CMAA Honors Outstanding Projects of 2015


2015 CMAA Project Award Winners

McLean, VA, - October 16, 2015 - CMAA distributed 12 Project Achievement Awards (PAA) at its 2015 National Conference & Trade Show in Orlando, Florida. These awards recognized the contributions of professional construction management to the success of a variety of projects around the world. “CMAA’s project achievement award winners manage to raise the bar higher and higher every year. This year’s distinguished collection of award winners is no exception,” remarked Vanir CM Vice President and PAA Program Chair Judith Wallace, CCM.
CMAA also bestowed its highest team honor, the Project of the Year Award, to Parsons, for their completion of the Joint Commissary Exchange Project in Annapolis, Maryland.
PAA winners were selected from a pool of about 70 entries by a panel of more than 60 judges. The Project of the Year Award winner was selected by conference attendees who used CMAA’s National Conference app to vote for their favorite project during the conference.
The 2015 Project Achievement Award winners are:

I-95 Express Lanes, Virginia

Owner: Virginia Dept. of Transportation (VDOT)
CMs: ATCS & CH2M (Joint Venture)
These CM firms collaborated with the VDOT to improve I-95 between Stafford and Alexandria, Virginia.  VDOT called this project “an example of how construction management services should be delivered on a project of national scale.”

Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility, Phase One

Owner: County of San Diego
CM: Vanir Construction Management 
Using a design-build delivery method, Vanir built a new facility to house San Diego County’s female inmates.

The Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building

Owner: US General Services Administration
CM: Jacobs
Jacobs led the construction of a 350,000 SF FBI field office in Miami, Florida. Jacobs found ways to significantly cut project costs, saving the owner $16 million.

Oregon State Hospital, Junction City Site

Owner: Oregon Health Authority 
CH2M used an interoperable system to complete the building of this new psychiatric hospital, weeks ahead of schedule and millions of dollars under budget.

Hall of Justice Repair and Reuse Project

Owner: County of Losangeles, CA
CM: RWBID Design + Construction
RWBID's CCM-led team restored the previously damaged and abandoned LA County Hall of Justice to its former historic glory.

Annapolis Joint Commissary Exchange Project

Owners: U.S. Navy Exchange Service Command, Defense Agency & NSA Annapolis
CM: Parsons
Parsons worked with three separate government agency owners to deliver a new Annapolis Joint Commissary Exchange facility.

FAA Hurricane Sandy Relief for Air Navigational Aids, JFK Int'l Airport 4RALSF Replacement and Groton-New London Airport MALSR Repairs

Owner: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
CM: Parsons Government Services
Using an integrated project delivery method, Parsons repaired the hurricane-damaged approach lighting systems at the Groton-New London and JFK International airports.

Porterville Developmental Center New Main Kitchen and Administration Building

Owner: California Dept. of Developmental Services
CM: Vanir Construction Management
Vanir used a design-bid-build method to build an additional kitchen and administrative building for the Porterville Developmental Center.

Lafayette Building Modernization, Phase One

Owner: US General Services Administration, National Capital Region
CM: Hill International
Hill International fully renovated and expanded a 565,000 SF federal office building near the White House, without displacing the building’s occupants or disrupting operations.

Dallas/Fort Worth Int'l Airport Terminal A, Phase II Renovation and Improvement Program

Owner: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
CM: BARC (Balfour Beatty led joint venture with Azteca, H.J. Russell, & Carcon)
These four CM agencies digitally synchronized with one another to fully renovate Terminal A of the Dallas/Fort Worth airport.

State Route 4: Sand Creek Interchange and 4-Lane Widening Project

Owner: Caltrans District Four
CM: Parsons Brinckerhoff & Contra Costa Transportation Authority (Joint Venture)
These two agencies collaborated to add an additional lane, five bridges, and an interchange road to Contra Costa County, California’s State Route 4.

Metolong Dam and Water Supply Programme

Owner: Metolong Authority 
CM: CDM Smith
CDM Smith assisted Lesotho, a landlocked country within the borders of South Africa, to build a vital dam and water system, which ultimately helped the country raise its national health standards.

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