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The Structural Steel Design Awards Scheme 2017 ENTRY FORM The British Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd and Steel for Life have pleasure in inviting entries for the 2017 Structural Steel Design Awards Scheme. The objective is to celebrate the excellence of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in the field of steel construction, particularly demonstrating its potential in terms of efficiency, cost-effectiveness, aesthetics and innovation. 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 calendar years 2015-2016; previous entries are not eligible. THE PANEL OF JUDGES A panel of independent judges who are leading representatives of Architecture, Structural Engineering and Civil Engineering assess the entries. The judging panel selects award winners after assessing all entries against the following key criteria: 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 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 SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES Entries, exhibiting a predominant use of steel and satisfying the conditions above, should be made under the categories listed below: �� Leisure (including sports) �� Commercial �� Residential �� Industrial �� Traffic bridge �� Retail �� Footbridge �� Education �� Other (sculptures etc) �� Healthcare Any member of the design team may submit an entry using the appropriate form. The declaration of compliance with the award requirements must be completed by the entrant. Entrants should ensure that all parties of the design team have been informed of the entry. GENERAL The structures entered must be made available for inspection by the judges if they so request. All entrants will be bound by the decision of the judges, whose discretion to make or withhold any award or awards is absolute. No discussion or correspondence regarding their decision will be entered into by the judges or by the sponsors. The decision of the sponsors in all matters relating to the Scheme is final. A short list of projects will be announced and the project teams notified directly. The results of the Scheme will be announced in the autumn – no advance notification will be given to the project teams as to which structures will receive Awards. Any party involved in a project that is no longer in business for whatever reason will not receive any recognition in the Structural Steel Design Awards. AWARDS Each firm of architects and structural engineers responsible for the design receive an award as do the steelwork contractor, main contractor and client. PUBLICITY The sponsors assume the right to publish the drawings, photographs, design information and descriptive matter submitted with the entry to publicise the award-winning structures in relation to the Structural Steel Design Awards Scheme. FURTHER DETAILS All correspondence regarding the submission of entries should be addressed to: Gillian Mitchell MBE, BCSA, Unit 4 Hayfield Business Park, Field Land, Auckley, Doncaster DN9 3FL Tel: 020 7747 8121 Email: gillian.mitchell@steelconstruction.org CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES Friday 24th February 2017 Sponsored by The British Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd and Steel for Life.


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