Sir Arnold Waters Medal

Sir Arnold Waters Medal

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An annual prize that recognises the best presentation to have won an Institution Regional Group award in the previous year.

The medal is presented by the President at the Institution’s annual People and Papers Awards.

The prize is named in honour of Sir Arnold Waters, twice Past President of the Institution. Sir Arnold was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery during the Second Battle of the Sambre in World War One, when he finished construction of a temporary bridge while under point-blank machine gun fire.


Presentations should be submitted via a Regional Group representative, chairman or secretary. 

Your submission may take the form of an electronic document, an electronic presentation (eg PowerPoint), or any other suitable method. You should supply a brief executive summary (max. 500 words) highlighting the key points.

Judges will consider:

  • Clarity and presentation

  • Value as a contribution to the art and science of structural engineering

  • Extent of the author’s responsibility for the work described

More information

Download the Sir Arnold Waters Medal guidance note for regional groups for further information. 

Contact the Papers Awards Judging Panel secretary.

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