A.C.E.D Awards 2021 launched by Nippon Paint in a virtual conference
A.C.E.D Awards 2021(Architectural and Civil Engineering Design Awards) has been launched by Nippon Paint (India) Private Limited (Decorative Division), Asia’s leading paint manufacturer, in a virtual conference by Er. M. Saravanan, State President, FACEAT&P and Mr. S Mahesh Anand, President – Decorative Paint, Nippon Paint (India). The creations executed by some of the best Civil engineers across Tamil Nadu will be felicitated. For the work they do, A.C.E.D is one such gesture of appreciation and it is the first edition of the awards.
As evidence of the incomparable skill of human civilization architecture and engineering, architectural wonders such as the Great Wall of China, the Eiffel Tower, the Tanjore Temple and the Taj Mahal continue to amaze us over time. The ability and role of civil engineers to turn stone and soil into habitable places are certainly to be commended. Nippon Paint presented A.C.E.D – Architectural and Civil Engineering Design Awards, will recognize the best civil engineers in Tamil Nadu and honour their skills and work.
By researching various aspects such as the aesthetic features of the building, the use of renewable resources in construction, the novelty of the design, human-centred design, the use of local materials available in the respective towns, the use of space, the design suitable for the environment, colour choice and cost optimization, winners will be selected. Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be chosen for 2 categories- residential and commercial by the prestigious jury of industry experts. Subcategory of awards includes- Best colour choice, Best green project and Popular choice award (based on likes on Facebook). The top 25 projects will be decided by the Nippon Paint Committee in the first phase, from which the top 5 winners will be decided by the judges. The panel of esteemed judges include 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. Er. Ligy Philip (Dean Planning-IIT-Madras), Dr. V.Suresh (IGBC National Chairman) and Dr. K.P.Jaya (Director, Centre of Research, Structural Engineering Anna University) will choose the winners. Apart from the cash prizes of upto Rs.10,000, the winners will also get an opportunity to visit Nippon Paint Factory.
Brief for participating in A.C.E.D 2021:
Participating Civil engineers can submit a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 20 projects. They can submit not only completed projects but also your projects currently under construction. (Submit only projects that will be completed within 3 months). Completed projects should not be earlier than three years. They must describe the uniqueness of their project in a few lines when submitting their project pictures. They should also mention why their project deserves to succeed! If the project is currently in progress, all render images should be in the color code of the Nippon Paint Shade Card only. Entries need to be sent before 31st July 2021.
Talking about the event, Mr. S Mahesh Anand, President – Decorative Paint, Nippon Paint (India) commented, “Civil engineers design, build, and maintain the foundation for our modern society. We are very happy to launch the first edition of A.C.E.D awards to recognize their immense talent and creations. We believe this platform will aid deserving Civil engineers in showcasing and celebrating their work. Through this platform, we also aim to draw attention to the importance of sustainability in construction projects through use of renewable resources in construction. Nippon Paint is a certified green company and all our paints are eco-friendly. We hope more aspects of the construction projects would turn eco-friendly.”