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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.