18 September, 2012 | 2 Comments Well the Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland (BCRI) conference, held on 6/7 September 2012, and co-chaired by myself and Dr Alan O'Connor of Trinity College Dublin seemed to go very well. There has been very positive feedback and some very good suggestions for future events. I won the Young Researcher Award (from an independent panel of course!), and it was jointly award to Dr Jamie Goggins of NUI Galway. The ‘Young Researcher Award’ was established by the BCRI conference to recognise the work of researchers who are aged less than 35 years and who have made substantial contribution to knowledge in the field; have achieved international esteem; and have developed an independent research career. It is the only award of its kind on the island of Ireland and this year was presented for the first time. Dublin Institute of Technology is very pleased with this (as am I!) and it made the home page of the website on 18 September 2012 (see below). For more information see the conference website www.bcri.ie and the DIT news page for the item here.