Engineering Award

The Galvanizing in Engineering Award is one of the six categories of the GAGAs, one that focuses on structural functionality and industrial use. The GAGAS (Galvanizers Association Galvanizing Awards) are a free annual competition which has been recognising the use of galvanizing since 1994.

Engineering Award We see galvanized steel as a national asset within the UK and Ireland, which will play an increased role within circular economies. As an infinitely re-usable and versatile material it can form the backbone of adaptive and resilient architecture and infrastructure.

Our awards show increasingly that architects, engineers, designers and indeed artists are finding new ways to harness the lifecycle potential of galvanized steel.

Iqbal Johal, Marketing Manager at Galvanizers Association

About the Engineering Award

The GAGA civil engineering award will take into consideration the most innovative and effective use of galvanized steelwork as explained in the architecture award, but with special attention paid to structural functionality and industrial use of galvanized steel.

“It’s a great honour (to win the Galvanizing in Engineering Award), it’s a recognition of our work.”
Krystyna Pytasz, Addison Conservation + Design, Engineering Award Winner

Why Enter this Engineering Competition

Engineering Award WinnerEntering engineering competitions offers fantastic opportunities to meet and network with professionals in the same industry.
Find below the reasons why you should enter the GAGA engineering competition.

  • Get recognition for your project.
  • Get featured in Hot Dip Galvanizing Magazine (distributed across Europe).
  • Get profiled on our website.
  • Be a part of our PR campaign.
  • Win a unique galvanized watering can.
  • Raise the profile of your practice.

“It’s a real tribute to the hard work that has gone into < Hastings Pier >… ”
Peter Wheeler, Hastings Pier Charity, Engineering Award Winner

Engineering award criteria

engineering-competitionAll projects, new or refurbished, from across the UK and Ireland are eligible. All UK companies can enter a project located overseas.

Entries in this engineering competition will be judged on their approach towards galvanizing and incorporation of it in the design stages.

All we need from you are:
1. Good quality photos
2. A short description of where galvanizing was used

Regardless of whether you have a small, artistic installation or a large-scale industrial building, all projects are judged on merit not scale.

Visibility for Engineering Award Contestants

Hot Dip Galvanizing is a free, international magazine produced on a quarterly basis. Featuring projects from the UK, Ireland and Europe, one issue is dedicated every year to the winning projects.

The GAGA brochure showcases the shortlisted and the winning projects.

Additionally, all shortlisted projects get a profile on our website.

Winners of the Engineering Award

Engineering Award Winner 2019

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The winner of the 2019 Galvanizing in Engineering Award was Conservation of Catrine Weir by Addison Conservation + Design.
The Catrine Weir on the River Ayr (East Ayrshire) is a 19th Century industrial structure erected as a water supply to power the Catrine Mills and their water wheels designed by the renown engineer William Fairburn.
These wheels were the biggest in the world in their time. The weir structure was dilapidated but, although, patched over time in majority of original construction.

Read more about the 2019 engineering award winner.

Engineering Award Winner 2018

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The winner of the 2018 Galvanizing in Engineering Award was Middleton of Rora by Shand Building Design.

Shand Building Design (SBD) produced a unique building that focussed on key issues that they discovered were affecting the welfare of livestock and working processes.

Read more about the 2018 engineering award winner.

Engineering Award Winner 2017

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The winner of the 2018 Galvanizing in Engineering Award was Hasting Pier Charity for Hastings Pier Restoration.

The positive impact that a pier can have on a seaside economy was a key driver in the campaign to restore the Grade II listed substructure of Hastings Pier. Built in 1872, it has been subjected to an aggressive marine environment, fire, storms, decay, troubled ownership and much neglect.

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