Unlike the Academy Awards that honor the makers of make-believe, the Build Rhode Island Awards honor the delivery of safe construction projects on time and on budget. Projects are judged by an out-of-region panel of contractors on the basis of innovation in construction techniques or materials, excellence in client service, contribution to the community, meeting the challenge of a difficult job, and sensitivity to the environment and surroundings. Tailored after the prestigious Build America Awards, the Build Rhode Island Awards, first presented in November 1998, is a peer recognition program. Awards projects are featured in the News section of this web site. Entry forms and program requirements for the next biennial Build Rhode Island Awards program will be posted in the Members-Only section several months in advance of the event.