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Nominees of Strategic Infrastructure Project of the Year Awards Announced

DENVER, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leadership Forum is the premier strategic infrastructure projects event in North America, featuring the Top 100 infrastructure projects with a total value of over $440 billion.  Aconex - the world leader in on-line project management - is sponsoring the Strategic Infrastructure Project of the Year Awards, and will announce the winners during the 4th North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum at the Westin Westminster on October 16th at 2pm.

According to Leigh Jasper, Aconex CEO: "The Project of the Year Awards recognize exceptional projects, as well as the ambitions and aspirations of the men and women developing them. We hope to support these projects every step of the way, ensuring that they are efficiently managed in a collaborative environment and completed on time and on budget."

Nominees are projects that are planned for the very near future, and demonstrate the imagination and technical skills of their developers, inspiring people from around the region with new ideas and paradigms for infrastructure project development.  Categories are the following:

Strategic Project of the Year - That project which will generate a quantum leap in a country or region's productivity and/or competitiveness.

  • Michigan DOT- New International Trade Crossing ($2.1 billion)
  • LA Metro- Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor ($10 billion)
  • Indiana DOT- Ohio River Bridges- East End Crossing ($2.6 billion)
  • City of Thunder Bay, Canada - Ring of Fire Mining ($80 billion total potential)
  • RTD/Denver - North Metro Commuter Rail ($450 million)

Finance Project of the Year - That project which extends an innovative finance model, moving us closer to better and faster infrastructure investment.

  • Commonwealth of Virginia, Port of Virginia ($3.9 billion)
  • State of Ohio, Brent Spence Bridge ($2.4 billion)
  • US 36 Phase 1 & 2 ($400 million)
  • Interior Heart & Surgical Centre Project, Partnerships BC ($448 million)

Engineering Project of the Year - That project which extends or demonstrates the region's technical engineering capacity, especially including design and creative problem solving.

  • Quebec Ministry of Transportation- Turcot Reconstruction ($3 billion)
  • Southern Nevada Water Authority- Lake Meade Intake #3 ($750 million)
  • New Jersey - Northeast Grid ($1 billion)
  • Chicago Transit Authority- Red & Purple Line Modernization ($4 billion)

Job/Opportunity Creation Project of the Year - That project that will create the greatest number of  direct, indirect and inducted jobs and/or businesses over the lifetime of the project.

  • RTD/Denver - North Metro Commuter Rail ($450 million)
  • City of Thunder Bay Ring of Fire, Canada ($80 billion, total potential value)
  • Port of San Diego- Chula Vista Bayfront MasterPlan ($2 billion)
  • Indiana DOT- Illiana Corridor ($2.87 billion)
  • Port of Lazaro Cardenas Industrial Expansion, Mexico ($350 million)

New/Green Project of the Year - That project which makes the greatest difference in the region's green agenda,.  These are projects that significantly reduce a region's carbon footprint.

  • Clean Line Energy Partners- Rock Island Clean Line ($1.7 billion)
  • San Diego Gas & Electric- East County Substation Renewables Substation ($435 million)
  • Xcel Energy Retiring & Replacing Coal Power Plants (Part of Clean Air Clean Jobs Initiatives)
  • South Metro Water Supply Authority- Water Infrastructure & Supply Efficiency (WISE) Partnership ($150 million)

About CG/LA Infrastructure, Inc
CG/LA is focused on the global infrastructure marketplace, providing strategic advisory and project development services to the infrastructure community, including both private and public sectors. CG/LA hosts Leadership Forum events annually, including the Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum, the Latin American Leadership Forum and the North American Forum.

For further information, contact:
Alex Stuart, 202.776.0990

SOURCE CG/LA Infrastructure, Inc.