The Irish Concrete Society is seeking final nominations for the 36th annual Concrete Society Awards. The closing date for entries is Friday 20 October.
Concrete Society Awards
The first awards were presented in 1979. Since then, the awards recognise excellence in the use of concrete, irrespective of type, scale or complexity. A coveted award scheme, adjudicated by a distinguished independent jury, these awards acknowledge construction achievements in which concrete, in any form, contributes significantly to the built environment.
Entries include any project type or any aspect of a building where concrete has been used, including civil engineering, architecture and landscaping.
Entries are subdivided into three categories:
- Element (housing or small projects, eg, walls, stairs, paving)
There will be one overall winner chosen, with category winners in the other sections, depending on the level and quality of entries.
Previous overall winning projects include:
- St. Angela’s College, Cork
- DLR Lexicon Library, Dun Laoghaire
- Rosie Hackett Bridge, Dublin
- The River Erne Bridge, Cavan
The jury will consider awarding special recognition for the use of concrete in a sustainable context. Nominations should include a brief description of the contribution of concrete in this regard.
Who can make nominations?
Nominations for the Irish Concrete Society Awards may be made by clients, Architects, Consulting Engineers, Material Suppliers, Contractors or others directly involved with the project.
Nominations must refer to completed work, located in Ireland, which commenced after January 2014. Entries submitted for the previous year’s award may remain eligible for this year’s scheme if they meet the requirements of the above commencement date.
When will winners be announced?
“The winners will be announced at our annual awards evening, which will be held in March of next year,” explains Jim Mansfield, Chairman of the Society. “The Irish Concrete Society Awards evening is a great showcase of exceptional concrete work constructed in Ireland. The Awards are also a testament to the skill of the contractors and project teams involved.”
Winners will have an opportunity to compete at a European level through the European Concrete Societies Network (ECSN) Award scheme.
Entry forms for the Irish Concrete Society Awards can be downloaded at www.concrete.ie