2014 Project Award Winners

2014 DBIA Florida Region Project Awards




DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year

SR 710 Big John Monahan Bridge Replacement Design-Build
Indiantown, FL
Design-Builder: Cone & Graham, Inc.  BJM Bridge
Owner: Florida Dept. of Transportation, District 4
Engineer: Wantman Group, Inc.
Specialty Consultants: Lakes Engineering, Inc.
Progressive Design & Engineering, Inc.
Tierra South Florida, Inc.
Land Design South (a Division of WGI)
Garcia Bridge Engineers
Specialty Contractors: The Signal Group, Inc.
Bonn-J Contracting
GRL Engineers
Nature's Keeper
Other Key Professionals: Mr. Fausto Gomez, PE, Project Manager, FDOT District 4
The Big John Monahan Reconstruction project included a unique and strategic land purchase that allowed a bridge shortening of nearly 1000', resulting in approximately $15 million in taxpayer savings. The Cone & Graham/Wantman Group, Inc. Team set 84" FIBs spanning 185' — the longest FIBs ever set in Florida. The Team also received a perfect Contractor's Past Performance Rating of 110 on a large-scale design-build contract and completed the project an impressive 104 days ahead of schedule.
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year
LifeLink Foundation Corporate Headquarters & Laboratories
Tampa, FL
Design-Builder: R.R. Simmons Construction Corporation  LifeLink
Owner: LifeLink Foundation
Architect: kNovations, LLC
Engineer: Stantec Consulting — Civil & Planning
Specialty Consultants: TLC Engineering for Architecture 
Center for Innovative Structures, Inc.
Associated Space Design, Inc.
Hardeman Kempton & Associates, Inc.
Specialty Contractors: Florida Masonry
TriCity Electric
BCH Mechanical
Site Crafters

This 81,000 square foot facility provides LifeLink the type of collaborative space they have deserved for years. For the first time since founding, LifeLink finds itself under a single tent to better serve their donors and recipients.  LifeLink changes people’s lives through their important mission of sharing life giving organs and tissue. R.R. Simmons is very proud to have served the LifeLink Foundation and constituents on this mission of hope.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year
Town of Davie Green Water Project
Davie, FL
Design-Builder: AECOM  DavieGreen
Owner: Town of Davie, Florida
Architect: AECOM
Engineer: AECOM
Specialty Consultant:

Garth Solutions
Florida Design Drilling Corp.

Specialty Contractors:

Youngquist Brothers, Inc.
Sinns & Thomas Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Metro Equipment Service, Inc.
Lanzo Construction Co. Inc.
Garney Construction (formerly Encore Construction)

The Town of Davie, Florida, utilized Progressive Design-Build project delivery to implement a $127 million combined water treatment and water reclamation system project that provides a long term alternate source of potable water and produces treated wastewater effluent for reuse. With a vision of “Making Davie Clean through Green,” the Town contracted with AECOM to design-build a new facility engineered to scale up with anticipated growth and demand, while preserving natural resources.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award
Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway (SR 115)/21st Street Interchange
Design-Builder: Archer Western  MLK Parkway
Owner: Florida Dept. of Transportation District 2
Engineer: GAI Consultants
Specialty Consultants: Universal Engineering (Geotechnical)
Michael Baker Group (Bridge Design Support)

FDOT District Two’s MLK Parkway/21st Street Interchange project in Jacksonville began in November 2011 and was completed in May 2014. This $31M effort involved the design and construction of improvements to enhance corridor safety and improve access to JAXPORT’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal. Archer Western and GAI Consultants provided the realignment of SR 115 between Phoenix Avenue and East 15th Street, a new interchange between SR 115 and 21st Street, and improvements to the existing Phoenix Avenue Interchange.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award
SR 423 / SR 434 John Young Parkway Extension Design-Build
Design-Builder: Southland Construction, Inc.  JYP
Owner: Florida Dept. of Transportation District 5
Engineer: Dewberry Engineers
Specialty Consultants:

Comprehensive Engineering Services
Omni Communications

Other Key Professionals: Jacobs Engineering (CEI)

The SR 423 / SR 434 John Young Parkway Extension Design-Build project widened, extended and realigned SR 423 to connect to SR 434 at Edgewater Drive.  Work included widening from 4- to 6-lanes 1 mile of the existing roadway from Shader Road to US 441, construction of two new flyover bridges over US 441 and the Florida Central Railroad and a 1-mile new alignment extension connecting John Young Parkway to Forest City Road/SR 434.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award
Murray Park Aquatic Center
South Miami, FL
Design-Builder: Recreational Design & Construction, Inc.  MurrayPool
Owner: City of South Miami
Architect: Zyscovich Architects
Engineer: Schwebke-Shiskin & Associates, Inc.
Specialty Consultants:

Aquadynamics Design Group, Inc.
Construction Consultants of Florida, Inc.
Curtis + Rogers Design Studio, Inc.
Edwards & Partners, Inc.
Louis J. Aguirre & Associates, PA

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award
Government Cut Utility Relocation Projects
Design-Builder:  Ric-Man Construction, Inc. GovernmentCut                                      
Owner: Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department
Engineer:  Hazen and Sawyer, PC
Specialty Consultants: Jacobs Associates
Specialty Contractors:

