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In recognition of the Boston Harbor Wastewater Project, the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) has named construction manager Earth Tech the first-ever recipient of its Excellence in Program Management Award.
Awarded at its recent annual conference, the CMAA's Project Achievement Awards are designed to recognize projects that best exemplify the practice of construction management. Judging criteria focuses on cost control, quality, safety, schedule and overall excellence in construction management.
According to the CMAA, the Excellence in Program Management category was created specifically this year to honor Earth Tech's Boston Harbor Wastewater Project and the outstanding work that has been accomplished in the more than 12 years Earth Tech has served as construction manager.
The Boston Harbor Wastewater Project is one of the largest wastewater programs in the United States. As program manager, Earth Tech was responsible for the integration and oversight of 30 prime contractors and 300 subcontractors at the project's peak.
Over the project duration, Earth Tech has managed a total of 110 construction and professional services contracts. Earth Tech has served as construction manager since 1990 and will remain onsite through contract closeout in 2002.
"It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized by the CMAA for our Boston Harbor work," said Earth Tech president Diane C. Creel. "In our 12 years as construction manager for the wastewater project, we have focused on providing the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority with a high level of service through our budget controls, safety record and our operational support. It is by far one of the largest projects we have undertaken and we are very proud of the work we have accomplished."
Major project accomplishments include a $159 million, five-mile inter-island rock tunnel; a $482 million primary treatment facility capable of handling more than 1.2 billion gallons per day (gpd); a $506 million secondary treatment facility capable of handling 1,000 million gallons per day (mgd); an $85 million power plant; $312 million sludge thickening and anaerobic digestion facilities; and a $362-million, 9.5-mile ocean outfall tunnel.
Earth Tech, part of Tyco Flow Control, is a global provider of water management, engineering and environmental services, employing 8,000 people in more than 160 offices worldwide.