Scottish Civil Engineering Awards launched

The search is on for Scotland’s top engineering and construction projects with the launch of the 2020 Scottish Civil Engineering Awards.

Scottish Civil Engineering Awards launched

2019 Sustainability & Resilience Award winners, the Stronelairg & Melgarve Substations project team

The awards celebrate outstanding civil engineering achievement, innovation and ingenuity in Scotland. Organised jointly by CECA Scotland and ICE Scotland, the awards are widely recognised as the highest honour for engineering excellence in the built environment sector, showcasing the success of Scottish civil engineering and celebrating how it shapes and adds value to everyday life.

Last year’s winners included the prestigious V&A Museum of Design in Dundee, the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route and the Stronelairg and Melgarve Substations project, which went on to be nominated for the ICE People’s Choice Award.

Construction and built environment professionals are invited to nominate Scottish and international projects designed in Scotland and completed in 2019/2020 by 5pm on Monday 20th April 2020.

The panel are keen to receive entries from projects of all sizes – smaller projects will be recognised separately to large projects to ensure a level playing field. Projects with a turnover of £2 million or less can enter for free (standard entry fee is £450).

Convenor of the awards judging panel, Ainslie McLaughlin, said: “The Scottish Civil Engineering Awards are a unique opportunity to showcase the success of Scotland’s civil engineers and to highlight the real difference civil engineering makes to the everyday life of Scotland’s citizens, enhancing well-being and the environment around us. The awards recognise projects of all sizes and entry is free for smaller projects.

“Last year’s event was a huge success and the panel are really looking forward to receiving this year’s entries and to once again celebrating Scotland’s proud engineering tradition.”

Entries will be considered by an expert industry panel with categories including the Greatest Contribution to Scotland; Best Infrastructure Project; Innovation; Building; Sustainability and Resilience; Heritage and Restoration; and Community. Industry leaders from government and industry and academia will join an audience of 150 senior figures from Scotland’s construction and built environment industries at a lunchtime celebration event in the autumn.

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