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Global Best Projects 2018 Project of the Year and Best Rail: Sydney Metro Northwest Skytrain

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:08

A signature 270-meter-long curved cable-stayed bridge is soaring over a major road carrying 50,000 vehicles a day in Sydney—the centerpiece of a $6.1-billion Metro Northwest project that will link the city’s northwestern suburbs with its center. 

Global Best Projects 2018, Road/Highway & Project of the Year Finalist: Lusail Expressway

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:06

The Lusail Expressway project reconfigured 6 kilometers of urban roadways into a free-flowing expressway in Doha, Qatar.

Global Best Project, Airport/Port & Project of the Year Finalist: Turkmenbashi International Seaport Project

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:04

Builders, suppliers and subcontractors from 20 countries made this seaport expansion in Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan, a very international construction project.

Best Project, Residential/Hospitality: Al Habtoor City

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:00

To handle the massive scale of this $1-billion, 3.8-million-sq-ft mixed-use project, the multinational and multifirm construction teams split the project into two phases designed and built concurrently.

Award of Merit, Residential/Hospitality: 520 W 28th St

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:00

Completed in April in New York City, this 12-story condominium building stands out with its curvaceous metal exoskeleton—fabricated in Italy—in a design that incorporates architecture, art and technology.

Award of Merit, Specialty Construction: CF Toronto Eaton Centre Bridge

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:00

To commemorate the CF Toronto Eaton Centre’s 40th anniversary, owner Cadillac Fairview replaced the shopping center’s pedestrian bridge.

Global Best Project, Specialty Construction: One Thousand Museum

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:00

Designed by the late Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, the 62-story One Thousand Museum Residences project in Miami features a structural exoskeleton comprised of glass-fiber-reinforced concrete that simulates an undulating piece of sculpture.

Global Best Projects 2018 Award of Merit, Water/Wastewater: Anacostia River Tunnel

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:00

When almost 20 in. of rain fell on Washington, D.C., this past May, the Anacostia River Tunnel proved to be the solution that owner DC Water needed.

Award of Merit, Sports/Entertainment: Stadium and Sports Facilities for 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:00

The 10-month fast-track project constructed on a South Pacific island country with scarce resources was completed two months before the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu.

Global Best Projects Award of Merit, Power/Industrial: BASF Automotive Coatings Plant

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:00

Expansion of this coatings plant in Shanghai province—an investment that chemical maker BASF estimated at $163.7 million in a 2017 announcement—delivered to the German owner and its local partner a facility that includes new production lines, a solvent recovery unit and other infrastructure.

Award of Merit, Education/Research: Middle East Airlines (MEA) Training and Conferences Center

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:00

The project team built Lebanon’s first flight simulator training center, part of the Middle East Aviation Academy, near Beirut’s International Airport.

Best Project, Education/Research: King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:00

This 70,000-sq-meter energy research complex was completed after 78 months in August 2017 for KAPSARC, which describes itself as a nonprofit policy research institution with the goal of providing unbiased analysis on energy-related challenges. 

Global Best Project, Health Care: Sidra Medicine

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:00

After the Qatar Foundation replaced the original contractor on the 400,000-sq-meter Sidra education and research medical center in Doha in July 2014, it was determined to focus on maintaining open communication channels and a positive working environment with the new project team.

Global Best Projects 2018, Government Building: New London Embassy

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:00

Covered with sail-like transparent solar screens, the new U.S. embassy building in London is literally a sparkling addition to the brownfield area of the city.

Award of Merit, Bridge/Tunnel: Sao Paulo's Metro Line 5

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:00

Brazil’s largest city has been choking on its own traffic for years.

Best Project, Bridge/Tunnel: Island & Tunnel Project of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:00

The concept of connecting Zhuhai, Hong Kong and Macao has been talked about since the 1980s.

Global Best Projects 2018 Best Project, Office: Salesforce Tower

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:00

Tenants began moving into San Francisco’s tallest building—and the tallest office building west of Chicago—in January, 10 years after the project’s onset.

Award of Merit, Airport/Port: Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Macao Boundary Crossing Facilities

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:00

The Boundary Crossing Facilities project forms a main component of the larger Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Project.

Global Best Projects 2018 Best Project, Retail/Mixed Use: ABC Verdun Mall

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:00

This 150,000-sq-meter mall in Beirut has become a symbol of the future for a city plagued by past violence and instability and continuing impacts from unrest in nearby Syria.

Global Best Projects 2018 Award of Merit, Bridge/Tunnel: Mersey Bridge

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:00

More than 70,000 vehicles a day cross the broad Mersey estuary on four cable-stayed spans of the U.K.’s newest major bridge, which opened late last year approximately 20 kilometers east of Liverpool.

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