Structural Awards 2017 – a fantastic night celebrating the extraordinary work of Structural Engineers across the world!
The winners and commended projects were announced during The Structural Awards ceremony, held at The Brewery, London on Friday 17 November.
The evening culminated in the presentation of The Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence which was awarded to the British Airways i360 (Brighton) by Jacobs
Addressing the audience, current President Ian Firth said
The reach of the institution all over the world and the absolutely crucial role that structural engineers play in designing safe and elegant structures everywhere
Entries were received from 22 countries and after careful evaluation the judging panel shortlisted 45 impressive projects from Europe, North America, Australasia, South America and Asia
Every year the judges are impressed by the consistently high standard of the entries – this year is no exception
I know such is the strength of the entries that reviewing the entries challenged and tested the judging panel. An excellent short list that we are about to see and we are all eager to discover which projects were chosen as winners.
The judging panel were delighted to see such a positive response, especially as this year when we unveiling our new awards categories. These new categories places a stronger emphasis than before on the structural characteristics of a project rather than the type of building and therefore it represented a reflection of the engineers skills and technical accomplishments involved.
We have before us tonight an excellent international and exciting shortlist, reflecting the full spectrum of our professions work
Thank you to the judges for their diligence and care in evaluating every entry and selecting the winners
In this 50th year of the awards we have a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the remarkable achievements of our profession over the last half century and consider the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for us in the next
My year as president has shown me the remarkable drive and ability of our membership and has filled me with huge confidence for the coming year.”
Tall or Slender Structures
Winner :- British Airways i360 at Brighton
Long Span Structures
Winner:- San Mames Football Stadium, Cable roof extension IDOM
Winner:- Destructor Bridge, COWI Bath
Winner:- The new mobile walkway of Geneva’s Jet d’Eau INGENI SA Geneva, Switzerland
Small Projects (under 1 million)
Winner:- The Pump House, Webb Yates Engineers, London
Small Projects (between 1-3 million)
Winner:- Adele 25 stage
Structures in Extreme Conditions
Winner:- MeyGen Phase 1A – Tidal turbine support structures
Winner:- Rejuvenation of Makatote Rail viaduct
Opus international consultants
Winner:- The Design Museum, Arup, London
Winner:- Tallwood house at Brock Commons
Fast + Epp Vancover, Canada
Arup, Taichung, Taiwan
Winner:- Baha’i Temple of South America
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Patricio Bertholt M halcrow and Josef Gartner
Winner:- ElevArch (UK) Freyssinet and BHA
Winner:- The Enterprise Centre, BDP Norwich
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