‘Refreshed’ Saltire Civil Engineering Awards 2019 launched

Previous winners include the Falkirk Wheel

THIS year’s Saltire Civil Engineering Awards have been launched. The awards celebrate civil engineering achievement, innovation and ingenuity in Scotland, with previous winners including the Forth Replacement Crossing, the Beauly-Denny Power Line and the Falkirk Wheel.

CECA Scotland said the 2019 Awards have been ‘refreshed’ so that each category is of equal merit and to better recognise smaller but just as vital projects.  

Projects with an outturn value of under £1 million will be recognised separately to large projects and for the first time, more than one award may be made within each category.

Ainslie McLaughlin, convenor of the awards judging panel said, “The Saltire Civil Engineering Awards provide a unique opportunity to recognise Scottish civil engineering at its best and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the profession. The refreshed format for 2019 represents an exciting change and we hope it will encourage more small projects to enter.

“I’m delighted that the Awards have grown into the highest honour for engineering excellence in Scotland. The panel are really looking forward to receiving this year’s entries and to celebrating the industry’s success in style at the ceremony in September.”

Entries will be considered by an expert panel with categories including the Greatest Contribution to Scotland, Best Infrastructure Project, Innovation, Building, Engineered in Scotland (recognising projects designed in Scotland but constructed overseas), Sustainability and Resilience and Community.

Construction and built environment professionals are invited to nominate projects by 4pm on Friday 31st May, 2019.

Further information, including the application form, is available at www.ice.org.uk/scotlandawards and www.cecascotland.co.uk/ceca-awards/saltire-awards