Colin Crisp Award

About this Award

Colin Crisp Award perpetuates the memory of Colin Crisp, who was a structural engineer well known for his work in the conservation of heritage structures. This project award is given for excellence in the conservation and recording of items of heritage significance; in recording engineering accomplishment and the development of technology; or in education and raising awareness in engineering heritage.

2022 Nominations Open 1 March 2022
Close 1 August 2022
Nomination Criteria
Terms and Conditions
Submission Guidelines

Nomination Criteria

The criteria to which the judging panel will refer in assessing entries may include, but are not limited to:

For Conservation Projects

  • Excellence in engineering heritage, including adherence to the principles of the Burra Charter or other relevant accepted heritage practices
  • Pertinence of the solution
  • Benefit to the community
  • Originality, innovation and ingenuity of the solution
  • Use of sound engineering practice and principles

For Documentation Projects

  • Excellence in engineering heritage, including adherence to the principles of the Burra Charter or other relevant accepted heritage practices
  • Pertinence of the solution
  • Benefit to the community
  • Originality, innovation and ingenuity of the solution

Terms and Conditions

  • Nominations should address all of the selection criteria where relevant
  • Nominations may be made by any unit or member of Engineers Australia
  • Nominations should be brief, but present a persuasive case and contain sufficient information for comparative assessment of nominees
  • Nominations will be treated as confidential to the EHA Board
  • This award is open to members and non-members of Engineers Australia

Submission Guidelines

  • Entries should not exceed 6,000 words or 12 pages in 12 point (Arial or Times New Roman) excluding attachments.
  • There is no limitations on the size of attachments.
  • The project must have been completed within a reasonable time prior to closing of entries for judging so that it still possesses a reasonable degree of currency
  • Entries shall be provided by attachment to the submission form. If the files are too large for this method of delivery, then they may be placed on the USB stick and sent to the Awards Coordinator.
  • The nomination addressing the selection criteria should be prepared and uploaded in the form of one or more PDF files

 

2019 Winners of the Colin Crisp Awards

Conservation Project:

Transport for New South Wales (formerly Roads and Maritime Services) for the restoration of the Barham-Koondrook Bridge.

Documentation Project:

William (Bill) Phippen OAM, for his book The Hawkesbury River Railway Bridges.

Highly Commended:

David Jehan, for his book A History of Hudson Brothers, Carpenters, Engineers and Manufacturers 1866 to 1898.

Past award recipients

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