The Estonian Concrete Association and the Association of Estonian Building Materials Manufacturers will announce the competition "Concrete Construction of the Year 2014". The competition is intended to contribute to the development of concrete architecture, concrete technology to enhance the reputation of concrete as a building material in the country.

"Hopefully, the construction market will give both customers and builders time and opportunity to pay more attention to quality.

Buildings - buildings and facilities are expected to the competition, which is transferred to the contracting in the year of 2014 and have not previously been submitted to the competition.

"Buildings and structures around Estonia have been completed and completed. We are looking forward to people involved in the construction of these buildings to submit our concrete competition, "said Peeter Kokk, Managing Director of the Estonian Concrete Association.

The object or procedure wins, where a significant contribution has been made by the work of registered enterprisers in Estonia and concrete materials delivered from Estonia.

The main prize belongs to the author of the winning idea.

The jury includes representatives from the Estonian Association of Architects, the Estonian Concrete Association, the Estonian Association of Civil Engineers, the Estonian Association of Construction Entities, the Estonian Building Materials Manufacturers Association, the Estonian Project Bureaus Association, the Kunda Nordic Cement and construction journalists.

The deadline for submission of entries of competition is December 1, 2014.

The winner will be announced on the national Concrete Day in March 2015.
The Estonian Concrete Association and the Estonian Building Material Manufacturers Association have been organizing a competition for identifying the best concrete constructions for 14 years.

2013 year, The reconstruction of Ülemiste traffic junction was recognized as a concrete constrution of the year. The main prize – AS K-Projekt (the main designer).
Customer Award - Tallinn Public Utility Company; Constructor Award - OÜ Estkonsult, OÜ Järelpinge Inseneribüroo; Builder Award - AS Merko Ehitus Eesti, AS Ehitusfirma Rand and Tuulberg; Concrete Award - AS Betoonimeister, AS Rudus; Formation Award - AS Peri, OÜ Doka Eesti.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2012 – the reconstruction of concrete structures of Tallinn Seaplane Harbour. Grand Prix – constructors Karl Õiger and Heiki Onton.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2011 – musical scale Cromatico. Grand Prix – sculptor Lukas Kühne.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2010 – villa in Pirita. Grand Prix – architect Andres Lember, Male Maja OÜ.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2009 – Tallink office building. Grand Prix – architect Meelis Press.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2008 – the expansion of Tallinn Airport. Grand Prix – architect Jean-Marie Bonnard, Sofreavia SA.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2007 – arch bridge of Puurmani. Grand Prix – engineers Siim Idnurm, Juhan Idnurm.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2006 – office building for Luku-Expert. Grand Prix – architect Hindrek Kesler.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2005 – office building for TTP. Grand Prix – architect Meelis Press.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2004 – Ülemiste Hotel. Grand Prix – architect Martin Aunin.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2003 – villa in Viimsi. Grand Prix – Architectural Bureau Emil Urbel.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2002 – Tartu Prison. Grand Prix – Architectural Bureau Kalle Rõõmus AS.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2001 – terminal in Muuga. Grand Prix – engineer Randväli ja Karema AS.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2000 – Rocca al Mare School. Grand Prix – Architectural Bureau Urbel ja Peil.

The Estonian Concrete Association is a union that promotes the use of concrete as a domestic building material, which includes 48 companies, organizations and private individuals.

The Association of Building Materials Manufacturers Association of Estonia is an union of companies engaged in the production and sale of building materials, which includes 64 companies.

Source:www.ehitusuudised.ee