Calling all local authority engineers: Submit your entries to Engineers Ireland’s Excellence Awards now!
29 July 2019
Representatives from Wicklow County Council, joint winners of the Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award, sponsored by Colas Bitumen Emulsions pictured on stage at the 2019 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards. Pat Vance, pictured centre, receives the award from sponsor, Liam Henry, chief operating officer at Colas Ireland.
Engineers Ireland is calling on local authority engineers to showcase and celebrate their engineering triumphs and talent by submitting an entry into the Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award at the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, held in association with ESB.
Established in 2010 to celebrate engineering innovation and excellence, 2019 will mark the 10th anniversary of the flagship awards event for the profession.
The awards are open to engineering leaders and teams who have made a significant impact on society and have demonstrated exceptional engineering vision and skill through their work.
Local Authority engineers in particular are encouraged to submit an entry into the Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award category, sponsored by Colas Bitumen Emulsions.
This award is open to all local authorities to enter an engineering-led initiative which benefits the community in which it has been introduced.
Due to the scale and variety of initiatives entered, Engineers Ireland has presented two awards in this category for the past number of years. Previous category award winners have included:
1.) Lough Rinn International Rowing and Canoe Course Project by Leitrim County Council and Jennings O’Donovan & Partners Limited
2.) River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme by Wicklow County Council
1.) South Campshire Flood Protection Project, by Dublin City Council and the Office of Public Works
2.) Limerick Smarter Travel Route 2 Shared Walking and Cycling Facility by Limerick City and County Council, WSP/Punch Consulting (JV) and John Cradock Ltd
1.) Returning Vacant Properties to Productive Use – 2014 to 2016 by Cork City Council
2.) The City Quays, Limerick by Limerick City and County Council, O’Shea Consulting Civil & Structural Engineers, Nicholas de Jong Associates, Urban Design, Lawlor Burns & Associates
Local authority engineers are also invited to submit entries to the newly introduced Sustainability Award, sponsored by Irish Water; the Geoscience Ireland Award, sponsored by Geoscience Ireland; the Heritage and Conservation Award, sponsored by the OPW; and the hotly contested Engineering Project of the Year Award, sponsored by Transport Infrastructure Ireland.
The winner of this award category will be decided by a weighted voting process involving an online public vote and a panel of expert judges.
The deadline for entry to the 2019 awards is 2pm on Wednesday, September 18. A black-tie ceremony to showcase, celebrate and announce the winners will take place in Dublin on Friday, November 15, 2019.
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