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ENR Midwest Best Projects 2013

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A zoo habitat, an arts center, an art museum and a pair of federal buildings are among the construction work that captured top honors in ENR Midwest's Best Projects competition, an annual program recognizing outstanding design and construction in a variety of categories.

Photo Courtesy of Tom Rossiter Photography
Crews working on Hilton Columbus Center Hotel, the Best Project winner in the residential/hospitality category, pre-assembled a bridge linking the facility to an adjacent convention center.
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From scores of entries, a panel of industry professionals selected winning projects on the basis of quality, innovation, safety, contributions to the surrounding community and the ability of the project teams to overcome unique challenges. In all, projects were honored in categories ranging from airport/transit, health care and higher education to highways, interior design and offices.

Panelists also evaluated entries solely on the basis of safety, awarding top honors to the St. Louis Public Library and an award of merit to Wisconsin Energy Institute in Madison.

All the winning projects will compete against winners from other regions in ENR's national Best of the Best Projects 2013 competition.

ENR Midwest is indebted to panelists who not only donated their time to review submissions but also collaborated as a jury to select the winning projects. Congratulations to this year's winners.

Airports/Transit

Duluth International Airport New Passenger Terminal

Cultural/Worship

Award of Merit: St. Louis Art Museum Expansion

Energy/Industrial

REO Town Headquarters and Cogeneration Facility

Award of Merit: Marathon Detroit Heavy Oil Upgrade

Government/Public Building

Birch Bayh Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse

Award of Merit: Engine Company 16

Green Building

John C. Kluczynski Federal Building

Health Care

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

Award of Merit: Good Samaritan Regional Health Center

Higher Education/Research

University of Chicago Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Highway/Bridge

Wacker Drive Viaduct and Congress Parkway Interchange Reconstruction

Interior Design/Tenant Improvement

Cafe Galileo's

K-12

Orchard Place Elementary School Additions and Renovations

Landscape/Hardscape

De Pere Riverwalk and Wildlife Viewing Pier

Manufacturing

Award of Merit, Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing Facility

Office/Mixed Use

BAE Systems Sterling Heights Facility

Renovation/Restoration

Award of Merit: Hilton Garden Inn

Residential/Hospitality

Hilton Columbus Convention Center Hotel

Award of Merit: The Moderne

Safety/Renovation

St. Louis Central Library

Award of Merit Safety/Higher Education: Wisconsin Energy Institute

Small Project

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Cat Canyon

Specialty Contracting

Award of Merit:Methocel

Sports/Entertainment

University of Michigan Crisler Center Expansion

Award of Merit: La Bahn Arena

Water/Environment

Sheboygan River AOC Great Lakes Legacy Act-Sediment Remediation

 

ENR Midwest Best Projects Panelists

Shawn Anderton, vice president, Graycor Industrial Constructors Inc.

Chuck Binkowski, vice president, industrial group, Barton Malow Co.

Greg Douglas, vice president, design services, Miron Construction Co.

Paul Parry, principal, KJWW Engineering Consultants

Tim Tracey, design principal, SmithGroupJJR

ENR Midwest Best Projects Safety Award Panelists

Jeff Emrick, director of safety and compliance, Ozinga

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