Engineering News Record (ENR), the industry’s leading trade publication, recently announced Sundt as a winner of its 2018 Best Project Awards for both the Texas/Louisiana and Southwest regions.
Out of a total of 121 entries submitted to the ENR Texas and Louisiana competition, judges selected 42 projects across 18 categories as the region’s best. Sundt and joint-venture partner Davila Construction won Best Landscape for the San Pedro Creek Culture Park in San Antonio, which involved reconstructing 1.3 miles of existing creek into a world-class urban linear park. The project included several new bridges, an amphitheater, flood control structures, fountains and water features, extensive utility relocations, retaining walls, hardscaping, landscaping, artwork and pedestrian improvements. On May 5th, 2018, the park served as the host venue for the City of San Antonio’s 300th anniversary celebration.
The ENR Southwest competition involved projects completed in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico, with a panel of judges representing various demographic- and job-related imprints in the industry. Sundt won Best Water/Environment project for the Ocotillo Water Reclamation Facility in Chandler, Arizona, along with its joint-venture partner McCarthy Building Companies and design firm Carollo Engineers. The $120-million project included $20 million in upgrades to the existing wastewater treatment plant and construction of a new $100-million expansion facility, which utilizes membrane bioreactor technology (MBR) to reduce the facility’s pollution output and sludge production. The Ocotillo facility has significantly increased the amount of water the City of Chandler can recycle, helping it conserve valuable water resources.