Annual Awards

Award Criteria

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:

  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Response to the project brief
  • Recognition of site constraints

Submissions should focus on structural engineering aspects of a project and demonstrate how the project is an example of excellence in structural engineering. Entries should concentrate on the structural engineering aspects of the design, and the submission must include sufficient information (e.g. structural drawings and typical details) for the judges to assess the structural aspects.

Award Categories

Award for Small Projects – Awarded to small projects which demonstrate excellence in structural engineering with a construction value of less than $6m.

Award for Medium Projects– Awarded to projects which demonstrate excellence in structural engineering with a construction value of between $6m 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.

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.

Judging Panel

Award winners are decided by a judging panel comprised of some of the most experienced and respected professionals in the Australian structural engineering industry. Their collective knowledge spans a variety of specialities within the field including academia, architecture, construction, sustainability, innovation and research.

Previous Award Winners

2017 Winners2016 Winners


An award submission requires key pictures, drawings, sketches and concise descriptive text that demonstrates how the project fulfils the principles and intent of the award.

We will accept a maximum of 1 x A3 and 5 x A4 pages in addition to the entry form. Attachments or information beyond this limit will not be distributed to the judges. The font is to be no smaller than 11pt and the submission should include images and technical drawings as appropriate.

We also require an A3 board giving an overview of the project, covering interesting structural engineering aspects and explaining how the project promotes the structural engineering profession. This part of your submission will be displayed at the awards presentation night.

The 2017 Awards presentation night is to be held on Thursday 22 March 2018.

Awards submissions are now closed for this year.

Submission Guidelines PDF