The Civil Engineering Award (CEAT) is awarded to the person who demonstrates the greatest commitment to civil engineering and the highest quality of civil engineering test results.
The award is awarded in the form of a Professional Recognition Award (PRRA) which is recognised in the UK as the highest professional recognition for civil engineering.
The CEAT is the official award of the Civil Engineers Society of Ireland (CEISI) and is administered by the Civil Engineer Society of Britain (CESB).
The CEISI awards the CEAT to the civil engineer who demonstrates a significant and lasting contribution to the improvement of the health, safety and welfare of Irish citizens through civil engineering practice and innovation.
The CEAT was established by the Government of Ireland in 2005 to promote and improve civil engineering research, education and innovation and to assist civil engineers in achieving their careers and professional advancement.
In 2012, the CEATS programme was further enhanced by the establishment of the CEIT programme which supports civil engineers through professional development through training, mentoring and training in technical disciplines.
The Government of the Republic of Ireland is also currently seeking applications for its new civil engineering grant.
The new grant will provide the equivalent of £20,000 to each civil engineer working in a civil engineering laboratory in the Republic.
This is a first for the Republic, but not the first time that a civil engineer has received a CEAT.
The first awarded award was made to the late Charles A. Lill, who was awarded a CEIT in 1994.
A second award was also made to John P. Kelly in 1996, who also worked in a laboratory in Dublin.
In the UK, civil engineers have won the CEET in the past and are still in demand.
In 2007, the Civil Contractors’ Federation (CCF) awarded the CEBT to a civil servant who demonstrated outstanding performance and innovation in the area of civil supply chain management and safety management.
In 2011, the UK’s Civil Engineers Association (UKCA) awarded a £5,000 award to the former CEO of A&P to assist in improving the organisation’s compliance with the CEF’s Safety and Quality Standards.
The UKCA has also awarded a number of CEATs to other civil engineering professionals in the private sector.
The Civil Engineers Training Commission (CETC) has awarded the UK CEAT in the Civil Supply Chain Management (CSCM) field to several engineers, including Mark Halsey, who has held the position of Chief Engineer for the Civil Services of London since June 2017.
In 2018, the Government’s Civil Engineer Agency (GEA) awarded its CEAT for the development of a “proactive, evidence-based approach to the delivery of civil infrastructure, in line with the Government policy of ensuring a consistent approach in relation to the quality of the civil infrastructure”.
The CEATS are awarded on the basis of demonstrated performance and innovative thinking.
The Civil Engineering Society of England (CEOSE) and the Civil Architects Association (CAA) have also recently received CEAT awards.
The CEA awarded the award to Richard A. Kostal in 2016 for the promotion of the development and use of the CEMIS (Civil Engineering Model) as a guide to designing and building civil infrastructure.
In 2017, the CEA issued the first award to a member of the National Institute of Civil Engineers (NICEO) for the creation of a Civil Engineering Practice Guide.
The guidance is designed to help civil engineers improve their knowledge and skills in designing and engineering the delivery and provision of civil structures and facilities.
The guidelines are a first-time initiative and will be reviewed annually.
The CEA has also announced a Civil Engineers Network (CEN) for 2020.
The programme aims to establish a network of professional organisations to enhance the training of civil engineers and encourage the development, promotion and retention of civil and engineering professionals.
The National Council for Civil Engineers is also keen to see civil engineers continue to gain recognition.
In 2016, the National Council awarded the second-highest award in the history of the award for outstanding contribution to civil infrastructure and design, to the Civil Structures and Facilities Engineer, in recognition of his work in the development/operations of the new, state-of-the-art CEMICS facility.