It’s my pleasure to present ENR’s Best of the Best Projects winners for 2013. This announcement culminates a seven-month effort to identify the pinnacle of design and construction achievement in the U.S. among projects completed between July 2012 and June 2013.
The competition began in May with a call for entries to the construction industry, which resulted in around 700 project teams submitting their best work to the regional Best Projects competitions. In each of the 10 regions, the editors assembled panels of judges to select the regional winners in 19 categories. Safety experts were separately tasked with judging each region’s Excellence in Safety awards.
Once the regional winners were chosen, the top winners in each category from each region moved up to the national competition. A brand new set of judges from across the country and from all walks of the industry examined each project in an effort to distinguish the best from the best in terms of teamwork, safety, overcoming challenges, innovation and quality.
The projects and judges will be featured in more depth in the Feb. 17, 2014 issue of ENR. Also in that issue, the editors of ENR will select one project from the Best of the Best Projects winners as the Editors’ Choice, which won’t be revealed until the issue date. Until then, on behalf of the staff of ENR and all the judges, congratulations to all the winners!
The national Excellence in Safety award is being judged by a specialized panel of safety experts, and will be announced in a separate post.
Note: if you have an outstanding project located anywhere in the world, be sure to submit it to ENR’s Global Best Projects competition, which is going on right now. Click the link for more information.
ENR BEST OF THE BEST PROJECTS 2013 WINNERS
New Tom Bradley International Terminal
Submitted to ENR California by Walsh Austin Joint Venture
Cultural/Worship Project & Specialty Contracting Project
Bing Concert Hall
Stanford University, Calif.
Submitted to ENR California by Turner Construction Co. & California Drywall
The John W. Turk, Jr., Power Plant Project
Submitted to ENR Texas & Louisiana by CB&I
Government/Public Building Project
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
Submitted to ENR Mountain States by Fentress Architects
The Bullitt Center
Submitted to ENR Northwest by Schuchart
Health Care Project
University of Virginia Medical Center Patient Tower Expansion and Helipad
Submitted to ENR Mid-Atlantic by Gilbane Building Co.
Higher Education/Research Project
John and Frances Angelos Law Center
Submitted to ENR Mid-Atlantic by Ayers Saint Gross
Spanish Creek Bridge
Submitted to ENR California by C.C. Myers, Inc.
Interiors/Tenant Improvement Project
Arent Fox Tenant Fit Out
Submitted to ENR Mid-Atlantic by Clark Construction Group
K-12 Education Project
Sandy Grove Middle School
Lumber Bridge, N.C.
Submitted to ENR Southeast by Metcon, SFL+a, & First Floor
Landscape/Urban Development Project
Washington Canal Park
Submitted to ENR Mid-Atlantic by James G. Davis Construction Corp.
Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM)
Submitted to ENR Mid-Atlantic by W. M. Jordan Co.
The Cay Building
Submitted to ENR Southeast by New South Construction Co.
King Street Station
Submitted to ENR Northwest by ZGF Architects
8500 Burton Way
Los Angeles, Calif.
Submitted to ENR California by Bernards
Small Project (under $10 million)
Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Pedestrian Bridge
Fort Worth, Texas
Submitted to ENR Texas & Louisiana by Freese and Nichols Inc.
California Memorial Stadium
Submitted to ENR California by HNTB Architecture
Catskill/Delaware Ultraviolet Light Disinfection Facility
Submitted to ENR New York by ARCADIS US Inc