The Concrete Association of Estonia (CAE) and the Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia (ACMPE) announced the competition “Concrete Building of the Year 2010”.

“Despite the economically difficult times, there are several distinguished buildings and structures that have been completed or will be completed soon, and where concrete as the most widely used domestic building material has been utilised in significant amounts,” said Mati Laursonthe Chairman of the Management Board of the CAE. According to Laurson, concrete as a persistent and durable material is valued in good as well as bad times.

The purpose of the competition is to find and highlight buildings, the nice appearance and effective and economic realisation of which demonstrate the advantages and possibilities of concrete as a domestic material. “With this competition, we want to contribute to the development of concrete architecture, technology and construction,” said Peeter Kokk, the Chief Executive of the CAE. “We are expecting active participation by owners, builders, material suppliers, technical designers etc. of all distinguished concrete houses and concrete structures,” added Kokk.

Buildings (houses and structures) that will be handed over to the customer in 2010 and have not been nominated to the competition before may be submitted to the competition. Constructions and procedures can also be nominated.

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 grand prize will be awarded to the author of the winning idea – the architect. The contracting entity of the object, technical designer, builder, and supplier of concrete products will also be recognised.

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 closing date for nominating works to the competition is 1 December 2010.
The winner will be announced at the 11th Concrete Day in March 2011.

Additional information:
Mati Laursonthe Chairman of the Management Board of the CAE,
Adviser at Savekate OÜ
Telephone: 7309 830; 50 34 916; e-mail: mati@savekate.ee
Peeter Kokk, Executive Director of the Concrete Association of Estonia
Telephone: 648 1918; 51 87 198; e-mail: betoon@betoon.org
Enno Rebane,Managing Director of the Estonian Building Materials Manufacturers Association
Telephone: 648 1918; 51 82 662; e-mail: eetl@eetl.ee