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Call for Concrete Society Award nominations

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The Concrete Society Awards, now entering its 56th year, celebrate "innovation and excellence" through the use of concrete

The Concrete Society Awards, now entering its 56th year, is accepting entries from projects that demonstrate innovation and excellence through the use of concrete – the most versatile and widely used building material in the world. 

One of the longest-running awards schemes in UK construction, this event is also the most prestigious competition to showcase the use of concrete as a structural material and express the sheer flexibility in its application. 

The competition is open to structures completed between October 2022 and April 2024. 

Kathy Calverley, the Society’s managing director, said: “The Society Awards generate extensive publicity for all companies shortlisted. Once again, we are looking forward to receiving many varied entries that demonstrate innovation and excellence through the use of concrete.” 

Any organisation that participated in a project can enter by completing the nomination forms. Previous winners are wide-ranging and include private houses; bridges; offices; acoustic sound-barring walls; wastewater treatment works; theatres; and innovative or sculptural elements. 

Each project will stand on its own merit. The competition is unique in that judges visit all shortlisted structures before making their final decision. They will take into account factors such as: 

• visual impression and integration with the surrounding landscape 
• functional suitability 
• properties of concrete exploited in the design 
• innovation in concrete composition, structure or form 
• execution and finish 
• integration of structure and services 
• sustainability credentials 
• client satisfaction, value for money. 

The early-bird deadline for entries is 22 March 2024, with the final deadline being 24 April 2024. A shortlist announcement will be made in July and the Awards presented at The Society’s Annual Awards Dinner at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London on 13 November 2024. 

More information about submitting a nomination, sponsorship opportunities and booking a table at this event can be found at Concrete Awards 2024.

Based in Sandhurst, Berkshire, The Concrete Society was founded in 1966 and remains an independent technical organisation with a broad membership base that includes professional engineers and designers; the contracting and material supply industry, academia and client bodies from over 60 countries. 

The Society offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to the industry including the highly regarded Advisory Service, which offers prompt and impartial support to industry clients either on-site or by telephone and e-mail. 

It is also highly regarded for its magazines and technical reports providing an invaluable information resource. 

Additionally, The Society provides increased opportunities for professional development in concrete. It also runs regular day courses on varying subjects for the industry and bespoke training for members. Membership involvement is key to the enduring success of The Society with a strong UK Regional Network providing both social and technical support activities.