2012 DBIA Florida Region Project Awards


2012 Award Winners

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year
Nova Southeastern University Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Science Research Facility
Hollywood, FL
Design-Builder: Moss/Miller, LLC  
Owner: Nova Southeastern University
Architect: Cannon Design in association with ACAI Associates, Inc.
Engineers: Bliss & Nyitray, Inc.
Craven Thompson and Associates, Inc.
Cannon Design
Specialty Consultants: IBA Consultants, Inc.
This 5-story, 87,000 square foot, LEED Silver certified graduate-level research facility is currently the only facility in the United States dedicated to coral reef ecosystem research and preservation. The facility encompasses all disciplines required for integrated coral reef studies, including geospatial analysis and mapping, biodiversity, plant and animal studies, genomics, and hydrodynamics. This iconic facility will profoundly and beneficially impact the precious and dwindling resource at the heart of South Florida’s identity – the coral reef ecosystem.
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award
University of South Florida Athletic Facilities
Tampa, FL
Design-Builder: R.R. Simmons Construction Corporation  
Owner: USF Financing Corporation
Architect: R.R. Simmons Construction Corporation Populous Inc.
Engineer: King Engineering Associates, Inc.
Specialty Contractors: Q.G.S. Development, Inc
Florida Masonry Construction Company
Metromont Corporation
Baker Concrete Construction, Inc.
BCH Mechanical Inc.
Gulf Electric Company
Valleycrest Landscape Development Inc.
Other Key Professionals: Walter P. Moore and Associates Inc.
Center for Innovative Structures Inc.
Henderson Engineers Inc.
Brady & Anglin Consulting Engineers of Florida Inc.
L.A. Design, P.A.
Encompassing six venues spanning 43 acres, this project has transformed USF Athletics. The Muma Basketball Center, Morsani Football Practice Complex, USF Baseball Stadium, and the USF Softball Stadium are all ranked as “Top Five” college venues, and the Corbett Soccer Stadium recently hosted NCAA Tournament qualifying events. Completed with no public funding and a budget less than half that of most programs, this project is the largest simultaneous delivery of multiple venues in Division I sports.
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award
University of Central Florida Baseball Stadium Expansion Phase 1
Orlando, FL
Design-Builder: Skanska USA Building Inc.  
Owner: University of Central Florida
Architect: DLR Group, Inc.
Engineer: DLR Group, Inc.
The University of Central Florida hired the design-build team of Skanska DLR Group to expand the baseball stadium at the main campus in Orlando, Florida. Phase One added 1,000 general admission seats (777 of these were constructed on an elevated grandstand) and expansion of the existing group restrooms and was completed on February 17, 2012. The overall scope is to create a minor league ball park experience for baseball fans.
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award
Premier Beverage Distribution Facility & Corporate Office
Tampa, FL
Design-Builder: R.R. Simmons Design and Construction, LLC  
Owner: HIM Tampa Realty, LLC
Architect: Knovations, LLC
Engineer: KingGuinn Associates, P.A., Inc.
Specialty Consultant: TLC Engineering for Architecture, Inc.
Specialty Contractors: Kearney Development Company, Inc.
T&T Construction of Central Florida, Inc.
Steelfab Inc.
Sutter Roofing, Inc.
BCH Mechanical Inc.
Cox Fire Protection Inc.
Gulf Electric Company
Situated on over 100 acres, this impressive facility includes a 50,000 square foot office and a 520,000 square foot state-of-the-art distribution facility featuring more than two miles of material handling equipment. With innovative and cost effective solutions and a phased delivery, the team delivered one of the largest LEED Silver Certified industrial facilities in the southeast and enabled the owner to begin storing product in the massive 12-acre facility less than nine months after commencement of fieldwork.
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year
Winter Haven, FL
Design-Builder: PCL Construction Services, Inc.  
Owner: Merlin Entertainments Group, Ltd.
Architect: Morris Architects
Engineer: Allan & Conrad, Inc.
CES Mechanical
AK Scruggs exp, inc.
Specialty Consultants: SCMH Architects
Julian Garcia
McVay-Wood Engineering
Spade Irrigation Design
Specialty Contractors: Weller Pools
The Nassal Company
PCL and Morris Architects provided design-build and general contracting services for the largest LEGOLAND theme park in the world. The park, which is constructed on the former Cypress Gardens site in Winter Haven, FL, includes the construction of 46 new rides, shows, buildings, and attractions: the renovation of 23 existing structures; the installation of new infrastructure; upgrades of existing infrastructure; and the installation of extensive hardscape, landscape, and historic tree relocation and restoration.
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award
University of Florida College of Engineering Design-Build Renovations
Gainesville, FL
Design-Builder: Charles Perry Partners, Inc.  
Owner: University of Florida
Architect: Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc.
Engineer: Moses & Associates
In 2009 the College of Engineering received a grant from the Federal Government under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Portions of four separate buildings (Benton Hall, Larsen Hall, Weil Hall, and Nuclear Science) were chosen for renovation in order to create more lab space, reduce energy consumption, upgrade to the latest codes, and allow for more technologically advanced research space.  A total of 35,000 – 40,000 square feet was the estimated scope based on the total project budget of $7.5 million, including fees, surveys and tests, commissioning, FF&E, and contingencies.  In November 2009 the University issued a request for Design-Builder Qualifications.  In January 2010, the University selected the team of CPPI, RS&H, and Moses and Associates.
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year
Miami, FL
Design-Builder:  CONDOTTE/DE MOYA, JV  
Owner: Florida Department of Transportation, District Six
Engineer:  BCC Engineering, Inc.
Specialty Consultant: T.Y. Lin International
Other Key Professionals: Ali Toghiani, PE, FDOT Project Manager, Palmetto Expressway Improvements Project
Jason Change, PE, FDOT Design Project Manager, Section 2
Dari Vorce, FDOT Construction Project Manager, Section 2
Steve McCue, PE, Senior Project Engineer, New Millennium Companies
This capacity-improvement project consisted of reconstructing three major urban interchanges including a system-to-system connection with SR 874. Some of the most significant project challenges included a complex highway geometry, skewed curved steel bridges, and a multi-phased traffic control scheme capable of handling a large volume of traffic during construction. Since its completion, the area has experienced a significant relief in congestion; this is noteworthy considering this SIS facility carries more than 150,000 trips per day.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award

