Join Southwest Contractor and McGraw-Hill Construction on Dec. 7 in Phoenix, Dec. 8 in Las Vegas and Dec. 14 in Albuquerque to celebrate the building teams that created the best projects of 2010.

The Best of 2010 award-winning projects are selected by a jury of prominent, local industry professionals. Criteria includes architectural and engineering design; execution of construction; innovation; contribution to the local community and construction industry; ability to overcome challenges; and overall excellence.

Phoenix | December 7, 2010
photo courtesy URS
Indian Bend Wash Improvements, Scottsdale
Las Vegas | December 8, 2010 Palace Station Hotel and Casino
Matthew O�Brien, author and journalist
Albuquerque | December 14, 2010
Photo � Fred Holden
US Courthouse, Las Cruces.

Phoenix | December 7, 2010
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

340 N 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Registration: 8:00 � 8:30 AM
Breakfast/Awards: 8:30 � 10:30 AM

To register, visit here and click on the Phoenix links.


Las Vegas | December 8, 2010
Palace Station Hotel and Casino

2411 West Sahara
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Registration: 7:30 � 8:00 AM
Breakfast/Speaker Matthew O�Brien 8:00 AM � 8:30 AM
Awards: 8:30 � 10:00 AM

To register, visit here and click on the Las Vegas links.

Matthew O'Brien is an author and journalist who has lived in Las Vegas since 1997. His first book, Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas, chronicles his adventures in the city�s underground flood channels, which he explored for more than four years with a flashlight, tape recorder, and expandable baton for protection. His second book, My Week at the Blue Angel: And Other Stories from the Storm Drains, Strip Clubs, and Trailer Parks of Las Vegas, is a creative-nonfiction collection set in off-the-beaten-path Vegas. He�s the founder of Shine a Light, a community project that provides housing, drug counseling, and other services to the people living in the drains. For more info on Matt and his books, visit
To register, visit here


Albuquerque | December 14, 2010
Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North

5151 San Francisco Road NE
Albuquerque, N.M.
Event: 11 AM � 1:30 PM
To register click here
For more info, call ACEC NM at (505) 888-6161 or

Guest Speaker: Larry Waldman, Senior Economist
UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research
Economic Update: �Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?