The Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award has shortlisted Louth County Council for its work on returning vacant houses to use for social tenants.
Louth County Council has spearheaded this initiative in which 38 properties have been tenanted, while 21 houses are currently being worked on with contractors on site at present, while another 27 are currently in the project pipeline to be surveyed and the work put out to tender.
This award one of twelve category awards which will be presented at the forthcoming Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards. The awards, held in association with ESB, are presented annually in recognition of the achievements of engineers that have demonstrated exceptional engineering skills.
As well as identifying leaders within the engineering industry, the awards provide an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the invaluable contribution the engineering profession makes to society.
Engineers Ireland is also urging the Louth public to now vote online for what they consider to be the best overall national Engineering Project of the Year before the midnight deadline of Friday, 2 November.