Sir Arnold Waters Medal

The Sir Arnold Waters Medal is open to presentations that have won a Regional Group award during the session. The medal is awarded to the presentation deemed most worthy of those under consideration, although the Judging Panel reserves the right to make no award in the event of no entry being deemed worthy.

The Judging Panel will consider:
  • value to the profession as a contribution to the art and science of structural engineering
  • clarity and presentation
  • extent of the author’s responsibility for the work described
To be eligible for consideration, all authors of a presentation must be members (any grade) of the Institution, and the presentation must be submitted to HQ by the Regional Group. The submission may take the form of a written paper, an electronic presentation (e.g. PowerPoint), or any other suitable method.

2017 winners

In 2017 the Sir Arnold Waters Medal was awared to Martin Paul Ashmead, for his paper ‘Building Collapses & Dangerous Structures’

and to William John Harvey for his paper ‘They said it couldn’t be done: Elevarch’.

Sir-Arnold-Waters.jpgSir Arnold Waters VC
President: 1933–34 and 1943–44

The only person to have been Institution President twice, Sir Arnold Waters was awarded the Victoria Cross for an act of bravery in completing the construction of a bridge during the second Battle of the Sambre near Ors in France in 1918.

Further information on eligibility and applications can be found in 'Guidance for Regional Groups'.

The Sir Arnold Waters Medal is judged by the Paper Awards Judging Panel.
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