Last month, World Design Rankings (WDR) announced its updated listing of countries categorized based on the number of design awards won at international juried design competitions and awards. The United States took first place among 100 represented countries in 2018 with 48 Platinum Design Awards won globally.
Studio Gang, an architecture and urban design firm, is the winner of the WAFX contest by the World Architecture Festival (WAF). The winning project is to transform a former power plant in Wisconsin into a student union and recreation facility.
The world’s largest concrete arch bridge for high-speed rail service, the Viaduct Over River Almonte, Spain, won the 2018 Excellence in Concrete Construction Award. Presented by the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the award is given annually to projects demonstrating excellence in concrete innovation and technology.
The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has launched its ARMA Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards program, recognizing the best steep and low-slope asphalt roofing projects across North America.