• Josh Biggers, Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment; Blake Clancy, Coakley & Williams Construction; Brian Hagerich, CDM Smith; Mike Gomez, Coakley & Williams Construction; Jonathan Hopwood, AECOM; Michael Schwan, CDM Smith; Greg Harraka, Coakley & Williams Construction; Abul Abdussalam and Mike Picard, CDM Smith.

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CDM Smith Projects Honored by Design-Build Institute of America

November 17, 2011

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts—Three CDM Smith projects have been honored by the Design-Build Institute of America. The William A. Jones III Building on Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland was recognized with a National Design-Build Award in the Office Buildings category; H.L. Mooney water reclamation facility in Virginia was recognized with a Design-Build Excellence Award in the Water/Wastewater category; and Arbennie Pritchett water reclamation facility in Florida received a Merit Award in the Water/Wastewater category.

The William A. Jones III Building on Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland houses more than 2,300 U.S. Department of Defense personnel. The $126 million facility, implemented through design-build delivery in concert with team partners AECOM and Coakley & Williams Construction under the CDM Smith/CAPE joint venture, accommodates anti-terrorism/force protection provisions, sensitive compartmented information facilities, and flexible office and conference room space atop a redeveloped 20-acre site.

The fast-track project used precast concrete and preassembled materials manufactured offsite, saving time onsite while delivering phased floors of the building throughout construction. The facility is LEED® Gold certified, and sustainable features include a green roof that will yield substantial energy savings and provide a wildlife habitat; treatment of more than 90 percent of stormwater runoff onsite; water-efficient landscaping; energy efficient heating and cooling systems; and diverting more than 90 percent of the construction waste from landfills.

CDM Smith teamed with PC Construction (formerly Pizzagalli Construction) on the fast-track, design-build expansion and upgrade to the H.L. Mooney advanced water reclamation facility in Prince William County, Virginia. The facility provides water reclamation services to 75,000 people in one of the country’s ten fastest-growing counties. CDM Smith has been providing engineering services to the Prince William County Service Authority since the 1980s.

The recent expansion increased the facility’s capacity from 18 to 24 mgd and reduced nutrient discharges to meet Virginia Department of Environmental Quality wasteload allocations, an important part of Virginia’s commitment to restoring the Chesapeake Bay. The project faced a number of challenges including limited space on the existing site, steep slopes and poor quality fill that was placed during the plant’s original construction. In addition, the design and construction preserved sensitive environmental areas. The project was designed and constructed on schedule and ahead of the state mandate—by the end of 2010—and also under budget.

CDM Smith designed and built Arbennie Pritchett, a 10-million-gallon-per-day water reclamation facility in Okaloosa County, Florida. This innovative, sustainable facility serves 100,000 people in the growing coastal community and features biological nutrient removal and ultraviolet disinfection to treat wastewater for groundwater recharge. It will protect the area’s dwindling resources, and deliver high-quality water to residents for years to come.

CDM Smith incorporated intelligent 3D and 4D design across all disciplines—architectural, civil, electrical, HVAC, instrumentation, plumbing, process and structural—for more than 20 buildings and structures. The design-build approach met an aggressive schedule, completing the project in just 5.5 months.

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.