I am pleased to announce the winners of ENR’s 2nd annual Global Best Projects competition. The contest joins ENR’s successful regional and national U.S. competitions in identifying and honoring the project teams behind outstanding design and construction efforts of the past year.

A panel of industry veterans with extensive global experience (some who worked on winning projects last year) completed the judging today, and the projects they have selected are exciting examples of the challenges, risks and rewards of designing and constructing throughout the world.

The judges looked at projects from every corner of the globe in a variety of categories, from education to bridges. They evaluated each project on safety performance, innovation, contribution to the community, design/construction excellence and how well the project team overcame challenges and worked as a team. Judges generally rated projects with more globally diverse project teams higher than equivalent projects. The panel picked a ‘Global Best Project’ per category, and had the option of selecting an ‘Award of Merit’ in each as well.

From the winners you see below, the judges will select one of the main category winners as the Global Project of the Year. To win Project of the Year and be held up as the year's ultimate achievement in global construction excellence, the winning entry must excel in all criteria.

Come celebrate all of the awarded projects, and find out which one will be selected as Global Project of the Year, during the ENR+Dodge Global Construction Summit, May 13-14 in New York City. The Global Best Projects awards dinner will be held the evening of May 13th. Hope to see you there!



Global Best Project: Dragon Bridge, located in Da Nang, Vietnam. Submitted by Louis Berger and Ammann & Whitney.

Award of Merit: New Europe Bridge, located in Vidin, Bulgaria to Calafat, Romania. Submitted by Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, S.A.


Best Global Project: Canadian Museum of Human Rights, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Submitted by PCL Construction.

Award of Merit:  TsingTao Pearl Visitors Center, located in Qingdao, China. Submitted by StructureCraft Builders Inc.


Best Global Project: Halley VI Antarctic Research Station, located in Antarctica, Antarctica. Submitted by AECOM.

Government Buildings

Best Global Project: Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, located in Long Beach, California, U.S. Submitted by Development Industries Inc.

Award of Merit: U.S. Embassy Compound - Dakar, Senegal, located in Dakar, Senegal. Submitted by B.L. Harbert International LLC.

Green Project

Best Global Project: Center for Sustainable Landscapes, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Submitted by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Award of Merit: U.S. Embassy Compound Renovation & Addition, Phase 1, located in Helsinki, Finland. Submitted by B.L. Harbert International, LLC.


Best Global Project: Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) Project, located in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. Submitted by Fluor.

Award of Merit: Y-Tec Keylex Mexico Automotive Parts Manufacturing Facility, located in Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico. Submitted by Kajima Alberici Mexico.


Best Global Project: The Place, located in London, Great Britian. Submitted by WSP.


Best Global Project: Al Khairat 10x125 mW 9E GTG Power Plant Project, located in Karbala, Iraq. Submitted by ÇALIK ENERJİ SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş.

Award of Merit: Ras Al Khair (RAK) Aluminum Smelter, located in Ras Al Khair, Eastern Province, KSA, Saudi Arabia. Submitted by Bechtel.


Best Global Project: Repairing 10,000 Earthquake Damaged Houses, located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Submitted by Miyamoto International.


Best Global Project: Curundu Urban Renovation Project, located in Panama City, Panama. Submitted by Construtora Norberto Odebrecht.

Award of Merit: THR350, located in Hong Kong. Submitted by Aedas.

Retail/Mixed-Use Developments

Best Global Project – Tie: Shams Abu Dhabi Gateway Towers, located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Submitted by Hill International Inc.

Best Global Project – Tie: The Star, located in Singapore. Submitted by Aedas.


Best Global Project:  Waste Water Treatment Plant for Panama City, Panama, located in Panama City, Panama. Submitted by Construtora Norberto Odebrecht.