GIRI and ICE launch Tom Barton Award

18 Mar 22

Nominations are invited for a new GIRI and ICE award recognising efforts to eliminate error in engineering and construction.

Launched in honour of GIRI’s founding director, The Tom Barton Award is open to individuals and project teams within the engineering and construction industries who have demonstrated innovation, commitment, and excellence in implementing new ideas or initiatives targeted at eliminating error. 

Tom Barton was instrumental in the establishment of the Get It Right Initiative and held the position of executive director from the organisation’s launch in 2017 until his untimely death in October 2020.

A fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Tom had a passion for getting it right and he believed GIRI presented a real opportunity for the industry collectively to improve its productivity and, more importantly, its reputation.

“I am delighted to announce this new award in partnership with the ICE to recognise the efforts of individuals within our industry to reduce error,” said GIRI executive director Cliff Smith. “The ICE and GIRI share a commitment to improving productivity, quality, safety and sustainability though a right-first-time approach and so it is fitting that we can work together to honour the huge contribution made by Tom Barton in this area.”

The award is open to members and non-members of the ICE and GIRI, but all nominations must be endorsed by an ICE member. We particularly encourage nominations for younger professionals in engineering and construction who have challenged existing thinking, processes to improve quality, productivity, safety, and sustainability. 

Nominations can be for individuals or for project teams and nomination forms should be completed and submitted to by 30 April 2022.

Download the nomination form.

More information on nominations and guidance on submissions.

Please note, all other ICE Award categories have a deadline of 31 March, however submissions for the Tom Barton Award are open until 30 April.

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