A panel of industry veterans spent many hours reading and analyzing the record number of entries received for ENR’s Global Best Projects competition, now in its 10th year. Similar to ENR’s popular regional and national U.S. competitions, Global Best Projects identifies and recognizes project teams behind outstanding design and construction efforts of the past year located anywhere around the world. For projects located in the U.S. to compete, their project teams must include firms from outside the U.S.

Winners this year include 34 projects located in 18 different countries on every continent except Antarctica. These outstanding examples show the risks, rewards and hurdles overcome when designing and building internationally. All of the selected projects will be spotlighted in more detail in the Dec. 12 issue of ENR. In addition, that special issue will name which one of the Global Best Project-level winners will earn the coveted title of 2022 Global Project of the Year.

None of the entries could participate if they had any construction-related fatalities, and construction had to be complete between January 2021 and May 2022.

Judging the contest were: Michael Cannon, CEO/Chairman of KHS&S Contractors; Ginger Evans, President of Tower Consulting; Chris Heger, Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer of OAC; Lucas Lahitou, Head of Origination and Structuring for Shikun & Binui Concessions USA Inc.; David Miles, Kiewit Infrastructure Group President; Bob Prieto, Chairman and CEO of Strategic Project Management; Jay Reiser, Principal at Miyamoto International; Ahmad Sarshory, Senior Project Engineer at Keville Enterprises; Irena Savakova, Vice President, Global Design Principal at Leo A Daly; and David White, Engineer and Construction Manager at Watercare Services Ltd. 

Any judge with a conflict of interest in any particular category was assigned to a different category. The panel looked at projects in many markets and examined safety performance, innovations, challenges, and design and construction. They also considered how the project benefits the local community and/or the construction industry.

The panel had discretion to designate top selections as Global Best Projects winners in a variety of categories, and choose Award of Merit winners as warranted. 

This year, everyone worldwide has a chance to celebrate these global construction achievements and mingle with teams behind the projects at ENR's virtual awards event. To receive information about the Global Best Projects awards presentation in December, please visit www.enr.com/global-best-projects or sign up for more information here.


Best Project: Hadarom Port, located in Ashdod, Israel. Submitted by China Harbour Engineering Co.

Award of Merit: Cape Lambert Dolphin Upgrade, located in Pilbara Region, Australia. Submitted by Aurecon

Award of Merit: Seaplane Facilities at Velana International Airport, located in Malé City, Maldives. Submitted by Beijing Urban Construction Group



Best Project: Canal Lachine Cable Stay Bridge, located in Montréal, Canada. Submitted by Parsons

Award of Merit: 4th Ring Transportation Corridor in Zhengzhou, located in Zhengzhou, China. Submitted by SUN Engineering Consultants International Inc.

Award of Merit: Nanjing Jiangxinzhou Yangtze River Bridge, located in Nanjing, China. Submitted by CCCC Highway Consultants Co.



Best Project: Viby Library and Culture Centre, located in Viby Sjælland, Denmark. Submitted by WSP Denmark

Award of Merit: The Islamic Cultural Center In The New Administrative Capital, located in The New Administrative Capital, Egypt. Submitted by The Arab Contractors



Best Project: Wurun Senior Campus, located in Melbourne, Australia. Submitted by GHD

Award of Merit: Universidad Grangegorman, located in Dublin, Ireland. Submitted by FCC



Award of Merit: The Development of South Valley of Toshka Region, located in Toshka, Egypt. Submitted by Hassan Allam Holding


Government Building

Best Project: U.S. Embassy Niamey, located in Niamey, Niger. Submitted by BL Harbert International


Green Project

Best Project: Ken Soble Tower - 500 MacNab, located in Hamilton, Canada. Submitted by PCL Constructors Canada Inc.


Health Care

Best Project: Lakeridge Gardens, located in Ajax, Canada. Submitted by PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Award of Merit: National Forensic Mental Hospital, located in Dublin, Ireland. Submitted by OHLA

Award of Merit: Torre Medica Otay, located in Tijuana, Mexico. Submitted by Piza International



Best Project: The Chuan Malt Whisky Distillery, located in Emeishan, China. Submitted by PM Group



Best Project: Google Bay View, located in Mountain View, Calif., U.S. Submitted by Sares Regis Group of Northern California



Best Project: Ras Ghareb Gulf of Suez 262.5-MW Wind Farm, located in Ras Ghareb, Egypt. Submitted by Orascom Construction S.A.E

Award of Merit: Samawa 750 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant Project Phase 1, located in Samawa, Iraq. Submitted by ENKA İnşaat ve Sanayi A.Ş.



Best Project: Adly Mansour Transportation Hub, located in Cairo, Egypt. Submitted by The Arab Contractors



Best Project: Matta Sur Community and Health Center, located in Santiago, Chile, Chile. Submitted by luis vidal + architects

Award of Merit: Renovation of Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum, located in Cairo, Egypt. Submitted by The Arab Contractors



Best Project: The Habitas Resort, located in AlUla, Saudi Arabia. Submitted by AECOM


Retail/Mixed-Use Development

Award of Merit: Cameroon Yaoundé Urban Complex, Phase 1, located in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Submitted by CCCC First Highway Engineering Group Co.



Best Project: Yunnan Huali Expressway, located in Lijiang, China. Submitted by CCCC


Award of Merit: Cameroon Yaoundé Douala Freeway, Phase 1, located in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Submitted by CCCC First Highway Engineering Group Co.

Award of Merit: Toll Road Development of Cileunyi—Sumedang—Dawuan Phase III, located in Bandung, Indonesia. Submitted by China Road and Bridge Corp.


Specialty Construction

Best Project: Primary School Teacher Dormitory, located in Mucombeze, Mozambique. Submitted by Shook Construction



Best Project: Tianfu Agricultural Exposition, located in Tianfu, China. Submitted by StructureCraft

Award of Merit: Morodok Techo National Stadium, located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Submitted by China State Construction Engineering Corp.



Best Project: San Wai Sewage Treatment Works – Phase 1, located in Hong Kong Special Administration Region, China. Submitted by China Harbour Engineering Co.

Award of Merit: Iqaluit Water Crisis, located in Iqaluit, Canada. Submitted by WSP Canada

Award of Merit: SA Water Zero Cost Energy Future Program, located in various locations across South Australia. Submitted by Aurecon