Projects of historical significance were recognised along with more commercial ventures at the South Australian Steel Excellence Awards announced at Adelaide’s Semaphore Palais Hotel on 1 August with the winners going on to vie for the national accolade in each of four categories contested. Australian designed and fabricated steelwork that added new lightweight roof structures over the southern and eastern pavilions of historic Adelaide Oval won for Large Buildings whilst the Sustainability Industries Centre at Tonsley TAFE for which steel was used primarily to retain most of a pre-loved building garnered a high commendation in that category. The SupaShak prototype modular abode designed for a variety of Australian conditions won for Small Buildings. An undulating external skin added to Benson Radiology’s practice simply using a purlin feed plant and screw fixing to tubular steel rails topped the Steel Clad Structures stakes. A specially designed cradle used to recover the world’s oldest composite clipper ship and a striking pedestrian bridge installed at Adelaide’s Showground Station shared the top honour in Engineering Projects. The City of Adelaide clipper ship project also attracted a Special Recognition Award for the donation of time, expertise and material from many in the industry.