Project Awards

2018 DBIA Florida Region Project Awards

2017 DBIA Florida Region 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




DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year

Ion Exchange Resin Plant and East Water Treatment Plant Improvements
Boyton Beach, FL 
Design-Builder: CDM Smith  
Owner: The City of Boynton Beach
Engineer: CDM Smith
Architect:     CDM Smith  
Specialty Consultant(s): DCR Engineering Services, The Merchant Strategy  
Specialty Contractor(s): Carollo Design-Build Group, Crom LLC, Loveland Electrical  
In 2015, the City of Boynton Beach authorized CDM Smith to proceed with the progressive design-build of the East WTP Ion Exchange and Upgrades Project, which included completion of design, procurement of services and equipment, and construction services resulting in a turnkey facility. The plant now processes 24 mgd and is equipped with a state-of-the art MIEX® pretreatment system. Other improvements incorporate filter valve replacements; modifications to the disinfection system; replacement of the existing high service pumps; and a new 3.0-MG finished water storage tank. The project achieved a Bronze Envision Certification from the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure.
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year
Pompano Beach Pier Parking Garage
Pompano Beach, FL
Design-Builder: Kaufman Lynn Construction
Owner: City of Pompano Beach
Architect: Currie Sowards Aguila Architects
Specialty Contractor: Metromont
Other Key Professionals:


The Pompano Beach Parking Garage is an iconic, 662-space, 239,400 sq. ft., mixed-use parking structure. Program elements were designed and constructed to allow for future developments which include retail space, a tourism office, a welcome center, and a storage area for lifeguard operations. The garage serves as the corner piece of the Pompano Pier Park master development and provides a sustainable parking option to serve the needs of the revitalized beach area. This project was delivered on budget at 20.6 million, and ahead of schedule, taking 355 days to complete.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year
SR 9 (I-95) Overland Bridge Replacement Design-Build
Jacksonville, FL 
Design-Builder: Archer Western
Owner: FDOT, District 2
Engineer: RS&H
Specialty Consultants: GAI Consultants, IDA Consulting Engineers, Inc., Clary & Associates, Inc.
Specialty Contractors: Atlantic Coast Asphalt, James D. Hinson Electrical Contracting

The SR 9 (I-95) Overland Bridge Replacement design-build revitalized a critical 2.6-mile stretch of I95 in Jacksonville, Florida's largest arterial road and evacuation route. The Overland Bridge, a gateway into Downtown Jacksonville, was structurally deficient and in need of renovation and expansion to continue serving as one of the city's most important corridors. Archer Western and RS&H provided upgrades on an accelerated schedule, adding capacity, mobility, and safety with minimal public inconvenience. The design-build team delivered schedule and cost savings while navigating challenges such as narrow right-of-way and utility relocation to complete the largest design-build project in Jacksonville's history.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year
Downtown Bonita Springs Redevelopment
Bonita Springs, FL 
Design-Builder: Wright Construction Group, Inc.
Owner: City of Bonita Springs
Architect: Stantec, Inc.
Engineer: Agnoli, Barber and Brundage, Inc.
Specialty Consultants: Trebilcock Consulting Solutions, Alternative Street Design
Specialty Contractors: American Infrastructure, MAJ Contracting, Gulf Coast Underground  
Other Key Professionals: Greg Rawl, PG  
The City’s historic downtown riverfront district was slow to experience redevelopment. Redevelopment was hampered by small and irregular lot shapes that could not economically support stormwater treatment nor parking needs. The City elected to proceed with an enhancement project utilizing Progressive Design-Build to address the stormwater storage/treatment issue and increase parking while enhancing the streetscape and public access to the many public facilities. A walkable downtown centered around the riverfront and adjacent park with entry gateways was a part of the overall goal. Bordered on the north by the Imperial River and South by Oak Creek, the bridges were enhanced with open railings to create the entry features, and two roundabouts were constructed to eliminate existing traffic signals and while calming traffic.
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award
Design-Build of Golden Gate Boulevard 4-Lane
Collier County, FL 
Design-Builder: Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC  
Owner: Collier County



