Diales are commended at the 2017 Structural Awards
Diales Technical were awarded a commendation for the “BMW sculpture for the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed” in the Structural Artistry category at the 2017 Structural Awards on Friday 17th November 2017.
This was in recognition of their engineering support of the sculptor Gerry Judah, the creative genius behind the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s breath-taking, centerpiece sculptural creations. They’ve been working with Gerry on these projects for a number of years and always rise to the challenges that Gerry’s vision delivers.
The Judge’s comments:
“The new sculpture for the Goodwood Festival of Speed comprises three curved triangular sections, each of which supports a car at their tip. The sections are constructed from rolled steel. The geometry has been conceived so that all of the section sides are developable surfaces that can be fabricated from flat sheets which are rolled into curves to achieve the final form. The steel sheets were laser cut and welded together into the triangular section which provides all of the required strength and stiffness for the structure.
The sculpture is a fusion of art and engineering, and shows an understanding of structural design and manufacturing technology, along with the practical knowledge of efficient construction.”
With Mark Wheeler, Head of Diales and Global Chief Operating Officer at Driver Group, adding:
“We always knew that we had a world-class team of experts working in the Diales technical team, and it’s a pleasure to see their hard work and expertise recognised by their professional body. I know the team really enjoy the work that they do on these innovative projects, alongside their day-to-day activities supporting our clients with their technical expertise.”
For more information or to see the list of categories and winners, click here.