Safety experts have selected ENR’s Southwest 2019 Best Projects Excellence in Safety award winners. Both projects will be covered in more detail in the November issue, and all winners will be honored at an event in Phoenix on Nov. 15. Registration and more information is available here. Early-bird pricing ends Nov. 8.
This year’s honorees are:
Excellence in Safety
Palace Station Phase 1B
Las Vegas
Submitted by: The PENTA Building Group
Owner/Developer: Station Casinos
Lead Design Firm: The Friedmutter Group
General Contractor: The PENTA Building Group
Structural Engineer: John A. Martin & Associates
Civil Engineer: Lochsa Engineering
MEP Engineer: NV5
Audio Visual: NTA
Food Service: Legacy Food Service Design
Award of Merit Excellence in Safety
Four Corners Clean Air Program
Farmington, N.M.
Submitted by: AECOM
Owner/Developer: Arizona Public Service
Lead Design Firm, Structural, Civil Engineer: AECOM
General Contractor: AECOM
Construction: Sundt Construction
MEP Engineer: Riley Power
Industrial Equipment: Hamon Research-Cottrell
This year, more than 40 projects were entered for consideration for Excellence in Safety. This year's judges were Jon Wickizer, CTO, Acknowlogy, and Dara Lesmeister, safety manager, Caesars Entertainment.

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