At C-AACE Gala Event is host to the Projects of the Year Awards, which recognizes outstanding Civil Engineering projects completed in the year leading up to the Gala event. The award is divided into three categories, which are based on size of project. Category I is for projects with a construction cost less than $1 0 million. Category II is for projects with a construction cost between $10 and $25 million. Category Ill is for projects with a construction cost exceeding $25 million. This year award were given to civil engineering projects in a variety of sectors: roadway, drainage, and water & sewer. The recipients of this year awards were as follows:
Category I ($1-10 Million)
Old Cutler Road Roadway Improvement Project in the Town of Cutler Bay: The Town of Cutler Bay through a joint partnership agreement (JPA) with
Miami-Dade County, reconstructed the historical Old Cutler Road from SW 97th to SW 87th Avenues. The project improved public safety; eased traffic congestion, enhanced traffic flow, increased pedestrian mobility and provided aesthetic
improvements. The project was constructed by Acosta Tractor, Inc. and engineered
by Stantec and Marlin Engineering Inc.
Category II ($10-25 Million)
City of Miami Belle Meade Phase II Drainage Improvements: The project addressed seve re flooding condition in a residential neighborhood located in the northeastern portion of the City of Miami. The new drainage collection system included one and half miles of solid pipe and a 100 cubic feet per second (CFS) drainage pump station discharging the treated water into the Little River Canal.
The project was constructed by APAC and engineered by C3TS (Stantec) and
Category III ($25 Million+)
Miami-Dade County Water & Sewer Department (MDWASD) Government Cut 54-inch Diameter Force Main Replacement: The scope of this project was to replace a critical 54-inch sewage force main via two 72-inch diameter micro-
tunnel segments beneath Biscayne Bay. The first segment, from Fisher Island to an in-water shaft south of Miami Beach and the second segment, from the in-water shaft to South Pointe Park in Miami Beach, carry over 1,800 feet of new 60-inch fiberglass-reinforced pipe. This force main transmits 25 million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater from Miami Beach and surrounding communities to the
Central District Wastewater Treatment Plant in Virginia Key. This design-build project
was completed in anticipation of the deep dredge project at the Port of Miami
that will accommodate larger vessels from the Panama Canal expansion.
“I am proud of our team at the Water and Sewer Department for bringing this complex, high-stakes project in on time and within budget,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Gimenez. “This is a great example of government getting the job done the right way, and it sets a high standard for the many projects that we will be embarking on, as we overhaul our massive water and sewer system in the years ahead.” The project was constructed by Ric-Man Construction and engineered by AECOM, Hazen & Sawyer and Parsons Brinckerhoff.