The Engineering Excellence Awards Competition recognizes projects of engineering achievement by Illinois consulting engineering firms. Entries are judged on the basis of engineering excellence, the degree to which the client’s needs are met, and the benefits to the public welfare and private practice of engineering. Three levels of awards are presented:
The highest award, the Eminent Conceptor Award, chosen from the Honor Awards and announced at the Awards Luncheon, recognizes an engineering achievement which demonstrates a high degree of merit and ingenuity, contributes to the advancement of the private practice of engineering, and enhances the economic and social welfare of the general public.
Honor Awards are given for those projects which are recognized for exceptional engineering that meet the needs of the client and benefit the public welfare.
Special Achievement Awards are given for those projects worthy of special recognition of the engineer and the owner/client for achieving engineering excellence; and
Merit Awards are given for those projects worthy of recognition for the engineer and the owner/client.