The Queen City is now a huge fan of the Brown and Caldwell design-build team, as the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSDGC) celebrates its first award from the Design-Build Institute of America. The district’s Oakley Separation Sewer Project is being recognized in the Water/Wastewater category for exemplary collaboration and integration in the design-build project delivery method. It’s also a nominee for DBIA’s National Award of Excellence.

“To win a National Design-Build Project/Team Award, projects must not only achieve budget and schedule goals, but also demonstrate advanced and innovative application of design-build best practices,” said Lisa Washington, CAE, Executive Director/CEO of DBIA.

The $12.2 million project, which included a half-mile of 60- and 72-inch storm and near-surface sewer pipes, not only came in ahead of schedule and under budget, but well ahead of the district’s Consent Decree compliance deadline. Construction wrapped up just 15 months after the notice to proceed; the district saved more than $3.3 million, or about 25 percent.

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