MWH Constructors was awarded ENR’s Southeast Best of 2011 Project, under the category of Best Civil Works/Infrastructure Project, for the $873M Facility and Utility Expansion Programs (FEP/UEP) in Cape Coral, FL. The award was announced on September 9, 2011.
The winning project will be included in the November issue of ENR Southeast, and will automatically be entered into the national competition and judged against the winners from all regions. The Cape Coral Team will be honored at the magazine’s annual Best Projects awards luncheon on November 8, 2011 in Orlando, FL.
MWH began work on the project in 2001. Over the next decade, MWH installed more than 720 miles of water, irrigation and gravity sewer pipelines and constructed over 240 miles of residential road. MWH designed and built a new 12-mgd reverse osmosis wastewater treatment plant, doubled the capacity of two wastewater reclamation facilities, expanded an existing wastewater treatment plant and designed a new biosolids facility.
MWH delivered the project ahead of schedule and created more than $20M in cost savings for the City. Through the UEP, MWH organized and managed $33M of direct purchases, permitting the city to take advantage of more than $2M in tax savings. MWH implemented the “Customer First” program for the 23,000 impacted residents, which included a 24/7 hotline and resulted in an 83% customer satisfaction rating. The team completed over 3.3 million hours of work with only one lost time incident.