Call for entries to The Irish Concrete Society’s 33rd Annual Awards

The Irish Concrete Society is seeking entries to its 33rd Annual Awards scheme. The Awards Scheme which was established in 1979 seeks to acknowledge construction achievements in which concrete contributes significantly to the built environment.

The scheme invites entries in three main categories: Building; Infrastructure; Elemental. An independent jury, appointed by Council, assesses the entries and selects winners in each category. An Awards Evening is held each spring to present the awards and is well attended by a good cross section of the industry. 

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In addition, Award winners have been entered in the European Concrete Societies Network (ECSN) Award scheme and some Irish entries have featured among the winners and Special Mentions.

The society also presents an international award which recognises Irish firms delivering excellence in concrete on a international stage – entries for this award will occur later this year.

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 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 2011. 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 before the end of November 2014. Application forms may be downloaded fromwww.concrete.ie.

The Irish Concrete Society also has an International Award, which recognises Irish companies delivering excellence in concrete on an international stage. Entries for this award will be sought later this year.

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 CPD training. It is the primary organization in Ireland concerned with the technical aspects of design and construction in concrete. For more information, contact 041 9876466 or email secretary@concrete.ie.