Engineering News-Record has announced the winners of its fourth annual Best of the Best Projects Awards, a national competition that recognizes design and construction excellence based on regional winners of ENR's seven regional publications’ Best Projects 2011 Awards. Winners will be profiled in the Feb. 13 issue of ENR.

“One of the judges called me personally to tell me how impressed he was with the entries,” said Janice L. Tuchman, ENR editor-in- chief. “I was delighted to tell him that I agree completely. We are proud to showcase such fine work.”

Out of 119 regional Best Projects winners, an independent jury of design and construction professionals selected 18 winners in categories ranging from green building to transportation. Projects were judged on safety, innovation, contribution to the industry/community, aesthetic and functional quality of design and construction craftsmanship.

One project, to be announced in the Feb. 13 issue of ENR, will also be selected for the Editor’s Choice Award – a single project that stood out to ENR’s editors as an outstanding achievement in 2011.

ENR's Best of the Best 2011 Award Winners:

Best Civil Works/Infrastructure - Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Floodwall, New Orleans, La.; submitted to ENR Texas & Louisiana by Traylor-Massman-Weeks LLC

Best Cultural/Worship - DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York, N.Y.; submitted to ENR New York by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture

Best Government/Public Building - Chandler City Hall, Chandler, Ariz.; submitted to ENR Southwest by Sundt Construction Inc.

Best Green Building - Facebook Data Center, Prineville, Ore.; submitted to ENR California by Facebook

Best Health Care - Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich.; submitted to ENR Midwest by Turner Construction Co.

Best Higher Education/Research - Kravis Center-Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, Calif.; submitted to ENR California by Bernards