23 October 2020 Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is pleased to announce the date for the upcoming CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, a celebration of innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship, and professionalism. This year, the awards event will be hosted virtually on Wednesday, 11th November.
Speaking about this new development, CESA CEO, Chis Campbell said the event would be hosted in adherence to Covid-19 guidelines and would also allow more people to join in by watching it live. “In previous years, attendees had to book a table and attend the event at a physical location, however, this year they can watch it from the comfort of their homes, offices or other remote locations where shortlisted companies’ representatives can join in with their colleagues, family members and acquaintances,” said Campbell.
CESA is proud to host this annual event with the support of Aon South Africa, a strategic partner to CESA and has been the platinum title sponsor for the past 21 years. The CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards provide a platform to showcase the important role that infrastructure plays in the sustainable development and delivery of basic services to society. By designing state of the art infrastructure that stands the test of time, the Awards unequivocally pronounce that engineers are enablers of service delivery for the economic upliftment of our population. “The Awards focus on consulting engineers and their clients who participate in or initiate projects that promote the advancement of our nation and the people of the continent. CESA recognises contributions of Young Professionals to the engineering profession and initiatives to transform and sustain the future – mentoring and job shadowing,” said Campbell.
The highly contested award categories this year include Projects less than R50 million, Projects ranging from R50 – R250 million, Projects ranging from R250 million – R1 billion, Mega Projects greater than R1 billion and the Best international project award. The inaugural Engineering Technology and Innovation Award includes the subcategory, HVAC in Building Design Award sponsored by ASHRAE South Africa Chapter. The Business and Development Awards categories include the Business Excellence Award, Small/Medium Company of the Year Award and Mentoring Company of the Year Award. The individual awards consist of the Young Engineer of the Year Award, Mentor of the Year Award and the Lifetime Industry Achievement Award. The Visionary Client Award is sponsored by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA).
“We are looking forward to celebrating excellence in consulting engineering with our member firms, their staff, clients and other stakeholders,” concluded Campbell.