This award has been created in order to recognize Engineering and Planning Consulting firms for outstanding achievement in the execution of an aviation-related planning, design, or design-build project for an airport or airports located within New York State. This award is named after the FAA New York Airport District Office Long-Time Manager, Mr. Phil Brito, whose tireless efforts greatly contributed to the success of aviation in New York State.
* Entries must be a planning, design, or design-build project substantially completed within the previous calendar year.
* The project must substantially benefit an airports or airports located within New York State.
* The submitting consulting firm must have completed the work with staff located primarily within New York State.
* The submitting consulting firms must be a current member of NYAMA, or join NYAMA at the time they submit their entry.
* Consultants may submit up to two projects per category per airport each year.
* Non-Design Project
* Design/Construction Project
A panel of judges from the New York State Department of Transportation, Aviation Bureau or their designees will judge the entries, and will award the NYAMA Grand Award and Honorable Mention for the Non-Design and the Design/Construction categories. The entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
* Originality/Innovative Application of New or Existing Technologies 30%
* Social/Economic and Sustainable Design Considerations 20%
* Complexity 10%
* Exceeding Owner's Expectations 10%
* Future Value to the Aviation Planning or Engineering Profession 30%
Submit your complete and final entry to the NYAMA office by July 31, 2013. Entry materials must include the completed Official NYAMA Project of the Year Entry Form, a project write-up, and a project board. Each entry must be accompanied by an entry fee of $250. All entry fees will be used for a student scholarship on behalf of NYAMA.
The Phil Brito Project of the Year will be awarded annually to both the Airport Sponsor and the Aviation Consultant at the NYAMA Fall Conference. Winning entries will be notified no later than September 1st.