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Winners of the 2017 AEC Excellence Awards Share Their Work

May 31, 2018

The ways we design and build are changing. And there’s no better way to learn what’s possible than by looking to the projects that are leading the industry.

The AEC Excellence Awards do just that. Specifically, the awards recognize achievement in design, engineering, and construction across 4 segments: Sustainability, Infrastructure, Building, and Construction.  An international panel of independent judges with industry expertise evaluates submissions based on criteria including project complexity, collaboration, innovative processes and workflows, and the use of emerging technologies.

In these 15-minute videos, the teams behind the 2017 first-place winners in each segment share their inspirations, approaches, and processes.

2017 AEC Excellence in Sustainability: The Porter School of Environmental Studies
The Porter School of Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University is the first LEED Platinum-certified project in Israel. With an eco-wall that generates enough power for the whole building, thermo-active flooring, extensive graywater recycling, and a range of other features, it sets new standards for sustainable architecture.

2017 AEC Excellence in Infrastructure: Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México
A celebration of space and light, the new airport for Mexico City’s Distrito Federal keeps its focus on what matters most: the passenger experience. Designed by Foster + Partners, its single, continuous spaceframe serves as both ceiling and walls and was created using computational design, resulting in an open-air environment where it’s easy to see where you’re headed.

2017 AEC Excellence in Building: Museum of the Future
Designed to showcase not the past but the future, Dubai’s Museum of the Future features a pioneering stainless-steel façade with illuminated Arabic calligraphy. See how the teams from Killa Design, BuroHappold Engineering, and BAM International came up with the concept and used BIM to make it happen.

2017 AEC Excellence in Construction: Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Financial Center
Built with BIM from start to finish, this striking tower will be over a half kilometer high by the time it’s completed in 2019. The team has kept data at the center throughout the process to reduce costs and building time, while using the latest immersive technologies to improve safety.

What will the 2018 AEC Excellence Awards bring? We can’t wait to find out.