ENR New England’s Best Regional Project Awards, held on Dec. 12 at the Hyatt Regency Boston, showcased the work of 27 winning teams in 14 categories.
Some 250 top design and construction professionals, who attended the breakfast event in Downtown Crossing, learned about construction challenges of the projects and how the teams solved those challenges while keeping on budget and schedule.
The awards are given as part of a series of special events hosted by ENR throughout the country to give recognition to and honor project teams that have created the “best” regional projects of 2018. The event is judged by juries of leading industry professionals in the New England region, which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
The winning projects will automatically compete in ENR’s national Best of the Best Projects competition with the winners receiving recognition in March in New York City.
Click here to see the full list of winners.
This year's Legacy Award was presented to Jennifer Pinck, president of Pinck & Co., which primarily serves the affordable and senior housing markets. In her 38 years of experience in the design and construction industry, Pinck has worked on major public works projects, including the MWRA Boston Harbor project and the Big Dig.
Pinck said she invented herself and her career path from the day she was on the job at her first construction site in the late 1970s. "I saw a guy in a white hat with a clipboard and thought, I want that job," she recalled.
"I made a deliberate decision to do it my way, all OJT--on the job training--I just plowed ahead…I spent a couple years working as a painter on construction sites watching what people did and figuring out what their roles were and how to fix a lot of mistakes with caulking. What I learned about this business is that if you can do it, you can succeed."
Pinck was introduced at the event by Marianne Connolly, who recently retired from the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority.
The final award of the morning was given to this year’s New England Project of the Year, Phase IV – Gloucester Remedy Implementation in Gloucester, Mass.
Submissions for the 2019 Regional Best Project awards will be accepted in April.