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

Award recognizes innovative thinking and problem solving in fire/life safety system design

February 19, 2020



Call for Submissions: Siemens’ Annual Engineering Innovation Award


Siemens opened submissions for its seventh annual Siemens Engineering Innovation Award, which recognizes innovative thinking and problem solving in fire and life safety system design. Al consulting specifying engineering firms that have incorporated Siemens fire and life safetytechnologies 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, ARUP used an innovative design approach that incorporated Siemens’ Firefinder® XLS fire panel and flat screen annunciator for the multi-phase Capitol Crossing complex. This project is a 3 city block air rights complex constructed over interstate 395 in the heart of Washington, DC.  



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.



Siemens will present the 2020 Siemens Engineering Innovation Award at the Siemens Engineers’ Reception in June, during the 2020 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Convention & Expo in Orlando.



January 7 – April 1, 2020



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


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