2008 Reconstruction Awards Judging Criteria Sheet

August 11, 2010

DESIGN ASPECTSUnusual owner/client requirementsInventive use of materials, unusual or new materialsStructural engineering issues and solutionsM/E/P innovations, fresh approachesEnergy/environment breakthroughsSustainable design, green bldg. design, LEEDCraftsmanship, detailing, elegance of executionUse of innovative technology, methods, toolsUse of value engineering to create a better buildingCost/budget issues – and evidence of resolutionEvidence of performance-based designOverall design & construction qualitySecurity issues, unusual approaches, resultsSocial or cultural relevance of projectOther measures of success (jobs, n’hood renewal, etc.WayfindingInnovative construction methods, approachesConstruction safetyConstruction & demolition waste recycling effortsUnusual scheduling issues,timing demandsCommissioning resultsPost-occupancy evaluation, metrics of satisfactionAny patents or inventions resulting from project?Project complexity – Was it challenging? In what way?

SUMMARY: Did this project push the envelope? How?

 

Building Team Collaboration + Involvement of Community, End Users, & StakeholdersEvidence of extraordinary efforts to meet owner needsInvolvement of surrounding community, neighbors, affected stakeholdersInvolvement of public officials, public agenciesCharettes, planning sessions with community, end users, other relevant stakeholdersAttention to surrounding environment, historic areas, community sensitivitiesAttention to environmental issues: wetlands, open space, recreation areas, etc.Extensive surveying, polling, or other techniques to gauge public opinion or gather ideasUnusual “gaming” or innovative tools to assess client or end-user needsEvidence of involvement of ‘less-empowered end-users’ (students in school project, nurses in hospital, minorities, immigrants, etc.)Overcoming unanticipated changes in the programOvercoming natural disaster (flood, hurricane), man-made disaster (loss of power supply), materials shortagesUnusual solutions to budget restrictionsUnusual solutions to keep project schedule on timeExtra effort in hiring women- or minority-owned firmsSpecial social or cultural relevance of projectAdditional measures of community-related success (jobs, n’hood renewal, etc.)Evidence of performance-based design, engineering, and/or construction

SUMMARY: Did the project perform a public good?

         
 

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