2008 ARC Awards: Entry deadline closed

The ARC Awards honor engineers and firms that have incorporated unique MEP innovations into commercial, institutional and industrial building projects.


The 2008 ARC Awards entry deadline has passed. Please review the awards submittal information (below) as you prepare your 2009 entry.
Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s Advancing, Reinvigorating, and Cultivating excellence in engineering (ARC Awards)

The ARC Awards honor engineers and firms that have incorporated unique MEP innovations into commercial, institutional and industrial building projects. They recognize those engineers and firms whose successful designs inspire others to design building systems that use new ideas and technologies for superior performance and economy. Winning an ARC Award:

  • Increases your firm’s visibility

  • Aids in the recruitment and retention of talented engineers

  • Showcases your firm’s talent and capabilities

  • Attracts clients and new business opportunities.

Click here for the official online 2008 entry form . ENTRIES CLOSED FOR 2008
NOTE: All entries must be submitted using an official entry form.s have the right to disqualify your project. Money will not be returned. Download a Word entry form . Note: all entries must be submitted using the official online 2008 entry form. This Word entry form is to act as a tool to organize your online submission.

Click here to read entry rules .

Jury and judging criteria:

The judging panel is comprised of Consulting-Specifying Engineer editorial staff, members of CSE’s editorial advisory board, and other engineers and industry experts.

Judges give rate and give points (on a predetermined scale) depending on how well the tactics were implemented, based on the information provided. If judges think the question was not answered—or if the building failed to include certain criteria of the ARC Awards, judges give that section a ranking of “1 point.”


After final scores are tallied, judges have the opportunities to debate the merits of high-ranking projects to determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in the Renovation and New Construction categories.


View an official judge's score sheet —see how your entry will be graded!

How to win:

Describe obstacles, challenges, issues, problems and how your team solved them.

Put yourself in the judges’ shoes. Ask yourself: Have a made a compelling case for our project? Is there logic to the presentation? Did I make it easy for the judges to grasp our argument?

Don’t be afraid to toot your horn. Let us know if your project has won awards. Include press clippings and testimonials.

Read more tips on how to win.

Contact Amara Rozgus, amara.rozgus@reedbusiness.com with any questions. Congratulations to our 2007 ARC Award winners!

Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s sixth annual Advancing, Reinvigorating, and Cultivating excellence in engineering (ARC Awards), awarded three projects for new construction and two for renovation/reconstruction. In doing so, the achievements demonstrated by the winning projects stand out in the engineering community. Renovation:
Gold Winner:

Flack + Kurtz Seattle Aquarium

Silver Winner: Cameron Engineering & Associates, LLP for The Business and Research Center at Garden City

New Construction:
Gold Winner: Jorge Ledon Webster for the Standard Refrigeration Co. Inc.
Silver Winner: KJWW Engineering Consultants for Harm A. Weber Academic Center, Judson University
Bronze Winner: EMC Engineers for Kinard Junior High School

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