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Bridges over a canal

Promoting the success of civil engineers and projects in the North West is important. It helps to raise the profile of civil engineers and the profession across the region. So, tell us who or what has made you proud!

ICE North West runs awards and competitions which celebrate achievements and develop the skills of graduate engineers in the region. Find out more about them and how you can get involved.

Celebrating outstanding civil engineering achievements

North West Civil Engineering Awards

ICE North West Civil Engineering Award

Our ICE North West Civil Engineering Awards recognise excellence and imaginative concepts in civil engineering practice across the region. There are award categories for Small, Medium, Large, Community and Heritage projects They span all sizes and structures and celebrate projects that have a clear benefit to society.

Find out more about the awards

Recognising individual achievement

Showcasing the efforts of our members is important and helps recognise their individual expertise and contribution to the profession.

Communications Competition

Communications Competition

This team competition promotes the importance of effective communication among ICE's younger members. Competitors need to use all their engineering and inter-personal skills to win over the judges and audience with a public presentation.

Previous winner

Lewis Brimmell, David McSorley, and Jack Lee
Lewis Brimmell, David McSorley, and Jack Lee

Lewis Brimmell, David McSorley, and Jack Lee won the North West Communications Competition 2017.

Construction Challenge

Construction Challenge

The ICE North West Students and Graduates Group runs the region's annual Construction Challenge, currently hosted in Manchester and Liverpool. The competition allows students to work together, share ideas and win prizes.

Teams have to build a structure while dealing with a number of restrictions, such as shifting timescales, to reflect the reality of competitively tendered design and construction processes.

The Construction Challenge usually takes place around autumn time, so look out for details about how to enter your team nearer the time.

Previous winner

2017 winning team
2017 winning team

In Liverpool, the winning University of Liverpool team built a suspension bridge. The winning Manchester team representing Arup used a range of materials to support the required load.

Emerging Engineers Award

Emerging Engineers Award

The Emerging Engineers Award is an opportunity to develop key writing, presentation and debating skills. It's also a great way to boost your continuing professional development (CPD) records.

  • Entrants submit a summary of their chosen paper.
  • Finalists are then chosen to present their paper in front of a live audience.
  • The winning North West entrant will receive a prize of £250 and the chance to be put forward to the national finals.
  • Find out more information

The North West round usually takes place around February time so look out for details about how to enter your team nearer the time.

Previous winner

Lewis Brimmell
Lewis Brimmell, 2017 regional winner

The Emerging Engineer North West 2017 winner was Lewis Brimmell for his detailed look at Hyperloop, the futuristic transport system that could move people and freight at superfast speeds.

National competition

The Emerging Engineers Award culminates in a national competition. 3 winners from across the UK are selected to take part in the final, held at our headquarters in London.

The selected finalists each present their papers, with the overall winner receiving a cash prize and the prestigious Institution Medal.

Find out more about the final

Law and Contracts Student

Law and Contracts Student

We continue to recognise the achievement of individuals in our Law and Contract Management Course, run in partnership with leading law firm Hill Dickinson, Bowdon Consulting and other independent contractual specialists.

The course is aimed at preparing civil engineers and construction professionals to sit the Institution's Law and Contract Management Examinations – the first stage towards becoming qualified as an adjudicator or arbitrator.

Previous winner

Sarah Loughrey
Sarah Loughrey, 2017 winner

The 2017 Law and Contract student is Sarah Loughrey.

Mentor of the Year award

Mentor of the Year award

The ICE North West Mentor of the Year award goes to someone who has shown outstanding commitment in supporting and mentoring ICE members as they work towards their professional qualification.

Mentors must be ICE members and can only be nominated by an ICE member (colleague, mentee, employer, educator etc.).

Previous winner

Andrew Groves
Andrew Groves, 2017 winner

Andrew Groves is the ICE North West Mentor of the Year 2017.

The award was made in recognition of Andy's long history of mentoring colleagues, supporting candidates in achieving Professional Qualifications and in future career developments.

Volunteer of the Year award

Volunteer of the Year award

The ICE North West Volunteer of the Year award is given to someone who has shown outstanding commitment to civil engineering by giving their time, in various ways, to represent ICE and the profession.

Volunteers must be ICE members and can only be nominated by an ICE member (colleague, mentee, employer, educator etc.).

Previous winner

Jonathan Han - 2017 winner.
Jonathan Han - 2017 winner.

Jonathan Han is ICE North West's Volunteer of the Year, 2017 for his work across committees, branches and special interest groups.

Zak Jones was highly commended for his work on Kathy's Centre, an Engineers for Overseas Development project.

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