Len Threadgold Awarded the John Mitchell Medal

Posted on October 9, 2017
Archive : October 2017
Category : Site Investigation

Geotechnics chairman Len Threadgold has been named as this year’s recipient of the John Mitchell medal. Each year, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) awards the John Mitchell medal for significant contributions in the world of geotechnical engineering.  

The medal was presented by President of the ICE Tim Broyd at a ceremony on 6th October 2017 at 1 Great George Street in London.

Len has been involved in geotechnical work for over half a century. Following his studies at Liverpool University, civil engineering design in London and site work in Scotland, he joined Cementation’s site investigation department where he learned a lot. He subsequently joined Exploration Associates in the Midlands in 1973, and in 1979 set up his consultancy in geotechnical engineering, becoming involved in numerous projects in the UK and Hong Kong. In 1983 he founded Geotechnics Limited to cover the full spectrum of site investigation and this has grown substantially to become one of the largest independent specialists in the country.

A former chairman of ICE West Midlands, Len is passionate about the contribution which site investigation and geotechnical understanding can bring to projects. He has always been active in the Midland Geotechnical Society and was a founder member of the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists, convening and subsequently chairing the working party which produced the AGS Format for digital transfer of geotechnical data. This innovation is key to geotechnical design on such major projects as Crossrail and HS2, and celebrated its 25th Anniversary at the AGS conference in Birmingham on 20th September 2017.

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