2015 Project Award Winners


DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year

Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building
Miramar, FL

Design-Builder:Hensel Phelps
Owner:General Services Administration
Engineer:Walter P. Moore and Associates (Structural Engineer); Atkins (Civil Engineer); Syska Hennessy Group (MEP Engineer)
Specialty Consultants:Rolf Jensen & Associates (Fire Protection); Gordon H. Smith Corporation (Curtain Wall); Hinman Consulting Engineers, Inc. (Blast Analysis)
Specialty Contractors:M.C. Dean, Inc. (Electrical Subcontractor); John J. Kirlin, Inc. (Mechanical Subcontractor); Enclos Corp. (Curtain Wall Subcontractor)
Other Key Professionals:Krueck & Sexton (Bridging Design Architect); Jacobs (Program Manager)

The General Services Administration selected Hensel Phelps as the Design-Builder for the Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building project in Miramar, Florida. Totaling 383,000 SF, this project consolidates a Federal agencys forces, which were previously spread across 12 different locations in South Florida. With a construction cost of $160 million, this LEED Platinum C&S and Gold CI project includes enhanced security specifications, a parking structure, and multiple buildings on a 20-acre site.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year

Peak 1- Tampa 3.0 Data Center
Tampa, FL

Design-Builder:R.R. Simmons Construction Corporation
Owner:Peak 10
Architect:kNovations, LLC
Engineer:Leap Associates (Structural Engineer)
Specialty Consultants:King Engineering (Civil/Landscape Engineers)
Other Key Professionals:Brady & Anglin (MEP Engineers)

Peak 10's Tampa 3.0 Data Center represents the state of the art in hardened storm resistant construction for cloud data. This two story, 100% concrete solution provides Peak 10's clients the most robust data storage facility in the Peak 10 system of facilities. Carefully centered on a four acre, heavily-wooded business park location, this facility is both strong against the forces of Mother Nature while being environmentally sensitive to the pristine surroundings it inhabits.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year

South District Wastewater Treatment Plant Cogeneration Facility Improvements
Miami, FL

Design-Builder:Poole & Kent Company of Florida
Owner:Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Dept.
Brown and Caldwell
Specialty Consultants:
Avino & Associates, Architects International, A&P Consulting
Transportation Engineers, Leiter Perez & Associates, Kaderabek Company

Specialty Contractors:

American Electric of Miami, Revere Control Systems,
Transamerica Construction, Amherst Maintenance, Dodec, Inc., Faithful and True

This complex upgrades project consisted of design, permitting, supply, fabrication/installation of four new 2,000 kW cogeneration units, programming of the equipment controls, system check out, start-up, reliability demonstration, performance testing, and warranty of all new cogeneration units and ancillary systems. It also included digester and landfill gas conditioning systems; hot oil heat recovery systems; hot water and supply system; 5kV arc flash resistant switchgear; engine room ventilation system; 100-ton non-electric absorption chiller; digester scrubbing system.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year

Veterans Memorial Bridge

Design-Builder:Archer Western
Owner:Florida Dept. of Transportation District 4 and Martin County
Specialty Contractor:Ranger Construction Industries
Other Key Professionals:Cardno TBE, Inc. and Target Engineering, Inc. (CEI)

The Veterans Memorial Bridge, one of the largest design-build projects let by FDOT in 2009, includes two miles of CR 714 on new alignment, two intersection reconstructions, and a new 3,100-foot, high-level concrete bridge. An important part of the connection between Floridas Turnpike and US 1/SR 5, the bridge reduces travel times while also improving capacity, safety, and emergency evacuation. The bridge is a coastal treasure and serves as a model for success in design-build.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award

Southbank Riverwalk Redevelopment 
Jacksonville, FL 

Owner:City of Jacksonville
Christopher D. Flagg, FASLA, FLAGG Design Studio
Engineer:Max Mozo, PE, CH2M
Specialty Consultants:Misener Marine Construction, Inc
Other Key Professionals:
Charlie Rochealeau, DBIA, Project Director

Will Inman, DBIA, Project Manager

Terry Spain, Superintendent

Lance Simons, Safety Manager

Tom Grogan, PE, Quality Manager

Robin Waddell, Diversity/JSEB Coordinator 

Responding to the many design and program considerations, the new Southbank Riverwalk creates an off-shore linear park, and a unique riverfront experience.  Considered originally as a replacement project for a wooden boardwalk well past its functional lifespan, The Haskell Company was chosen as the design-builder to undertake the re-purposing of this 4,000 linear foot boardwalk along the city of Jacksonvilles south bank of the St Johns River.  The challenges were to create a sustainable structure which fully embraces the amenities of the river front, while recapturing the opportunity to establish this as a destination for the community and visitors alike.  

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award

City of Venice - Water Treatment Plant RO and SCADA System Project
Venice, FL

Owner:City of Venice, Florida
Engineer: McKim & Creed

The Haskell Company and McKim & Creed partnered to create a specialized Design-Build Team that offered the City of Venice design-build experience, expert membrane design and implementation experience, construction self-performance, creative innovation, cost competitiveness and best value.  The project provided progressive design-build services for the Citys Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant that replaced the existing RO skids and upgraded the existing plant SCADA infrastructure and improved wellfield communications. 

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award

Verizon Finance Center
Lake Mary, FL

Skanska USA Building
TPA Group
HuntonBrady Architects

The Verizon Finance Center project consists of a $26 million, 220,000-SF, Class A build-to-suit office building resting on a 17-acre site. The project was tilt-wall construction with a high-performance curtainwall system and punched windows with surface parking 1100 vehicles.

DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Merit Award

Plantation Oaks Boulevard over North Prong Double Branch Design-Build

Superior Construction Company
Florida Department of Transportation District 2
Wantman Group, Inc.
Specialty Consultant:
Ellis & Associates, Inc.
Other Key Professionals:
Kathy Thomas, PE, FDOT District 2

The FDOT initiated this fast-tracked emergency Design-Build culvert replacement project after inspectors found significant deterioration in a triple 10' x 6' box culvert that required roadway and sidewalk closures. All vehicular and pedestrian traffic was required to use a fairly lengthy detour. As a result of design and construction innovation, The Superior Construction and WGI Design-Build Team was able to design, secure permits, and construct the project 15 days ahead of the FDOT's required 60-day timeframe, earning a $200,000 bonus.