” Building a technically desirable future is our greatest challenge as engineers “, says Denis Seimbille, project manager.

With their “Transport Infrastructure” project, the team represented by Denis Seimbille, Clémentine Meyniel, Rafael Simoes, Marine Thirriot, Julien Tanant and Pierre Roche won the Audacity Prize in our low-carbon variants competition.

The prize was awarded on Thursday the 13th of October, during our Engineers & Citizens evening at the Gaîté Lyrique. The award recognises the audacity of this project, which rethinks the role of setec engineers and affirms the need for a systemic approach, integrating the multi-disciplinary nature of the professions, from programming to structural calculations, and including climate risk mitigation. Up to 18,000 teq.CO2 emissions saved in the ultra-low carbon scenario, for this case study close to our daily lives as engineers and citizens: a BRT line between a town and a city centre.

This competition was an opportunity to study variants that would significantly reduce the carbon impact of a genuine project, within the scope of the setec Group’s activity, by comparing them with the basic design.

More than 250 employees were involved, 36 entries were received in the first phase of the competition, 22 entries were selected for the second phase and 7 projects were finalists.

Thank you to all the participants for their commitment and for their efforts to find alternative low-carbon solutions for our projects.


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