Industry professionals from all across the U.S. donated their time and expertise to help ENR identify and honor the most outstanding construction efforts completed in the U.S. and Puerto Rico between July 2012 and June 2013. Nearly 800 project teams submitted their best work to ENR's regional "Best Projects" competitions. For each of the ten regions, our editors assembled an independent panel of industry judges to home in on the winners in 20 categories. The winners of the regional contests moved on to the national competition.
A national jury of independent industry individuals (listed below) was assembled to examine the regional winners to distinguish the "Best of the Best" in teamwork, success in overcoming challenges, innovation and quality. A separate jury of industry safety experts chose this year's "Excellence in Safety" 'award.