Excellence Awards Presented for County Projects

Dec. 6, 2013

Ben Boxer
DPWES - Capital Facilities
703-324-5880, TTY 711

County Recognizes Consultants/Contractors for Excellent Performance on Capital Projects

The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services recently held its annual Awards of Excellence presentation to recognize consultant and contractor teams for their work on capital construction projects. Award recipients are selected based on the quality of work in the design or construction phase, their meeting the project schedule and budget and their customer service and responsiveness.

This year’s awards honored teams and individuals contributing to capital projects completed in 2013:

Gauthier Alvarado Associates
E.E. Reed Construction, LP

Newington DVS Maintenance Facility

Newington Maintenance Facility

The Newington Maintenance Facility project involved the construction of a 94,000-square-foot facility where the Fairfax County Department of Vehicle Services (DVS) will service a wide variety of vehicle types. The new facility is equipped with state of the art technology that meets current and future program requirements and provides a safe and attractive work environment for staff. The project scope also included phased construction, the demolition of the original facility, extensive site improvements, and new ingress/egress to the proposed Cinderbed Road improvements project. The facility is a candidate to receive a LEED® Silver certification from the US Green Building Council.

The Lukmire Partnership
R.E. Daffan, Inc.

West Ox Bus Storage Facility

West Ox Bus Storage Facility

The West Ox Storage Building project is an 11,000-square-foot, six bay, addition to the existing maintenance building located in the West Ox Bus Operation Complex. The addition is equally shared between Fairfax County Connector and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and provides the additional space necessary for both agencies’ operations. The design achieved a seamless transition from the existing facility to the new addition and accommodates the building’s expansion planned for the near future. Work also included site improvements such as repaving and the addition of underground utilities and associated connections.

R.E. Daffan, Inc.
Fairfax County Historic Courthouse

Fairfax County Historic Courthouse

The Old Courthouse Renewal and Renovation project consisted of repairs to the exterior envelope and interior finishes of portions of the Fairfax County Historic Courthouse, including roofing, waterproofing, interior remodeling, mechanical, electrical and plumbing repairs/replacement, upgrades to fire and life safety and security systems, as well as site improvements. The Fairfax County Historic Courthouse remained open to the public and fully operational during the renovation/construction period.

James G. Davis Construction Corporation
Chris York, KCM, Inc.

Wiehle Avenue Metro Station Facility

Wiehle Metro Garage

The construction of the Wiehle Avenue Metro Station Facility was part of a public-private partnership in which the County funded approximately $87 million in design and construction costs for the commuter transit facility. The facility was constructed seven floors underground and included a commuter park and ride, a transit bus depot and 2,300 commuter parking spaces.

Philip Wright, Brinjac Engineering
Multiple Fairfax County Projects

Mr. Wright is recognized for his excellence as an HVAC commissioning agent and for providing exemplary customer service to Fairfax County on multiple projects including Richard Byrd and Burke Centre Libraries, Wolftrap Fire and Rescue Station, Noman Cole HVAC Laboratory Rehabilitation, and Great Falls Fire and Rescue Station. Mr. Wright consistently exceeds owner expectations to solve extremely challenging mechanical issues particularly during the project construction phase. His technical expertise, responsiveness and professionalism have been instrumental in providing quality facilities that meet project goals.


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