The Secil Awards are one of a range of institutions and events sponsored by the company.
The Awards are a national event designed to encourage and reward construction works of the highest standard designed by Portuguese architects and engineers.
The company offers individual awards for Architects and for Civil Engineers. The selection process is undertaken in collaboration with the respective Portuguese professional bodies, the Ordem dos Arquitectos and the Ordem dos Engenheiros. The awards are awarded in alternate years. The Architecture Award is awarded in even-numbered years, with the Engineering Award taking the odd-numbered years. Both Awards are offered through two separate competitions, a national competition and one for university students. The Universities Awards for Architecture and Civil Engineering are both awarded each year, irrespective of which national competition is being held.