2020 HONORS Recipients

Submittals were reviewed in particular on the ways in which reinforced concrete has been leveraged by professionals to improve the structure’s value, sustainability, appearance, and durability. All submittals were judged on the basis of the extent to which ultimate outcome objectives were achieved. Special consideration was given to design and/or construction approaches that leverage steel reinforced concrete in an innovative manner or to an exceptional degree.

HONORS Award - Educational
HONORS Award - Residential & Hotel
HONORS Award - Commercial and Mixed-Use
HONORS Award - Healthcare
HONORS Award - Transportation
Merit Certificate Recipients


University of Louisville - Belknap Academic Building
University of Louisville - Belknap Academic Building

HONORS Award - Educational
Louisville, KY

Design Team: K. Norman Berry Associates, Architects / RAI Engineering
Construction Team Manager: Whittenberg Construction Company

Recognized for design and construction excellence for longevity, safety, shape, and usage considerations. Unique design included roughly 3/4 of the 2nd and 3rd floors having a curved perimeter with differing radiuses, including varying cantilevers. Vibration mitigation in the classrooms and labs were additional factors where reinforced concrete was beneficial.


Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

HONORS Award - Residential & Hotel
Hollywood, FL

Design Team: Klai Juba Wald Architects / DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Construction Team Manager: Suffolk-Yates

Recognized for design and construction excellence for shape, usage, and environmental concerns. The structure was designed to withstand 170 mph winds and the unique shape of the guitar building with its sloping columns required concrete slabs to serve as a rigid diaphragm and to support horizontal thrust loads.


New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

HONORS Award - Commercial and Mixed-Use
New Brunswick, NJ

Design Team: Elkus Manfredi Architects / DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Construction Team Manager: AJD Construction

Recognized for design and construction excellence for the unique factor considerations for the use of reinforced concrete. The structural engineer, owner, and architect coordinated construction so that concrete became a more economical solution, simplifying the structural layout so that fewer long span transfers of the tower structure above the theater were required.


Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

HONORS Award - Healthcare
Omaha, NE

Design Team: HDR, Inc.
Construction Team Manager: Kiewit Building Group

Recognized for design and construction excellence for longevity, safety, shape, and usage considerations. Unique factors included stringent vibration criteria coupled along with linear accelerator vaults requiring massive concrete around the vaults to shield the radiation.


Consolidated Rental Car Facility (Kahului Airport)
Consolidated Rental Car Facility (Kahului Airport)

HONORS Award - Transportation
Kahului, HI

Design Team: Demattei Wong Architecture / BASE
Construction Team Manager: Bowers+Kubota

Recognized for design and construction excellence for economy, layout, usage, and environmental concerns. No interior bearing walls are provided and the structure is designed as a moment frame system to maintain an open floor plan concept for the structure and maximize ventilation.

 


 
Merit Certificate Recipients

The following projects were also selected for recognition:

Chou Hall, UC Berkeley

Merit Certificate,
Educational

Berkeley, CA
Submitting Organization:
Tipping Structural Engineers

W Hotel

Merit Certificate,
Residential & Hotel

Bellevue, WA
Submitting Organization:
Cary Kopczynski & Company

Wolf Point East Tower

Merit Certificate,
Residential & Hotel

Chicago, IL
Submitting Organization:
Commercial Metals Company