American Society of Civil Engineers Award to Professor Paxton

Left to right: Andrew Herrmann, past President of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and Professor Roland Paxton.

Professor Roland Paxton, from the School of the Built Environment, was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Andrew Herrmann, 2012 President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), to thank him for his contribution and continued dedication to the History and Heritage of Civil Engineering.

The award was presented to Professor Paxton at a recent event in Glasgow which also saw the designation of the Titan Crane at Clydebank as an 'International Historic Civil and Mechanical Engineering Landmark. Previous recipients of this designation include the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Forth Railway Bridge.

Professor Paxton prepared the successful nomination for the award to the Titan Crane on behalf of the Institution of Civil Engineers and, on the evening before the plaque dedication, presented a lecture in Clydebank Town Hall hosted by Provost Douglas McAllister.

Professor Paxton has been an active member of the Institution of Civil Engineers Panel for Historical Engineering Works for 23 years and chairs the Institution of Civil Engineers Scotland Museum in the University's School of the Built Environment.