CISC Alberta Steel Design Awards 2019

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The 2019 Alberta Steel Design Awards of Excellence will be showcasing exceptional steel design for projects in 7 categories. This event has grown to become the largest steel design awards program in Canada and has become known as the Academy Awards of steel design. We encourage all architects, design engineers and project team members who have completed steel projects to submit them under one of the 7 award categories for the consideration of our judges. The Alberta Steel Design Awards of Excellence seeks to recognize and reward excellence in steel design and promote the exceptional benefits of building with steel.

The 2019 Alberta Steel Design Awards of Excellence will be held on May 2, 2019 in the expansive Alberta Ballroom at the Edmonton EXPO Centre.


We are excited to launch our new submission system for you.

For submission link and questions, click here.

The submission site it now open, Expressions of Interest are due December 14th with the final submission due on January 15th.

Awards Categories

Architectural Award
Steel structures in which architectural considerations significantly influence the design, particularly those with exposed steelwork.  (All building types)

*NEW Bridge Award
An award for a steel bridge project that demonstrates outstanding use of steel in design and construction.

Engineering Award
Steel structures in which engineering considerations and the efficient use of steel in unique applications are the significant factor.  (All building types)

Sustainability Award
Steel structure in which steel has been used or re-used as part of a sustainable development project that aims to improve environmental impact of the structure by using established and innovative practices, standards and technologies.

Building Communities Award
Steel structures created as part of a community development project with a focus on serving community needs. This includes, but is not limited to, municipal government projects, not for profit companies, public art installations and other installations (all building types and structures). Projects that impact and enhance the community around them will be considered.

Collaboration Award
An award for a project team who demonstrates “value added” to the project through collaborative project delivery approaches throughout the design and/or construction process. Factors for consideration will include:
– Early involvement of key participants
– Shared risk and reward based on project outcome
– Joint project control
– Jointly developed and validated targets
– Large team meetings for design and resolution communication and planning
– Innovative use of technology
Focus for the Collaboration award is on the successful delivery of the collaborative process. Final design quality will remain a consideration

Steel Edge Award
An open category looking for tremendous innovation and ingenuity in the application of steel design, fabrication, detailing or finishing. For example:
– Steel is used in a nonconventional way,
– Steel application addresses a particular complexity
– Steel address a resource or application challenge
This may be innovation within an entire project or a single project element

2017 CISC Alberta Award Winners

2017 Steel Edge Winner
Studio Bell
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2017 Building Communities Winner
Emerald Hills Leisure Centre
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2017 Collaboration Winner
Rogers Place
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2017 Sustainability Winner
St. Louis Hotel
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2017 Engineering Winner
Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary
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2017 Architectural Winner
Studio Bell
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Tickets for the event will be available January 15th, 2019


Are you interested in sponsoring the event?  Click here to discover the many opportunities and benefits of event sponsorship, or contact:

Jessica Prosser, Events Chair
Daam Galvanizing