Heritage and Conservation

Heritage and Conservation Award

This award is open to engineering organisations or engineers for excellence in design or delivery of a project which conserves a historic property or protected structure.

The purpose of the award is to acknowledge the contribution of the engineering profession in protecting the built environment by preserving or restoring a building or location of historic importance.

Key criteria

Please detail how your entry fits the key criteria (each criterion 250 words maximum).

  • Originality and ingenuity in design or demonstrating conservation principles
  • Sympathetic design of the project in its setting
  • Contribution to enhancing the environment for all existing and future generations
  • Adherence to budget and timelines

Please include an executive summary of 200 words maximum which provides a succinct description of the entry and the principal elements of its claim for engineering excellence. This material is a key element in the judging process.


The engineering project must have been completed within a two year period prior to the closing date for entries: 12 noon on Monday 11 September 2017. Entries will only be considered if they have been partially or completely carried out by an organisation based on the island of Ireland and the project should clearly be seen to benefit Irish society.

Entry submission

  • Please complete your submission online by 12 noon on Monday 11 September 2017, detailing how your entry fits the four  key criteria outlined earlier in this document. We cannot guarantee that submissions and supporting material will be returned so please upload copies of original documentation.
  • All entry material should be carefully marked with the category, entry title and name of the organisation.
  • The submission may include drawings, pictures, photographs and other methods of illustration in either hard or softcopy. If you have video footage of your initiative available, we would also encourage you to submit this.

Digital format

The following formats can be accepted:

  • For text: .pdf, .doc
  • For pictures: .jpeg, .gif. (ideally in print quality, at least 1MB in size).
  • For videos: .avi, .mpeg, .wmv, .mov and .fly.
  • For presentations: .pdf .ppt (ideally convert PowerPoint into pdf).

Entry fee

The fee for each entry submitted is €250.
The application fee applies per project entered. We can only accept entries that are received with payment. Entry fees are non-refundable as they cover our administration costs.

Selection process

Upon receiving your application, we will first send you a confirmation of receipt by email. Thereafter, our judges will review all entries and choose the shortlist.

Terms and Conditions of entry

Please read the conditions of entry, eligibility criteria, entry submission, fee and digital format information below:

Conditions of entry

  • Engineers Ireland reserves the right to publish in part or whole material contained in entries, apart from that clearly marked confidential;
  • Confidential material should be clearly marked and included only as appendices to entry submissions;
  • Entrants may be required to be available for award presentations and media interviews;
  • We cannot guarantee that submissions and supporting material will be returned so please upload copies of original documents;
  • Engineers Ireland is not responsible for any loss or damage to submissions;
  • Engineers Ireland reserves the right not to allocate an award should the quality of entries not reach a certain standard;
  • The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence concerning decisions will be entered into;
  • Information about award winners will be strictly embargoed until the announcement at the presentation evening;
  • The judging panel will determine the shortlist of entries once all entries are received.


Phone: +353 1 665 1307
Email: excellenceawards@engineersireland.ie


 Heritage and Conservation Award

Please ensure you have read the terms and conditions of entry above before proceeding.

Your Details

Organisation name
Official entry title
Contact first name
Contact surname
How did you hear about the Excellence Awards?
Please specify if Other

Principal contact person during awards if different from previous


If a joint entry please list all additional entrants and their role in the project

Project role e.g. consultant
Project role e.g. consultant
Project role e.g. consultant

Please outline how the project fulfils the four key criteria above and include the 200 word executive summary:

  • We require all application material such as entry criteria, images, videos, etc. to process your entry, as per the terms and conditions. 
  • As these files can be quite large, we recommend they are sent using a free file sharing service such as https://www.wetransfer.com using excellenceawards@engineersireland.ie as the recipient address.

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