Expose Your Civil Engineering R&D on a Global Stage with Giatec

At Giatec, we believe that today's civil engineering researchers are shaping cities of the future.

That's why we have launched an annual contest to recognize innovative research and thought leadership in the world of civil engineering and concrete infrastructure.

The Giatec Award for Best Paper is an essay-writing contest open to civil-engineering students (graduate and undergraduate), professors, and researchers across Canada and the United States. Candidates are invited to submit an original article or journal paper related to:

  • Non-destructive testing (NDT) technologies for concrete
  • Concrete durability and sustainability
  • Wireless concrete testing
  • Rebar corrosion of concrete
  • Electrical resistivity of concrete
  • Novel cement-based materials

Previously published articles are allowed as long as the publication date is 2017.

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Sample topic: Corrosion Detection of Concrete Bridges

Everybody Wins

The author of the winning article will receive a cash reward of $1000. But there's more…

Because the purpose of this award is to acknowledge and share innovative research and ideas with the global scientific community, the top 10 submissions will be featured on the Giatec Concrete Hub blog, which has a global audience of 150,000 industry experts.

We will also share the top 10 submissions on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn networks, where we engage with over 50,000 users each month.

This kind of exposure is invaluable for researchers who are trying to expose their work and ideas with the world.

How to Apply

  1. Visit the Giatec Award for Best Paper webpage.
  2. Read through all of the eligibility criteria carefully.
  3. Fill out the form with your name, university, and email address.
  4. Upload your article.

Bringing Efficiency and Sustainability to Concrete Construction

As a company that is revolutionizing the construction industry by pioneering the use of cloud-based, mobile technologies like Smart Concrete, SmartRock2, and iCOR, we want to encourage grads and undergrads to consider the big picture when coming up with innovative solutions to today's biggest construction problems.

With this annual award, our ultimate goal is to bring efficiency and sustainability to the construction industry and to shape a better world for future generations by encouraging today's thought leaders to share their work with the world.