Project Awards

2016 DBIA Florida Region Project Awards

2015 DBIA Florida Region Project Awards
2014 DBIA Florida Region Project Awards
2013 DBIA Florida Region Project Awards
2012 DBIA Florida Region Project Awards
 

2016 AWARD WINNERS 

 

BEST OVERALL DESIGN-BUILD PROJECT OF THE YEAR
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DESIGN-BUILD PROJECT OF THE YEAR INDUSTRIAL/PROCESS/RESEARCH FACILITIES 

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year

Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC)
Patrick Air Force Base, FL
Design-Builder: Hensel Phelps   
 
Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Mobile District
Architect: HOK / Associate Architect: BRPH / Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (Laboratory Design)
Engineer:  Affiliated Engineers (Laboratory Design), Crosby Group (Structural Engineer), Atkins (Civil Engineer), M.C. Dean (Design-Build Electrical, Telecomm/Data, Security), Critchfield Mechanical (Design-Build Mechanical), Rolf Jensen & Associates (Life Safety Engineer), Modern Plumbing (Plumbing),
Specialty Consultants: Washington Laboratories (Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Design Consultant), Exponent (Failure Analysis Consultant)
Specialty Contractors: LabCrafters, Clean Air Technologies, Thermal Systems Balancing, Inc., 
Other Key Professionals: Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) (End-User), Flad Architects, CCRD
The Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC), located at Patrick AFB, FL, was designed and built by the Hensel Phelps Design-Build Team to achieve the Owner’s vision for a world class headquarters facility that exemplifies design excellence while meeting incredibly high quality and security standards. The project scope included a four-story headquarters facility, office spaces, conference rooms, an auditorium, a 40,000 SF radiological laboratory, a five-story parking garage, and a Central Utility Plant. 
 
 
FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year
Florida Department of Transportation Manatee Operations Center
 
Design-Builder: Haskell
Owner: Florida Department of Transportation
Architect: Haskell
URS/AECOM
Engineer: Haskell
Specialty Consultants: Landscape Architect – RAM Professional Group, Inc.
Other Key Professionals: Project Director - Ken Duncan

The FDOT Manatee Operations Center is the first operations center to be designed in the past nine years.  This new “state of the art” operations center consists of multiple new buildings, each focused on a specific operational need, and will be the prototype for future operations centers throughout the state of Florida.  The 20 acre site consisted of 13 buildings, totaling 54,581 GSF of usable space distributed amongst all buildings, the largest being the Administration Building at 21,333 GSF.

 
REHABILITATION/RENOVATION/RESTORATION
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year
First Baptist Orlando, Sanctuary Renovations
Orlando, FL
 
Design-Builder: H.J. High Construction
Owner: First Baptist Orlando
Architect: Leo A. Daly Architects
Specialty Consultants:

Idibri (Audio/Visual), Interamerica Stage, Ince. (Rigging)

   

H. J. High constructed the original 6,500 seat sanctuary in 1985 and was called upon to serve as the design-builder for the extensive renovation 30 years later. The sanctuary’s former pew seating was replaced with new movie theater style including restructuring the tiered floor levels. The original house light fixtures were replaced with programmable LED fixtures controlled by the theatrical systems. All interior finishes were replaced with updated materials and a new color scheme. The narthex and gather spaces were reconfigured to facilitate the flow of traffic before and after worship. The renovation included a complete replacement of the existing above-ceiling catwalks and removal of the orchestra pit. The church was also equipped with a new audio/visual system and equipment. The 100,000 sf project was completed on an accelerated schedule in just six months.

 
TRANSPORTATION - STRUCTURES
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year
 
US 17-92 Interchange at SR 436 Design-Build Project
 
Design-Builder: The Lane Construction Corporation/DRMP, Inc. Design-Build Team
Owner: Florida Department of Transportation, District Five
Engineer: DRMP, Inc.
Specialty Contractor: Construction Engineering Inspection: Metric Engineering, Inc.
Other Key Professionals: Precaster: Dura-Stress  

Revamping the US 17-92 at SR 436 interchange, a congested corridor in Florida with 100,000 daily commuters, was no easy feat. The project posed great challenges including a single point urban interchange with a 457-foot flyover bridge using a 96” deep Florida I Beam (FIB). That design solution led to unprecedented delivery and installation of the longest single-piece concrete beams ever fabricated and installed in Florida and the US.  The project was designed/constructed with a $2 million savings to the FDOT and was delivered 30 days before schedule. 