Michels Corporation (FM Micro-tunnel Leg 1)
Super Excavators, Inc. (FM Micro-tunnel Leg 2)
Mears Group Inc. (WM HDD)

Other Key Professionals: AECOM, Design Criteria Professional
Parson Brinckerhoff, Construction Management/Inspection

The Government Cut Utility Relocation Project is the largest design-build contract completed to date by the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department. The project was completed in preparation for the Deep Dredge at the Port of Miami, and includes a critical 54-inch forcemain replacement via micro-tunnel, as well as a 20-inch watermain replacement via horizontal directional drill, all beneath the Biscayne Bay.  The design-build team was led by Ric-Man Construction, in association with Hazen and Sawyer.


DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award

US 27 (SR 25) Interchange at SR 50
Design-Builder: PRINCE Contracting, LLC  US27Prince
Owner: Florida Department of Transportation
Engineer: Atkins Global
The project scope consisted of design and reconstruction of two four-lane rural arterial roadways to six-lane divided suburban and urban arterial roadways, as well as the replacement of an existing interchange including reconfiguration of the ramps to loop ramps in each quadrant. Major work elements included concrete and asphalt paving, a two-span bridge structure built on steel H-pile foundations, drainage system improvements, signalization improvements including interconnect construction, retaining walls, MSE walls, lighting, signagge and striping. 

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award

Selmon Expressway Deck Replacement and Widening
Design-Builder: Granite Construction Company  Granite_ParsonsMLK
Owner: Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority
Client: Florida Dept. of Transportation District 7
Engineer: Parsons Transportation Group
Specialty Consultants: ICON Consultant Group
Suncoast Design
Ardaman & Associates
Dan Brown & Associates
Scheda Ecological Associates
Specialty Contractor: Sonny Glasbrenner, Inc.
ATS Drilling, Inc

This $64 million design-build project re-decked and widened approximately 1.5 miles of the existing Selmon Expressway in Tampa, Florida. Elevated over 16 city streets, the expressway was widened from four to six lanes while maintaining two open lanes of traffic at all times. Work also included the installation of precast bridge beams, 240 drilled foundations, CIP concrete piers, and replacement of existing bridge decks. 


DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award

I-295/Collins Road Interchange & Collector-Distributor Roady System
Design-Builder: Superior Construction Company  I295SuperiorJacobs
Owner: Florida Dept. of Transportation District 2
Engineer: Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
Specialty Consultants: Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc.
Ghiotto & Associates, Inc.
Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc.
F.R. Aleman & Associates, Inc.
Specialty Contractors: Miller Electric Company
Other Key Professionals: GAI Consultants (CEI)

This project was the design and construction of the new I-295/Collins Road Interchange and Collector Distributor road system from north of Roosevelt Boulevard to south of Morse Avenue. The CD road system is used to access the Blanding and Collins Interchanges. The project required construction of new bridges over the Ortega River and Blanding Boulevard, widening of the southbound span of the CSX Railroad and modifications to the Blanding Blvd. ramps.


DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award

Northrop Grumman, Center of Excellence Building 228
Melbourne, FL
Design-Builder: The Austin Company  Northrop_Grumman
Owner: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Architect: The Austin Company
Engineer: The Austin Company

In early 2013, Northrop Grumman designated their Melbourne, Florida, campus as a Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence, ultimately uniting multiple aspects of Northrop Grumman’s manned military aircraft programs on a common site. Northrop Grumman selected The Austin Company as a strategic partner to provide planning, architectural design, engineering and construction management services for Building 228, a new 210,000 SF program management, engineering and lab building to support expansion of the campus. The project was implemented in just 14 months.


DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award

Main Street Water Treatment Plant — Orange Street Reservoir Replacement Project
Jacksonville, FL
Design-Builder: Haskell  Orange_Street
Owner: JEA
Engineer: Black & Veatch
Specialty Consultant: Flagg Design Studio

JEA selected Haskell to design and build the advanced ozone treatment system and add finished water storage capacity to the 24 MGD facility. The project consisted of replacing the existing 3 MG ground storage tank, an evaluation of Alternative Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Removal Systems for odor control and the installation of the advanced ozone system. The project completion date was critical to meet regulatory requirements and Haskell ensured the plant remained operational to provide continuous service.


DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award

Central Sumter Utility Wastewater Treatment Facility
Sumter County, FL
Design-Builder: Garney Construction  Central Sumter Plant
Owner: Central Sumter Utility Company, LLC
Architect: KP Studio Architect
Engineer: BESH
Specialty Consultant: BESH
Specialty Contractor: North Lake Electric, Inc.

This project for Central Sumter Utility Company, LLC consisted of the design and construction of a 2.0 MGD wastewater plant. Construction included two oxidation ditches, a mixed liquor splitter box, two 70' diameter clarifiers, headworks, RAS/WAS pump station, effluent filters, chlorine contact basin, hypochlorite building, four sludge holding tanks, an emergency generator, an electrical building, a sludge press building with belt press equipment, a plant recycle pump station, and yard piping.

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