The Peter Mason Award for Engineering Excellence in Piers

The National Piers Society is pleased to accept applications for its Peter Mason Award in memory of Peter Mason, past Chairman of the Society and past President of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

The Award, which was instituted in 1996 as part of the first Year of the Pier, will be made in 2023 when the Society will again be celebrating its Year of the Pier as part of a nationwide Year of the Coast.

The Peter Mason Award recognises engineering excellence in the restoration or building of a British pier. It is presented to the engineers rather than the pier and applications should therefore come directly from the firm involved.

The judging panel will be assessing projects on the calibre of engineering solutions, sustainability criteria and, where appropriate, the quality of restoration work. Qualifying projects will need to be completed by the end of 2022.

Applicants should send a full description of the works including design brief, drawings, photographs, heritage and environmental impact statements to David Spooner enquiries@piers.org.uk