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Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Leads APWA Awards with Wins in 8 Major Categories

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The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) has announced the winners of its annual Mid-Atlantic Region awards and Fairfax County’s Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) is bringing home eight of them, five for Project of the Year and three honorable mentions.

Only four years after receiving accreditation from the American Public Works Association and just a month and half after receiving reaccreditation in December 2020, DPWES again received more project awards than other member municipalities in the APWA Mid-Atlantic Region.

“Having Mid-Atlantic APWA recognize the work of DPWES and our partners with these awards acknowledges the excellence in the building and enhancement of the county’s infrastructure,” said DPWES Assistant Director Juan Reyes.

Criteria established for Project of the Year consideration includes:

  • Good construction management
  • Safety performance and overall safety program
  • Community relations
  • Environmental protection
  • Unusual accomplishments under adverse conditions
  • Exceptional efforts and innovations
  • Sustainability

The following projects were selected for 2021 awards. Each winning project was completed by either the Wastewater Design and Construction Division, the Building Design and Construction Division or the Utilities Design and Construction Division. All three divisions are in the DPWES Capital Facilities business area.

Backlick Run Gravity Sewer Emergency Abandonment Project

BackLick Run APWA award

Winner: Backlick Run Gravity Sewer Emergency Abandonment Project

Category: Project of the Year Award for the category of Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair Less than $5 million

Tertiary Filters Rehabilitation Project at the Noman M Cole Pollution Control Plant

Tertiary Filters Rehabilitation Project

Winner: Tertiary Filters Rehabilitation Project at the Noman M Cole Pollution Control Plant

Category: Project of the Year Award for the category of Environment $5 - $25 million

Reston Community Center Aquatics Facility Renovations

Reston Community Center

Winner: Reston Community Center Aquatics Facility Renovations

Category: Project of the Year Award for the category of Structures $5 - $25 million

Scotts Run Trail Project

Scotts Run Trial Project

Winner: Scotts Run Trail Project

Category: Project of the Year Award for the category of Transportation Less than $5 million

Innovation Center Station Parking Garage Project

Innovation Center Station Parking Garage Project

Winner: Innovation Center Station Parking Garage Project

Category: Project of the Year Award for the category of Structures $25 - $75 million

Rehabilitation of Three Equalization Basin and Ancillary Facilities

pic 1 - three equalization basin

Honorable Mention: Rehabilitation of Three Equalization Basin and Ancillary Facilities

Category: Project of the Year Award for the category of Environment $5 - $25 million

pic 3 - three equalization basin

pic 2 - three equalization basin

Department of Vehicle Services West Ox Facility Renovation

West Ox Facility Renovation

Honorable Mention: Department of Vehicle Services West Ox Facility Renovation

Category: Project of the Year Award for the category of Structures $5 - $25 million

Mclean Metro Gravity Sewer Capacity Improvements Project

Mclean Metro Gravity Sewer Capacity Improvements Project

Honorable Mention: Mclean Metro Gravity Sewer Capacity Improvements Project

Category: Project of the Year Award for the category of Environment Less than $5 million

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards will be announced during a virtual ceremony. The date is pending.

To learn more about all of this years AWPA Awards winners visit http://midatlantic.apwa.net/PageDetails/22940.

Sharon North
Section Chief Communications
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sharon.north@fairfaxounty.gov

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