ENR’s annual Best Projects competition is continuing its focus on the safety side of construction with its Excellence in Safety Award, now in its third year as part of the program. This year, ENR Texas & Louisiana is singling out four projects for their outstanding safety records and job-site procedures.

We utilized a separate judging process from the regular competition in order to focus on the safety elements behind each entry. This year’s safety judges were Trey Rivet, Director of Safety & Workforce Development at the Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, and Steve Trickel, Vice President of Employee Relations at JV Industrial Cos. Ltd.

Our safety judges reviewed more than 50 entries on a variety of elements, such as the project’s safety program, OSHA recordable incident rate, lost time accident rate as well as total man hours on the job.

For ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2014 “Best Safety” award, our judges have selected the Design-Build Recruit Family Inprocessing and Information Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, submitted by ECC. This project also received an Award of Merit in the Government/Public Buildings category.

Another three projects were also selected to receive safety awards of merit.

ENR Texas & Louisiana will feature more about these projects, along with our other Best Projects winners in the December 15 print edition. Our safety winners will also be recognized at the Texas & Louisiana Best Projects Luncheon on Dec. 18 in Houston. Be sure to register online for the event here: http://construction.com/events/2014/best-projects/houston.asp

Congratulations to this year’s safety winners, listed below!
ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2014 Best Projects Safety Winners:

Best Project
Design-Build Recruit Family Inprocessing and Information Center at Lackland AFB (San Antonio, Texas)
Submitted by: ECC

Award of Merit
DFW International Airport Terminal B North Stinger (Dallas, Texas)
Submitted by: Manhattan Construction Co.

Award of Merit
TreeHouse Memorial City (Houston, Texas)
Submitted by: Studio RED Architects

Award of Merit
TRT Holdings Headquarters (Dallas, Texas)
Submitted by: Brasfield & Gorrie LLC