Construction Management Association of America Award

Firm Recognized for Exceptional Program Management For the City of Miami Beach Right-of-Way Program

The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) awarded the Project Achievement Honorable Mention Award to Hazen and Sawyer, in recognition of its outstanding program management services for the $410 million City of Miami Beach Right-of-Way (ROW) Infrastructure Improvement Program.

Hazen and Sawyer competed against a total of seven award submittals in the Program Management Category at the CMAA 2009 National Conference Trade Show, held in Orlando, FL. The firm’s creative, successfully-implemented City of Miami Beach ROW Program proved a standout in the category. The program, consisting of water, stormwater, and hardscape improvements throughout Miami Beach’s thirteen neighborhoods, included twenty-nine individual projects, planned and designed by thirteen separate consultants and constructed by ten contractors. Hazen and Sawyer oversaw the planning and design of all the projects. Construction of approximately 40% of the improvements was completed before the remaining efforts were transitioned to the City’s own Capital Improvements Project Office.

The complex program successfully surmounted a host of challenges throughout the nine-year Program Management effort. Many of the projects occurred within tourist-centered corridors of Miami Beach, necessitating inventive and careful sequencing and public partnering efforts. Other pressing, potentially detrimental issues included fluctuating market cycles, direct impacts from hurricanes, and the day-to-day demands of managing heavy amounts of construction within commercial, residential, and highly-urbanized right-of-way corridor. Despite these complexities, Hazen and Sawyer effectively moved the projects forward – with no claims originating during the Program Management period, and change orders totaling well below anticipated levels.

Members of the Program Management Team accept the award from CMAA. From left to right, Pat Davis, Stephanie Harari, Bert Vidal, Jorge Gonzalez (City Manager), Charles Carreno (CIP Director), Ana Maria Gonzalez, and Tim Hemstreet (Assistant City Manager).

Since our founding in 1951, Hazen and Sawyer has focused on two things: providing safe drinking water and controlling water pollution. Our range of services encompasses the planning, design, and construction management of water and wastewater-related projects – from clean water treatment, storage, and distribution to wastewater and stormwater collection, treatment, and reuse.

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