Excellence in Steel Entry Form

Entries close 5pm on 30 June 2023

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    Each entry will be judged on the following criteria:


    Overall Design Merit:

    Aesthetics and originality, innovation in design involving the use of steel, efficient use of materials, and integration of services.


    Construction Efficiency and Quality:

    Demonstration of the advantages of steel, speed of construction, commitment to best practice and quality, safety in the process and containment of overall project costs.


    Environmental Sustainability:

    How the use of steel is used to enhance a sustainable environment.  This can be for example, obtaining a longer life out of the construction by future proofing, use of reuse material, dematerialisation by use of high strength steels, or use of sustainable practices in steel making, fabrication and construction.



    Practicality for fabrication and erection; effective documentation at tendering and throughout the project build process; effective use of data transfer technology i.e. construction BIM; effective engagement of the design teams with the construction teams including fabricator and /or detailer and erector.


    Innovation in Fabrication and Construction Techniques:

    Innovation in fabrication and construction techniques.


    This Entry must include:

    No more than six un-mounted drawings (e.g. Plans, elevations, sections, isometrics) illustrating the features of significance in relation to the use of steel & six different un-mounted colour photographs.


    No more than six pdf drawings illustrating the features of significance in relation to the use of steel and high resolution colour photos (at least 300 ppi & quality print at A4 size)

    SCNZ assumes the right to publish the drawings, photographs, design information and descriptive matter submitted with the entry. 

    Share the supporting images/drawings using a link (e.g. Dropbox, Sharepoint)

    Please keep the Other Comments brief. Finalists will have the opportunity to submit further information on their projects.


    As the representative of the organisation submitting this entry, I declare that the steel-based structure to which it refers has been fabricated in New Zealand and constructed by a SCNZ Steel Constructor. The structural steelwork contract was completed during the period 1 January 2021 to 31 May 2023. *