WANTMAN GROUP, INC. SELECTED FOR FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF CONSULTING ENGINEERS (FICE) GRAND AWARD
WGI was selected for the Grand Award from the 2013 FICE Engineering Excellence Awards Program. WGI received the Grand Award based on their involvement in the Dixie Highway Reconstruction Design-Build project in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
(West Palm Beach – January 2012) Wantman Group, Inc. (WGI) is pleased to announce their selection for the Grand Award from the 2013 FICE Engineering Excellence Awards Program. WGI was selected for the Grand Award based on their involvement in the Dixie Highway Reconstruction Design-Build project in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
As Dixie Highway approached its centennial year, funds from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act presented an opportunity to address the odd configuration of the road combined with the need for a safer route for local motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to downtown Deerfield Beach and the amenities of Pioneer Park. The reconstruction of Dixie Highway involved the realignment of the road from south of Hillsboro Boulevard in Broward County to north of the Hillsboro Canal in Palm Beach County. With WGI as the Lead Design Engineer and Cone & Graham as Contractor, an at-grade Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway crossing was eliminated, and the creation of a new flyover was achieved, resulting in reduced travel times and decreased conflict points along the route. A 12-foot multi-use pathway structure and an off-ramp structure from Dixie Highway to NE 2nd Avenue were also constructed.
As a major contributor to the Design-Build Team tasked with designing and constructing the roadway, WGI provided numerous innovative concepts that were implemented to ensure a safe, environmentally sensitive and operationally efficient design. The project was completed 95 days ahead of schedule and $7.5M under budget. It was also the first time a 192.5-ton steel cap, the single largest component, was ever lifted over and permanently set above the FEC Railroad in Florida.
“It is a great honor to receive an award for our role in this successful Florida Department of Transportation project. We are proud of our efforts and enjoyed the opportunity to utilize a variety of services and personnel to collaborate on an efficient, aesthetically pleasing and cost-effective design for the Dixie Highway Flyover,” said David Wantman, PE, President of WGI. “Being recognized in this way is a testament to the commitment of our associates and the strength of our team.”
As a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, WGI has offices throughout Florida and is comprised of eight separate divisions devoted to the following disciplines: Civil, Municipal and Transportation Engineering, Surveying, Subsurface Utility Engineering, Construction, Environmental and Planning services. WGI has been recognized for four consecutive years on The Zweig White Hot Firm List. The South Florida Business Journal recently ranked WGI number 14 on the “Top 25 Largest Engineering Firms in South Florida” list.
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Sima Narcus, Client Services Manager
Wantman Group, Inc.