WGI WINS FLORIDA REGION DBIA AWARDS FOR TWO PROJECTS
WGI is pleased to announce that it was recognized with two awards in the 2017 Florida Region Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Awards. WGI is now eligible for those projects to earn additional accolades at its 12th annual conference October 12-13, 2017.
WGI won an Honor Award in the Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration category for the Main Street Bridge (SR 5) Emergency Design-Build Historical Renovation project in Duval County.
The Design-Build Team of Hal Jones Contractor and WGI successfully replaced and restored the historic bridge elements of the US 17 Main Street Bridge over Hogans Creek in downtown Jacksonville. These elements were designed in the early 1900s by famed architect Henry James Klutho, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The DB Team provided innovation, expedited plans delivery, and permitting, as well as rapid project completion to reopen a high-volume roadway to vehicles and pedestrian traffic. The Team received a $250,000 incentive for delivering the project within 260 calendar days of contract execution.
WGI also won a Merit Award for the Interstate 75 (State Road 93) Improvements in the Transportation Roadways category.
The Middlesex Corporation/Wantman Group, Inc. Team provided numerous design enhancements and innovative solutions in the design and construction to deliver it seven months ahead of schedule. They used Design-Build Best Practices to provide significant benefits to the FDOT’s budget, time allocation, and most importantly, to the traveling public and adjacent communities. The project required widening 13.3 miles of interstate from four lanes to six lanes from the Hernando County line to south of CR 470, including complete reconstruction of the SR 48/I-75 Interchange and widening of SR 48 from a two-lane rural roadway to a five-lane urban section
As an award recipient, WGI will have two opportunities to showcase these achievements at the 12th Annual Conference of the DBIA Florida Region, October 12-13 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando.
Projects receiving the Florida Region Design-Build Award in their category are eligible to receive the Best Overall Design-Build Project of the Year award. The Best Overall winner will be announced during the award ceremony and luncheon on October 12.
Congratulations to the teams that worked on these two projects!