Wednesday, 15 March 2017 07:34

SAISC Steel Awards 2017 - Details and entry

The Steelwork needs to have been completed in 2016 – and the rest of the structure needs to be complete (or very close to) by the time of judging visits (likely to happen in May/ early June). I’ve attached a copy of the full booklet explaining all the entry details and logistics.

The most important judging criteria is “Does the project illustrate what can be achieved with steel?”

Other factors to be considered:
• The importance of steel as a structural component in the project
• Benefits achieved by using steel construction
• Aesthetic appeal
• Environmental / sustainability consideration
• Innovation in design, fabrication or construction
• Technical prowess required for realising the project
• Engineering expertise
• Exceptional quality of workmanship
• Tubular content
• Cladding: workmanship, innovation, special solutions, size, speed, architectural finish...
• Export project
• Satisfaction of client's brief, particularly cost and/or time efficiency (speed of construction)
• Special details: bolted or welded connections, or any other unique features
• Value to society / community development


1.The steelwork should essentially have been completed in 2016. Completion of the total project could be later. Should you need clarity in this regard, please contact Denise Sherman well before the entry deadline to confirm if the project qualifies for consideration this year.(Recommendation: If in doubt and to save time, send an email with core details about the project – what/where/construction status)

2.Only structures in which Southern African steelwork contractors played a significant role will be considered.

3.By submission of an entry, the nominator assumes responsibility for the accuracy of all information and in particular the project team details. The nominator also provides theSAISC with the assurance that permission for the submission has been obtained from the owner/developer/client of the project.

4.By submitting the contact details of the project team, the nominator also gives SAISC the right to send email to all project teams about the awards, as well as potential advertising opportunities next to the editorial content for the entered project in the Steel Construction Journal.

5.All written and illustrative material forming part of project entries will become the property of the SAISC to use to our discretion.

6.The SAISC reserves the right to use the entry information and publicise the nominations and awards as we see fit.7.The SAISC may visit short-listed structures for adjudication, publicity or filming purposes. The nominator and members of the project team undertake to assist in arranging such visitsand obtain permission for any visits/filming/publicity, as well as to furnish the SAISC with additional information about the project on request.

8.At the Steel Awards dinner certificates will be presented to each company that was a member of the project team for an awarded structure. (For this reason nominators must ensure that all team members are correctly accounted for on the entry form.)

9. A plaque for mounting will be presented to the developer/owner of the overall winning structure.


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For any further details, contact Denise Sherman from SAISC on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.