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ICE Northern Ireland's prestigious awards promote the work of civil engineers and encourage excellence in the profession across the region. The awards recognise projects ICE members are involved with, as well as outstanding individual achievements and knowledge.

Celebrating outstanding civil engineering achievements

Northern Ireland's Sustainability award

Sustainability Award

This award is presented every two years, at the Annual Dinner, to companies working on projects within Northern Ireland that demonstrate excellent sustainability. The winning project demonstrates sustainability through innovation, how it benefits a community and the environmental benefit, economy of materials and labour, value engineering, and health and safety.

Recognising individual achievement

ICE Northern Ireland aims to recognise the achievements of individual members through a number of awards. The Ferguson and Poskitt Medals are awarded annually at the ICE NI Annual Dinner. The winners of these prestigious medals are chosen by a group of regional committee members.

Ferguson Medal

Ferguson Medal

The Ferguson Medal was introduced in 1982 and is named after Robert Ferguson OBE, founder of Ferguson McIlveen. It recognises his contribution to civil engineering and the Institution in Northern Ireland. It is awarded for the best paper, submitted in any year by a regional member.

Ferguson Medal winner 2016

Winners of the 2016 Ferguson Medal
Winners of the 2016 Ferguson Medal

The Ferguson Medal was awarded to Philip Brown of Graham for his paper, 'Design and Construction of the Rosie Hackett Bridge, Dublin.'

Poskitt Medal

Poskitt Medal

The Poskitt Medal commemorates Fred Poskitt, a Past Chairman (1972-73) who bequeathed a legacy to ICE. It is awarded for the best paper on design or construction of water resource, or water supply works, submitted in any year by a regional member.

Poskitt Medal winner 2016

The 2016 winning team
The 2016 winning team

The Poskitt Medal was awarded to Dr Alan Skates and Simon White of Atkins for their paper, 'Briman Strategic Storage Reservoirs: Jeddah KSA.'

Communications competition

Communications Competition

The Communications Competition is open to graduate and student members of ICE and is an opportunity for them to test their communication skills in front of an audience.

The ICE NI Regional heat will be 21 March 2016, and the winning team proceeds to a semi-final in May. The final round takes place in September and is held at ICE headquarters in London.

Entry forms are now available online and from the NI Regional Support Team. Entry forms are due to kaine.lynch@drdni.gov.uk by 19 February 2016.

You can find out more on the main Communications Competition page.

Previous winner

Northern Ireland competition team
Northern Ireland competition team

A team of graduate engineers from Amey in Belfast won the regional heat with their delivery of the 'Dell Valley' mock scheme. (L to R) ICE Membership Development Officer Jenny Green (judge), 2015 finalist Cathal McKenna (judge), Mark Kelly (Amey), Oran Dillon (Amey), Roisin McNeill (Amey), Pádraig Graham (Amey), ICE NI Chairman Alan Skates (judge) and G&S Chair Kaine Lynch.

Meet a former winner

2016 winners, Yorkshire & Humber team with judges
2016 winners, Yorkshire & Humber team with judges

ICE Yorkshire & Humber team from Mott MacDonald won the 2016 Graduate and Student Communications Competition with their presentation on the Ballygrand City Arterial Route Upgrade. The chair of the judging panel, ICE Vice President, Zara Lamont, said: “It was a close call between the teams and the deciding factor came down to how well the teams answered the questions from the audience. ICE Yorkshire and Humber team did exceptionally well and answered all the questions in an empathic and professional way.”

Emerging Engineers Award

Emerging Engineers Award

The Emerging Engineers Award is also known as the Brennan Cup in NI. This competition requires graduate and student members to produce a paper or essay on a topic related to civil engineering. The regional winner is awarded the Brennan Cup and their paper is recommended for entry to the national final of the competition.

The Brennan Cup competition takes place in January and applications should be submitted in December. For application forms and more information about the competition, visit the Emerging Engineers page.

Previous winner

Robert Best wins the 2015 award
Robert Best wins the 2015 award

Robert's paper, 'Borders Railway Project: Reopening the Bowshank Tunnel After 45 Years,' examined and discussed the notable features and challenges faced in the reopening of Bowshank Tunnel, setting a record for the longest period a tunnel has been disused and then re-opened anywhere on the Great Britain rail network.

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

Sustainability Award

Sustainability Award

The Sustainability Award is awarded biennially to Northern Ireland civil engineering project that demonstrates outstanding environmental sustainability. The Award is given at the ICE Annual Dinner in December.

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ICE Thinks Awards

ICE Thinks Awards

The ICE Thinks Awards recognise thought-leading civil engineers within Northern Ireland, and are open to all current ICE Members in the following categories: Eng Tech, IEng and CEng.

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ICE Thinks winner 2016

Winners of the 2016 ICE Thinks Awards
Winners of the 2016 ICE Thinks Awards

Michael Murray IEng of Doran Consulting and Mark Rafferty CEng of WDR & RT Taggart won their categories for 2016.

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