Now accepting Project intent to submit for 2023 Awards! 🖱️ Enter your intent today  |  Call for intent closes Dec 16

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Important Dates

December 16, 2022:
Project Awards Intent to Submit Due

December 19, 2022:
Award Submissions Open

January 31, 2023:
Project Submissions Due

February 17, 2023:
Individual Submissions Due

April 2023:
Celebration Gala

Eligibility and Rules

Are you ready to enter the 2023 ACEC-BC Awards competition!? Here are some helpful guidelines for making sure that the process goes off without a hitch.

Who can submit an entry?

All ACEC-BC members (in good standing) are encouraged and eligible for entry into the awards competition.

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🏆 Project Awards of Excellence

The call for intent to submits are now open!

🔗 Click here to enter your intent to submit! 🔗 |  Deadline: December 16, 2022 @ 11:59PM PST

Project Submissions

The submissions portal will open on December 19, 2022.

Deadline to submit project entries is January 31, 2023

Joint Submissions

Joint submissions involving non-ACEC-BC members are acceptable only if an ACEC-BC member performed more than 50% of the engineering work (for the submitted component).

Number of Entries

Members may submit a maximum of two entries in any one category, and a maximum of one entry in each of the other categories.

Project Specific Rules

Date: Projects where the design and construction elements were completed between January 2022 – January 2023 are eligible.

Location: Only projects managed and largely engineered in a BC office are eligible.

Client Approval: Client confirmation of dates and approval to submit will be required during submission. Submissions under the Projects Under $2.5 Million category will require verification from the project owner on the total project construction costs.

Entry Fee

$900 + GST per project entry.

Following your official submission(s) a member from the ACEC-BC team will connect with you to issue an invoice.

Judging

Projects are reviewed by a jury that includes both engineering professionals and partners in construction and design. The jury includes up to 20 members, who work together to select category awards and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award winner for the year.

The jury determine how best to adjudicate each category. Typically the jury will consider technical excellence and innovation, as well as how a project contributed to a community, the lasting impact of the project on the environment, engagement of partners in design and construction, and challenges overcome to deliver the project.

Only projects accompanied by an Owner’s Letter will be considered by the jury.

💎 Meritorious Achievement Award

Eligibility
The award is intended for professional engineers who have worked for a substantial portion of their career in British Columbia within an ACEC-BC member firm. The award is also open to exceptional individuals who are not professional engineers.

Submissions portal opens: December 19, 2022

Deadline to submit: February 17, 2023

Entry Materials Package

  1. Letter of Nomination: please provide a two page (maximum) overview of the nominee, noting their contributions to:
    • The business and stature of consulting engineering in BC (50% weighting)
    • Engineering excellence and industry leadership (25% weighting)
    • Professional associations, engineering societies, educational institutes, community groups, political organizations and volunteer organizations (25% weighting)
  2. Letters of Reference: the nomination package should include two letters of reference from outside of the nominee’s current or most recent firm.
  3. Additional Materials: citations, media releases, media coverage and other materials supporting the nomination are encouraged. Electronic submissions (.pdf format) are preferred.
  4. Contact Information: email and contact number for the nominee and someone who can provide their information (bio, photos, etc.)

Entry Fee
No entry fee. By nomination.

💼 Client of the Year Award

The Client of the Year Award recognizes a client who encourages positive collaboration with consulting engineering companies through effective communication, fair and transparent processes, and respectful working conditions.

Submissions portal opens: December 19, 2022

Deadline to submit: February 17, 2023

Eligibility

Members may nominate any of their Clients regardless of project size or type, including both private and public sector clients. The nomination may be based on one specific project or the corporate approach by the client over a period of time.

For Clients with multiple offices, regional offices are eligible for consideration, individually as well as the overall organization.

Consulting engineering firms are not eligible. Previous award recipients are eligible after three years.

Entry Materials Package

  1. Contact information
  2. Letter of Nomination: A two page (maximum) overview of the nominee, noting the reasons for nomination.
  3. Additional Supporting Materials: Additional materials such citations, media releases, and media coverage are encouraged.

