The Irish Concrete Society is now seeking entries to its 34th annual awards scheme - projects including completed buildings, structures or concrete elements of any type, scale or complexity, which demonstrate excellence in concrete may be entered
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The Irish Concrete Society is now seeking entries to its 34th annual awards scheme, which was established in 1979 to acknowledge construction achievements in which concrete contributes significantly to the built environment.

Projects including completed buildings, structures or concrete elements of any type, scale or complexity, which demonstrate excellence in concrete may be entered. Previous overall winning projects include:

  • 33rd overall award winner: Rosie Hackett Bridge
  • 32nd overall award winner: the River Erne Bridge
  • 31st overall award winner: Mizen Head Bridge
  • 30th overall award winner: Lyric Theatre, Belfast

The awards are subdivided into three categories:

  1. Building;
  2. Infrastructure;
  3. Element (housing or small projects, e.g. walls, stairs, paving).

There will be one overall winner chosen with category winners in the other sections. 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.

Nominations for the Irish Concrete Society awards


Nominations for the award may be made by clients, architects, consulting engineers, material suppliers, contractors or others directly involved with the project. Entries must refer to completed work, located in Ireland, which commenced after January 2012. Adjudication will be carried out by an independent jury convened by the council of the society.

Award winners will be entered in the European Concrete Societies Network Award scheme where various Irish entries have been successful in recent years. Completed application forms must be returned to the Irish Concrete Society, Platin, Drogheda, Co Louth, by Monday, November 2, 2015. Application forms may be downloaded from www.concrete.ie.

The society has also launched its biennial Sculpture Award. This award recognises excellence in the design/construction of sculptural in concrete.  For more details, including nomination forms, please contact the Irish Concrete Society. The closing date for the return of Sculpture Award nominations is Friday, November 8, 2015.

The Irish Concrete Society is a not-for-profit, learned society founded in 1973 to promote excellence in the use of concrete in Ireland. It is a cross-sectorial, independent, impartial, science and engineering based organisation. The society, which is open to all who have an interest in concrete, is funded through membership subscriptions, and through the services it provides including technical seminars. It is the primary organization in Ireland concerned with the technical aspects of the design and construction in concrete. For more information, contact 041 9876466 or email secretary@concrete.ie.

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