 
TRANSPORTATION - ROADWAYS
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year
I-275 Design-Build Reconstruction 
Design-Builder: Skanska/Ajax JV  
Owner: FDOT
Engineer:

Parsons Brinkerhoff

Specialty Consultants: Highway Safety Devices
   

The I-275 Reconstruction Project was located through the heart of Tampa.  The success of this complex design/build project hinged on exceptional cooperation and communication between all team members; and stakeholders.  Few projects come together and gain the momentum that the I-275 team did; as evidenced by the early completion, absence of claims, and overall delivery of a high quality project built with the best interest of the public as its ultimate focus

 
WATER/WASTEWATER 
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year
JEA South Shores Second Sub-Aqueous Force Main Crossing
Jacksonville, FL
Design-Builder: Haskell
Owner: JEA
Engineer: Jacobs Engineering
Specialty Contractor(s): Michels Directional Crossings
Other Key Professionals: Mott MacDonald (Owner's Representative)
Haskell, Jacobs and Michels successfully completed 4,200 lf of 36-inch HDPE sewer force main inside a 42-inch steel casing installed by HDD under the St. John’s River. This project provided critical redundancy for a 40 year old force main. This line serves 55,000 JEA customers on the south side of the river. Upon completion in August 2016, either force main can convey the 10 MGD from the Utah PS under the river to the Buckman WWTP.
 
 
 
INDUSTRIAL/PROCESS/RESEARCH FACILITIES
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award
Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County – Renewable Energy Facility No. 2 (PBREF No. 2)
Design-Builder:  Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc., KBR, Inc. and CDM Smith Inc.                                       
Owner: Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (Authority)
Architect: CDM Smith, Inc.
Engineer: CDM Smith Inc., KBR, Inc. and Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc.
Specialty Consultant(s): Song & Associates, Inc. and Urban Associates, Inc. 
Specialty Contractor(s) Butler Heavy Structures, a division of Blue Scope Construction Inc. and RRT Design & Construction, a service of Enviro-Services & Constructors, Inc.

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County’s Renewable Energy Facility No. 2 (PBREF No. 2) is the cornerstone of its integrated waste management system. Part of a renewable energy campus including a LEED® Platinum-Certified Education Center, PBREF No. 2 was designed to augment the existing facility, bringing total processing capacity to 5,000 tons of post-recycled municipal solid waste daily, generating approximately 160 Megawatts of electricity, and reducing the volume of landfilled waste by 90%.

 
 

TRANSPORTATION - STRUCTURES
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award

JAXPORT Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF)

 
Design-Builder: Dana B. Kenyon Company  
Owner: Jacksonville Port Authority
Engineer: Hanson Professional Services – City of Jacksonville Road Engineer
Simes & Rosch – MEP Engineers
Architect: TranSystems Corporation
Specialty Consultant: Environmental Services, Inc. (ESI)
Specialty Contractors: Terracon Construction Materials Testing
Peltz Companies – RCC Contractor
Queen City Railroad – Railroad Contractor
United Brothers Development – Site & Roadway Contractor 
Other Key Professionals: Nigel Nixon & Partners – QA/QC RCC Consultant
All About Track – Track Consultant
 
DBK was the selected Design-Builder to deliver a fully operational Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) to JAXPORT in compliance with all design criteria, completing the design, permitting, and construction on a fast-track schedule.  This facility provides enhanced intermodal connections, including direct access to CSX-owned rail lines and the U.S. Interstate System. The ICTF is a vital component in the intermodal transportation system provided by JAXPORT to realize its full potential as a “Global Cargo Gateway”.   
 
 

TRANSPORTATION - STRUCTURES
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award

US 92 Pedestrian Improvement Project
Design-Builder: P&S Paving / Superior Construction Company - Joint Venture  
Owner: Florida Department of Transportation, District 5
Architect: Zev Cohen & Associates Inc.
Engineer: GAI Consultants
Specialty Consultant: RS&H (CEI)
Other Key Professionals: Ghyabi & Associates (Public Information Coordinator)
 
The US 92 Pedestrian Improvement Project revitalized an important corridor that will accommodate economic growth, improve safety and emphasize durability and environmental sustainability through features that include: a pedestrian bridge, sidewalk widening, drainage and utility relocation and additional aesthetic character. The ability of the Team to meet the rigid schedule and budget, helps this project stand as a testament to the importance and effectiveness of great team work, through which great projects can be accomplished.
 

