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On 3 September, the highest industry award in Latvia, the Construction Industry Grand Prix “Pamatakmens” (Foundation Stone), was presented for the sixth year. The President of the State has been the patron of the prize all six years. He awards this high recognition to six senior specialists. “Pamatakmens” prizes and diplomas are awarded to working engineers and architects by ministers or their delegated representatives. This important event is organised by the Latvian Association of Civil Engineers and the magazine “Būvinženieris” in cooperation with non-governmental organisations operating in the construction industry.

The Construction Industry Grand Prix is awarded in two categories: Lifetime Contribution to the Construction Industry and Engineer/Architect of the Year, which includes the following nominations: Engineer of the Year, Architect of the Year, Project Manager of the Year, Young Architect of the Year, Building Supervisor of the Year and Young Engineer of the Year. 12 laureates (six in each category) will receive the main prize “Pamatakmens” (Foundation Stone) and other prestigious and significant prizes.

At the ceremony, these people receive recognition and gratitude for their trust in the industry and honourable service in the engineering profession. The work of the winners can be seen throughout Latvia from Liepāja to Daugavpils.

The Construction Industry Grand Prix is a professional award in honour of talent and achievements obtained on a national scale.

The Construction Industry Grand Prix 2019 took place thanks to the main sponsor SIA “BAUROC” and the sponsors: SIA “KNAUF”, SIA “PERI”, SIA “PAROC”, AS “SKONTO GROUP”, SIA “M.S. AQUA” (Thermowhite), SIA “VELUX Latvia”, SIA “STIKLA SERVISS” and supporters: SIA “RERE GRUPA”, SIA “SAKRET”, “Ramirent Baltic” AS Riga branch, SIA “CMB”, SIA “TENAX PANEL”, media partners:,, bū,, “Būvinženieris”, “Laiks Mājai”.

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Organizer: Latvijas Būvinženieru savienība