The American Society of Business Publication Editors last month recognized different aspects of ENR’s voluminous construction industry coverage in 2021 with four awards at a ceremony in Cleveland. The society, which consists of B2B publication editors, writers and designers, honored at its AZBEE Awards for several types of achievement: website of the year for its compelling news coverage, a gold award for ENR’s print series on engineering justice, a silver award for ENR’s feature on mental health, and a gold award for ENR’s breaking news coverage of the Champlain Towers collapse.

These awards are a tribute to ENR’s diligent and devoted writers and editors, who work every day to provide the construction industry with revealing and useful news, features and analysis.

There is a special measure of satisfaction in the award for ENR’s website,, which underwent a major change that involved ENR’s staff and the technical support personnel at ENR’s parent company, BNP Media.

We refined the homepage design, with a wider photo at the top, more images in the rest of the homepage news section and a refreshed story-page look for ENR’s graphic-heavy features and special reports. Those design adjustments helped to package a series of stories on the year’s most compelling events—the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers condominium in Florida, the legal debate about mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for American workplaces and the efforts to correct the tilt on San Francisco’s Millennium Tower. also added a new Critical Path podcast series, which deepened the website multimedia content. Led by Senior Transportation Editor Aileen Cho and Technology Associate Editor Jeff Yoders, the podcasts contain fascinating discussions with innovators and thought leaders. 

Last year, also, ENR got even more serious about letting you, our valued audience, express your opinions with a series of website polls that regularly solicit opinions about important topics in the news.

Above all, in 2021 matured as a platform for daily breaking news and longer, explanatory journalism and special reports. Those stories spanned the feverish increase in prices and materials costs, regional and national business and workplace news, detailed project features, environmental regulations, funding measures and the Biden administration’s legislative agenda. And while we are pleased when our work wins plaudits, our deepest pleasure is  meeting your needs with good journalism.