The William E Lardner Award in Civil Engineering

Posted on Wednesday 16th July 2014

The School is pleased to announce that in conjunction with Mr Lardner, it is able to offer the highly prestigious Mr William E Lardner award for the 2014/15 session. One award, which is tenable for a period of one year, is available to a high performing student in order to enable them to participate on a Masters related research programme in the School. For further details please contact Mr Dean Moody.

Mr Larnder graduated in Civil Engineering in 1952 from the University of Birmingham. He then emigrated to Canada where he built a successful career in the construction industry. His company, Deep Foundations Contractors Inc., is recognised as one of the most innovative geotechnical construction engineering companies and has been involved in many of the projects that dominate the lives of Canadians and North Americans, including the CN Tower and Rogers Centre in Toronto, and a new underground rail tunnel joining Sarnia, Ontario, Canada with Port Huron, Michigan, United States.

Bill is an active philanthropist in Canada and visited us in the UK in 2010 in order to set up the William E. Lardner Award here at the University of Birmingham. The award is worth £9,300 and is awarded to a masters student in Civil Engineering every other year.