Steel Awards

A great source of inspiration for our members is the annual SAISC Steel Awards. Currently in its 36th year, the SAISC Steel Awards is an ideal opportunity for stakeholders in the built environment to draw inspiration, celebrate excellence and showcase their achievements to current and potential clients. S

Who can nominate a project?

Clients/ Developers, Architects, Main Contractors, Project Managers, Structural Engineers, Fabricators, Merchants, Steelwork Contractors, Steel Detailers, Cladding Suppliers, Cladding Contractors…or any other project team members.

What criteria do the judges consider?

Only structures in which Southern African steelwork contractors played a significant role will be considered. There are several factors that are considered when judging. These include: the importance of steel as a structural component of the project, benefits achieved by using steel construction, aesthetic appeal, environmental/ sustainability consideration, engineering expertise, exceptional quality of workmanship, innovation, architectural finish etc.
In short, the primary criterion for Steel Awards is: Does the project illustrate what can be achieved with steel?

Steel Awards 2017 takes place in Gauteng, KZN and the Western Cape on 13 September 2017, and is likely to be attended by over 1000 delegates.

The Awards have already secured respected industry stalwarts as sponsors including AVENG Trident Steel (Main Sponsor), Macsteel Service Centers (Popular Vote Sponsor), and CADEX Systems SA (Photo Competition Sponsor). Although the judges decide on the categories and winners based on the actual entries received, the following awards and categories are confirmed, and have been made possible thanks to this year’s sponsors: the AVENG Trident Steel Awards 2017 Overall Winner, The ASTPM Tubular Category, the MiTek Light Steel Framing Category, the Global Roofing Solutions Metal Cladding Category, the Safintra Factory and Warehouse Category and a new category – the SAFAL Innovation Category. NJR Steel and BSi Steel have also been confirmed at partner sponsors for this year’s awards.

Entries close on Friday 31st of March 2017, and we’d like to encourage you to consider entering!

For a detailed guide on the project nomination process and fee, contact Denise Sherman on 011 726 6111, or

Download your entry form here.