The Ajax/Stantec team utilized a Design-Build method of delivery for the design and construction of the Golden Gate Boulevard 4-Lane widening project, east of Wilson Boulevard in Collier County, Florida. Services included the design and preparation of a complete set of construction plans and special provisions, the construction of bridge/structural improvements and roadway improvements to the transportation facility, and Big Cypress Basin (SFWMD) right-of-way permitting.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award
PGA Boulevard Reconstruction Design-Build Project (SR 710 to C-18 Canal)
Design-Builder: The Ranger Construction Industries, Inc. Team (Ranger/WGI)
Owner: FDOT District 4
Engineer: Wantman Group, Inc.
Specialty Consultant: Tierra South Florida
Specialty Contractor: Cone & Graham
Other Key Professionals: Jason Daley, DBIA; Michael Davis, DBIA
This successful design-build project rapidly alleviated flooding along a two-mile portion of PGA Boulevard by raising its centerline. It improved vehicular mobility, hydrologic connectivity between Loxahatchee Slough and Grassy Waters Preserve, and reduced the loss of freshwater to tide. FDOT’s design-build contract with Ranger/WGI expedited project delivery and enabled community participation in developing Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) plans – a critical issue. Design-build enabled Ranger/WGI to use innovations to reduce wetland impacts by an acre, eliminate MSE walls, and give the slough’s water managers greater operational flexibility. Design and construction were completed in an impressive 11 months, on-schedule and under-budget.
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award
SR 44 Roundabout at Grand Avenue
Design-Builder: Atlantic Civil Constructors Corporation
Owner: FDOT District 5
Engineer: Horizon Engineering Group, Inc.
Specialty Consultant: Tierra South Florida
In recent years SR 44 at Grand Avenue had become a dangerous intersection involving serious crashes. In 2016 this project became a top priority for Volusia County as well as the Florida Department of Transportation and received support from Governor Scott in expediting its completion. The Department, Volusia County, and Design Build Team worked seamlessly to ensure the project maintained the 250-day NO EXCUSE schedule. The project included a comprehensive Public Awareness Program to 1) keep the public informed of the progress and 2) educate the public regarding how the new roundabout will function once completed. This project exemplifies the true spirit of Teamwork.
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award
Toho Square Parking Garage
Design-Builder: R.R. Simmons Construction
Owner: City of Kissimmee
Architect: Knovations
Engineer: Cardno Haynes Whaley
Specialty Consultant: KBA Engineering
Specialty Contractor: Metromont  
Other Key Professionals: Mosaic Partners IV, LLC - Developer
Seamlessly blending the future into the past can challenge authenticity. As the Design/Builder in a public-private partnership with Mosaic Partners and the City of Kissimmee, R.R. Simmons Construction Corporation met this challenge, delivering a new urban parking solution that equally serves functionality and form. The clever use and mix of materials in the cladding of the TOHO Square Parking Garage offers the historic authenticity the City required while the precast structure provides superior building performance and affordability. Design-Build was the perfect match to address the complicated coordination and delivery requirements of this project.
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award
South Terminal Support Area Roadway Improvements - Tampa International Airport
Tampa, FL 
Design-Builder: Kimmins-Atkins Design-Build Team
Owner: Hillsborough County Aviation Authority
Other Key Professionals: Irwin Prescott, Project Manager
Ashley Henzel, Highway Engineer
Caroline Cation Smith
This Project provided for the design and construction of the STSA Roadway Improvements at Tampa International Airport to serve the new Rental Car Center and SkyConnect system, existing Economy Parking facility, Cell Phone lot, ongoing STSA tenant operations; as well as the ultimate buildout, including a hotel and office space that will eventually generate higher traffic demands.

The roadway system of the STSA supports and reinforces HCAA's vision for world-class service and the portrayal of the Tampa Bay region as an economic global gateway for tourism and business. During construction operational characteristics and excellent service were maintained.

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