SAICE has decided to institute a series of engineering landmarks to celebrate civil engineering works of historic significance. These works should generally still be in existence, should be over 100 years old, and should have made a notable contribution to the welfare and economy of a community. The purpose of these awards is to publicise engineers and their achievements, and to encourage preservation of these historic projects. The awards follow the pattern and criteria of the American Society of Civil Engineers' International Landmarks - the Woodhead Dam on Table Mountain was granted this status in 2008. [See Civil Engineering Vol 16 (10) October 2008.] After considering various projects the History and Heritage Panel of SAICE decided to make the first of these awards to the Van Stadens Weir and Dam outside Port Elizabeth.