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Since they were first staged in 1985, the Awards have become the undoubted highlight of the precast concrete industry’s calendar. The competition is based on recently completed projects in which technical and aesthetic excellence, among other aspects, are critically assessed by a panel of independent judges drawn from the professions. Held biennially and open to all members, the event provides an excellent vehicle for Southern African designers and project developers to establish themselves as trendsetters across several disciplines, and in doing so, to gain national recognition. 

The countdown for the Concrete Manufacturers Association’s 2018 Awards for Excellence competition has begun and on behalf of the CMA, we invite your company to participate in the event.  If you are a new member this is likely to be your first Awards competition.  No matter – we have made entering the awards as easy as possible.  Moreover, we have given you plenty of time to prepare your entries, the closing date being 20th October 2017.


Awards Entry Categories:

Aesthetic Excellence

 

Category 1:  Paving (dry cast).

This category is for aesthetic excellence in the use of paving such as dry cast paving blocks which includes blocks such as interlock, square, rectangular, all shapes, permeable paving blocks, grass blocks, edging, etc.

 

Category 2: Roof tiles. 
This category is for aesthetic excellence in the use of concrete roof tiles including all shapes of tiles, verges, butts, starters and ridges.

 

Category 3: Retaining wall blocks.

This category is for aesthetic excellence in the use of concrete retaining wall blocks off all types, sizes, finishes and shapes.

 

 Category 4: Cladding/Large Panels:

This category is for aesthetic excellence in the use of cladding blocks, cladding panels or cladding tiles of all shapes and forms or surface finish for precast concrete covering for walls. Large sized cladding or panels are normally used to clad or cover the outside or inside of buildings. It can be wet cast or dry cast, it may be smooth concrete, exposed aggregate concrete, shaped concrete, any form or shape of precast concrete covering for walls.

 

 Category 5: Wet cast:

This category is for aesthetics excellence in the use of wet cast products for paving such as cobble stones, concrete tiles, flagstones, edgings in any form or shape. (for an indication normally a tile is between 15mm and 25mm thick and flagstones between 25mm and 45mm thick concrete). Dry cast flagstones with a wet cast top layer will also fall under the wet cast category.

 

Category 6: Masonry:
This category is for aesthetics excellence in the use of concrete masonry units of all types, sizes and shapes including hollow units, solid units, frog units, face units and face unit aesthetic.

 

 Category 7: Beauty for Life:

This category is for the aesthetic excellence in the use of precast products in the long term (10+ years). It may consist of any of the precast products used in any project that has aesthetically last for many years without losing its aesthetic value or even improving its aesthetic value over time.

 

Engineering Excellence

 

Category 1: Paving:
This category is for engineering excellence in the use of paving blocks for segmented paving and permeable paving. Normally this will be the paving of large industrial areas, shipping yards, warehouses, shopping malls, airports, streets, promenades, show grounds, estates, difficult engineering areas, grass blocks in channels, etc.

 

 Category 2: Infrastructure:

This category is for engineering excellence in the use of precast concrete products for infrastructure such as stormwater pipes, sewer pipes, pressure pipes, jacking pipes, culverts, culvert base slabs, half round channels, manhole covers, airport manholes, manholes sections, manhole bases, stormwater inlets, stormwater outlets, channels, oil separators, wing walls, etc.

 

Category 3: Retaining Structures:

This category is for engineering excellence in the use of concrete retaining blocks of different types, shapes, sizes, finish and form for commercial, high, difficult, complex, specialised retaining wall projects.

 

Category 4: Building Elements:
This category is for engineering excellence in the use of precast concrete products in the building industry such as hollow core slabs, walls, beams, reservoir roofs, pillars, steps, sound barriers, lintels, rib and block slabs, window sills, copings, roof tiles, etc.

 

Category 5: Precast Structures:

This category is for engineering excellence in the use of precast structures such as bus shelters, switchgear rooms, signal secure houses, toilets, bathrooms, stadium seating, road barriers, concrete poles and masts, light mast bases, bridge beams, palisade fencing, etc.

 

Category 6: Product Innovation (≤ 100kg):

This category is for engineering excellence in the innovative design, application, installation and manufacturing techniques of smaller precast concrete products not weighing more than 100kg.

 

Category 7: Product Innovation (≥ 100kg):
This category is for engineering excellence in the innovative design, application, installation and manufacturing techniques of larger precast concrete products weighing more than 100kg.

 

Category 8: Functionality for Life (20+ Years):

This category is for the engineering excellence in the use of precast products in the long term. It may consist of any of the precast products used in any project that’s lasting for many years without losing its functionality including installation condition, condition of the precast products used and the performance of the precast products after 20 + years in operation.



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