Award for Technical Excellence - GE Awards 2021
This award recognises a hi-tech advancement or concept that has helped a company improve its performance or delivery of a specific challenging element of a project, between January 2020 to July 2021. This category is not aimed at projects that have achieved overall excellence – such projects should be entered into one of the five project categories.
The entrant may have achieved technical excellence through producing a new approach to analysis or design, advanced techniques or procedures during design or delivery and/or working with its customers to improve delivery of a specific part of a project through technical refinement.
An entry should be for a single technical advance or development applied to a specific part of a project. Developments applied to a number of projects may be better placed in the Digital Innovation or Equipment Innovation categories.
The geotechnical work on the project presented must be completed at the time of the submission.
We recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic might have had an adverse effect on some companies, initiatives and projects. We still strongly encourage companies and teams to enter this year’s GE Awards, as their pandemic response strategy will also be considered in the judging.
- Delivery of real innovation to reduce costs, increase efficiency or improve safety
- Demonstrate how the initiative is a step change in current practice and goes beyond current good practice
- Collaboration with clients and other project partners to develop solution
- Potential to benefit future project/application delivery
- Enabling previously challenging project/concept to be delivered at lower risk
Each entry should be supported by a maximum of two images and one diagram. Images should be in landscape, more than 1MB in size, in jpeg/png format and should not be edited to include details of the category or the name/logo of the company entering (or any other annotations). Additional text (other than diagram annotation) included in supporting documents will not be used by the judging panel. The images might be used in marketing material and featured in Ground Engineering.