Diversion Pipelines

FL APWA Names Environmental Project of Year and Water/Wastewater Consultant of Year

McKim & Creed has won two awards for outstanding performance on environmental public works projects in the state of Florida. In addition, one of the firm’s engineers has received accolades for an award-winning presentation at an international conference.

“McKim & Creed has provided innovative and cost-effective services in Florida for more than 20 years. We work with our clients to find the best possible solutions to their public works challenges. It is an honor to have these efforts recognized and rewarded by our peers and clients,” said Street Lee, PE, senior vice president with McKim & Creed.

The Florida Chapter of the American Public Works Association (FL APWA) announced that McKim & Creed has won the 2017 Environmental Project of the Year Award ($25 million – $75 million category) for its work on the Dale Mabry Diversion Project in Tampa. This is the largest pipeline project ever undertaken by Hillsborough County, and replaces the 40-year-old Dale Mabry Wastewater Treatment Plant that has reached the end of its useful life. The project is one component of the overall Northwest Hillsborough County Wastewater Consolidation Program, which is expected to save Hillsborough County $86 million in operation and maintenance activities over the next 20 years.

FL APWA also named McKim & Creed its 2017 Consultant of the Year in the wastewater/water category. McKim & Creed was selected for this honor based on its documented project successes, community and professional involvement, and endorsements from clients. McKim & Creed also won the FL APWA Consultant of the Year award in 2014.

Tampa-based Mike Stoup, PE, McKim & Creed’s instrumentation and controls group manager, has won the 1st Prize for Best Paper at the 2016 International Society of Automation’s (ISA) Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium. According to a letter from ISA’s director of the water and wastewater industries division, Mr. Stoup’s paper “System-Wide SCADA Documentation to Prepare for Disaster Recovery” was judged by the program committee to be “the best paper presented at the 2016 symposium.” The award will be presented at the 2017 ISA Symposium, which will be held August 8-10 in Orlando.