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McGraw-Hill Construction Announces 2010 Best of the Best Awards

NEW YORKMcGraw-Hill Construction announced the winners of its third annual Best of the Best Awards, a national competition that recognizes design and construction excellence based on regional winners of McGraw-Hill Construction’s 10 regional publications’ Best of 2010 Awards. Winners will be profiled in the January 24, 2011 issue of Engineering News-Record.

Out of 255 regional winners, an independent jury of design and construction professionals selected 64 national finalists and 21 winners in categories ranging from green building to transportation. Projects were judged on safety, innovation, contribution to the industry/community, aesthetic and functional quality of design, and construction craftsmanship.

Partial list of awardees:

  • Architectural Design – University of Oregon John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes, Eugene, Ore.; submitted to Northwest Construction by ZGF
  • Cultural – Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, Ariz.; submitted to Southwest Contractor by RSP Architects and Ryan Companies US Inc.
  • Landscape/Urban Planning – Brooklyn Bridge Park (Piers 1 & 6), Brooklyn, N.Y.; submitted to New York Construction by Skanska USA Building Inc.
  • Retail – Fifth and Alton Vertical Retail Center, Miami Beach, Fla.; submitted to Southeast Construction by Suffolk Construction Co. Inc.
  • Specialty Contracting – Louisiana Superdome Phase III – Re-Skin, New Orleans, La.; submitted to South Central Construction by Gibbs Construction LLC
  • Sports/Recreation – University of Michigan Football Stadium Renovation & Expansion, Ann Arbor, Mich.; submitted to Midwest Construction by Barton Malow Co.
  • Transportation – San Jose International Airport Terminal Area Improvement Program, San Jose, Calif.; submitted to California Construction by Fentress Architects
  • Worship – Saint Bartholomew’s Chapel, Rincon Indian Reservation, Valley Center, Calif.; submitted to California Construction by Kevin deFreitas Architects

About McGraw-Hill Construction:

McGraw-Hill Construction connects people, projects and products across the construction industry. For more than a century, it has remained North America‘s leading provider of project and product information, plans and specifications, and industry news, trends and forecasts. McGraw-Hill Construction serves more than one million customers in the $5.6 trillion global construction industry through Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, Engineering News-Record, GreenSource, and SNAP.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies:

Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor’s, McGraw-Hill Education, Platts, Capital IQ, J.D. Power and Associates, McGraw-Hill Construction and Aviation Week. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2009 were $5.95 billion.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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