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A Co­leg Llan­drillo En­gi­neer­ing stu­dent who grad­u­ated this sum­mer, was re­cently awarded the ti­tle of ‘Best Young En­gi­neer’ for 2018 by the Char­tered In­sti­tute of High­ways and Trans­porta­tion Wales.

28-year-old Owen Brace­gir­dle from Llan­rug, Caernar­fon, who grad­u­ated with a first-class honours de­gree in Civil En­gi­neer­ing at the col­lege’s Rhos-on-Sea cam­pus, was pre­sented with the award at the in­sti­tute’s an­nual awards din­ner at The Kin­mel in Abergele.

Owen’s tu­tor David Roberto was so im­pressed with his stu­dent’s end-of-year dis­ser­ta­tion, that he sug­gested to Owen that he should sub­mit it as a sci­en­tific pa­per to the Char­tered In­sti­tute of High­ways and Trans­porta­tion Wales.

It cen­tred on how Pen­rhyn Quarry at Bethesda, work­ing with the com­pany Ten­sar, could use their moun­tains of slate quarry waste in road con­struc­tion, thus mak­ing a prod­uct that would make road build­ing more eco­nomic, whilst re­cy­cling in­dus­trial waste in the process.

Owen Brace­gir­dle (left) with the pres­i­dent and chair of the Char­tered In­sti­tute of High­ways and Trans­porta­tion Wales.

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