Scottish Civil Engineering

Awards 2022

The premier showcase for celebrating civil engineering excellence in Scotland.

The Scottish Civil Engineering Awards are widely recognised as the highest honour for engineering excellence in the built environment. The awards showcase innovation and celebrate the vital contribution civil engineers make to our quality of life.


We are now accepting nominations for the 2022 awards.  Projects or phases of projects should be located in Scotland and substantially completed in the period May 2021 to August 2022.  The awards will be presented at an in-person event around November 2022. Please note that the closing date for all applications will be on 30th June 2022 at 5pm.


The 2021 winners included Glasgow’s Smart Canal, the A9 Berriedale Braes upgrade and Glasgow Queen Street Station.


Greatest Contribution to Scotland
This award is given to the project that most beneficially impacts the people of Scotland  and visitors to Scotland and best showcases  the vital contribution that civil engineers  make to Scottish life.

Best Infrastructure Project
This award recognises civil engineering excellence in the design and construction of  transport, geotechnical or water engineering, energy, waste or regeneration.

Innovation Award
This category rewards ground-breaking developments in products, materials and ways  of working which change future practices. The entry can apply to a new method or the development of an existing method to enhance project outcomes.

Building Award
The building award recognises the engineer’s part in collaborative working across the whole design and construction team to produce a building solution that is elegant and positively influential.

Rural Resilience Award
Recognising the best civil engineering intervention that has significantly improved the connectivity or resilience of Scotland’s rural communities.

Community Award
For projects that have made a significant contribution to their local area involving the local community in an innovative or exemplary way. It could be for a public space project with significant positive impact upon the local community or a restoration of historic infrastructure.

Watch back last year's virtual awards ceremony

2021 Nominees

Discover more about the projects nominated for last year’s awards

A9 Berriedale Braes

Major works to improve the safety of a tight hairpin bend on the popular NC500 route.

Auch Viaduct

Refurbishment work to protect one of the most scenic parts of the West Highland Line.

Cardowan SWMP

New surface water management features to create green spaces and reduce flood risk.

Glasgow Airport Investment Area

The development of a new manufacturing innovation district in Renfrewshire.

Queen Street Station

The redevelopment of Glasgow’s Queen Street Station was a key component of the Edinburgh – Glasgow Improvement Programme.

Smart Canal

Europe’s first ‘smart canal’ system in the north of Glasgow uses pioneering new digital technology to manage the impact of climate change.

Glen Mallan Jetty

The Royal Navy jetty on Loch Long was extended to better support the British surface fleet.

Glen Tarras

A vital road link in the Borders was restored following landslip damage on the B6318.

Howden Rock Ramp

The ramp will restore populations of wild salmon and other species in the River Almond.

Katrine Aqueducts

Remedial work on the historic Katrine Aqueducts will protect water supplies for 1.3m people.

Leamington Lift

This iconic hydraulic bridge over the Union Canal in Edinburgh has been fully restored.

Loch Thom

Improvements to the reservoir will safeguard it against the risks expected from climate change.

Queens Quay

The site of a former Clydebank shipyard has been brought back to life as a new civic hub.

Sparling Bridge

A new bridge for walkers, wheelers and cyclists was installed over the Cree in Newton Stewart.

The Bowline

The viaduct at Bowling Harbour has been transformed into a linear park for canal users.