DOSS stands for the Dutch Open Student STEEL (DOSS) Award: an annual international prize, initiated by the Technical University Delft and the Dutch Steel Construction Institute Bouwen met Staal and supported by various acknowledged organisations, educational institutions, and design-, build and steel production companies worldwide.
The award works out as an epochal appreciation and recognition of MSC students in civil engineering at (technical) universities from all the world, who have incorporated in a distinctive and representative way the features, possibilities, and benefits of steel for structural application in their graduation projects. Meanwhile the award also challenges and encourages next generations of graduation students to do so in the future. Thus, making their contribution to the ongoing upgrading of the usage of steel for civil structures in worldwide practice; making it (even)more aesthetic, reliable, economic, smart, long lived, and green.
That’s in it for us all.
The DOSS Award might just be your ‘claim to fame’ in the world of civil engineering. Just by taking part with your thesis, you’ll be winning the full attention of a broad collective of respected expert professionals, gathered in the international DOSS Award jury.
When receiving a nomination for the prize, you can present and discuss your project during the GRAND DOSS FINAL, a public venue with live stream, held in April and attended by all those that matter within the international steel building industry. At this event the winner(s) will be announced.
First prize winner(s) will be rewarded with 2.500 Euro, second prize winners with (of course) half of it: 1.250 Euro.
Participation in the DOSS Award is possible for graduation projects that incorporate a key role for steel. The project can be a on the field of structural design, engineering as well as research and (product)development or combinations.
The jury measures all projects on the issues:
objectives and ambitions • originality and aesthetics • creativity and ingenuity • thoroughness • context • relevance for civil engineering knowledge and practice • (smart) application and performance.
The jury pays special notice to projects that trigger the innovative and sustainable application of steel in civil structures.