ENR's Best Projects competition has gone global. I'm thrilled to present the winners of our first ever Global Best Projects competition. 

A panel of industry veterans with lots of global experience has just completed judging, and the projects they have selected are exciting examples of the challenges, risks and rewards of designing and constructing in foreign lands.

The judges looked at 66 projects in a variety of categories, from education to bridges, and examined the safety, innovation and overcoming challenges, putting special emphasis on how globally diverse the project team was. The winners demonstrate that diversity.

The judges also selected one or two Project of the Year winners from among all the category winners. To win Project of the Year, an entry had to excel in all five judging criteria as a project that can be held up as the year's ultimate achievement in global construction excellence. 

Come celebrate these awe-inspiring projects, and find out which one was selected as Project of the Year, during the ENR 2013 Global Construction Summit on June 6-7, 2013 in New York, New York.



Best Project: MIA North Terminal Development Program, Miami, Fla., Submitted by Parsons-Odebrecht


Best Project: El Rodeo Suspension Bridge, El Rodeo, Nicauragua, Submitted by Bridges to Prosperity

Award of Merit: Autopista Del Coral - Puente Rio Chavon, La Romana, Dominican Republic, Submitted by Odebrecht


Best Project: SIPOPO Congress Center, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Submitted by SUMMA Tourism Investment

Award of Merit: National September 11th Memorial, New York, U.S., Submitted by Lend Lease


Best Project: Schoolhouse South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, Submitted by Cornell University Sustainable Design

Award of Merit: Zayed University, Khalifa City, U.A.E., Submitted by JBA Consulting Engineers 


Award of Merit: LPV 3.2B North of I-10 West Return Floodwall, New Orleans, U.S., Submitted by Odebrecht

Government Buildings

Award of Merit: New U.S. Embassy Compound - Monrovia, Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia, Submitted by B.L. Harbert International, LLC

Green Project

Best Project: The Zuellig Building Manila, Makati City, Phillipines, ARCADIS

Health Care

Award of Merit: New South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen, Ireland, Submitted by FCC Construccion S.A


Best Project: China Central Television Headquarters, Beijing, China, Submitted by Arup


Best Project: 411 MWe CCPP Yajva State District Power Plant, Yajva District, Russia, Submitted by ENKA Insaat ve Sanayi A.S.

Award of Merit: Pannonia Ethanol Zrt. 52 MGY Ethanol Production Facility, Dunafoldvar, Hungary, Submitted by Fagen Inc


Award of Merit: AirportLink Metrorail Extension, Miami, U.S., Submitted by Odebrecht-OHL Joint Venture

Award of Merit: MIA Mover, Miami, U.S., Submitted by Parsons-Odebrecht Joint Venture


Best Project: Be Like Brit Orphanage, Grand Goave, Haiti, Submitted by Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Retail/Mixed-Use Developments

Best Project: The Shard, London, U.K., WSP Group

Award of Merit: Etihad Towers , Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., Submitted by AECOM and Hill Intl. Inc. 


Best Project: Kosovo Motorway Project (Sections 1,2,3 & 4a), Prizren, Kosovo, Submitted by Bechtel Enka General Partnership


Best Project: BC Place Revitalization, Vancouver, Canada, Submitted by PCL Construction