TRANSPORTATION - ROADWAYS
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award

US 41 from SR 951 to Greenway Road Design-Build
Design-Builder: Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC  
Owner: FDOT District 1
Engineer: Wantman Group, Inc.
Specialty Consultant: Stanley Consultants
Specialty Contractor(s): Guymann Construction, Thomas Marine Construction
Other Key Professionals:  Tierra South Florida, Cardno Entrix, and Eisman & Russo
 
 
The Ajax/WGI Team brainstormed, developed and implemented improvements to this Design-Build project proposing more than 50 innovations to minimize impacts to the community and focus on safety, while reducing the construction schedule and maintenance requirements. The Team was very thorough in coordinating proposed design alternatives and implementing effective design solutions for the project corridor. In doing so, the Team completed the project 450 days ahead of schedule and $7,754,155.00 under budget. 
 
 

WATER/WASTEWATER
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award

Replacement Rehabilitation of 72-inch Sanitary Sewer Force Main Along NW/NE 159th Street from NW 17th Avenue to NE 10th Avenue
Design-Builder: Ric-Man Construction Florida, Inc./Wade Trim  
Owner: Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD)
Engineer: Wade Trim
Specialty Consultant: Jacobs Associates, Rudy Ibarra, Tierra South Florida, Keith and Associates
Specialty Contractor(s): Guymann Construction, Thomas Marine Construction
 
 
The Ajax/WGI Team brainstormed, developed and implemented improvements to this Design-Build project proposing more than 50 innovations to minimize impacts to the community and focus on safety, while reducing the construction schedule and maintenance requirements. The Team was very thorough in coordinating proposed design alternatives and implementing effective design solutions for the project corridor. In doing so, the Team completed the project 450 days ahead of schedule and $7,754,155.00 under budget. 
 
 

INDUSTRIAL/PROCESS/RESEARCH FACILITIES
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award

Foundation Park: A Bioscience & Innovation Center
Design-Builder: Concept Construction, Inc.  
Owner: Concept Construction, Inc.
Architect: RS&H
Engineer: AEI Affiliated Engineering, Inc.
Specialty Consultant: EDA Engineers Surveyors Planners, Inc.
 
 
Foundation Park: A Bioscience & Innovation Center is a public private partnership between Concept Companies and the University of Florida to create state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for bio-tech companies to research and develop their products and procedures. 
 
Located in the heart of Florida’s Northeast Biotech Cluster, Phase 1 includes 42,460 square feet of divisible tenant space for customizable laboratory and office functions with common shared public spaces.  The 14 acre site is planned to add 200,000 square feet of laboratories. 
 
 

TRANSPORTATION - ROADWAYS
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award

Design-Build Project for Central Boulevard Widening, Realignment and Service Loop
Design-Builder: Community Asphalt, Corp. (CAC/OHL) – Felipe Fernandez, P.E. (CAC/OHL)  
Owner: Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) / Miami International Airport (MIA) – Juan Toledo, P.E. (MDX)
Engineer: BCC Engineering, Inc. – Ariel Millan, P.E. (BCC)
Specialty Consultant: A&P Consulting Transportation Engineers, Corp. (APCTE): Lighting Design; Miller Legg & Associates: Landscape Architecture
Specialty Contractor(s): Cobalt Construction Group: Bridge Construction
Other Key Professionals: Daniel Benitez, P.E.: Design Deputy Project Manager
Central Boulevard is the gateway to Miami-Dade County and Miami International Airport and represents the first and last impression of our community for visitors from around the world. The Central Boulevard Widening, Realignment and Service Loop Project provided improvements to the inbound and outbound traffic using Miami International Airport. Through design and construction innovations, the Community Asphalt / BCC Engineering Team saved MDX and MIA $44 million from the original construction estimate.
 

TRANSPORTATION - ROADWAYS
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award

SR 9B from I-95 to North of US 1 New Road Construction
Design-Builder: Superior Construction Company Southeast  
Owner: Florida Department of Transportation, District 2
Engineer: Arcadis U.S., Inc.
Specialty Consultant: ETM (construction, engineering and inspection), DRMP (structures, lighting and ITS Design), AMEC (geotechnical), Cardno (utility coordination) 
Specialty Contractor(s): The Scruggs Company (Concrete Paving), Preferred Materials (Asphalt Paving)
SR 9B is a four-lane limited access highway connecting Duval and St. Johns Counties. The project goal was to add capacity, safety and mobility to an area of northeast Florida that has experienced rapid growth. Accessing I-95 was inconvenient and required traveling heavily congested local roads. The scope includes design and construction of approximately 2.5 miles of roadway and eight bridges, of which four span I-95. It opened to traffic in July. 

 

 

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