Roads Visionary Award
This award recognises organisations that push the boundaries developing pioneering ideas and designs that hope to effect major changes in the global roads sector.
Entries should clearly and succinctly explain the challenge or problem being tackled, detail the vision for how it will be solved, and set out work undertaken so far toward that goal – including whether this is a live project, demonstration or trial project, or a research project.
Key parties involved, or targeted to be worked with, should also be identified, and if possible, include a sentence or two from key clients, or potential clients, explaining why the entry should win.
Examples of entries that would qualify to enter this category:
- A research project identifying driver behaviours and responses to traffic signalling changes with the aim of reducing fuel consumption, lowering greenhouse gas emissions and/or improving air quality.
- A civil engineering design concept enhancing existing highways to enable them to run increasingly efficient but traditionally fuelled vehicles alongside autonomous and semi-autonomous passenger and freight vehicles.
- A digital scheme that seeks to add smart tech to existing motorways and/or traffic data analysis that improves driver connectivity to tackle congestion hotspots.
The entry process
Shortlisted candidates will present to our panel of judges and coverage will be given across New Civil Engineer in print and online, so you must be prepared for your entry details to be publicised.
Entries are free and you are able to submit multiple entries in a single category or across as many categories as you see fit, having reviewed the specific category criteria.
Submission details (max 600 words in total plus 5MB file size)
The entry should begin with an introductory paragraph (100 words max) which summarises why the vision or design should be considered for this award.
This should then be followed by a fuller description (max 500 words) of how the concept or innovation has been developed, any project/s that are trialling the innovation, the anticipated outcome, and specifically address the following:
- Explain the challenge/problem being tackled;
- Provide detail about the vision for how it will be solved;
- Set out work undertaken so far toward that goal – including whether this is a live project, demonstration or trial project, or a research project;
- Identify key parties involved, or targeted to be worked with, and if possible, include a sentence or two from key clients or potential clients explaining why the entry should win.
Supporting evidence can include video content, up to three images: photographs as jpgs; CGIs and artist’s impressions; or clearly marked up design drawings or pdfs of relevant and tailored presentation slides.