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Project Awards information

Thank you for your interest in submitting a project to the 2022 Awards Exhibition!  Submitting a project is easy - click here to go back to the instructions.  Please reach out to the Awards Committee (gala@seamw.org) with any questions.

Project Categories:

New Construction over $100M

New Construction $40M - $100M

New Construction under $40M

Renovation over $75M

Renovation $25M - $75M

Renovation under $25M

Specialized (non-building) Structure

    Project Requirements:

  • Construction must have been completed after January 2019
  • Construction must be substantially complete before January 2022
  • 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   
  • Specialized Structure:

  • The Specialized Structure category is intended for unique projects that do not fall within the categories for building renovation or new construction. Specialized Structures are typically non-building structures but can also be structural elements that are part of a larger building project.  Examples of Specialized Structures include but are not limited to the following:

    • Monumental staircases
    • Transfer girders or structural strengthening
    • Sculptures
    • Pavilions
    • Pedestrian Bridges
    • Aqueducts and locks

Important Dates:

  • Intent to Enter Form is open -- September 20, 2021
  • Deadline to submit Intent to Enter -- October 15th, 2021
  • Deadline to submit Project Submission -- December 17th, 2021
  • Award Finalists will be notified by January 22nd, 2022
  • Awards Exhibition -- March 25th - April 1st, 2022
  • Awards Gala -- April 2nd, 2022


  • Each Project Submission costs $200 for member firms and $400 for non-member firms
  • Tickets to the event may be purchased individually or through Sponsorship

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