Awards that promote civil engineering excellence

Our Annual Awards recognise both outstanding civil engineering achievements and contribution to the profession and ICE. Read on to find out more about the awards - you may know of a person or project deserving of recognition among the wider civil engineering community.

Individual awards

The 2016 ICE Awards will be held on Friday 7th October. To submit a nomination, please fill in a nomination form and submit to Chris Smyth at chris.smyth@ice.org.uk The deadline for submissions is Friday 8th April 2016. Please note that self-nominations will not be accepted by the ICE Awards Committee.

Gold Medal

The Gold Medal is an award for civil engineering excellence.

It goes to an individual who’s made a big contribution to civil engineering over many years.

This may have been their involvement in a major, world-recognised civil engineering or construction project, or a contribution in one or more fields, such as design, research, development or investigation, construction, management (including project management), and education and training.

International Medal

This is awarded annually to a civil engineer who’s made an outstanding contribution to civil engineering:

  • Outside the UK

or

  • Inside the United Kingdom, and who lives outside the United Kingdom and is not a citizen of the UK

Garth Watson Medal

This medal is awarded by an ICE member or employee to someone who has given long, dedicated and valuable service to ICE

Warren Medal

Awarded to an ICE member to recognise their valuable service rendered to his or her region or branch.

Project-based Awards

The 2016 ICE Awards will be held on Friday 7th October. To submit a nomination, please fill in a nomination form and submit to Chris Smyth at chris.smyth@ice.org.uk The deadline for submissions is Friday 8th April 2016. Please note that self-nominations will not be accepted by the ICE Awards Committee.

Edmund Hambly Medal

The Edmund Hambly Medal rewards creative design of an engineering project that makes a substantial contribution to sustainable development.

It emphasises the important contribution that civil engineers and the profession itself make to the wellbeing of mankind and the environment. For this award, ‘sustainable development’ means projects which meet the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. These projects should take into account factors such as full life-cycle effects, including decommissioning, and show an understanding the effect infrastructure’s has on the environment.

Brunel Medal

The Brunel Medal is awarded to recognise excellence in civil engineering. All teams, persons or organisations operating within the built environment will be eligible

It’s open to:

  • ICE members of all grades
  • Local authorities
  • Contractors
  • Firms of consulting engineers
  • Educationalists
  • Any person or organisation connected with the civil engineering profession - particular consideration is given to teams which include chartered/incorporated engineers and engineering technicians

To submit a nomination, please fill in a nomination form and submit to Chris Smyth at chris.smyth@ice.org.uk. The deadline for submissions is Friday 8th April 2016.

How to nominate

All nominations have to be endorsed by an ICE member. You can’t nominate yourself.

Reasons for nominating

Nominations should make the best case possible for the nominee(s). They should provide enough detail to give the Awards Committee a full picture of the nominee(s) and their achievements. The committee will decide the winner based on the quality of the citation, so make sure that only relevant information is provided, and that the amount of detail included does not obscure the argument.

Length of the citation

Citations should be no more than 500 words. Additional relevant information should be in the form of appendices and should not be more than four pages.

Biographical and background details (where appropriate)

Brief details of work history and qualifications, and any other relevant biographical details, may help the Awards Committee to get a rounded picture of the nominee(s). In the case of teams of nominees, details of the extent and length of their collaboration may be useful.

Conditions of eligibility

If there are conditions on who can win the award – for example, if it’s only open to a particular grade of member(s) – the citation must say if and how this has been fulfilled.

Relevant achievements (where appropriate)

If the award is for record of service or achievements, give specific details of how the nominee was involved in particular projects or pieces of work. You should also relate this to the main citation, with enough examples to give a full and accurate picture of what the nominee has done to deserve the award. Pay particular attention to items which are most important or which have greatest bearing on the terms of the award.

Particular projects: partial involvement of the nominee(s)

Where a nominee or team of nominees have not been wholly responsible for the project the citation is based on, you should make their responsibility and involvement as clear as possible.

Project outcomes

If nominations have been supported by predicted outcomes to completed projects, the citation should show the extent to which the outcomes have been met.

Illustrative material

Plans, photographs, maps, publicity material etc. are especially useful if you’ve nominated a project.

The Chris Binnie Award for Sustainable Water Management

The 2016 ICE Awards will be held on Friday 7th October. To apply, please fill in an application form and submit to water@ice.org.uk. The deadline for submissions is Friday 8th April 2016.

This award recognises work which has benefited society by improving the sustainability of water.

The work might relate to an engineering project, a programme of works, a policy or a piece of research.

It’s open to individuals or organisations, including water companies, consultants, contractors, research bodies, regulators, governments and community groups.

Projects and initiatives from around the world can be entered, although they must be completed by April 2016. You don’t have to be an ICE member to enter.

You can enter as an individual or as part of a project, by completing an application. You can also nominate for the award, providing you have approval from the individual or a representative of the project or initiative. They should also be aware that the information might be used in articles and case studies on our website.

2015 winner

The 2015 award was presented to Southern Water for their universal metering programme, as announced at ICE’s annual awards ceremony in October 2015.

For further information on this award, please email water@ice.org.uk.

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