2013 DBIA Florida Region Project Awards





DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year

The Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Florida
Port St. Lucie, FL
Design-Builder: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company  VGTI
Owner: VGTI of Florida
Architect: HOK Architects
Engineers: Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI) (MEP Engineer)
Specialty Consultants: Walter P. Moore (Structural Engineer)
Other Key Professionals: Camarda Development
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VGTI of Florida was founded through the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon and conceived after an investment was made by the State of Florida's Innovative Inventive Fund, combined with a commitment by the City of Port St. Lucie. The building is highly technical and includes BSL-2, BSL-3, ABSL-3 and vivarium spaces. The facility exceeded the client's vision of focusing on the science within, while meeting high performance and sustainable standards.
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year Award
Aircraft Services Education Facility
Jacksonville, FL
Design-Builder: Dana B. Kenyon/RS&H  Aircraft Facility
Owner: Florida State College at Jacksonville and Jacksonville Aviation Authority
Architect: RS&H
Engineer: RS&H
The Aircraft Services Education Facility (ASEF) is located at Cecil Field, which is a former Naval Air Base in Jacksonville, Florida. The 120,000-square-foot facility is jointly owned by Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) and the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA). It includes two maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) bays that can accommodate two Boeing 757s and one aircraft coating bay capable of servicing and painting planes as large as a Boeing 767-300. It also includes adjoining classroom space for FSCJ's aviation-industry related training programs. In addition to aircraft coating, maintenance, and repair operations, this facility features administrative spaces including offices, conference rooms, break room, training room, lounge, classrooms, lab, and locker rooms.
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award
The University of Tampa Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Sports Complex
Design-Builder: R.R. Simmons Construction Corporation  UT Athletic Center
Owner: The University of Tampa
Architect: R.R. Simmons Construction Corporation
Engineer: Center for Innovative Structures - Structural Engineer
Specialty Consultant(s):

Brady & Anglin (MEP)
Mills & Associates (Civil) 

Specialty Contractor(s):

Metromont (Precast Concrete)
Tri-City Electric
BCH Mechanical
FieldTurf (Synthetic Field)
Hardeman Landscape 

The University of Tampa hired R.R. Simmons Construction to design and build a competitive playing center that would offer an attractive environment to recruit top quality talent. R.R. Simmons took a holistic approach to the University's needs and was able to provide a more historically classic structure that provides a state-of-the-art synthetic playing surface and the durability of a total concrete frame. The facility puts a new face on the western boundary of this historic campus.
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year Award
Home Porting Fast Response Cutters
USCG Sector Key West, FL 
Design-Builder: Haskell  USCG Home Porting
Owner: United States Coast Guard
Architect: Haskell
Specialty Consultant: Olin Hydrographic Solutions (Marine Engineering Services
FCB Engineering (Fire Protection Engineer 
Specialty Contractors: Mil-Con Electric Company
B&L Beneway, Inc.
Bella Construction 
USCG Station Key West's history, critical nature, and coastal location played a key role in Haskell's delivery of this LEED Silver-designated upgrade. Timing was of the essence; historical context was key; eco-sensitive environment had to be protected; and day-to-day waterfront operations of the Station could not be impacted. The Home Porting FRC project will improve the Coast Guard's ability to protect the public, the environment, and U.S. interests in support of homeland security.
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award
Gibson Park
Miami, FL
Design-Builder: Recreational Design & Construction, Inc.  Gibson Park
Owner: City of Miami
Architect: Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
Engineer: Stantec Consulting Services, 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
The Spinnaker Group, Inc. 

Specialty Contractors: Art Forever Studios
Myrtha Pools 

In the 1940s, the Overtown Community was home to hundreds of black-owned businesses. Restoring a parcel of land to accommodate a recreational facility, while retaining the cultural identity of this historic, urban neighborhood was a project that generated widespread community support. 

Situated on 14 acres of land is Gibson Park, located at 13th Street and NW Third Avenue - once considered Overtown's "main street." The project components include a multipurpose athletic field, 6,491sf recreational building, Myrtha Recreational Pool, tot pool, 2,500 sf playground, open-play areas and site amenities.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award
UF Health Springhill
Gainesville, FL
Design-Builder: Skanska USA Building Inc.  UFHealthSpringhill
Owner: UF Health
Architect: Flad Architects
Engineer: Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Other Key Professionals: Causseaux, Hewett & Walpole Inc.
The Skanska/Flad team was selected as the design-builder for a new medical office building (MOB) required to support the first step in a series of expansions to relocate select University of Florida (UF) Health clinical services to a new campus. The design and construction of the first building on the new campus is a five-story 111,000 SF MOB. this facility houses clinical suites for dermatology, child psychology, women's helath and pain management. 
DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
Tampa, FL
Design-Builder:  R.R. Simmons Construction Corporation GrowBank                                      
Owner: Grow Finanical Federal Credit Union
Architect: R.R. Simmons Construction Corporation
Engineer:  Center for Innovative Structures - Structural
Specialty Consultants: Brady & Anglin (MEP)
Fuxan & Associates (Civil) 
Specialty Contractors: Florida Masonry Construction
Gulf Electric
Other Key Professionals: LA Design (landscape designer)
Grow Financial wanted to present a totally different way to connect with their banking customers - one that was personal, quick and fun. R.R. Simmons was retained to design and build this cultural change into their new banking prototypes. The atmosphere is anything but your father's branch bank. 

