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LSBU engineering students win design award

Engineering students at London South Bank University have placed second in the Tata Steel Student Awards with a design for a new air traffic control tower.
17 September 2013

Three student categories were awarded at the 45th Structural Steel Design Awards, hosted by the British Constructional Steelwork Association and Tata Steel: building structures; bridges; and architecture.

The objective of the competition is to encourage engineering design skills that allow steel to be used to generate innovative solutions.

The brief for the building structures award was an outline design for a new air traffic control tower for a regional UK airport. Acknowledging that the control tower is a highly visible local landmark, the client wanted an elegant, iconic design to complement plans for a vibrant transport hub.

LSBU students collected the runner-up award; first prize went to the University of Strathclyde while the University of Nottingham took home bronze.

"This is an excellent outcome for our students," commented Professor Rao Bhamidimarri, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Science and the Built Environment.

"My warm congratulations to all the student award winners. The Tata Steel win proves once again that LSBU's student engineers are among the very best."

Television news presenter Emma Crosby gave out the awards, including the three student categories. The ceremony was held at Madame Tussauds with plenty of photo opportunities with the 'stars'.

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