And the winner is…
The Passaic Valley (N.J.) Sewerage Commissioners have received a 2003 Excellence in Management Award from the Washington, D.C.-based Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies. The award honors public wastewater utilities that demonstrate innovative and fiscally responsible operations.
The Irvine (Calif.) Ranch Water District and the Municipal Water District of Orange County (Calif.) have received a Theodore Roosevelt Environmental Award from the Sacramento, Calif.-based Association of California Water Agencies. The agencies received the award for their Irvine Residential Runoff Reduction Study, which demonstrated that weather-based irrigation controllers can reduce runoff.
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Water and Houston-based USFilter Operating Services have received the Best Infrastructure Project award from the Washington, D.C.-based National Council for Public-Private Partnerships. They received the award for Tampa Bay Water’s 66-mgd regional surface water treatment facility, which USFilter designed, built and operates. The facility, which opened in October 2002, is the hub of Tampa Bay’s master water plan.
The Port of Oakland (Calif.) has contracted with New York-based Turner Construction to manage the renovation and expansion of Terminal 2 and the construction of a seven-level, 6,000-car garage. Completion is slated for 2006.
The Phoenix Aviation Department has contracted with Annapolis, Md.-based ARINC to install a passenger information and paging system in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport that is designed to address the needs of passengers with disabilities.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has contracted with San Francisco-based URS to design the final phase of the Silver Line, which will provide rapid-bus service.
The Metropolitan Washington (D.C.) Airports Authority has contracted with Atlanta-based Heery International to provide design and engineering services for a system of fully automated, driverless transit vehicles in Dulles International Airport that will connect the main terminal and concourses.
The Charlotte (N.C.) Area Transit System has contracted with Wichita, Kan.-based Optima Bus to provide three American Heritage Streetcars.
If you build it…
Placer County, Calif., has contracted with New York-based Parsons Brinckerhoff to manage the preparation of a 1,900-acre site for residential development. The project will include the installation of utility infrastructure and retaining walls, and street construction.
Fountain Hills, Ariz., has contracted with Phoenix-based Kitchell CEM to provide pre-design services for the second phase of the city’s Civic Center project.
El Paso County, Colo., has contracted with Phoenix-based DLR Group and Denver-based Anderson Mason Dale Architects to design a four-level, 500-space parking garage. The $6.5 million facility will provide off-street parking for the county’s expanded Judicial Building.
Norfolk, Va., has contracted with locally based Rodriguez Ripley Maddux Motley Architects and New Britain, Conn.-based Kaestle Boos Architects to design a 65,000-square-foot police operations facility. The facility is slated to open in 2006.
Geneseo, Ill., has contracted with Carol Stream, Ill.-based Williams Architects to perform master planning work for a new City Hall and new police facilities.
Wayne County, Ill., has contracted with St. Charles, Ill.-based Sidwell to develop a GIS.
The Truckee Donner (Calif.) Public Utility District has contracted with League City, Texas-based Eagle Broadband to provide broadband services to the utility’s residents and businesses.
The Hillsborough County, Fla., 9-1-1 Administration and Sheriff’s Office have contracted with Troy, N.Y.-based MapInfo and Temple Terrace, Fla.-based International Computer Works to provide a database of all addresses in the county that will be used by multiple agencies. The database is intended in part to provide first responders with more accurate address information when handling emergency calls.
Fort Myers, Fla., has contracted with Dublin, Calif.-based Accela to provide software that will centralize the resource, land and permit management of four divisions: Building Permitting & Inspections, Code Enforcement, Planning and Development Services.
San Benito County, Calif., Office of Emergency Services has contracted with Castle Hayne, N.C.-based VisionAIR to provide software for a computer-aided dispatch system.
Water, water everywhere
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority has contracted with Wheaton, Ill.-based RJN Group to install nearly 200 wastewater meters in Boston and 43 surrounding communities.
Johnstown, Colo., has contracted with Providence, R.I.-based Kaldnes North America to retrofit the city’s wastewater treatment plant with biofilm reactors to meet new effluent ammonia limits and the demands of a population increase.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has contracted with Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls to provide security and monitoring systems for more than 60 water-resource sites. Completion is slated for first-quarter 2004.
Phoenix has contracted with El Cajon, Calif.-based University Mechanical and Engineering Contractors to design various piping systems for the $336 million Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant. Construction of the plant is scheduled to start in July, and initial operations are slated to begin in early 2007.
Las Vegas has contracted with Broomfield, Colo.-based TAG to develop an information technology plan for the city’s water pollution control facility.