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year Award

Interstate 4 Spanning Reedy Creek
Design-Builder: The Lane Construction Corporation  ReedyCreek
Owner: Florida Department of Transportation, District Five
Engineer: Gannett Fleming, Inc.
The project consisted of design and installation of a supplemental substructure system on the Interstate 4 (I-4) bridges spanning Reedy Creek. the twin, six span bridges were identified as scour critical. The project called for crutch bents at all intermediate bent locations in order to transfer load paths to new and deeper foundations. The design utilized modified 78-inch Florida Bulb T-cross-beams supported on 30-inch diameter, steel pipe pile footings.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award

Design-Build: SR-93/I-75 and Miramar Parkway Interchange Improvements: Broward County: FPN: 414561-1-52-01/414561-2-52-01, Contract No.: E4K87
Design-Builder: Community Asphalt Corp. & Stantech Consulting Services Inc. (C3TS)  Miramar Pkwy
Owner: Florida Department of Transportation, District Four
Engineer: Santec Consulting Services Inc. (C3TS)
Specialty Consultants: RJB Engineering, LLC (Signalization)
New Millennium (Structures)
VHB Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (ITS)
Miller Legg (Survey, Landscaping)
Geosol (Geotech)
Specialty Contractor: Gimrock Construction, Inc. (Bridge and Soundwall)
Other Key Professionals: Roxanne Riggs, P.E. (FDOT Construction Manager)  
This project includes the partial urbanization improvments at the Miramar Parkway Interchange, including realignment of the exit and entrance ramps; signalized intersections; the construction of two new I-75 auxiliary lanes between the Turnpike and Miramar Parkway, milling and resurfacing of I-75 mainline; sound walls along the project length, intelligent transportation systems, bridge deck replacement over the Snake Creek CAnal; and construction of sidewalks and bike lanes on Miramar Parkway.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award

Dixie Highway Flyover Design-Build
Design-Builder: Cone & Graham, Inc.  Dixie_Highway_Flyover
Owner: Florida Department of Transportation District Four
Engineer: Wantman Group, Inc.
Specialty Consultants: Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc.
Progressive Design & Engineering, Inc.
Tierra South Florida, Inc.
TransSystems Corporation
Tensor Engineering
Dickey Consulting Services, Inc. 
Specialty Contractors: Hardrives, Inc.
Bonn-J Contracting, Inc.
the Signal Group, Inc.
GRL Engineers, Inc. 
Other Key Professionals: Ms. Nadir Rodrigues, Project Manager, FDOT District 4
The Dixie Highway Flyover Design-Build centered on constructing a 1,400-foot curved steel structure and a 192.5-ton steel cap, the single largest component ever permanently set above FEC railroad in Florida. This work, including surface roads, was completed 95 days ahead of schedule and $7.5M under budget. 

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award

SR-5 (US-1) over San Sebastian River Bridge Replacement
St. Augustine, FL
Design-Builder: Archer Western  SanSebastian Bridge
Owner: Florida Epartment of Transportation, Disctrict 2
Engineer: GAI Consultants, Inc.
Specialty Contractor: Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc.
Comprehensive Engineering Services, Inc.
Environmental Services, Inc.
Taylor Engineering, Inc. 
Other Key Professionals: Sharon Griffiths, FDOT District 2
Jeff Williams, FDOT District 2 
The Archer Western/GAI Team provideded the design and construction of a replacement bridge on US 1 over the San Sebastian River as a gateway to St. Augustine's historic district for FDOT District 2. Through innovative design and construction, they were able to deliver the project within an expedited, "no excuses" contract schedule. The project team completed the project ahead of the City of St. Augustine's celebration activities planned for the 450th anniversary of its founding.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award

Legacy Trail Pedestrian Bridge
Venice, FL
Design-Builder: ZEP Construction Inc.  Legacy_Trail
Owner: Florida Epartment of Transportation, Disctrict One
Engineer: American Consulting Engineers of Florida
Specialty Consultant: Tierra, Inc. (Geotechnical)
Specialty Contractor: Italian Cast Stone and Standard Concrete
This partnership provided the necessary link to the Legacy Trail that eliminated pedestrian/traffic conflicts at US 41. Both the stakeholder's and the Zep/American team's focus on aesthetics resulted in this picturesque bridge. This 12' wide trail bridge utilizes U-beams to support the 118' spans over US 41 along with architectural towers, barrier form liners, slender piers among numerous other details to meet the aesthetic requirements that the surrounding community has greatly appreciated. 

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award

US 27 (SR 25) Design-Build Widening from North of Lake Louisa to Cluster Oak Drive
Lake County, FL
Design-Builder: Prince Contracting, LLC  
Owner: State of Florida Department of Transportation
Engineer: Atkins Global
This project scope consisted of design and construction of 3.848 miles of four-lane rural arterial to a six-lane divided suburban and urban arterial roadway. This project was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in Lake County, Florida. Major work elements included survey, design, roadway widening and reconstruction, stormwater facilities improvements, utility relocation, retaining, MSE, and steel sheet pile walls, signals, signage, and striping completed with a timeframe indicated in the technical proposal.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year Award

JEA Total Water Management Plan Segment 2 - River Crossing
Jacksonville, FL
Design-Builder: Haskell  JEA Total Water Mgmt Plan Seg 2
Owner: JEA
Engineer: Jacobs
Specialty Contractor: Michels Corporation
The cornerstone of the Total Water Management Plan for JEA was the Segment 2 River Crossing. The River Crossing consisted of a 6,572 horizontal directional drill (HDD) under the St. Johns River in order to install a 36-inch steel potable water line, which was installed as a single pipe string. The design and construction of this project was challenging and complex and required close coordination between the Design-Build team, JEA, regulatory agencies and the public.

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