Chris Burton honoured with Warren Medal at ICE Awards

Tony Gee Business Development Director, Chris Burton was awarded the Warren Medal at this years ICE Awards

Tony Gee Business Development Director Chris Burton was awarded the Warren Medal at this years Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Awards.

The Warren Medal is awarded annually by the ICE to a member of the Institution in recognition of valuable service rendered to their local association.

As a volunteer, Chris has contributed to numerous ICE panel roles, in many cases serving as the Chair. As a member of the Professional Reviews Panel for 10 years and Chair for five years he led the highly successful transformation of professional reviews into the digital age and the establishment of the ICEHUB.

Winning the confidence of the Reviewers was vital and Chris gained the respect of the Reviewer community for his engaging and collaborative approach. He was also a core member of the Route Streamlining Steering group, re-vitalising the ICE professional review processes.

Speaking at the event, the ICE judges said “Chris has provided continuous, dedicated and valuable service to the ICE for more than 22 years, I can think of no better person to reflect the values of the Warren Medal.

Although Mr Burton was nominated for the Garth Watson Medal and not recommended for this award, the committee agreed that Mr Burton deserved to be recognised for his extensive service to ICE as a volunteer. The committee considered Mr Burton’s eligibility and strong contention for the Warren Medal and decided to move his entry to this category.

The committee agreed that Mr Burton’s entry was far stronger than other Warren Medal nominees.”

October 2018

(From top to bottom) Chris was presented the award by ICE President Professor Lord Robert Mair and the Warren Medal is awarded annually by the ICE to a member in recognition of valuable service rendered to his  or her local association