Entry Format

  • All materials must be submitted in one 8 ½” x 11″ portrait PDF (see the exception, below, for project photos)
  • Contents of the submission
    • Cover Page: Project or Individual Name, Category, and Contact Person (name, email address and phone number of the person nominating the project or individual).
    • Entry: All questions (see below) shall be answered in order. Entries must be submitted in an organized, concise manner. The Entry must be well-written and provide specific details and examples.
  • Note: By submitting a project or individual for an award, you are granting Cogence, its representatives and employees the right to use photographs and submission response provided in connection with the above-identified subject in print and/or digital media platforms. Cogence may use photographs provided with or without your name and for any lawful purpose, including such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.

 

Entry Questions

Project Award Category

General Information

  1. Project Name
  2. Project Location
  3. Name and Address of Owner
  4. Project Team Members (company names and addresses)
  5. Delivery Method
  6. Project Start Date
  7. Project Completion Date (planned and actual)
  8. Construction Cost (initial vs final)
  9. General Project Description (maximum 300 words)

Performance Information

  1. Contributions Made to Collaborative Process (maximum 700 words)
    Provide a summary, with specific evidence and examples, of contributions made to enhance project outcomes. The contributions/examples should relate to at least 2 of the following topics:

    • A collaborative project culture that leverages each team member’s strengths.
    • Reduced risks and improved outcomes for everyone.
    • Projects that are financially responsible and enjoyable.
    • Development of new lines of thought to move the A/E/C industry forward.
  1. Project Metrics
    Outside of schedule and budget (asked in the general information section), provide metrics that demonstrate how the team contributed to project success. Examples include:

    • Reduction of RFIs and change orders.
    • If project came in under budget, site specific examples on how and where the dollars were saved.
    • Contingency – how much if any, of the contingency was use.
    • Other metrics you deem important to the project.
  1. Photography
    • Provide up to four (4) project pictures (exterior, interior, landscape, etc.)
    • Provide project team “action” pictures (i.e. team pull planning sessions, in-field innovations, etc.)
    • Submit individual photo files as separate .jpgs or .pngs

Individual Award Category

General Information

  1. Individual Name
  2. Company Name and Address
  3. Current Role with Description
  4. Recent projects that incorporated a high level of collaboration or alternative delivery method (within the last 5 years). Please include:
    • Project Name
    • Project Owner/Institution
    • Individual’s Role on Project
    • Duration of Project
    • What the individual influenced on the project

Performance Information

  1. Contributions Made to Collaborative Process (maximum 700 words)
    Provide a summary, with specific evidence and examples, of contributions made to enhance project outcomes. The contributions/examples should relate to at least 2 of the following topics:

    • A collaborative project culture that leverages each team member’s strengths.
    • Reduced risks and improved outcomes for everyone.
    • Projects that are financially responsible and enjoyable.
    • Development of new lines of thought to move the A/E/C industry forward.
  1. Contributions as a Team Mentor (maximum 300 words)
    Provide a summary, with evidence or specific examples, of contributions made by the nominee as a mentor (advisor, coach or motivator) to another individual or individuals in his/her organization or project team where the nominee helped others embrace project delivery methods and buy into a new way of working.
  1. Reference Letters
    Provide at least 2 reference letters (references must not be both from the same company) that support the individual’s contributions to improving project delivery through collaboration.


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