Building Team Awards Judging Guidelines 2008

January 25, 2006 |

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?


: 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?

Unusual owner/client requirements

Site planning, parking, landscaping, user access

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