The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) recently announced its 21st annual Design-Build Project/Team Award winners. Among the recipients was Carollo Engineers, winner of the National Award of Merit in the Water/Wastewater category for the Clifton (Colorado) Water District's Microfiltration/Ultrafiltration Water Treatment Plant Upgrade.
In 2014, the Clifton Water District selected the Carollo Design Build Group to help them add a new microfiltration/ultrafiltration (MF/UF) system to their aging water treatment plant. Carollo used an "open platform" design approach that gave the District more operational flexibility while reducing costs. A strong teaming partnership helped the project go from 40 percent design to an operational plant in just 14 months, and the District's operators have found that the plant operation exceeds the Carollo team's performance guarantees.
This project is also a DBIA nominee for the National Award of Excellence in the Water/Wastewater category. All National Award of Merit winners are also being considered for one of four Awards of Excellence in the areas of architectural design, engineering design, process, and teaming. The Award of Excellence winners will be announced during the awards program taking place at the Design-Build Conference & Expo on November 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Congratulations to the entire team on this outstanding recognition of excellence!
BEFORE: Clifton Water District's aging and largely obsolete filter facility was ground zero for the design of their new MF/UF treatment process. The Carollo Design Build Group (CDBG) eliminated outdated safety equipment, inadequate lighting, and trip/fall hazards as part of their revitalization of the facility for its new purpose.
AFTER: A cornerstone of the CDBG's design for the new MF/UF facility was reusing as many existing facilities and structures as possible. The team selectively repurposed the existing filter building to reduce construction costs and meet the aggressive 14-month design/build schedule.