P3 Awards winners revealed

Over 300 guests have seen the winners of the third annual P3 Awards announced at a glittering ceremony in Las Vegas.

Following an action-packed evening in The Cosmopolitan hotel, California’s Long Beach Civic Center & Port Headquarters project was the evening’s big winner after being awarded the prestigious ‘project of projects’ Grand Prix, as well as the Best Social Infrastructure deal.

This year’s ceremony also saw the Best Individual Contribution prize celebrating the solid work done to advance the US social pipeline, with the award going to Daniel Feitelberg, vice chancellor for planning and budget at University of California’s Merced campus.

Meanwhile, it was a good night for the hugely successful Canadian provincial procurement agencies, with Infrastructure Ontario claiming the Gold Award in the Government Agency of the Year category. The Silver Award went to its Saskatchewan equivalent, Saskbuilds.

There were also new winners in the Financial and Legal Advisor of the Year categories, with KPMG and Mayer Brown picking up the respective prizes.

P3 Bulletin publisher Amanda Nicholls kicked off the event by welcoming the guests to the Vegas strip, highlighting the great work that has gone into growing the market this year.

And she was once again followed on stage by comedian Bill Bunker, who kept the audience laughing throughout the evening as he handed out the awards in his own inimitable style.

The list of the evening’s winners can be found here:

Best Operational Project

Gold  - Port of Miami Tunnel, USA

Silver - Women's College Hospital Capital Redevelopment, USA

Best Road/Bridge/Tunnel Project

Gold - New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project, Canada

Silver - Conexión Pacifico Tres, Colombia

Best Social Infrastructure Project

Gold - Long Beach Civic Center & Port Headquarters Project, USA

Silver  - International Museum of Baroque Art, Mexico

Best Transit and Aviation Project

Gold - Purple Line Light Rail Project, USA

Silver - Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit, Canada

Best Waste/Energy/Water project

Gold - Single-stream Material Recovery Facility at McCommas Bluff Landfill, USA

Debt Provider of the Year

Gold - Allianz Global Investors

Silver - JP Morgan

Financial Advisor of the Year

Gold – KPMG

Government Agency of the Year

Gold - Infrastructure Ontario

Silver - SaskBuilds Corporation

Insurance Risk Advisor of the Year

Gold – Aon

Legal Advisor of the Year

Gold - Mayer Brown

Silver – Ashurst

Technical Advisor of the Year

Gold – AECOM

Sponsor-Developer of the Year

Gold - Plenary Group

Silver – Meridiam

Individual Contribution

Daniel Feitelberg - Vice Chancellor for Planning and Budget, University of California Merced Campus

Grand Prix - Long Beach Civic Center & Port Headquarters Project, USA