Four exceptional Gannett Fleming project teams have achieved the 2015 President’s Project Team Award (PPTA), the highest number in the award’s history. The honor recognizes significant projects that demonstrate financial success, client satisfaction, and teamwork. Between one and three projects usually win the PPTA each year; however, all four projects met the high standards of the award criteria.
C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir
Gannett Fleming provided innovative solutions to repair and expand the 15.5 billion gallon C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir in Tampa, Florida, as a sub to Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. With a scope that included design and construction, the two-year-long renovation initiative addressed all the reservoir’s active and credible failure modes. As a result, this critical water resource for 2.3 million customers was restored to its optimum working condition and placed back into operation in 2014.
Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Station Wedge Storage Yard
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) needed a new commuter rail layover facility to handle a projected increase in ridership. Gannett Fleming delivered, performing engineering design and construction management services for the MARC Wedge Storage Yard in Washington, D.C. The $38.5 million, multi-phase project, completed in December 2014, also provided much-needed storage after the new MARC service on CSX lines began and eliminated overcrowding at Union Station.
New Jersey Turnpike Facilities Improvement Program
Gannett Fleming helped the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) launch a comprehensive facilities improvement program to replace or rehabilitate outdated facilities and bring them into compliance with current building codes and operational standards. The improvements will enhance the ability of the New Jersey State Police to provide safe, efficient law enforcement services and enable the NJTA to increase the safety of the traveling public. In partnership with Hill International, Gannett Fleming is constructing 42 new structures and or rehabilitating 18 others, including state police stations, toll plaza buildings, and maintenance buildings. The architecturally based program used prototypical building designs for three of the state police barracks that are cost-effective, sustainable, and adaptable for multiple sites.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Services Contract
To enable the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to provide safe and reliable transit service to millions of residents and tourists in the national’s capital, the Gannett Fleming and Parsons Transportation Group (GFP) Joint Venture is serving as the general architectural and engineering consultant for a $5.6 billion, six-year capital improvement program. GFP also is assisting WMATA with the implementation of its $23 billion strategic plan to rebuild the transit system’s infrastructure and increase capacity. The project has received multiple awards and commendations, including two WMATA Construction Safety Awards.