London's "The Shard" and Johannesburg's "Schoolhouse South Africa" Take Top Honors at ENR Global Best Projects Awards

Jun 07, 2013, 14:41 ET from McGraw-Hill Construction

NEW YORK, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineering News-Record (ENR,, McGraw Hill Construction's industry-leading information source, announced the winners of the ENR Global Best Projects Awards last night in Manhattan.  The first annual awards, sponsored by CMiC, were presented at a dinner celebration as part of ENR's Global Construction Summit.

The ENR Global Best Projects Awards focus on the challenges, risks and rewards of designing and constructing outside a firm's home country.  Winners were announced in categories ranging from airports to education, as selected by an independent jury of industry leaders in design and construction.  Judges examined projects' safety, innovations, challenges and design and construction quality, putting special emphasis on global diversity of project teams and how well members worked together.

Judges singled out London's "The Shard" as "Best Large Project" and Johannesburg's "Schoolhouse South Africa" as "Best Small Project."  These projects, opposites in terms of size and scale, were noted by judges as particularly innovative examples of global design and construction, excelling in all judging criteria and demonstrating the past year's best achievement in worldwide project excellence.

Additional winners, which are featured at, include:

Winner, Airports/Ports: MIA North Terminal Development Program
Award of Merit: El Rodeo Suspension Bridge
Award of Merit: Autopista Del Coral-Puente Rio Chavon
Winner, Cultural: SIPOPO Congress Center
Award of Merit: National September 11th Memorial
Award of Merit: Zayed University
Award of Merit: LPV 3.2b West Return Floodwall (North Segment)
Award of Merit, Government Building: U.S. Embassy in Liberia
Winner, Green: The Zuellig Building Manila
Award of Merit: New South West Acute Hospital
Winner, Office: China Central Television Headquarters
Winner, Power Industrial: CCPP Yajva State District Powerplant
Award of Merit: Pannonia Ethanol Zrt. 52 MGY Ethanol Production Facility
Award of Merit: AirportLink Metrorail Extension
Award of Merit: MIA Mover APM System
Winner, Residential/Hospitality: Be Like Brit Orphanage
Award of Merit: Etihad Towers
Winner, Roads/Highways: Kosovo Motorway Project (Sect. 1, 2, 3 & 4A)
Winner, Sports/Entertainment: BC Place Revitalization

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