ENR’s Excellence in Safety Award is now in its seventh year as part of the annual regional Best Projects competition. This year, ENR Texas & Louisiana is singling out six projects for their outstanding safety records and job-site procedures.

Our safety judges reviewed about 70 entries, considering many factors in their decisions, including a project’s overall safety program, OSHA recordable incident rate, lost time accident rate as well as total man hours on the job.

ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2019 Excellence in Safety Award goes to the Nicholson Gateway Development, submitted by The Lemoine Co.

Another five projects were also selected to receive Excellence in Safety Awards of Merit.

This year's independent panel of safety experts included:

  • Brent Fisher, Director of Safety, Yates Construction
  • Trista Shomo, Safety Manager, Manhattan Construction Co.
  • Brandon Smith, Manager of Safety, Health and Security, Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance
  • Steve Trickel, Vice President of Safety, Zachry Industrial Inc.

We'll feature all our Best Projects winners in the October 21 issue of ENR Texas & Louisiana.

All winning project teams — as well as our Owner of the Year, Design Firm of the Year, Contractor of the Year, Specialty Contractor of the Year and Legacy Award winner — will also be celebrated in Houston on October 29 at the JW Marriott Houston. Click here to register for the event!

Congratulations to all our winners!


Excellence in Safety Award

Nicholson Gateway Development

Baton Rouge

Submitted by The Lemoine Co.


Excellence in Safety Award of Merit

Brinker International


Submitted by Structure Tone Southwest


Excellence in Safety Award of Merit

Ellington Airport Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and Utility Building


Submitted by Clark Construction Group LLC


Excellence in Safety Award of Merit

OXEA 2019 BuOH Spring Outage

Bay City, Texas

Submitted by Turner Industries Group LLC


Excellence in Safety Award of Merit

St. Agnes Performing Arts Center


Submitted by Meeks Marketing/W. S. Bellows/Studio RED Architects


Excellence in Safety Award of Merit

Texas A&M Davis Diamond Softball Stadium

College Station, Texas

Submitted by Austin Commercial