The 22 shortlisted projects are all steel success stories, showcasing the material’s flexibility and versatility in a number of different and varying applications.
The shortlist also reflects the wide geographical spread of steel’s appeal for a variety of projects ranging from museums and entertainment venues to education buildings, with entries also received for a variety of bridges, commercial schemes and infrastructure facilities across the UK.
The winners will be announced at an evening reception in London on 3 October.
The SSDA 2018 shortlist is:
“The structural steelwork sector has evolved significantly since the SSDAs were launched in 1969, however one constant has been the ability of steel to deliver the most efficient and cost-effective solution for a building or structure, while also providing practical, flexible and beautiful spaces.
As the original offsite framing material, structural steel is now looking to the future to deliver a more complex level of design for manufacture and assembly,” commented BCSA Director General Sarah McCann-Bartlett.
Trimble Solutions (UK) Managing Director Richard Fletcher commented: “It’s good to see that the shortlisted entries in this 50th anniversary year of the SSDAs are an outstanding combination of complex and interesting projects which in some cases have been modelled to very high levels of detail.
“This illustrates the strength of structural steel within the UK and Ireland and also the maturity of digitalisation of design for manufacture and assembly within this industry, which Trimble are proud to be part of.”