22nd Annual Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards

LA_ECCA_LogoThe Louisiana Chapter of the American Concrete Institute hosted its 22nd Annual Excellence in Concrete Awards Competition on February 8th, 2020. These Awards recognize and honor creative, innovative and aesthetic uses of concrete and concrete products in new construction projects completed between November 1, 2018 and October 31, 2019 in the State of Louisiana. We would like to thank the companies who submitted projects for this awards competition.

With the 22nd Annual Excellence in Concrete Awards Competition concluded, we are proud to announce that the Best Overall Concrete Award was awarded to: 

Four Season’s Hotel Interior Concrete Strengthening

Best Overall Concrete Project Winner 2020

"To convert the world trade center in New Orleans to the new Four Seasons Hotel, new openings and modifications required extensive strengthening of the existing wind resisting core. While steel plate and carbon fibers contributed to strengthening some areas, the innovations attributed to concrete section enlargement make this project noteworthy. To achieve the desired project goals, the use of self consolidating concrete achieving strengths of 10,000 psi at 28 days was mechanically bonded to the existing walls. Further strength requirements led to the use of 150 ksi bars that had to be extended using all-thread couplers that resulted in continuous bars that extended form the 1st floor to the 19th floor."

Project submitted by Structural Technologies

The above project also won an award of excellence in the category 'Repair and Restoration'. Winners of an award of excellence in the other four award categories are: 

  • Flatwork - The Conway Development Phase 2
  • Infrastructure - Replacement of Pumping Station No. 8
  • Low Rise Buildings - Louis Armstrong International Airport
  • Decorative Concrete - Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden Expansion at the New Orleans Museum of Art 

All projects receiving awards are published in the ACI LA Chapter Awards Program Banquet Book.


We would also like to thank all of the companies that provided sponsorships for this banquet and program booklet.  We would not be as successful a chapter without the sponsorship from these great companies. 

Pictures and Info of Past Winners


Four Seasons Hotel Interior Concrete Strengthening




2018 Best Concrete Award Project Recipient - Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps


Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps




South Market District - The Standard



MacArthur Interchange Completion Project



CenturyLink Technology Center of Excellence and Parking Garage



Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame


2nd Place Award for 2015 ACI Excellence Awards – Low Rise Buildings
(ACI International Award)

  • Location: Natchitoches, Louisiana

  • Owner: LA State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame

  • Architect: Trahan Architects

  • Engineer: LBYD Civil and Structural Engineers

  • General Contractor: VCC

  • Concrete Supplier: Advanced Architectural Stone

  • Conc. Panel Geometry: CASE Design, Inc.


Inner Harbor Navigational Canal Surge Barrier



Planters Pumping Station Frontal Protection



Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Concourse D Expansion



930 Poydras



Kenner Chain Wall



Chevron North Park Office Building



Lakeside Shopping Center Parking Garage No. 3


  • Location: Metairie, LA


Erato Street Cruise Terminal Complex


Location: New Orleans, LA