Building Design+Construction wins two 2017 Jesse H. Neal Awards for excellence in business journalism

The national awards are widely recognized as the Pulitzer Prize of the business press.

April 07, 2017 |

More than 200 journalists and business press professionals attended the Neal Awards ceremony on March 31 in New York. BD+C captured two of the 41 awards given in 2017.

The editors of Building Design+Construction and received two 2017 Jesse H. Neal Awards at the New York City awards luncheon on March 31. BD+C’s January 2016 “Game Changers” issue won the Best Single Issue of a Magazine Award. Its Continuing Education Series won the Best Instructional Content Award. 

With these 2017 awards, BD+C’s editorial team now has a total of 27 Neal Awards in its collection of honors.

The 63rd annual Neal Awards competition is sponsored and hosted by Connectiv, the Business Information Association, a division of the Software & Information Industry Association. Known as the Pulitzer Prize of the business press, the Neal Awards recognize journalistic enterprise, service to the industry and editorial craftsmanship.

“We are truly honored to be recognized by our peers in business journalism with the industry’s most prestigious award,” says BD+C’s Editorial Director David Barista. “I’m so proud of our editorial and design teams for the countless hours they dedicate each year to producing the highest-quality editorial coverage for our 200,000+ print and digital readers.”

In early March, BD+C won three Construction Media Alliance editorial awards in CMA’s inaugural awards program for excellence among construction industry publications. The January 2016 issue claimed the Best Issue Award; the March 2016 “Tech 3.0” Series won the Best Series Award; and BD+C received a Best of Show Award for consistently high scores awarded by the judging panel.


(l. to r.): BD+C Senior Editor John Caulfield, Publisher Tony Mancini, and Editorial Director David Barista were in New York on March 31 to accept the Neal Awards. Not pictured: Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor, David Malone, Associate Editor, and Cathy LePenske, Art Director. 


Seven Scranton Gillette Communications/SGC Horizon brands had 10 Neal Award Finalist honors in the 2017 competition and a total of four 2017 Neal Award wins. SGC Horizon’s Professional Builder/ won the Best Subject-Related Package Neal Award for its “Housing Giants Special Report.” Professional Remodeler’s instructional website won the Best Technical Content Neal Award for its “7 Minutes of BS—Building Science With a Beat.” Pictured (l. to r.): Dan Morrison, Editor,, Denise Dersin, Editorial Director, Professional Builder, Tony Mancini, Group Publisher, John Caulfield, Senior Editor, BD+C, David Barista, Editorial Director, BD+C. 





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