2016 Project Team Awards Call for Entries

  • Tue, March 15, 2016
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  • For Project Teams with no CBC members.
    2015 PTA Applicant Firms may join CBC NOW and submit their entry at the member rate of $250 and your firm’s membership will extend to June 30, 2017!

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

NEW!!! Check out CBC PTA Entry Tips of the Month

Click on the above video clip to get more details about the 2016 CBC Project Team Awards Call for Entries.

Eligibility: (NEW!!! Eligibility period has been extended to 2 years to allow for more complete project photography and project metrics)
The construction project must be located in Connecticut and have been substantially completed between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015.

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 (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.

•     New Construction (above $10 million construction cost)

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

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

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

•     Transportation / Utilities / Civil (any size)

•     Extraordinary Residential (above $2 million construction cost)


  Entry Fee:
Entry fees are based on CBC Membership status as follows:

$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, 2017!

Payment options: Checks made payable to Connecticut Building Congress must be included with the entry or you may pay with credit card prior to sending your entry to CBC.


•     Entry Deadline – 5:00 PM Tuesday, March 15, 2016

•     Winners notified and posted to website - Friday, April 29, 2016 (Note the Project Team of the Year will not be announced until the Awards Banquet.)

•     Awards Presentation Banquet – Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Register online now.


  Submissions: Entry Deadline: 5:00 PM, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 to:

Connecticut Building Congress, 32 Church Street #107, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-0107

Delivery options are: a) US Postal Service; b) any private delivery/courier service; or c) hand delivery to the Rocky Hill post office before 5 pm (note postage payment required).


Submission Requirements: NOTE Failure to provide complete & accurate information may lead to disqualification. Entry fees will not be refunded.
Two (2) hard copies and six (6) electronic copies (provided on CD-ROM, DVD or flash drive) of Entry, as follows (No email or cloud submittals please) on or before the entry deadline of Tuesday, March 15, 2016, by 5:00 p.m.

A.     One PDF containing the following documents (source documents available as a download below)

·       An official entry form completed and signed.

·       A letter from the owner granting permission to enter the project into the competition.

·       A narrative, not to exceed 2,000 words, explaining how the team members met the judging criteria explained above.

·       Three to six photos of the project

·       Signed photography release form permitting use of photographs.

·       Any additional information or supporting documentation may be included (maximum 6 pages single or double-sided).

B.     Project Photos (Separate Files for each of the three to six project photos used in your submission (TIF or JPG Format, equivalent to 300 dpi at 8x10 finished size, which may be used for CBC publicity purposes.

C.     Completed Project Team Contact Spreadsheet (please use MS Excel XLS format 1997 – 2004 template available as a download below). Please INCLUDE ALL the following FIELDS, as depicted in the template spreadsheet. The information MUST appear in the spreadsheet and include complete firm name (as it would appear on an award plaque), project role/discipline, contact person, phone number, and email address. Please include ALL owners, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, and other significant project team contributors. Please remember this is a project team award, so crediting all team members is strongly encouraged! FAILURE to provide complete information in the format and fields requested MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

2016 Project Team Awards (PTA) Call for Entries (MS Word or PDF)

2016 CBC PTA Entry form (MS Word or PDF)
2016 CBC PTA Project Team Member Spreadsheet (Must be Excel format)
2016 Photo Release (CBC) (MS Word or PDF)
2016 PTA Tips of the Month (PDF)


The CBC Project Team Awards will be presented at the June 14, 2016 Project Team Awards Banquet at The Bond Ballroom in Hartford, 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

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.

NONMEMBER FIRMS MAY JOIN NOW AND RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY PLAQUE. Additionally NONMEMBER Firms and CBC MEMBERS desiring ADDITIONAL award plaques may order them online, pre-paid only.

Note that the Project Team of the Year receives one complimentary trophy. Firms on the winning Project Team of the Year may order online, prepaid only, a trophy to proudly display in their office.

$150.00 if ordered by May 20, 2016 (These plaques should be available for pickup at the banquet)

$175.00 if ordered between May 21 and July 31, 2016   (These plaques will be shipped in late August.)

$295.00 Project Team of the Year Trophies (These trophies will be shipped in late August.)


  Sponsorship Opportunities: Deadline Friday, May 20, 2016
The Sponsorship Opportunities and Program Book Advertising flyer explains details. Register online to secure your spot. Many sponsorships and some advertising are limited in number.


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Connecticut Building Congress, Inc. P. O. Box 107 | Rocky Hill, CT 06067-0107

Michelle Hopson, CBC Executive Director, (203) 340-0092 or cbc@cbc-ct.org
Grace DelStritto, CBC Administrative Assistant, (203) 934-4831 or cbcadmin@cbc-ct.org 
Jennifer Gordon, CBC Operations Coordinator Intern, operations@cbc-ct.org

Emily Yih, CBC Systems and Data Intern, systems@cbc-ct.org  

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