Call for Entries: Siemens’ Fifth Annual Engineering Innovation Award for Fire and Life Safety Design

Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:50 pm EST


Buffalo Grove

WHAT:  Call for Submissions: Siemens’ Annual Engineering Innovation Award   

Siemens recently opened submissions for its fifth annual Siemens Engineering Innovation Award, which recognizes innovative thinking and problem solving in fire and life safety system design. All consulting specifying engineering firms that have incorporated Siemens fire and life safety technologies into an innovative design are eligible for nomination.

Examples of innovation may range from new applications of existing technology, to cost-effective design solutions, to meeting unique building or construction requirements. The winning entry will demonstrate an innovative solution that solved a customer’s difficult challenge or advanced the use of technology in this field.

Last year’s winner, O’Neal, Inc. of Greenville, S.C., used an innovative design approach that incorporated Siemens’ Firefinder® XLS fire panel into Solvay’s existing Specialty Polymers site in Augusta, Georgia.

WHY:  Consulting specifying engineers seldom get the recognition they deserve in keeping buildings and those who occupy them safe. Siemens wants to help change that.

The winning firm’s name will be engraved on a plaque on the front of the award. The one-of-a-kind award, which was commissioned with Waterford Crystal in Ireland, is a replica of a traditional fire alarm manual station.

WHERE:  Siemens will present the 2018 Siemens Engineering Innovation Award at the Siemens Engineers’ Reception in June, during the 2018 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Convention & Expo in Las Vegas.

WHEN:  January 4 – March 31, 2018


  • Nominate a consulting specifying engineering firm that has incorporated Siemens solutions innovatively in fire and life safety system specifications.
  • Go to for details.


Contact for journalists

Allison Britt

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The Siemens Building Technologies Division (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) is the North American market leader for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environment-friendly buildings and infrastructures. As a technology partner, service provider, system integrator and product vendor, Building Technologies has offerings for fire protection, life safety and security as well as building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), and energy management.