Welcome to the ENR Global Best Projects Awards program! We are seeking entries for a competition dedicated to honoring the best global construction projects and the companies that designed and built them throughout the entire world. The awards focus on the challenges, risks and rewards of designing and constructing in in other countries - whether you are a Canadian company building in Africa, or a Japan-based firm building in the U.S.
NOTE: Global Best Projects is a separate competition from the U.S. Regional Best Projects. Click here if you wish to submit for the Regional U.S. competition.
Entries will compete in 20 specialized categories, ranging from airports to education. An independent jury of industry leaders in design and construction will judge the projects using five criteria through a global perspective, including safety, innovation and teamwork. The winners will be featured in the pages of ENR, and at an awards dinner in New York City in the fall.
Entries may be submitted by any of the firms working on the project, but the most successful entries are joint entries incorporating input from multiple key team members, such as the design firm, contractor and owner. Remember, to be eligible, at least one project team member firm must be working outside of their home country.
Eligible projects are reviewed by a panel of judges, which will award projects based on the following criteria. Judging will be weighted in favor of projects with multiple company participants that are based in a different country than where the project is located.
Overcoming Global Challenges & International Teamwork
What challenges, locally and globally, were faced during design or construction, and how successfully were they overcome? How diverse was the construction team and how well did the international firms work together to accomplish the project goals?
How well did the project team go above and beyond the local and international industry safety requirements on the submitted project? What training/safety programs were implemented to prevent injuries and assure a safe jobsite? Include measurable safety statistics and results.
Innovation & Contribution to the Industry/Community
In what ways did this project innovate or help elevate industry standards locally or internationally? Were there any unusual construction techniques, design elements, materials or new technology used that benefited the project and the client? In what other ways did the project benefit the local or global community?
Construction Quality & Craftsmanship
How did the construction team show excellence in quality and craftsmanship? How well did the contractor and subs exceed expectations and achieve extraordinary results? Was the project on time and on budget, and were there any extenuating factors that made this accomplishment more impressive?
Function & Aesthetic Quality of the Design
Does the design – whether architectural or engineering—fulfill the project's function? Does the project fit within the context of its local surroundings and its intended use?
Submit eight representative photographs in high-resolution digital images (a minimum of 300 dpi at 4" x 6" or larger is preferred) plus one optional supplementary item such as a floor plan or testimonial letter. Photos must not include any text or framing. Please provide the photographer's name for each of the photographs. Applicants should ensure they have permission to copy and send photos to BNP Media for use without limitations. Any liability for copyright violations shall be borne solely by the applicant.
There is no fee for entries received through May 1, 2020. After that date, the fee is $95. The regular entry deadline is June 1, 2020. If you work for a non-profit, you may be eligible for a fee waver. Please contact email@example.com for more info. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
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Looking for the Regional U.S. Best Projects competition? Please click here www.enr.com/bestprojects