Each year, ENR Southeast’s Best Projects Awards showcases a diverse mix of project types and styles, with the sleek and the modern enjoying their honors alongside buildings featuring more classic, historic-style architecture.

There was strong competition for this year's Best Projects honors. So much so that selecting all of this year’s 40 award-winning projects proved no easy task. For this year’s competition, ENR Southeast received roughly 120 project entries, a roughly 33% jump from a year ago. After reviewing this year’s entries over the period of a couple of weeks, our independent panel of Best Projects judges selected a total of 40 projects to be recognized with an award.

Given the huge amount of time and effort it took to help determine the winners recognized here, ENR Southeast wants to thank our jurors, who included: Jamie Breme, Fluor Corp.; Keith Douglas, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.; Ken Gerrard, T.A. Loving Co.; Ray Riddle, Holder Construction; Aaron Thomas, MetCon Construction; and Ron Whalen, Roger B. Kennedy Construction.

Industry safety experts determined the award winners for safety achievement, with top honors going to the project that had the most impressive overall safety program. Again, a big thank you goes to this year’s safety judges: Michael Newkirk, executive director for HSE strategic initiatives with FLUOR, Greenville, S.C., and Steve Trickel, vice president of safety with Zachry Industrial, San Antonio, Texas.

The following pages offer details from all Best Projects and award of merit winners. ENR Southeast will host its annual Best Projects Awards event on Nov. 1 in Orlando.