The awards are open to all NSW based structural engineering practices and professionals. Projects submitted for the awards should promote achievement, innovation and excellence in the field of structural engineering by demonstrating principles such as:
- Response to the project brief
- Recognition of site constraints
Submissions should focus on structural engineering aspects and design of a project and demonstrate how the project is an example of excellence in structural engineering. The submission must include sufficient information (e.g. structural drawings and typical details) for the judges to assess the structural aspects.
Award for Small Projects – Awarded to small projects which demonstrate excellence in structural engineering with a construction value of less than $25m.
Award for Medium Projects – Awarded to projects which demonstrate excellence in structural engineering with a construction value of between $25m to $50m.
Award for Large Projects – Awarded to large projects which demonstrate excellence in structural engineering with a construction value greater than $50m.
Unusual Projects – Awarded to projects of any value that demonstrate structural engineering in the wider community and are of a special nature.
Sustainable Structures Award – This category seeks to invite nominations for projects where the structural engineering facilitated a notable feature or initiative that is environmentally sustainable.
Gold Medal Award – Awarded to a distinguished NSW based structural engineer, nominated by the board, to recognise an outstanding and long-term contribution to the structural engineering profession.
Emerging Engineer of the Year – Awarded to an outstanding young engineer who has demonstrated excellence in their career to date.
Female Engineer of the Year – Awarded to leading female engineer who is a role model for other women in engineering.