Project of the Year Award

  • 2017

    Winner

    • Hanford Double Shell Tank AY-102 Recovery Project

      Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC

      Budget: US$107.3 million

      Hanford, Washington, USA

      Highlight: Tank AY-102 is a 1 million gallon capacity double shell tank commissioned in 1971 storing radioactive and chemical waste. In August 2012, this storage tank was found to be leaking nuclear waste. The nuclear waste needed to be removed and transferred to a double-shell tank for safe storage. The project closed ahead of scheduled and US$8.7 million under budget.

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    • University Link Light Rail Extension

      Sound Transit

      Budget: US$1.8 billion

      Seattle, Washington, USA

      Highlight: Seattle Washington is the second worst city in the U.S. for time commuters are stuck in traffic. In order to reduce rising roadway congestion, this project was implemented to extend the light rail system 3.2 miles (5 kilometers) via underground tunnels. The rail line opened six months ahead of schedule, and the project closed US$200 million under budget.

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    • Gahcho Kué Project

      De Beers Canada / Hatch Ltd.

      Budget: CA$1.1 billion

      Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

      Highlight: De Beer’s Gahcho Kué mine was built deep in Canada’s Northwest Territories just below the Arctic Circle. The project was to build a diamond mine and production facility in one of the world’s harshest climates. The facility started production two months early.

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  • 2016

    Winner

    • National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)

      Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the Brookhaven National Laboratory

      Budget: $912,000,000

      UPTON, NEW YORK, USA

      Highlight: This project resulted in the creation of the world's most powerful photon microscope. The microscope creates X-rays that allow scientists to see how materials in systems—such as batteries or fuel cells— behave at the nano-level while operating in real-world conditions. By the time the project was completed in March 2015, it was six months ahead of schedule and under budget.

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  • 2015

    Winner

    • El Segundo Refinery Coke Drum Reliability Project

      Chevron Products Company

      Budget: 157,000,000

      El Segundo, California, USA

      Highlight: Project leaders got creative to complete a high-profile refinery upgrade on a compressed timeline—and finished ahead of schedule, $7 million U.S. dollars under budget and with a spotless safety record

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    Finalists

    • Oregon Transportation Investment Act III State Bridge Delivery Program (OTIA)

      Oregon Transportation, HDR, Inc. and Fluor

      Oregon, USA

    • River Corridor Base Scope Project

      Washington Closure Hanford, LLC

      Richland, Washington, USA

  • 2014

    Winner

    • AP60 Phase 1

      Rio Tinto Alcan, SNC-Lavalin, Hatch

      Budget: CA$1.3 billion

      Jonquière, Quebec, Canada

      Highlight: The project, completed ahead of schedule, showcased how to scale a new technology while improving safety standards.

      Design and build a new aluminum plant to demonstrate the industrial viability of a proprietary smelting technology

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    Finalists

    • Energy Systems Integration Facility

      U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC

      Budget: US$135 million

      Golden, Colorado, USA

      Highlight: The project’s design-build approach helped fast-track the schedule and significantly reduce project risks, allowing the project to finish ahead of time

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    • Access Health CT

      Access Health CT, Deloitte, KPMG, Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Connecticut Department of Social Services

      Budget: US$180 million

      Hartford, Connecticut, USA

      Highlight: The site launched without a hitch despite an unmovable deadline, compressed schedule and fluctuating scope

      Create an online marketplace for Connecticut, USA residents to purchase health insurance

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  • 2013

    Winner

    • Adelaide Desalination Project

      SA Water Corporation

      Adelaide, Australia

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    Finalists

    • Savannah River Site Recovery Act Project

      Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

      Aiken, South Carolina, USA

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    • Nemours Children's Hospital Project

      Nemours

      Orlando, Florida, USA

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  • 2012

    Winner

    • Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility Operations Phase

      Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility URS and the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency

      Hermiston, Oregon, USA

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    Finalists

    • Procter & Gamble Ordering, Shipping and Billing Projects

      Procter & Gamble

      Cincinnati, Ohio, USA and Kronberg, Germany

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    • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Capability Replacement Laboratories

      Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

      Richland, Washington, USA

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  • 2011

    Winner

    • Prairie Waters Project

      City of Aurora - Aurora Water & CH2M Hill, Inc.

      Aurora, Colorado, USA

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    Finalists

    • Oak Grove Steam Electric Station

      Fluor Corporation and Luminant

      Franklin, Texas, USA

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    • EMAL Smelter Complex

      SNC-Lavalin and Worley Parsons

      Al Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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  • 2010

    Winner

    • National Ignition Facility Project

      Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

      Livermore, California, USA

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    Finalists

    • Dallas Cowboys New Stadium Project

      Manhattan Construction Company

      Arlington, Texas, USA

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    • Norton Brownsboro Hospital Project

      Norton HealthCare

      Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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  • 2009
  • 2008

    Winner

    • Hatch, Ltd

      The QIT-Fer et Titane plant kept up business as usualeven as a project teamworked behind the scenes to boost production by more than 20 percent.

  • 2007

    Winner

    • Fluor Corporation

      PMI Southwestern Ohio Chapter

      Fluor closed a Cold War nuclear facility in less time and with less money than anyone thought possible but first the company had to gain the trust of the community.

  • 2006

    Winner

    • Kaiser-Hill Co. LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy Rocky Flats Closure Project

      PMI Mile Hi Chapter

  • 2005

    Winner

    • Quartier International De Montreal Project

      PMI Montreal Chapter

  • 2004

    Winner

    • Haradh Gas Plant Project

      Saudi Aramco

  • 2003

    Winner

    • Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games of 2002

      Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC)

  • 2002

    Winner

    • Hawiyah Gas Plant Project

      Saudi Aramco

  • 2001

    Winner

    • Mozal Smelter Project

      SNC Lavalin and Murray & Roberts

  • 2000

    Winner

    • Trojan Reactor Vessel Project

      Portland General Electric Company

  • 1999

    Winner

    • Qatargas Lng Plant

      Chiyoda Corporation

  • 1998
  • 1997

    Winner

    • Advantix, Advanced Photo System

      Eastman Kodak Company

  • 1996

    Winner

    • 1 B Processor Story

      Lucent Technologies

  • 1995

    Winner

    • Benfield Column Repair Project

      Sastech Engineering Services

  • 1994

    Winner

    • Logan Expansion Project

      Fluor Daniel, Inc.

  • 1993

    Winner

    • Metro Red Line Segment 1 Project

      Rail Construction Corporation

  • 1992

    Winner

    • Atigun Mainline Reroute Project

      Alaska Pipeline Service Company

  • 1991

    Winner

    • New Propylene/Polypropylene Factory for Sasal Chemical Industries (pty) Ltd

      Sastech

  • 1990

    Winner

    • Limerick Generating Station Unit 2

      Philadelphia Electric Company

  • 1989

    Winner

    • Delta Airlines Terminal 5 Expansion at LAX

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