The Concrete Society of Southern Africa (CSSA) has issued an urgent reminder that the deadline for nominations for the CSSA’s 2013 Fulton Awards is just a few months away on 31 August 2012.
The highly prestigious awards are presented every two years by the CSSA to honour excellence and innovation in the design and use of concrete. The Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) will again be anchor sponsor of the awards for which any project completed during 2011 – or substantially completed in 2012 – is eligible.
John Sheath, CEO of CSSA, says there will be six categories for the 2013 Awards instead of the five that applied in 2011, with the categories also altered to include two new ones: Sustainable Concrete, and Community Structure. The other four categories are as before: Civil Engineering Structure, Building Structure, Architectural Concrete, and Innovative Construction.
The new Sustainable Concrete category covers projects that demonstrate the innovative application of concrete through the implementation of sustainable strategies during the design, construction and use phase. Community Structures are ones that have made a significant contribution to the formation of socially viable environments and the values of communities, with a high participation of stakeholders such as client, users, local communities, local authorities, non-governmental organisations and others.
Sheath says the 2011 Fulton Awards attracted a near record number of entries and the CSSA is hoping to equal – or improve on – the 31 submissions that competed for the top awards last year. Judging will be done by the presidents of the CSSA, the SA Institute of Architects (SAIA), and the SA Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE). “The judges’ questions have all been reviewed and amended to suit the slight changes in categories,” he stated.
The 2013 Fulton Awards will be presented at a gala function at the Champagne Sports resort in the Drakensberg on Saturday, 8th June 2013.
Nomination forms are obtainable from the CSSA Administrator on tel 012 348 5305 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or the society’s website www.concretesociety.co.za