Nippon Paint (India) Private Limited (Decorative Division), Asia’s leading paint manufacturer, announced the winners of the A.C.E.D Awards 2021 at an event. Mr. Anupam Misra, Vice President– Decorative Paint, Nippon Paint (India) along with the guest of honour Er. M. Saravanan, State President, FACEAT&P and the eminent jury members felicitated the winners.
A.C.E.D is a recognition of the accomplishments of some of Tamil Nadu’s best civil engineers and a great opportunity to showcase gratitude for the work they accomplish. This award A.C.E.D is in its first edition (Architectural and Civil Engineering Design Awards).
The winners were chosen based on a variety of factors, including the use of renewable resources in construction, the use of local materials available in the respective towns, the building’s aesthetic features, the novelty of the design focusing more on human-centricity, space utility, environmentally friendliness/sustainability-focused, colour selection, and cost optimization.
The jury received about 700 entries and 109 submissions, which were split among the 6 jury members, and in the first stage, each chose 5 participants. In the second stage, which took place on October 8th at Nippon Paint Head office, the jury members came together to decide the top 8 in various categories in a closed-room discussion. The last category, which is a popular choice award, was chosen through voting.
The panel of esteemed judges included Ar. C.N.Raghavendran (Partner CRN Architects), Dr. Benny Kuriakose (Founder and Conservation Architect/Designer Benny Kuriakose and Associates), Ar. Kapil Chitale (Partner Chitale Architects), Prof. Dr. Ligy Philip (Dean Planning-IIT-Madras), Dr. V.Suresh (IGBC National Chairman), and Dr. K.P. Jaya (Head of Department – Civil Engineering, Centre of Research, Structural Engineering Anna University) chose the winners.
The participants who bagged the gold received a cash prizes of INR 10,000, silver (INR 7500), and bronze (INR 5000). Participants who won Best Innovative Project, Best Sustainable Design, Best Colour Choice, and Popular choice awards each received a cash prize of INR 5000. Apart from the cash prizes, the winners work’ will be published across Nippon Paint’s social media handles to get more visibility and popularity.
Below is the list of winners for the first edition of A.C.E.D:
· Best Residential – Er. S. Saravanan, Gold; Er. S. Elamathi, Silver and Er. K. Sivakumar, Bronze
· Best Commercial – Er. S. Venkataramani, Gold; Er. CM Vikas Quaid, Silver
· Best Innovative Project – Er. K. Sivakumar
· Best Sustainable Design – Er. J. Venkatraman
· Best Color Choice – Er. R.K. Sri Pachaiyappan
· Popular choice award – Er. S. Elamathi
Talking about the A.C.E.D awards, Mr. S Mahesh Anand, President – Decorative Paint, Nippon Paint (India), commented, “A hearty congratulations to all the winners of the first A.C.E.D. Awards. Civil engineers are in charge of the structures, buildings, and big public works projects that enable modern life/smart city. We hope that by providing this forum, deserving civil engineers will showcase and celebrate their achievements. As we continue to fight the worldwide pandemic, the necessity of innovation and sustainability has become clear. We expect to see more participation in the next edition, and we do hope that this will lead to the greater impact that these spaces and designs will have for future generations.”
Ar. C. N. Raghavendran, Partner CRN Architects, one of the jury members, added, “Thanks to Nippon Paint for creating a milestone award platform for aspiring civil engineers; Awards like A.C.E.D. are the biggest motivator and the need of the hour. Civil engineers need recognition, and In the years to come, A.C.E.D will become a great platform that would create opportunities for Civil Engineers to acknowledge their work in a national forum. In the first edition of A.C.E.D, an increasing number of participants have displayed their works, some of which are very interesting and pathbreaking. It is indeed a tough job having to evaluate and judge the entries.”
Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/NipponPaintIndia/videos/702768864444704
About Nippon Paint:
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