Fulton Awards 2017: calling for nominations

The Concrete Society of Southern Africa NPC is calling for nominations for its prestigious biennial Fulton Awards which recognise, celebrate and honour excellence and innovation in the design and use of concrete. The Society is proud to announce that PPC are, once again, the Anchor Sponsor.

The 2017 awards have new look, new categories and a new approach to judging. John Sheath, CEO and Director of the Concrete Society, said:”After over 30 years, the Awards needed an update. We had drifted away from identifying all that was special and exceptional in the concrete, focusing too much on the total project and considering aspects that had little to do with the material”.

So, irrespective of category, the criteria for adjudication that the judges will be using are:
•Quality of concrete – focusing on finish
•Sustainability – green building initiatives
•Inventiveness/innovation in the application of concrete technology
•Innovation in concrete construction methods
•Innovative geotechnical use of concrete
•Overall aesthetic impact of the concrete aspects of the structure
•Rational behind the chosen concrete finish
•Standard of workmanship of the concrete
•Effect of the concrete on the architectural landscape and environment

Some unique criteria will apply to the Innovation in Concrete category:
•Significance of the use/application of the innovation
•Industry need for this innovation
•Does it address or contribute to sustainability issues?
•Will it make concrete more competitive and therefore, grow the market?

The categories for 2017 are: Buildings up to three storeys; Buildings more than three storeys; Flatwork; Infrastructure Innovation in Concrete; Architectural Concrete and Mining

Nominations can be made on-line through the Society’s website and will require a short motivation. After assessing the nominations, the judges will draw up a short list for adjudication on site.

The deadline for nominations is 31st August 2016, while the completed Entry Packs must be submitted by the end of November 2016. The Award winners will be announced at a gala weekend in the Drakensburg from 2nd to 4th June 2017.

Full details of the 2017 awards are available on the Concrete Society website at www.concretesociety.co.za

More information from John Sheath, Tel: +27(0)12 348 5305/email:ceo@concretesociety.co.za