Structural steel design awards

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The objective of the Structural Steel Design Awards is to celebrate the excellence of the United Kingdom in the field of steel construction, particularly demonstrating its potential in terms of efficiency, cost effectiveness, aesthetics, sustainability and innovation.

Each year the awards scheme attracts many excellent entries from widely ranging projects. Successful projects are expected to have a minimum threshold of excellence in architectural and engineering terms and to be cost effective. Each year’s entries reflect the increasingly high standards that are being achieved, not only in design and all aspects of fabrication, but also in short construction programmes and accuracy on site.

The Structural Steel Design Awards

with contributions from:

  • Sarah McCann-Bartlett, Director General, BCSA
  • David Lazenby CBE
  • Professor Roger Plank, Sheffield University
  • Bill Taylor, Partner, TaylorSnell
  • Ivor Roberts, now Immediate Past President, BCSA

Contents

[top] Operation of the awards

The Awards are open to steel based structures situated in the United Kingdom or overseas that have been built by UK or Irish steelwork contractors. They must have been completed and be ready for occupation or use during the two calendar years immediately preceeding the year for which the projects are submitted for the awards.

Previous entries are not eligible.

[top] Judging criteria

The judging panel selects award winners after assessing all entries against two key criteria: planning and architecture, and structural engineering.

[top] Planning and Architecture

  • Satisfaction of client’s brief, particularly cost effectiveness
  • Environmental impact
  • Architectural excellence
  • Durability
  • Adaptability for changing requirements through its life
  • Efficiency of the use and provision of services
  • Conservation of energy

[top] Structural Engineering

  • Benefits achieved by using steel construction
  • Efficiency of design, fabrication and erection
  • Skill and workmanship
  • Integration of structure and services to meet architectural requirements
  • Efficiency and effectiveness of fire and corrosion protection
  • Innovation of design, build and manufacturing technique

[top] How to enter

For details of how to enter, plus more information on the judging process, the various levels of award and an entry form, please click here.

[top] Structural steel design awards 2016

Full details of the 2016 award winning projects, the judging panel and the other finalists are available in a special SSDA 2016 brochure produced by the BCSA and Steel for Life in association with Kovic Design Limited.

[top] Awards

[top] Commendations

[top] Merits

[top] Structural steel design awards 2015

Full details of the 2015 award winning projects, the judging panel and the other finalists are available in a special SSDA 2015 brochure produced by the BCSA and Tata Steel in association with Kovic Design Limited.

[top] Awards

[top] Commendations

[top] Certificates of Merit

[top] Structural steel design awards 2014

Full details of the 2014 award winning projects, the judging panel and the other finalists are available in a special SSDA 2014 brochure produced by the BCSA and Tata Steel in association with Barrett, Byrd Associates.

[top] Awards

[top] Commendations

[top] Structural steel design awards 2013

Full details of the 2013 award winning projects, the judging panel and the other finalists are available in a special SSDA 2013 brochure produced by the BCSA and Tata Steel in association with Barrett, Byrd Associates.

[top] Awards

[top] Commendations

[top] Structural steel design awards 2012

Full details of the 2012 award winning projects, the judging panel and the other finalists are available in a special SSDA 2012 brochure produced by the BCSA and Tata Steel in association with Kovic Design Limited.

[top] Awards

[top] Commendations

[top] Previous awards

For details of the awards from previous years, click here