The East Midlands Institute of Civil Engineering, or ICE were involved in the Civil Engineering Merit Awards this year. The event took place at the Belfry, Nottingham on the 9th of June. The awards at the black tie event were presented by the ICE President for 2016-17, Tim Broyd. The event was attended by more than 300 guests.
The Civil Engineering Merit Awards looks to recognise and celebrate both excellence and innovation shown within the civil engineering sector in the East Midlands region and beyond. The awards ceremony is thought to be the main occasion for ICE to to draw attention to the benefits offered by the civil engineering society as well as showcasing the award winners and other innovations in the industry.
Thirty-Two projects that were dotted across counties in the East Midlands and several projects that were located in the South West and South East of the country competed for the prestigious accolades. The entries this year were judged by a panel that consisted of experienced civil engineers and members of ICE’s East Midlands Graduates & Students Committee. The panel of judges was chaired by the ICE East Midlands Chair, Ray Dickinson.
Each of the projects that entered the awards could be entered for up to three categories. The categories that are available as a part of the awards program were: Large Projects that have a value greater than £10 million; Medium sized projects valuing from £750,000 to £10 Million; Small Projects that were less than £750,000; Team Achievement and Studies & Research. The awards for each of the listed categories were either a Commended or Highly Commended.
Another Award on the night was the William Kemp Award which is awarded to someone who has managed to consistently give a significant contribution to the civil engineering sector in the East Midlands throughout their career. Although the Awards take place annually, the William Kemp Award is not given every year, rather it is given in order to truly highlight the contribution that is given by the individual.