Mark H. Hasso Project Excellence and Scholarship Awards Program

Each year construction project teams take on the toughest challenges the New England Region can throw at them.  From the design and engineering to the construction means and methods, all the players in this industry have a role to play to bring about the required solutions. CMAA New England wants to recognize this dedication and hard work by acknowledging the projects and the project teams that make it all happen. 

Project Achievement Award Nomination Instructions

CMAA New England is thrilled once again to solicit nominations for Project Achievement Awards. The below instructions provide eligibility and category information as well as requirements for a complete submission. The Awards Committee is composed of owners and professional construction managers. 

The Committee considers outcomes, overall management, safety, quality management, cost management, schedule management, complexity, innovation and creativity, and customer satisfaction as the basis for the award.

This evaluation is a competitive process. Be sure to present your entry in the most thorough and flattering light; highlighting successful CM services, challenges and outcomes. Differentiators are of critical importance. The judging process will take place in April. Notification will be made in early May to each submitting firm. The 2020 Project Achievement Awards will be presented on Thursday, September 30, 2021 (delayed due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions) at the Omni Parker House, 60 School Street, Boston Massachusetts, 02108.

Multiple entries from one firm are accepted. Entries may be submitted in more than one category and may be awarded in more than one category. Separate nomination packages must be submitted for each category of nomination if submitted in more than one category.

All entries must be received by CMAA New England Chapter by Friday, March 26, 2021 Friday, April 2, 2021 5:00 P.M. EST.

Entry fee of $200.00 for Members and $300.00 Non-Members - which must accompany each submission.

E-Mail electronic file in pdf format (15MB max) and mail one USB Flash Drive format of nominations and entry fees by this deadline to:

Mr. Michael Bertoulin, PE, CCM
100 Summer Street, 13th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
[email protected]

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Mark H. Hasso, PhD, FCMAA, PE

CMAA New England Chapter and the CM industry-at-large lost a valued member and dear friend in 2020. Mark Hasso, PhD, FCMAA, PE, a Founding Father and Board Member of our Chapter, passed on March 16, 2020 after battling pancreatic cancer. Mark was a staunch promoter of construction management, in New England and nationally. He was a notable educator who continually fostered opportunities for his CM students. Mark was a Professor of Construction Management at Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) for over 30 years and was involved in many organizations within the design and construction industry.

Photo by Rich Schmitt Photography, Courtesy of CMAA

As a CMAA-NE Board member, Mark’s keen insights enabled him to offer sound advice, solve problems, and help set goals for the organization. His focus was set firmly in the future. A cheerleader for all CM students, not just those who attended WIT, Mark would remind us of the symbiotic relationship between CM students and Construction Management professionals. He would emphasize the responsibility of CMAA to foster the financial and mentoring needs of these students, who could give back immediately, but more importantly, will in the future as CM professionals. When it came to the CM students, Mark was our conscience.

He would urge CM students to apply for scholarships, take the CMIT exam, attend a conference, and join a CMAA-NE committee. Their involvement, Mark said, would be good for the students and for the Chapter.  Mark would assist students find co-op, and ultimately, full-time positions.  He would invite them to participate in conferences to meet other CM students from sister colleges with similar Young Member subcommittees. Mark was a tough professor who cared deeply about his students’ preparation for the work ahead of them as CM professionals.

Mark’s private life revolved around family. He was a devoted son and brother, helping his three siblings and parents as much as possible.  When his mother Reina and sister May visited him from Iraq in 1990, extensive military actions had begun in the Middle East. Consequently, they were unable to go home.  Mark persuaded them to stay in the U.S. and provided them with food and shelter. When it was time to relax, Mark played scrabble, chess, and backgammon, and wrote poetry. He was a true Renaissance Man. We will miss him greatly.


Check out previous years' Awards Programs!

2020 Mark H. Hasso Project Excellence and Scholarship Awards Program

Mark H. Hasso Memorial Tribute 
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Annual Project Achievement Awards 2019 

25th Annual Awards Program - May 8, 2019

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2021 CMAA-NE Mark H. Hasso Project Excellence Program Nomination Instructions 

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