Allyson has received many awards for her software pioneering, service to many institutions and her efforts in terms of engineering skills development. When receiving the NSTF award for her Contribution to Science & Technology she was recognised for ‘single-handedly tackling engineering skills challenges’,  which captures her spirit and the leadership role she plays in many spheres.
Engineering IT supplier of the SAICE Century, 2003.

Allyson was honoured as IT Achiever of the Century at SAICE Centenary Awards.

SAICE Gold Medal Award, 2005. 

Allyson received the SAICE 2005 Gold Medal Award for her contribution to the industry.

Shoprite Checkers SABC2 Women of the Year in Science & technology, 2007.

The Shoprite Checkers/SABC2 Women of the Year in Science and Technology Award was bestowed on Allyson for her service to the industry, and in particular her research and passion relating to skills shortages and development interventions necessary to develop the new generation of civil engineering practitioners.

NSTF Contribution to Science & Technology Award, 2008.

Allyson received the 2008 NSTF ‘Contribution to Scientific, Engineering and Technological Development’ Award from the Minister of Science and Technology, Mr Mosibudi Mangena.

Honourary Doctorate from the University of Stellenbosch, 2009.

The University of Stellenbosch awarded Allyson an Honorary Doctorate for her contribution to the industry and extensive research work carried out on skills shortages and solutions to skills development. The citation for the award of Doctor in Engineering (DEng), honoris causa, recognised her ‘excellence as a civil engineer and scientist, leadership as a businesswoman and being a role model for young people from all backgrounds’.

Fellow Award from IMESA, 2011.

Allyson was made a Fellow of the Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa at their 75th annual Conference in recognition of the contribution she has made to municipal engineering, initially in terms of pioneering the development of municipal engineering software and more recently researching, publishing, advising on and supporting skills development and service delivery in local government through various support initiatives.

Fellow Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering, 2012.

Towards the end of 2012 Allyson was delighted to be made an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of her efforts as an early female role model in civil engineering, her pioneering software development and marketing efforts and since 2003 for the role she has played in skills development and training of engineering graduates. The award was made at a glittering event in the Drapers Hall in London.