East Midlands - Merit Awards

A bridge under construction at night

The East Midlands Merit Awards celebrate projects of all sizes and scopes from across the region. Every year, the awards are presented to the best civil engineering projects or teams, or to ground-breaking research in the region.

Nominations for our 2017 awards is now open

You can submit a project for the following categories:

  • Small Project
    (up to £750,000)
  • Medium Project
    (£750,000 to £10million)
  • Large Project
    (greater than £10million)
  • Studies & Research
  • Team Achievement

Expression of interest deadline: Friday 20 January
Final submission deadline: Friday 24 February

Entry forms

Download your entry form and pack below.

Download the expression of interest form

Download the entry form

Download the entry pack

The results will be revealed live on the night and awards presented by Prof. Tim Broyd, ICE President at our gala East Midlands Merit Awards dinner, at The Belfry Hotel, Nottingham on Friday 9 June 2017.

2015 Merit Award winners

  • M1 Junction 24 to A52 Nottingham – A New Approach to Bridge Construction

    M1 Junction 24

      Large Project

      The Merit Award winner of the Large Project category was the M1 Junction 24 to A52 Nottingham – A New Approach to Bridge Construction, submitted by Laing O'Rourke, working on behalf of Highways England.

    The project utilised an innovative Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) approach, structural components were manufactured off site and assembled on site by small teams. The strategy reduced the construction period by six months and on site labour by 30% and indirectly delivered significant safety and environmental benefits.

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  • St Botolph’s Footbridge, Boston

    St Botolph's Footbrigde

      Medium Project

      The Medium Project category was won by Lincolnshire County Council for St Botolph's Footbridge, Boston.

    The design, the only one of its type in the county, is of an elegant structure that fits within its challenging surroundings and has evolved into a landmark for which the public have welcomed its arrival. The detailed design produced acute attention to detail leading onto precise engineering.

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  • Low temperature asphalt demonstration

    Low temperature asphalt

      Small Project

      A demonstration of low temperature asphalt application on the A46 between Cossington and Seagrave won the Small Projects category.

    A-one+ in collaboration with Lafarge Tarmac and the Highways Agency demonstrated there was no detriment in using these materials and potential savings of 700 tonnes of carbon and a reduction in time that road works affect the network of 800 hours in the area.

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  • East Midlands Pinch Point Delivery Team

    Pinch point highways team

      Studies and Research

      East Midlands Pinch Point Delivery Team of Highways England and A-One+

    The East Midlands Pinch Point Delivery Team of Highways England and A-One+, picked up the Team Achievement award for their deliverance of strategic road improvements to help stimulate growth in the local economy, relieve congestion and improve safety in the East Midlands region.

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  • Slope Alarms early warning system

    Slope alarms

      Team Achievement

      Loughborough University won the Studies and Research category for their work on Slope ALARMS system culminating in world leading status in this field.

    World-wide field trials have demonstrated proof of the concept identifying benefits over previous techniques of early warning for slope failure.

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