keyboard_arrow_upSustainability in steel – Steel Awards 2012
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The underlying theme for Steel Awards 2012 is all about sustainability. With the Aveng Group as the main sponsor, the 2012 Steel Awards programme is looking for steel structures that reflect a responsible approach to the environment. “While the judges always consider a range of criteria in judging the submissions, including technical excellence, innovation and aesthetics, this year, ‘green’ issues, in a broad sense, are an important factor,” says Spencer Erling, education director at the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC). 

keyboard_arrow_upSteel Awards 2012 call for entries
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The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) has issued the call for entries for Steel Awards 2012. The closing date for nominations is 30 April 2012.  Although special attention will be given to sustainable development projects – looking at green building, low environmental impact, community development and other such factors – there are, as usual, no fixed categories in which projects should be entered, with the exception of the Tubular Steel Structures and Light Steel Frame Building categories. The judges decide on categories based on the actual entries received each year. Last year’s categories offer a guideline. They included Mining and Industrial, Architectural, and Bridges, as well as the Tubular Steel and Light Steel Frame Building categories.