Top Projects 2011: Introduction

And the winners are...

Alberta Construction Magazine created the annual Top Projects feature 10 years ago to recognize the creativity and inventiveness of our construction community.

The process of identifying potential 2011 projects began June 1 with an annual call for entries in four categories-commercial, industrial, institutional and civil. After receiving 37 submissions, a panel of four judges carefully reviewed the nominations and chose 18 finalists. Then came the hard part, narrowing that list to winners and runners-up in each of the four categories based on the following criteria:

  • Design functionality and appearance.
  • Construction process (on time, on budget, innovative tools or building methods, etc.).
  • Usage of unique or innovative construction materials.
  • Project delivery method (stipulated bid, design-build, construction management, P3, etc.).
  • Any other unique features that made the project stand out, such as the use of recycled materials, innovative technology, etc.

Ten years ago, Alberta Construction Magazine reported that those first winning projects stood as "a proud reflection of the creativity and inventiveness of our construction community." There is no argument that much has changed in a decade, but as the projects illustrate, there's no question that is still true.

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