From 2006 to 2009, we represented the City of Nogales during a $60 million expansion and upgrade to the Nogales International Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The facility is located along the Arizona border with Sonora, Mexico, and has a capacity of 14.74 MGD. The project included construction of a modified Ludzack Ettinger process to treat wastewater flows from both Arizona and Mexico. As the owner's representative, we managed multiple stakeholders, including the design-build contractor and local, state and federal agencies. Our team provided: On-site management of construction activities, design review and constructability services, cost management, change control, project progress reporting and community relations. The team successfully challenged the project team to deliver a high quality project. Utilizing a partnering philosophy, we established an environment that minimizes change orders to less than 1% of the construction contract value.
Services: Owner's representation, project management, construction management, budget and scheduling, risk management and construction administration. The facility was successfully completed 3 months ahead of schedule. The opening ceremony was held in May 2009. The project won the CMAA National Project Achievement Award.