Leading UK tunnelling engineers and project leaders Douglas Oakervee and Alan Myers have received awards for the contributions and services to the construction industry.

Douglas Oakervee has received the 2008 Gold Medal of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) – the highest honour the professional body can bestow. A former ICE President (2003-4), he is currently heading up the development of the Crossrail project, which will involve significant major tunnelling in central London. In a statement, he commented: ‘Civil engineering and construction have been my life and passion for over fifty years. To be recognised in such a way by my peers is one of the proudest moments in my career.’

Alan Myers has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) as one of the engineers to have made a substantial contribution to the UK construction industry over the last 21 years. He was one of the two engineers given the Outstanding Contribution Award.

Presently with Halcrow, in Dubai, he held key roles in the Channel Tunnel, Heathrow Express and Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL – now High Speed-1, HS-1).