The judging results are in! I am pleased to announce winners of ENR’s 3rd annual Global Best Projects competition. Joining ENR’s successful regional and national U.S. competitions, Global Best Projects identifies and honors the global project teams behind outstanding design and construction efforts during the past year.

A panel of five industry veterans with extensive global experience (some who worked on winning projects last year) completed the judging today. The winners they have selected exemplify the challenges, risks and rewards of designing and constructing throughout the world. All of the winning projects and judges will be spotlighted in the September 7 issue of ENR.

The judges looked at projects from every corner of the globe in a variety of categories, from education to bridges. They evaluated each project's safety performance, innovation, contribution to the community, design/construction excellence and how well the project team overcame challenges. The judges also looked at teamwork, and gave special emphasis to project teams comprised of firms based in a variety of different countries. The panel selected 'Global Best Project’ winners in most of the categories. The judges could also honor additional projects with an ‘Award of Merit.'

The judges selected one of the main category winners as the Global Best Project of the Year. To be held up as the year's ultimate achievement in global construction excellence, the winning entry had to 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 Global Construction Summit on September 10, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. Hope to see you there!


Global Best Project: Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Airport, located in Madinah, Saudi Arabia. Submitted by TAV Construction     

Award of Merit: Mariposa Land Port of Entry, located in Nogales, Ariz., U.S. Submitted by Stantec Consulting Services Inc.      

Award of Merit: South Terminal Redevelopment Program at Denver International Airport, located in Denver, Colo., U.S. Submitted by Canam-Heavy, a division of Canam Steel Corp.      

Bridges, Tunnels             

Global Best Project: Waterfront Development Phase III (P954), located in Manama, Bahrain. Submitted by Contrack Watts Inc.        

Award of Merit: St. Patrick's Pedestrian Bridge, located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Submitted by WSP │ Parsons Brinckerhoff      


Global Best Project: Dakar International Congress Center, located in Dakar, Senegal. Submitted by SUMMA Turizm Yatırımcılığı A.Ş.

Education, Research      

Global Best Project: Florida Polytechnic University Phase 1, located in Lakeland, Fla., U.S. Submitted by Skanska USA Building Inc.       

Award of Merit: Wood Innovation and Design Centre, located in Prince George, B.C., Canada. Submitted by PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.      

Government Buildings 

Global Best Project: U.S. Embassy Compound – Vientiane, located in Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic. Submitted by BL Harbert International LLC          


Global Best Project: Goiana Jeep Assembly Plant, located in Goiana, Brazil. Submitted by Walbridge         

Power, Industrial            

Global Best Project: Quest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project, located in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. Submitted by Fluor        

Global Best Project: Clemson University SCE&G Energy Innovation Center, located in N. Charleston, S.C., U.S.. Submitted by Choate Construction Co.              


Global Best Project: Lima Metro Line 1, Phase II Engineer Procurement and Construction (EPC), located in Lima, Peru. Submitted by Consorcio Metro de Lima  (Odebrecht 66.6% y Graña y Montero 33.3%)   

Award of Merit: Etihad Rail Stage 1 - Shah - Habshan - Ruwais Railway, located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Submitted by Parsons Intl.          

Renovation, Restoration

Global Best Project: Lycee Nationale de Cite Soleil, located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Submitted by Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief   

Residential, Hospitality               

Global Best Project: Regent Emirates Pearl Hotel, located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Submitted by DeSimone Consulting Engineers               

Retail, Mixed-Use Developments           

Global Best Project: Yas Mall, located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Submitted by AECOM & Six Construct               

Award of Merit: Huafa New Town, Phase 6, located in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China. Submitted by HOK      

Roads, Highways             

Global Best Project: Cinta Costera 3, located in Panama City, Panama. Submitted by Construtora Norberto Odebrecht   

Specialty Contracting    

Global Best Project: Florida Polytechnic University Innovation Science and Technology Building, located in Lakeland, Fla., U.S. Florida. Submitted by MG McGrath               

Sports, Entertainment  

Global Best Project: Baku National Stadium, located in Baku, Azerbaijan. Submitted by Thornton Tomasetti