For many years, IABSE has presented awards to individuals worthy of special recognition and to outstanding structural engineering projects around the world. These awards have usually been presented during the annual Congress in September each year.
The ExC created a special awards committee, chaired by Past President Fernando Branco, to extend the awards scheme to include many more categories, thus providing extra opportunities to recognise outstanding achievements among our members and in our industry. These new awards will be presented at a special Awards Gala Dinner event that will be a showcase for all that is best in structural engineering. The first of these events will be held in association with the proposed IABSE Congress in Nanjing, China, in 2022.
The new IABSE awards will be grouped into two main parts: the IABSE People and Papers Awards and the IABSE Projects and Technology Awards. The categories for the initial launch are listed below, and more may be added later once these new IABSE Awards become well established. Several of the People and Papers Awards will be very similar to some of the existing awards, but all of the Projects and Technology Award categories are new.