Apply for 2009 Commerical Building Awards by Aug. 1
The National Commercial Builders Council (NCBC) is accepting applications for its 2009 Awards of Excellence program, which recognizes achievements in the national commercial building industry for design (remodeling and new construction), market appeal, energy efficiency, challenges faced during building and overall success of projects that are either built or renovated.
The three-story Esplanade in Stuart, Fla. won the merit award for mixed-use projects in the 2008 National Commercial Builders Council competition.
The deadline for entries is Friday, Aug. 1.
NCBC sponsors the Awards of Excellence program to bring recognition to commercial building projects that range from less than 5,000 to more than 100,000 square feet.
Projects must have been completed after Dec. 31, 2005 and may be entered in commercial, industrial, institutional, medical, mixed-use commercial/retail, recreational, retail and green building categories.
One or several projects can be entered in this competition. Projects may be submitted by the builder, developer, architect or contractor of the project.
The six divisions in which a project can be entered include:
- Small-scale projects less than 5,000 square feet
- Projects 5,001 to 10,000 square feet
- Projects 10,001 to 40,000 square feet
- Projects 40,001 to 75,000 square feet
- Projects 75,001 to 100,000 square feet
- Projects more than 100,000 square feet
A panel of building industry professionals will consider entrants for Project of the Year, Grand, Merit, Honorable Mention and Chairman’s awards in all categories.
Winners will be notified by mail no later than Nov. 7.
A public announcement will follow at NAHB’s International Builders’ Show, Jan. 20-23, 2009, in Las Vegas.
Recognition includes a desk obelisk; a photo of the project on display with the other winners at the International Builders’ Show; acknowledgment in Commercial Builder magazine; and the opportunity to participate in educational sessions at the Builders’ Show.
In addition, some winners may be featured in future issues of Commercial Builder magazine and Nation’s Building News.
For more information, e-mail Kisha DeSandies at NAHB, call her at 800-368-5242 x8455, or visit the NAHB Web site.