CDM wins two awards in national design-build competition

The first Design-Build Institute of America honor was for design and construction of the 5-mgd South Region tertiary treatment plant (SRTTP) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California, which won the Design-Build Excellence Award - "Water/Wastewater Over $15 Million Category." The second, winning the National Design-Build Award - "Water/Wastewater Under $15 Million Category," was for the Coastal Development & Environmental Improvements Project in Budva, Kotor, and Cetijne, Montenegro...

Nov 14th, 2007

Excellence, leadership, and flexibility in the execution of two design-build projects are recognized by the Design-Build Institute of America.

CAMBRIDGE, MA, Nov. 14, 2007 -- CDM Inc. has been honored with two awards by the Design-Build Institute of America.

The first is for the design and construction of the 5-million-gallon-per-day (mgd) South Region tertiary treatment plant (SRTTP) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California, which won the Design-Build Excellence Award in the "Water/Wastewater Over $15 Million Category." The second, winning the National Design-Build Award in the "Water/Wastewater Under $15 Million Category," was for the Coastal Development and Environmental Improvements Project in Budva, Kotor, and Cetijne, Montenegro.

The design-build approach allowed for the completion of the Camp Pendleton SRTTP within budget and ahead of an aggressive schedule, requirements that would not have been possible with a traditional design/bid/build model. CDM implemented state-of-the-art processes to treat effluent for water reuse, including an innovative sequencing batch reactor technology. The flexibility of the new plant allows for consistent, high quality wastewater treatment through variations in influent flow rates and with minimal operator attention. Concerns for the environment, endangered species, odor-control, and aesthetics were all addressed throughout the course of the project.

The infrastructure improvements in the coastal area of Montenegro resulted in increased tourist visits (17% in one season), improved employment opportunities, and $5.5 million of construction-related income. The design-build process made it possible to simultaneously complete 16 geographically diverse projects in 22 months. The new system addressed impending health threats, improved the environment, and provided overall enhancements to the region's water supply. In addition, CDM facilitated community participation by involving stakeholders in the project. The collaboration boosted public confidence and contributed to the timely and economical delivery of project components.

With headquarters in Cambridge, MA, CDM Inc. (www.cdm.com) is a consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm helping public and private clients worldwide.

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