Project Excellence Award

The Construction Industry Project Excellence (CIPE) Award (Productivity Award) was established in 2016 by the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) to recognize project teams for outstanding delivery of capital projects. In creating the award, CURT’s goal is to promote project delivery excellence while standardizing productivity metrics that indicate exceptional performance. After development of a uniform standard is achieved, tracking and improvement initiatives will be developed to incrementally build enhanced, sustainable processes for project delivery.

CURT will recognize exceptional performance in four categories: Projects $50MM or less, Projects greater than $50MM but less than $1Billion, Projects greater than $1Billion, and Portfolio/Program Excellence.

NOTE: To assist in underwriting the cost of the awards program and juror process, the committee has implemented an application fee in the amount of $250.00, which is payable when the application is submitted. Payment by credit card can be made by calling the CURT office at 513.563.4131.


2023 Project Excellence Award Application & Process

The 2023 Productivity (CIPE) Award application and instructions will be available soon.

February 20, 2023 – Projects may be submitted.

June 16, 2023 – Project submission must be received.

September 18, 2023 – Winners will be notified by phone.

November 14, 2023 – Award presentation to winners.

There are three options for submitting a CIPE Award project as outlined below. Download the instructions using the button on the right for more information about submitting your project.

Option #1

This is the simplest process for submitting a project or project portfolio for the CIPE Award. Download the Word submission form, complete it and email it as outlined in the instructions above.

Option #2

This is the detailed process for submitting a project for the CIPE Award. Download the Excel submission spreadsheet, complete it and email it as outlined in the instructions above.

Option #3

This is the online detailed process for submitting a project for the CIPE Award and enables other risk assessment capability in addition to submitting a project. Use the button to the right to access the CLMA portal to submit a project. Starting with the Excel submission spreadsheet above simplifies the process by enabling you to assemble all the information in advance before submitting it online. See the instructions above for assistance.

2022 Award Winners

The 2022 Project Excellence Award winners were announced on November 15, 2022, at the CURT Awards of Excellence Celebration in Tucson, AZ. The press release is available here.

2021 Award Winners

The 2021 Project Excellence Award winners were announced on November 9, 2021, at the CURT Awards of Excellence Celebration in Cape Coral, FL. The press release is available here.

2020 Award Winners

The 2020 Project Excellence Award winners were announced on November 17, 2020, at the CURT November Member Meeting and Awards of Excellence Presentation held virtually. The press release is available here.

2019 Award Winners

The 2019 Project Excellence Award winners were announced on November 5, 2019, at the CURT Awards of Excellence Celebration in Clearwater, FL. The press release is available here.

2018 Award Winners

The 2018 Project Excellence Award winners were announced on November 14, 2018, at the CURT Awards of Excellence Celebration in Houston, TX. The press release is available here.

2017 Award Winners

The 2017 Project Excellence Award winners were announced on November 14, 2017, at the CURT Awards of Excellence Celebration in Atlanta, GA. The press release is available here.