Engineering News Record (ENR) has announced the California's Best Projects for 2013. California Drywall earned Best Project—Specialty Subcontracting for its work on Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University. Bing also earned Best Project in the Cultural/Worship Category.

“Winning this award is great,” said California Drywall President Steve Eckstrom. “But it's not just because we're honored for an exceptional project. This award allows us to reflect on the remarkable relationships we build with our clients and partners, on this and other projects. We share this award with Turner Construction, Stanford University, Ennead Architects and all the other trades we worked with on the project, especially our sub-contractors and suppliers. We look forward to more successful ventures with these partners.”

The ENR Annual Best Projects Competition recognizes achievements in design and construction across 18 categories: Airport/Transit, Cultural/Worship, Energy/Industrial, Government/Public Building, Green, Health Care, Higher Education/Research, Highways/Bridges, Landscape/Urban Design, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use, Renovation/Restoration, Residential/Hospitality, Small Project, Specialty Contracting, Sports/Entertainment and Water/Environment.

A panel of eleven judges from all areas of the industry-architects, GCs and engineers-selected a “Best Project” winner in each of the categories. The judges also selected merit winners and awarded ties in some categories where they thought the projects were of similar quality. The jury focused on those projects that overcame significant challenges, adopted innovative approaches, executed exceptional design and craftsmanship, and maintained safe sites. 

All category winners, including California Drywall and Bing, now advance to the national competition to be considered for ENR's “Best-of-the-Best” national award.