Annual CBC Project Team Awards

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And, updated Landscape Architecture/Public Spaces Catetory

New Sponsorship Categories including facetime at awards banquet

The Connecticut Building Congress looks for outstanding building projects that exemplify project team excellence and represent the best practices in teamwork by project owners, architects, engineers, constructors, tradespeople and suppliers and service providers. Each year, CBC recognizes projects whose team members have met or surpassed goals and achieved higher project quality through this close collaboration.  

 Eligibility: (Eligibility period is 2 years time to allow for more complete project photography and project metrics)

The construction project must be located in Connecticut and have been substantially completed, as defined by the contract, within the last two years, between January 1 and December 31.

 Judging Criteria:

A panel of judges has been selected from a broad spectrum of project team members: owners, architects, engineers and constructors. Projects will be judged on the following criteria:

•     Documented team cooperation and collaboration from conceptual design through project completion. This is a project team award, so crediting all team members contributes to your score (Please include one contact from each project team company in the Project Team Spreadsheet). (60%)

•     Team’s approach to the project’s unique challenges (20%)

•     Meeting the owner’s budget and schedule constraints (10%)

•     Project’s social, economic or sustainable design considerations (10%)


Based on the judges’ grading, the winning project in each of the six categories will receive the CBC Project Team Award. An Award of Merit will be presented to the second place project in each category. CBC reserves the right to not award a First Place and/or Award of Merit in any category.

•     K-12 Schools - New or Renovations (any size - exclusive category for K-12 school projects)

•     Landscape Architecture / Public Spaces (any size) 

•     Major Renovations / Expansions (above $10 million construction cost)

•     New Construction (above $10 million construction cost)

•     Small Projects – New or Renovations (under $10 million construction cost)

•     Transportation / Utilities / Civil (any size)

  Entry Fee: 

$250 for entries if Primary Applicant Firm is a CBC member.

$350 for entries with at least one CBC member on the Project Team.

$500 for non-members Applicant Firms may join CBC (paid in full at time of award submittal) and submit their entry at the member rate of $250 and your firm’s membership will extend to June 30 of the following year.


•     Entry Deadline – Entries are due in March each year.

•     Winners notified and posted to website – late April (Note the Project Team of the Year will not be announced until the Awards Banquet.)

•     Early Bird Sponsorship and Ad orders; Extra Plaque Orders Deadline – mid May

•     Regular Sponsorship and Ads Deadline – end of May

•     Registration for PTA Awards Banquet – Early June

•     Awards Presentation Banquet – Tuesday, second week of June

 Submission Requirements:

Register online by early March and upload full entry to CBC Cloud by deadline in mid March. See details in Call for Entries.


The CBC Project Team Awards will be presented at the  Project Team Awards Banquet . The winning APPLICANT FIRM will automatically be provided, at NO additional cost, TWO (2) Award Plaques: one plaque will be in the name of the Applicant Firm and the other in the name of the Project Owner or another Project Team Member, as indicated on the Entry Form.  ALL additional CBC MEMBER FIRMS on the winning Project Teams will automatically receive an Award Plaque at NO COST.

2. NONMEMBER FIRMS on winning teams MAY JOIN CBC AND RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY PLAQUE. Alternatively NONMEMBER Firms and CBC MEMBERS desiring ADDITIONAL award plaques may order them online, pre-paid only.

3. The PROJECT TEAM OF THE YEAR receives one complimentary trophy, which will identify the project team. Firms on the winning Project Team of the Year may order online, prepaid only, an additional trophy to proudly display in its office.

ADDITIONAL PLAQUES AND TROPHIES: may be ordered by members or nonmembers on winning teams.

  Sponsorship Opportunities: See details under Sponsorship tab.

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