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Broomfield, Colo., November 28, 2011—MWH Constructors is the winner of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) 2011 National Design-Build Award for the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility in Cape Coral, Fla. in the Water/Wastewater category.

The $131 million Southwest Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Project increased the plant’s water treatment capacity to 15.1 million gallons per day.  The construction project by MWH was $8.9 million under the guaranteed maximum price and was delivered on time with no interruptions to operations of the existing water treatment facilities.

“The success of this wastewater construction project stemmed from our dedicated project team that worked in collaboration with the City of Cape Coral,” said Blair M. Lavoie, P.E., Senior Vice President and Director of MWH Constructors.  “Together they were able to achieve their goals of minimizing plant disruptions during the expansion while completing the project on time, on budget with no safety incidents.”

The wastewater project was issued as a work authorization under the city’s larger Facilities Expansion Program (FEP), which consisted of more than 75 projects valued at $873 million.  The Southwest WRF Project added much needed treatment capacity to accommodate the city’s record growth and resulting need for expanded utility service infrastructure.

DBIA presented MWH with the award during the 2011 Design-Build Conference & Expo (Oct. 19-21) at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Fla.  Richard Lewis and Erik Peters of MWH accepted the award on behalf of MWH.

DBIA’s mission is to promote the value of design-build project delivery and teach the effective integration of design and construction services to ensure success for owners and design and construction practitioners.

Learn more about the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility water and wastewater treatment project in Cape Coral.

About MWH

MWH, globally driving the wet infrastructure sector, is leading the world in results-oriented management services, technical engineering, construction services and solutions to create a better world. The wet infrastructure sector encompasses a full range of water related projects and programs from water supply, treatment and storage, dams, water management for the natural resources industry and coastal restoration to renewable power and environmental services. MWH is a private, employee-owned firm with offices in 34 countries on six continents. For more information visit the website at