This year, we are delighted to mark the 50th Structural Awards – the Institution’s celebration of global structural engineering excellence – with a special issue showcasing the winning projects. From their beginnings as the ‘Institution Special Award’, first conferred on the Severn Bridge, the Structural Awards have grown into a truly
international scheme that attracts over 100 entries each year from around the world – all competing for the ultimate accolade of the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence.
The 50th Awards have seen the categories revamped to place a stronger emphasis on the structural characteristics of a project, rather than the type of structure. The judging process has also been overhauled to avoid potential conflicts of interest and ensure independent scrutiny of the shortlisted projects.
Congratulations to all this year’s winning and commended entries! Read all about them in this special Awards section.
(The PDF was updated on 21 November 2017 to correct the image of the Severn Bridge on page 28.)