Established in 1968, the Structural Awards are the world's leading awards for structural engineering excellence.

Get a glimpse inside the fascinating world of engineering by exploring this year's shortlists to discover some of the best structural engineering the world has to offer.

View the previous winners of the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence. Awarded to the best overall winner from each year's categories.
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The importance of sustainable best practice

In 2020, the judges announced two new award categories to reflect the Institution's growing emphasis on sustainability. While previous years included an award for sustainability, from 2020 every submission must demonstrate its sustainability credentials. This includes stating the carbon count where this has been conducted and demonstrating that the carbon footprint was minimised as far as possible.


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Climate Emergency Task Group: End of year report 2020

The Task Group's objective is to help the profession to tackle climate breakdown. Their 2020 report reviews the Group’s activities through the year.

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The structural engineer's responsibility in this climate emergency

IStructE Head of Climate Action, Will Arnold, describes the role structural engineers can play in tackling climate change, by making informed design decisions and influencing other members of the project team.