Concrete awards updated

by Tania Wannenburg
Concrete awards updated

The Concrete Society of Southern Africa NPC is calling for nominations for its biennial Fulton Awards, which recognise excellence and innovation in the design and use of concrete.

Nominations have opened for the Concrete Society of Southern Africa NPC’s biennial Fulton Awards.

The awards recognise excellence and innovation in the use and design of concrete, and honours scientific and technological advances in concrete within the built environment, together with celebrating the legacy of the late Dr Sandy Fulton’s achievements in the industry.

Changes made
After 30 years of existence, the Fulton Awards 2017 criteria for adjudication as well as the categories were updated, many of which had been in existence for the lifetime of the awards.

“We have drifted away from identifying all that was special and exceptional in concrete and in the opinion of the Fulton Awards Committee. We were focusing too much on the total project on hand, considering aspects that had little to do with the material,” says John Sheath, chief executive officer and director of the Concrete Society.

The procedure for nominations has also changed. These can be made online through the Society’s website and will require a short motivation. The judges will assess these nominations and a shortlist of entries will be drawn up for subsequent adjudication on site.  

The Society has announced that PPC is again the anchor sponsor for the awards.

Dates of note
The deadline for nominations is 31 August 2016, while the complete entry packs have to be submitted by the end of November 2016. The award winners will be announced next year June.

Full details of the 2017 awards are available on the Concrete Society’s website.
Concrete Society Southern Africa
Tel: 012 348 5305
Website: www.concretesociety.co.za

New categories for 2017:
–    Buildings up to three storeys.
–    Buildings more than three storeys.
–    Flatwork.
–    Infrastructure.
–    Innovation in concrete.
–    Architectural concrete.
–    Mining.

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