Get ready. This is going to be big! One of the most-popular AEC THRIVE features is the celebration of Circle of Excellence, Platinum Award, Premier Award for Client Satisfaction, and A/E/C Building a Better World Awards. At various points throughout the program, we'll pause to recognize our 2020 winners.

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Circle of Excellence
Recognition as a Circle of Excellence firm is limited to the top 20% of firms participating in PSMJ’s A/E Financial Performance Benchmark Survey. Selection for this exclusive designation is based on 13 key financial and operational performance metrics. These firms really are the best of the best. Members of the Circle of Excellence receive a winner package which includes discounted registrations for all firm members in attendance. To see the complete list of members of the 2020 Circle of Excellence, click here. To learn more about the Circle of Excellence, click here.

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Platinum Award
To earn the Platinum Award, an A/E/C firm must make it into the Circle of Excellence for four of the previous five years (including the current year). The ones who make the cut to win the Platinum Award display an unparalleled level of consistency and achievement across many different aspects of their business. To learn more about the Platinum Award, click here.


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The Premier Award for Client Satisfaction
The Premier Award for Client Satisfaction recognizes a commitment to best-in-class client satisfaction. Produced in conjunction with our friends at Client Feedback Tool, the winners of this award have gone through a robust client feedback survey and risen to the top. These firms have delivered on the promise to exceed expectations and keep their clients happy. To learn more about The Premier Award for Client Satisfaction, click here.

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A/E/C Building a Better World Award
This award recognizes an organization in the A/E industry that has gone above and beyond to give back. It could be donating money or services to social causes and nonprofits, it could be donating time to assist in community building or rebuilding efforts, it could be a program to set aside a portion of time and profits to social causes. Of course, any efforts put towards social causes community improvement is a good investment. But, we want to hear about those that have had the biggest positive impact on the company and the community.

Submissions are scored by a committee on 4 criteria: Employee Engagement, Executive Engagement, Longevity of Commitment, and Overall Impact. A/E/C Building a Better World award winners demonstrate the ability of the A/E/C industry to change lives in a profoundly positive way, be it across town or on the other side of the world, and create an environment that enables employees to go above and beyond to contribute in personally meaningful ways.