Heritage and Conservation

Heritage and Conservation Award

Sponsored by the Office of Public Works

This award is open to engineering organisations or engineers for excellence in design or delivery of a project which conserves a historic property or protected structure.

The purpose of the award is to acknowledge the contribution of the engineering profession in protecting the built environment by preserving or restoring a building or location of historic importance.


2018 Winner: Aran Sweater Market – Galway by TOBIN Consulting Engineers and Architectural Conservation Professionals (ACP). 

Key criteria

Within your submission, please detail how your project fits each of the four key criteria below. Each criterion should be no more than 500 words and should include relevant supporting materials such as photos, drawings and/or video links (max 4 per criterion).
1. Originality and ingenuity in project design 
2. Demonstration of best conservation principles and appreciation of the heritage elements of the project
3. Contribution to enchancement of the heritage enviroment for all existing and future generations
4. Adherence to budget and timelines
Please also include an executive summary of 200 words maximum which provides a succinct description of the entry and the principal elements of its claim for engineering excellence. This material is a key element in the judging process and will also be used for promotional purposes should you be shortlisted. 


The engineering project must have been completed within a two year period prior to the closing date for entries: Wednesday, 18 September 2019. Please clearly state the completion date within your submission.
Entries will only be considered if they have been partially or completely carried out by an organisation based in Ireland and the project should clearly be seen to benefit Irish society. 

How to Enter 

  • The deadline for submissions is 2pm on Wednesday, 18 September 2019. Please read the terms and conditions of entry prior to submitting your entry.
  • Your submission may include drawings, pictures, photographs and other methods of illustration as indicated above. All entry material and supporting material should be carefully marked with the category, entry title and name of the organisation (and partner organisations if applicable) and completion date. Please PDF your entry and email/ WeTransfer it to excellenceawards@engineersireland.ie
  • Once submitted, please proceed to the payment page to submit your entry fee of €250.  The application fee applies per project entered. We can only accept entries that are received with payment. Entry fees are non-refundable. 


For additional information or queries, please contact:
Phone: +353 1 665 1307