Award Categories


 

The categories have been designed to place a strong emphasis on the structural characteristics of a project, rather than the type of structure. 


Principal Categories

 

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The Award for Tall or Slender Structures

Awarded for structural engineering excellence in projects where height or slenderness presents a particular structural challenge in the design and construction.

Sponsored by CSI
 
 
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The Award for Long Span Structures

Awarded for structural engineering excellence in buildings (not bridges) incorporating particularly long spans, relative to the proportions of the structure.

Sponsored by IDEA StatiCa UK
 

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The Award for Vehicle Bridges

Awarded for excellence in the design of bridges carrying highways and/or railways.
 
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The Award for Pedestrian Bridges

Awarded for excellence in the design of pedestrian and/or cycle bridges, or other lightweight bridge structures.

Sponsored by Trimble
 

 


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The Award for Small Projects (of under £3 million)

Awarded for excellence in the structural design of projects with a construction cost of less than three million pounds.
 

 

 


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The Award for Structures in Extreme Conditions

Awarded for excellence in the design of structures subject to extreme actions or involving unusually complex interactions with the ground and/or particularly challenging foundations.

 


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The Award for Structural Heritage

Awarded for excellence in structural design where important heritage characteristics of the original structure are maintained through appropriate restoration and conservation.

Sponsored by Conrad Consulting.

 


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The Award for Structural Transformation

Awarded for projects demonstrating structural engineering excellence in the transformation or extension of an existing building or structure.

Sponsored by Energi People
 

 


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The Award for Construction Innovation

Awarded for projects demonstrating structural engineering excellence in the innovative use of construction materials or processes.

 

 


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The Award for Structural Artistry (building structures)

Awarded for projects in which an otherwise adequate solution has been transformed by the vision and skill of the structural engineer into something exceptional.
 

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The Award for Structural Artistry (non-building structures)

Awarded for unusual structures, excluding buildings, in which the vision and skill of the structural engineer has been paramount. Structures may include, but are not restricted to, sculptures, demonstrator projects, motorway gantries, floating structures, and so on.

Sponsored by Oasys
 
 
In addition, the judges will consider the entries for the following special awards:
 

 

 

 

 


Special Awards

 

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The Award for Sustainability

For projects demonstrating outstanding commitment to sustainability and respect for the environment in the structural design - selected by the judges from all the entries.

 

 


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The Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence

For the finest example of excellence in structural engineering design, selected by the judges from the winners of the twelve principal Awards categories.

Sponsored by Griffiths and Armour

 


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