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.

The 2017 Heritage and Conservation Award, sponsored by the Office of Public Works, went to Punch Consulting Engineers for the National Gallery of Ireland historical wings restoration and refurbishment project.

Engineers Ireland Heritage and Conservation Award 2017

Pictured: Ronan Stokes, Dave Clarke, Nicholas Heffernan from Punch Consulting Engineers with OPW Chairman, Maurice Buckley, and Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland.

Key criteria

Within your submission, please detail how your project fits each of the four key criteria below (each criterion 500 words maximum). 
  1. Originality and ingenuity in design or demonstrating conservation principles
  2. Sympathetic design of the project in its setting
  3. Contribution to enhancing the environment 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: Monday 10 September 2018. 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. Please clearly state the completion date within your submission.

How to Enter 

  • Please complete your submission online by 2pm on Monday 10 September 2018, detailing how your entry fits the key criteria outlined earlier in this document. 
  • Your submission may include drawings, pictures, photographs and other methods of illustration. Please include this information within your application and/or an appendix and submit via WeTransfer. We require a maximum of six different colour photographs of professional presentation quality.
  • All entry material and supporting material should be carefully marked with the category, entry title and name of the organisation.
  • 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


 Heritage and Conservation Award

Please ensure you have read the terms and conditions of entry above before proceeding.

Your Details

Organisation name
Official entry title
Contact first name
Contact surname
How did you hear about the Excellence Awards?
Please specify if Other

Contact person during awards if different from previous


If a joint entry please list all additional entrants and their role in the project

Project role e.g. consultant
Project role e.g. consultant
Project role e.g. consultant

Please outline how the project fulfils the four key criteria above and include the 200 word executive summary:

  • We require all application material such as entry criteria and imagesetc. to process your entry, as per the terms and conditions. 
  • As these files can be quite large, we recommend they are sent using a free file sharing service such as https://www.wetransfer.com using excellenceawards@engineersireland.ie as the recipient address.

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