I-95 Noise Barrier Wall in Delray Beach
Delray Beach, FL
Design-Builder: State Contracting & Engineering Corporation  
Owner: Florida Department of Transportation, District Four
Engineer: Keith and Schnars, P.A.
Specialty Contractors: Ebsary Foundation Co. and Concrete Impressions of Florida, Inc.
The design-build team of State Contracting & Engineering Corporation and Keith and Schnars successfully completed this sound barrier wall project alongside I-95 in Delray Beach for FDOT District 4. The team designed and installed a precast sound barrier wall and a cast-in-place traffic railing/sound barrier along the east side of I-95 Right-of-Way. The project was completed 35 days early in December 2011.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award

A. Max Brewer Bridge Replacement
Titusville, FL
Design-Builder: The Lane Construction Corporation  
Owner: Florida Department of Transportation, District Five
Engineer: DRMP, Inc.
Specialty Consultants: Kisinger Campo & Associates (KCA)
Finley Engineering Group
This project consisted of demolition of the existing bridge and construction of a new 3,207' bridge. The bridge superstructure is comprised of pre-tensioned 78" bulb-tee approach spans and a post-tensioned three-span continuous modified 78" bulb-tee channel unit. The work included reconstruction/realignment of the roadway and bridge approaches. The bridge has two 12' lanes, 8' outside shoulders and 5' wide sidewalks. In addition, a fishing pier was constructed that extends 300' into the river.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year

North Lee County Water Treatment Plant Expansion
North Fort Myers, FL
Design-Builder: Mitchell & Stark Construction Co., Inc.  
Owner: Lee County Utilities
Engineer: Carollo Engineers, Inc.
Specialty Consultant: ADS Engineering, Inc.
Specialty Contractors: Harn RO System, Inc.Cogburn Bros., Inc.
BCI Technologies, Inc.
The North Lee County Water Treatment Plant Expansion Project is a compelling lesson in how the right project delivery method can affect the successful outcome of a project. In this case, Lee County Utilities was faced with multiple challenges: build a reliable treatment facility, make it easy to operate and maintain, and have it delivered on budget with an aggressive schedule. 

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award

2.0-MGD Nanofiltration Water Treatment Plant Addition
Dania Beach, FL
Design-Builder: CDM Smith  
Owner: City of Dania Beach
Architect: CDM Smith
Engineer: CDM Smith
Specialty Contractor: Biwater AEWT, Inc.
Other Key Professionals: Frederick Bloetscher, Ph.D., P.E.
The City of Dania Beach Nanofiltration Water Treatment Plant project includes the design, permitting, construction, and operational training. The project adds a new 2-million gallon per day water treatment system using membrane technology to supplement the existing 3-million gallon per day lime softening process. A LEED Gold Certified membrane building houses two innovative four-stage nanofiltration membrane units, a new operations control center as well as administrative offices.

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