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East Midlands Merit Awards

The annual East Midlands Merit Awards (EMMAs) provide an opportunity for civil engineers in the region to celebrate both individual and project achievements.

ICE East Midlands Merit Awards (EMMAs) 2024

Our 2024 ICE East Midlands Merit Awards, sponsored by Waterman Aspen, are now open for entries.

Complete your entry in five easy steps:

  1. Let us know you’re interested!

    Complete an Expression of Interest form and email it to [email protected] by Friday 2 February 2024.
  2. Select your category – remember, you can enter more than one but will need to submit each entry on a separate entry form and tailor the entry to the criteria:

    Project Awards
    • Design, Studies and Research Award
    • Team Achievement Award
    • Small Project Award (up to £2m)
    • Medium Project Award (£2-10m)
    • Large Project Award (over £10m)

    People Awards

    Please note: in the People Award categories, previous winners within the last two years are not eligible for consideration.

    • STEM Ambassador of the Year Award
    • Civil Engineering Achiever of the Year Award (under 10-years industry experience)
    • Civil Engineering Achiever of the Year Award (over 10-years industry experience)
    • William Kemp Award
  3. Gather your information

    Please refer to the brochure, relevant category checklist and entry form to ensure all relevant information is provided. Please submit all required documents and information as incomplete entries may be null and void.
  4. Pay for your entry by the closing date of midday on Friday 8 March 2024

    All project entries cost £250 excl. VAT to enter - pay now

    Please note there is no fee for entering the People Awards or for academic institutions entering the Design, Studies and Research category.
  5. Submit your entry via WeTransfer and email link to [email protected] by midday on Friday 8 March 2024

There is no shortlisting and winners will be announced during the ICE East Midlands Merit Awards Gala Dinner on Friday, 7 June 2024, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nottingham.

For any questions about entering these awards, please contact the ICE East Midlands Regional Support Team on 0121 227 5949 or [email protected].

Key dates

Awards sponsors

We are grateful to our supporting sponsors for helping us to celebrate civil engineering achievement and excellence in the region. Why not sponsor a 2024 award? Enquire about individual category award sponsorship opportunities, please email: [email protected].

Waterman Aspen

Waterman Aspen

Waterman Group is a multidisciplinary consultancy providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, environment and energy markets.

Winvic

Winvic

Widely known as the UK’s leading industrial ‘shed specialist’, our expertise spans many areas; civils and infrastructure, build-to-rent, student accommodation, office and commercial, fit out works and specialist sustainable builds, including the fulfilment of turnkey project requirements.

SOCOTEC

SOCOTEC

SOCOTEC is the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and certification services with comprehensive solutions in the infrastructure, environment & safety, environmental science and building & real estate sectors.

2023 award winners

Our ICE East Midlands Merit Awards 2023 was a huge success and the winners were announced during the ICE East Midlands Merit Awards Gala Dinner on Friday, 09 June 2023, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nottingham. View the winners below and read about them in the news article.

Matlock Flood Wall Emergency Response

Team Achievement Award

Matlock Flood Wall Emergency Response project

The Matlock Flood Wall Emergency Response project was awarded in two award categories for saving homes and businesses when Matlock was impacted by river Derwent flooding during Storm Eunice in February 2022.

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Matlock Floor Wall

Small project Award

Matlock Floor Wall Emergency Response

Four projects were recognised in the Small Project Category (project value under £2m).

Matlock Floor Wall Emergency Response, submitted by Jackson Civil Engineering, Environment Agency, Derbyshire County Council and Derbyshire Dales District Council was awarded a Merit.

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Mill Fleam Pumping Station

Medium project Award

Mill Fleam Pumping Station

Mill Fleam Pumping Station, Derby, submitted by JBA Bentley and Derby City Council achieved a Merit in the Medium Project Category (project value between £2m and £10m).

This project demonstrated benefits of utilising new technologies and collaboration software.

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Colliery Way, Gedling, Nottinghamshire

Large Project Award

Colliery Way

This year, the judges awarded two Merits in the Large Project category (overall cost more than £10m).

The first Merit was awarded to Balfour Beatty and Via East Midlands in Partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council for their project: Colliery Way, Gedling, Nottinghamshire.

The judges were particularly impressed how the project delivery partnership engaged with local communities to provide creative and sustainable solutions.

Keadby Terminal Assisted Outfall

Large Project Award

Keadby Terminal Assisted Outfall

The judges also awarded a Merit to Keadby Terminal Assisted Outfall, submitted by Binnies UK, the Environment Agency, Arcadis, Galliford Try and WSP.

This project demonstrated an excellent example of major refurbishment of critical infrastructure.

Loughborough University, Peaston Concrete Consultancy Limited, ARUP, Ecocom Global and Shotcrete Services

Design, Studies or Research Award

Low Carbon Sprayed Concrete (LCSC): Research and Innovation

Loughborough University, Peaston Concrete Consultancy Limited, ARUP, Ecocom Global and Shotcrete Services received a Merit for their project: Low Carbon Sprayed Concrete (LCSC): Research and Innovation in the Design, Studies or Research category.

The research, which used powdered accelerators, resulted in a significant embodied carbon reduction, and demonstrated the potential for much wider use beyond sprayed tunnel linings.

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Keadby Terminal Assisted Outfall project

Sustainability Award

Keadby Terminal Assisted Outfall project

The Sustainability Award winner – awarded at the judges’ discretion for projects that showcase a high level of compliance with respects to targets set under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals went to Binnies UK, the Environment Agency, Arcadis, Galliford Try and WSP for their project Keadby Terminal Assisted Outfall.

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Sophie Lane, Civil Engineering Achiever of the Year

People Awards

Civil Engineering Achiever of the Year and STEM Ambassador of the Year

The Civil Engineering Achiever of the Year and STEM Ambassador of the Year winners were Sophie Lane, a degree apprentice in Applied Engineering, from Via East Midlands and Jonathon Simons from AECOM.

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Professor Patricia Carillo, William Kemp Award winner

People Awards

William Kemp Award

The winner of this year’s prestigious William Kemp Award was Patricia Carrillo, Professor of Strategic Management in Construction at Loughborough University.

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