Awards

Award that looks like a glass pyramidProject Achievement Awards

America's leading professional construction and program managers deliver creative and innovative projects around the world. Many of these projects have a great story to tell, regardless of size or complexity. Whether a small elementary school renovation, a large federal installation, or a dam, successful projects represent lessons learned in our industry.

In 2018, 13 projects were honored. You can view the videos of each individual project below, or view our PAA Intro Video. You can also download any of the PAA videos.

Transportation Project with a Construction Value Less Than $10 Million: Todds Lane/Big Bethel Road Intersection Improvements, Hampton, VA  CM: MBP  Owner: City of Hampton

Transportation Project with a Construction Value Less Than $50 Million: Runway 4R-22L Rehabilitation and Light Pier Replacement, Boston Logan International Airport, Boston, MA  CM: Stantec  Owner: Massport

Transportation Project with a Construction Value Greater Than $50 Million: TH 53 Relocation Project, Virginia, MN  CM: Kiewit Infrastructure Co.  Owner: Minnesota Department of Transportation

Education Project with a Construction Value Less Than $50 Million: Visual Culture, Arts, and Media Project, Haverford College, Haverford, PA  CM: Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.  Owner: Haverford College

Education Project with a Construction Value Greater Than $50 Million: San Diego State University Engineering & Interdisciplinary Sciences (EIS) Complex, CA  CM: O’Connor Construction Management/Clark Construction (Design-Builder)  Owner: San Diego State University

Water/Wastewater Project with a Construction Value Greater Than $50 Million: Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, Brooklyn, NY  CM: Michael Baker Engineering, Inc./APTIM Engineering/Gannett Fleming  Owner: NYC Department of Environmental Protection

Healthcare Project with a Construction Value Less Than $50 Million: Culinary Health Center, Las Vegas, NV  CM: O’Connor Construction Management  Owner: Culinary Health Fund

Commercial/Sports/Entertainment/Hospitality Project with a Construction Value Less Than $50 Million: Ritz-Carlton Chicago, IL  CM: JLL  Owner: JMB Financial Advisors

Commercial/Sports/Entertainment/Hospitality Project with a Construction Value Greater Than $50 Million: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas  Owner/CM: City of San Antonio Department of Transportation & Capital Improvements

Government Project with a Construction Value Less Than $50 Million: Sidney R. Yates Federal Building Exterior Restoration Project, Washington, DC  CM: AFG Group  Owner: U.S. General Services Administration

Government Project with a Construction Value Greater Than $50 Million: Minnesota State Capitol Historic Preservation, St. Paul, MN  CM: MOCA Systems  Owner: State of Minnesota/MN Department of Administration

Residential/Mixed-Use Project with a Construction Value Greater Than $50 Million: Worth Hills Greek Village Phase 5, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX  CM: HOAR Program Management (HPM)  Owner: Texas Christian University

Environmental Project with a Construction Value Less Than $50 Million: New York City Subway Stairwell Protection Devices, Manhattan, NY  CM: AECOM  Owner: New York City Transit


Person of the Year

The Person of the Year Award is given annually to an industry leader who has made significant contributions on behalf of the construction management industry. This industry advocate possesses unparalleled leadership, high quality workmanship, and has an outstanding record of accomplishment. The 2018 CMAA Person of the Year was awarded to Sam Sleiman, PE, CCM, FCMAA, of Massport.

Previous Person of the Year winners include:
2017 - Antoinette Turnquist
2016 - Thella Bowens
2015 - Mark Webb
2014 - Richard Sage
2013 - Richard A. Davey
2012 - Bill Lacher
2011 - The New York City Construction Industry working on Ground Zero site
2010 - Charlie Thornton
2009 - Gov. Ed Rendell
2008 - George Lea
2007 - Jeff Dailey
2006 - James T. Ruddell
2005 - James A. McConnell, Jr.
2004 - Mysore L. Nagaraja and Richard D. Thorpe
2003 - Robert C. Hixon, Jr.
2002 - Walker Lee Evey
2001 - Christopher Gordon


Distinguished Owner Award

The CMAA Distinguished Owner Award recognizes an owner member who understands the value of a professional CM on the job and whose consistent actions, with a demonstrated record over a number of years, have made meaningful/extraordinary contributions to the advancement of the CM profession, such as mentoring, advocating, promoting, and selecting professional CMs. Learn more.


Distinguished Service Award

The CMAA Distinguished Service Award recognizes a service provider member whose consistent actions, with a demonstrated record over a number of years, have made meaningful/extraordinary contributions to the advancement of the CM profession, such as mentoring, advocating, promoting, and selecting professional CMs. Learn more.


The Bruce D'Agostino Award for Owner Outreach (formerly known as the Owner Education Award)

The Bruce D'Agostino Award for Owner Outreach, formerly the Owner Education Award, recognizes demonstrated leadership by individuals or organizations in raising the bar of owner professionalism in the construction management industry. This award recognizes service provider or owner members who have educated or engaged owner organizations in a way that promotes the construction management profession and the use of qualified construction managers. Learn more.


Leader in Sustainability

The CMAA Leader in Sustainability Award recognizes individuals for outstanding leadership in innovation or best practices in sustainability in the construction management industry.  Learn more.


The Power of Community

The Power of Community Award recognizes a project or program team that has demonstrated special engagement with the community on a project requiring special sensitivity or understanding of unique community norms. The winning team will have identified community concerns, demonstrated constructive involvement with the community over time, established strong, reciprocal relationships, and showed compassion and a dedication to open communication. Learn more.


Educator of the Year

The CMAA Educator of the Year Award emphasizes excellence in teaching. The award recognizes and celebrates a full-time educator for outstanding professional accomplishments and a commitment to construction management education. Learn more.


Distinguished Young Professional Award

The Distinguished Young Professional Award recognizes and celebrates a full-time professional for outstanding professional accomplishments and a commitment to the CM industry early in his/her career. Learn more.


Chair's Award for Safety

This award recognizes a CMAA member firm (owner or service provider) with a record of commitment to safety and a culture of safety education on all projects during the past calendar year. Learn more.


Chair's Award for Innovation

The CMAA Chair's Award for Innovation recognizes individuals, teams, or firms (owner or service provider) who used creativity to develop new or improved processes, methods, systems, products, or services, and encouraged others to do the same. This award is given to those who made innovation a priority among team members and encouraged reasonable and calculated risk-taking, and as a result, improved the delivery of a specific project or contributed to the transformation of the industry. Learn more.


Chair's Award for Diversity and Inclusion

The CMAA Chair's Award for Diversity and Inclusion recognizes a CMAA member or member firm (owner or service provider) with a demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, social justice, or community and social responsibility and a record of acting on that commitment. This commitment is not limited to a single project or the practice of construction management and may be expressed in any area of the nominee’s life or work. Learn more.


Mehdi Heydari CCM of the Year 

The Mehdi Heydari CCM of the Year award recognizes a CCM who demonstrates exceptional achievement, high professional standards, community involvement and contributions to the construction management profession. Learn more.