George Bessey Award

Established 1983

This award allows the Construction Materials Group to recognise the efforts of dedicated and exceptional members who have willingly given their time to recruit new members, administer the group's affairs, write for publications, and/or organise some of its conferences, meetings and symposia.

Award Information


Nominations for the George Bessey Award are made by members of the Construction Materials Group Committee. The award frequency is at the discretion of the Group.

Lecture Details

The award recipient will be selected by a panel consisting of current Group Chair and three past Chairs. The award will include a lecture and presentation of a certificate and prize.

Eligibility Criteria

    • Meritorious service to the Construction Materials Group
    • Outstanding lecture presented at a Constructions Materials Group meeting
    Career Stage
    • Dependent on contribution
    • Construction materials


Frequency At the discretion of the Materials Chemistry Group

Additional Information

Code of Ethics for Members

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