W S Atkins for the Arabian Tower in Dubai, Buro Happold for the Dome, Modus Consulting Engineers for Stadium Australia, Hyder Consulting for Stratford Station Concourse, and SOM for the Jin Mao tower, the world's third tallest building.

Structural achievement winners were Ove Arup and Partners for the Nat West Media Centre at Lord's, Flint & Neill for the Lockmeadow Bridge in Maidstone and

WSP group for Canning Town transport interchange.

Arup's Grand Stand at Lord's also won a commendation. BDP took a structural heritage award for Neptune Court at the National Maritime Museum and Buro Happold's Ian Liddell won the Gold Medal, in part for his work at the Dome and Sydney Opera House.

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