Judging Criteria

  • Appropriate procurement and delivery methodology that leads to clear scope
  • Excellent change management
  • Use of fair and balanced contracts
  • Appropriate risk assessment management and allocation
  • Encouragement of a culture of collaboration and team ethic
  • Communication and relationship management
  • Engagement of consulting engineering community

Entry Fee
No entry fee. By nomination.

⭐ Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Award

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award recognizes individuals and/or organizations who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion through their actions. 

Submissions portal opens: December 19, 2022

Deadline to submit: February 17, 2023

Eligibility

Award nominees may be any or a combination of any of the following:

  • An individual from an ACEC-BC corporate member organization
  • A team or group from an ACEC-BC corporate member organization
  • An ACEC-BC corporate member

A nominator may be from the same or a different member firm.

Entry Materials Package

  1. Contact Information
  2. Letter of Nomination: A letter (maximum 2-pages, 10-pt font or larger) of nomination providing information on the nominee and why they are deserving of the EDI Award.
  3. Letter of Reference (optional): for nominees whose recognition includes community engagement, an additional letter from the community impacted by the nominee’s actions may be attached to the nomination.
  4. Additional Materials: additional materials that support the impact of the nominee’s actions may also be attached to the nomination.

Judging Criteria

Nominees must be recognized for advancing the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion through (for example):

  • Implementation of training & development initiatives,
  • Fostering a work environment that promotes the inclusion of diverse experiences, perspectives and backgrounds through programs and policies,
  • Recruitment and retention practices which advance the principles of EDI through the hiring and engagement of underrepresented groups,
  • Employment practices that remove barriers to advancement of underrepresented groups,
  • Community outreach and engagement that demonstrates commitment to EDI principles,
  • Policies/programs within the organization and/or community that have significant and sustainable impact

Entry Fee
No entry fee. By nomination.

🌱 Young Professional Award

The Young Professional Award recognizes a young professional who has demonstrated excellence in consulting business practices, outstanding achievements in their applicable fields, and leadership in the community.

Submissions portal opens: December 19, 2022

Deadline to submit: February 17, 2023

Eligibility

The award is intended for a young professionals with up to 10 years of experience in consulting engineering and working in an ACEC-BC member firm.

Entry Materials Package (max 15 pages)

  1. Contact information
  2. Letter of Nomination: A letter of nomination (maximum 2 pages) from the candidate’s firm. The letter should describe the person being nominated and how they meet each of the three criteria described below. Use examples whenever possible
  3. Industry & Professional Information: Details of the candidate’s activities and contributions to industry and professional associations. Include organization names and approximate level of commitment.
  4. Volunteer Activities: Details of the candidate’s volunteer activities within the community at large. Include organization names and approximate level of commitment.
  5. Two Letters of Support:
    • One letter supporting the nomination from a client agency or company.
    • One additional letter supporting the nomination from outside the candidate’s firm.
  6. Additional Supporting Materials: Additional materials such as resume, citations or recognitions by clients are encouraged.

Judging Criteria

Consulting Engineering Community Contributions (40% weighting):

  • The candidate has contributed to the advancement of the consulting engineering industry through involvement with industry and professional associations.
  • The candidate understands the role of consultants in the engineering industry.

Professional Accomplishments (40% weighting):

  • The candidate consistently produces high quality work in their field of practice.
  • The candidate has made outstanding contributions to their own company, successfully worked with other companies, and met client needs.
  • The candidate understands company business practices and work towards company goals at or above the level of expectation for their experience level and position.
  • The candidate shows leadership internally at the company.
  • If applicable, the candidate possesses good project management skills and completes work under approved scope, budget and schedule. This can apply to work completed as a Project Manager, Assistant Project Manager, Deputy Project Manager, or managing a technical team within a larger project.
  • The candidate has established good relationships with clients and their work is recognized by clients.

Community Contributions (20% weighting):

  • The candidate contributes to their community by volunteering

Entry Fee
No entry fee. By nomination.

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