Basis for Judging
All entries will be judged on evidence of a high quality of engineering, having due regard for imagination and innovation.
- For example, does the design represent a new or advanced approach? What was the leading concept? How does it meet the need?
- Be specific and accurate about the firm’s role in innovative aspects of the project. If your firm was a sub-consultant and only responsible for a portion of the work, please make this clear.
- How did the final cost compare to the original estimate? Provide figures, including the total capital cost of the project and the cost of design/engineering.
- Was the project completed on time? If not, what factors contributed to delays and how were they dealt with?
- Will the concept be applicable to other situations?
- Was the project ultimately successful? For example, do the innovations ‘work,’ in the view of clients, end users?
- The Environmental category is meant for strictly environmental projects (bioremediation, environmental assessments etc.), and should not be used for civil or other projects that include an environmental component. It is expected that all projects will be conducted with awareness and consideration of their environmental impact, and that the environment will be protected or improved whenever possible.
Finalists in each award category will be selected by a panel of judges for presentation at the CEA Showcase Awards Gala and for publication in the awards section of the Alberta Innovators Magazine. Winners will be announced at the CEA Showcase Awards Gala 2020 in Edmonton. Member firms are encouraged to bring their clients, sub-consultants and entry co-sponsors.
Panel of Judges
- Judges will be chosen from esteemed members of client groups (private & public sector), professional associations and universities.
- Winners in each category will be kept strictly confidential until the CEA Showcase Awards Gala.
- Please note that projects are not short-listed prior to the CEA Showcase Awards Gala.
|Innovation / Technology Advancement
||Degree of Difficulty
|Management of Risk
||Benefit to Society