The Engineering Heritage Awards were established in 1984 to celebrate excellence in mechanical engineering. The unique strengths of the Award enable both the Institution and the mechanical engineering profession to benefit through increasing public awareness of engineering, past and present.
The Award recognises artefacts, locations, collections and landmarks of significant mechanical engineering importance, many of which have been previously recognised under the Engineering Heritage Hallmark Scheme.
Development of the Awards
Engineering Heritage Hallmark Scheme (EHHS)
In 1984, IMechE launched its Engineering Heritage Hallmark Scheme. For an object or artefact etc to be considered for an award, an IMechE member would be required to complete a nomination form and submit it to the Institution. Upon submission, two referees would be appointed, one nominated by the Regional Committee where the object is located and a second independent referee. The submissions from both referees would then be reviewed by the Institution's Technical Support department before a decision was taken on the application.
Engineering Heritage Awards (EHA)
In 2007, the Institution established the Heritage Committee to reinvigorate, relaunch and promote the now renamed Engineering Heritage Awards. Its first task was to simplify the application process, making it more transparent and with a quicker decision-making process. Furthermore, the criteria was changed with the Institution's own library and information service now involved in the verification of details being submitted. The Award plaque was also redesigned, helping to increase the value of the Award to the recipient.
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EHA application form, criteria and book
Engineering Heritage Award application form PDF
Engineering Heritage Award Application Form
Engineering Heritage Book 3rd Edition
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