What makes a project outstanding? To answer that question, every year, ENR invites teams from around the country to submit their best work to its regional Best Projects competitions, where it is judged on teamwork, safety, problem-solving, innovation and quality. This year, nearly 700 construction industry project teams submitted entries to one of our 10 regions. All projects had to be located in the U.S. and completed between May 2016 and June 2017. During the year-long winnowing process, ENR editors assembled panels of industry experts to identify the regional winners within the 20 project categories, noting excellence in design and construction achievement. Next, category winners in each region competed against each other for national honors. New judging panels from across the country tackled the difficult task of deciding which projects would become the Best of the Best. ENR also convened a separate panel of industry safety specialists to choose one Excellence in Safety award winner. From the judges’ assessment of a short list of standout achievements, ENR editors chose a single Project of the Year as the top example of innovation and teamwork. On April 5 and 6, all of these winning teams will be recognized as part of ENR’s Award of Excellence celebration. The event will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. Please visit www.AOE2018.com for information on attending.

Project of the Year
Elizabeth River Tunnels Project

Green Project
Arch | Nexus SAC

Specialty Construction
Structural Test Stands at Marshall Space Flight Center

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Hazlehurst 72MW Solar Facility

Government/Public Building
U.S. Courthouse - Los Angeles

Second Avenue Subway - Phase 1

Small Project (under $10 million)
Catwalk Trail Reconstruction Design-Build

Health Care
University of Utah Health Care Farmington Health Center

Higher Education/Research
Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building

Interior/Tenant Improvement
Polsinelli Tenant Improvement

K-12 Education
Irvine USD, Portola High School

Landscape/Urban Development
Chicago Riverwalk

Biogen LSM 3X Capacity Upgrades


Office/Retail/Mixed Use
American AgCredit Agricultural Center & Corporate Headquarters

Recreation Pier Sagamore Pendry Hotel

56 Leonard

Odysea Aquarium

Terminal Island Water Reclamation Plant Advanced Water Purification Facility Expansion

Excellence in Safety Award
Yuma Regional Medical Center Emergency Department Expansion