Winner of Colas CIHT Presentation Award 2017 announced

November 21 2017  

Winner of Colas CIHT Presentation Award 2017 announced
Last week, Colas and The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) held their bi-annual Colas CIHT Presentation Award and named Hannah Clark, member of CIHT South West and Transportation Planning Officer at Devon County Council as winner.
Her winning 10-minute presentation was entitled ‘An Investigation into TEMPro Growth Factors’ followed by 10-minutes of questioning by the award judging panel from CIHT President Andreas Markides, CIHT Chief Executive Sue Percy and Colas/UKCOPERNIC Project Manager Mark Pemberthy.
Hannah was named overall winner after an exciting two-stage final heat that involved 11 finalists from CIHT Regions and International Groups. Runner up in the award was Phillipa Ivens member of CIHT Cymru Wales and Transport Consultant at Arup. All finalists were presented with a certificate and voucher.
The winning presentation addressed TEMPro growth factors that are a best-guess estimate of future year travel demand used across the UK’s transport planning industry. These growth factors can influence the expected operation of highway networks, subsequently informing infrastructure funding decisions. Her presentation critiques the reliability of TEMPro growth factors with an investigation into their performance through a Devon based case study.
CIHT President Andreas Markides said:
“Congratulations to Hannah on making a complex theme accessible and compelling. Communication and presentation skills are more vital now than ever and we are proud to celebrate our member’s successes in this area.
“Young Professionals are the future of any industry, and we place great emphasis on the important role that our younger members play in the development of both the industry and the Institution. It is through them that the transportation profession will continue to innovate, serve the travelling public and contribute to the economic prosperity of the nation.
“We are delighted to be able to hold these awards and we extend our sincere thanks to Colas whose generous support enables this competition to take place.”
Mark Pemberthy, UK COPERNIC Project Manager for Colas, said: 
“This competition demonstrates how young people must communicate ideas, plans and innovations to those with no previous knowledge of our profession, including members of the public.
"We are in a period of intense societal and technological change which will affect everything we do as an industry. Passionate young people such as yourself have a great responsibility to manage that change. This is an exciting time for the profession you are entering and things will move very quickly. I wish you all well for your futures."
For more information on the Colas CIHT Presentation award, please click here.


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