Calling all Galway engineers to showcase their exellence

Engineers Ireland is calling on engineering organisations in Galway to showcase and celebrate their achievements and skill by submitting an entry to the 2017 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, held in association with ESB.

Now in its eighth year, the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards are presented annually in recognition of the achievements of engineers who have demonstrated exceptional engineering skills through their work. As well as identifying leaders within the engineering industry, the awards provide an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the invaluable contribution the engineering profession makes to society, and applaud the innovation and quality of work produced by engineers both at home and abroad.

Categories include the flagship Engineering Project of the Year, sponsored by Transport Infrastructure Ireland; the Geoscience Ireland Award, sponsored by Geoscience Ireland; the Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award; the Technical Innovation Award, and special awards in the fields of Heritage and Conservation and Engineering Education.

Nominations are also open for the International Engineer of the Year Award, which aims to acknowledge the contribution of the Irish engineering diaspora by recognising the excellent work of Irish engineers around the world.

At the 2016 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards ceremony, NUI Galway and the HRB Clinical Research & Lambe Institute for translational research facility (CTRF ) was runner-up in the Engineering Project of the Year category. The project focused on aligning cutting-edge medical research side-by-side with patient care in the CTRF building and is connected to the NUI Galway Clinical Science Building and the extremely busy main hospital.

NUI Galway was also acknowledged for its work with the Mayo Medical Academy in Castlebar and was runner-up in the Heritage and Conservation Award category.

Caroline Spillane, director general of Engineers Ireland, is encouraging organisations from all disciplines of engineering in Galway to enter.

“In addition to identifying leaders within the Irish engineering industry, the awards honour the pioneering work that is carried out by Irish engineers both at home and abroad. I would encourage Galway-based engineers and engineering organisations to celebrate their achievements and submit an entry to the 2017 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards.”

The deadline for entry to the 2017 awards is 12 noon on Monday 11 September. The winners will be announced in Dublin on Friday November 10.

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