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Project Awards information

Thank you for your interest in submitting a project to the 2020 ESE Awards Gala!  Submitting a project is easy - click here to go back to the step-by-step instruction.  Please reach out to the SEA-MW Awards and Gala Committee (gala@seamw.org) with any questions.

Project Categories:

New Construction under $25M

New Construction $25M - $75M

New Construction over $75M

Renovation under $15M

Renovation $15M - $40M

Renovation over $40M

Specialized (non-building) Structure

    Project Requirements:

  • Construction must have been completed after January 2018
  • Construction must be substantially complete before January 2020
  • Projects may be located nationally or internationally
  • At least 80% of the structural design work must have been completed by the firm's office in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia
  • Projects must be designed per the International Building Code (IBC)
  • Limit of one entry per category

Judging Criteria:

Projects will be judged on their overall structural engineering achievement based on the following five criteria:  ​ 

  1. Creativity of structural design 
  2. Technical innovations and their influence on design 
  3. Ingenuity of design for efficient use of material and labor 
  4. How the design solved unusual problems 
  5. Quality of execution   

Important Dates:

  • Deadline to submit Intent to Enter forms -- July 12, 2019
  • Expect to receive Project Submission Packages by mid-August
  • Deadline to submit Project Submission Packages -- October 18, 2019
  • Award Finalists will be notified by January 1, 2020
  • Date of Awards Gala - March 7, 2020 (tickets can be purchased through Sponsorship)


  • Each Intent to Enter form costs $150 for member firms and $300 for non-member firms
  • Tickets to the event may be purchased individually or through Sponsorship

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