ESD Picks Seven Projects For Construction & Design Award: The Engineering Society of Detroit has chosen seven local projects to receive the 2013 Prestigious Construction & Design Award.  The winners will be recognized during ESD’s Annual Awards Dinner on June 27, 2013, starting at 5:30 p.m. at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. In their 39th year, the ESD Construction and Design Awards are among the premier recognitions awarded to members of the construction industry and their projects. These awards are unique in that they honor the three primary members of the building team: owners, designers and constructors — and recognize outstanding team achievement and innovative use of technology. The 2013 winners are: Cranbrook Art Museum Renovation and Collections Building (Bloomfield Hills), contractor Frank Rewold & Son, designer SmithGroupJJR and owners Cranbrook Educational Community and Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum; NSO Bell Building (Detroit), contractor O’Brien Edwards Construction Co., designer Fusco, Shaffer & Pappas, owner Neighborhood Service Organization; Michigan State University Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (East Lansing), contractor Barton Malow Co., designer Zaha Hadid Architects, owner Michigan State University; Thumb Wind Parks (Minden, McKinley and Sigel townships in Huron and Sanilac counties), contractor Barton Malow Co., designer Black & Veatch, MJ Electric, owner DTE Energy. Honorable mention awards went to: Community Health and Social Services (HASS) Southwest Center (Detroit), contractor Turner Construction Co., designer Harley Ellis Devereaux, owner Community Health and Social Services Center, Inc. (CHASS); Eastern Michigan University Mark Jefferson Science Complex (Ypsilanti), contractor Christman/Dumas, A Joint Venture, designer Peter Basso Associates, owner Eastern Michigan University; Wells Hall Addition at Michigan State University (Lansing), contractor Barton Malow Co., designer Hamilton Anderson Associates, owner Michigan State University. Submittals are judged on a strict set of criteria, including effective teaming between the owner, designer & constructor; safety; quality of overall design and construction; unique or innovative engineering solutions; sustainable design; sustainable design for the future; environmental consciousness; sensitive land use; as well as social and economic significance. For more information, visit or call Della Cassia at 248-353-0735, ext. 112 or


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