Established in 1968, the Structural Awards are the world's leading awards for structural engineering excellence. The 2021 shortlist presents some of the best engineering projects the world has to offer from the past two years. 53 construction projects from around the world make up the 2021 Structural Awards Shortlist, compiled by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE). Among this year's nominees are 3 Irish projects vying to be crowned this year's winners. Here are the 2021 Structural Awards Irish Nominees.
THE AWARD FOR Structural Heritage is awarded for excellence in structural design where important heritage characteristics of the original structure are preserved through appropriate restoration and conservation.
The Repair and Rehabilitation of Daly's (Shakey) Bridge in Cork is included on the shortlist.
THE AWARD FOR Pedestrian Bridges is awarded for excellence in the design of pedestrian and/or cycle bridges, or other lightweight bridge structures.
Mary Elmes Bridge in Cork is included on the shortlist.
THE AWARD FOR Minimal Structural Intervention is awarded for projects which through the ingenuity of structural engineering expertise have led to no, or minimal, structural intervention in order to safely prolong the life of an existing structure
The Guinness Storehouse Gravity Bar Extension is included on the shortlist.
The full list of all 53 projects shortlisted can be found on IStructE's website.