Keller's Luke Deamer, our UK-based doctoral practitioner in sustainability, has been awarded the Federation of Piling Specialists' Chair's Award.
The awards, hosted annually in London, celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and companies of the FPS, and Luke walked away with a well-deserved accolade thanks to his outstanding contribution to advancements in sustainability in our industry.
"Luke has made a special contribution to the industry," says the FPS. "and is something of an unsung hero whose work within the many FPS committees affects real change. He is one of the leading lights in the geotechnical industry's attempt to be carbon neutral by 2050.
"As Vice Chair of both the FPS and the European Federation of Foundation Contractors' Sustainability Working Groups, Luke has literally written the manual on how members should approach the subject of sustainability, adopt best practice and ultimately reduce their carbon footprint.
"First with Keller, and now on a European scale, he has helped overcome the initial barriers of putting sustainability at the heart of business planning, by making it understandable, measurable and, ultimately, achievable.
"Despite being heavily involved with the FPS and the EFFC, Luke is still available to Keller business units across the world, to help and advise on sustainability issues, and play a leading role in developing policy, promoting best practice, and shaping its commitments to carbon neutrality.
However, what makes Luke unique is that he understands that sustainability is bigger than one company and best practice must be shared to create a revolution and change the world for the better."
"I'm delighted to have won the Chair's Award at the FPS awards," says Luke. "Thank you to everyone at Keller, The Federation of Piling Specialists and the European Federation of Foundation Contractors that have worked with me to advance sustainability in our sector!"