Keep this tip sheet handy when preparing your Building Team Awards entry, as these are some items on which your project will be judged. Note: Your project may not touch on all these items. This is meant to be a checklist to guide your submittal.
Design, Engineering and Construction Considerations (50%)
- Land use planning, zoning, codes, regulations, etc.
- Overall quality of the design
- M/E/P innovations, fresh approaches
- Energy/environment breakthroughs
- Sustainable design, green building design, LEED
- Structural engineering issues and solutions
- Innovative construction methods, solutions
- Construction safety (extraordinary factors)
- Construction & demolition waste recycling efforts
- Unusual scheduling or timing demands (and solutions)
- Inventive use of materials; use of unusual or new materials
- Craftsmanship, detailing, elegance of execution
- Use of innovative technology, methods, tools
- Patents or inventions resulting from project
- Cost/budget issues – and evidence of resolution
- Evidence of performance-based design
- Security issues, unusual approaches, results
- Wayfinding; ADA considerations
- Commissioning results
- Post-occupancy evaluation; evidence of owner/user satisfaction
- Overall project quality and functionality
- Social or cultural relevance of project
- Other measures of success (job creation, neighborhood renewal, ADA, etc.)
- Project complexity: Was it especially challenging? In what way?
- Unusual owner/client requirements
- Site planning, parking, landscaping, user access
SUMMARY: How did the project push the envelope?
Building Team Collaboration + Involvement of Community, End Users & Stakeholders (50%)
- Evidence of extraordinary efforts to meet owner needs
- Involvement of surrounding community, neighbors, affected stakeholders
- Involvement of public officials, public agencies
- Charettes, planning sessions with community, end users, other relevant stakeholders
- Attention to surrounding environment, historic areas, community sensitivities
- Attention to environmental issues: wetlands, open space, recreation areas, etc.
- Extensive surveying, polling, or other techniques to gauge public opinion or gather ideas
- Unusual “gaming” or innovative tools to assess client or end-user needs
- Evidence of involvement of ‘less-empowered end-users’ (students in school project, nurses in hospital, minorities, disabled, etc.)
- Overcoming unanticipated changes in the program
- Overcoming natural disaster (flood, hurricane), man-made disaster (loss of power supply), materials shortages
- Unusual team-based solutions to budget restrictions, value engineering
- Unusual team-based solutions to keep project schedule on time
- Extraordinary effort in hiring women- or minority-owned firms
- Special social or cultural relevance of the project
- Additional measures of community-related success (jobs, neighborhood renewal, etc.)
- Special aspects related to user-occupant-tenant needs
SUMMARY: Did the project perform a public good? How?