2015 Grand Award Winners - CDM Smith and Cannon & Cannon, Inc.

CDM Smith

(University Commons Development, Knoxville, TN - Special Projects)

CDM Smith provided a variety of planning and engineering design services during delivery of the University Commons Development. This project has revitalized and converted a blighted Brownfield site into a productive retail destination that will have a positive economic impact on the community and surrounding area for decades to come. University Commons is uniquely positioned to bring an important bundle of benefits to the southwest Knoxville community: much-needed grocery and retail shopping for University of Tennessee students, local employees, and residents; hundreds of new construction and retail jobs; and the welcome environmental remediation of a long-neglected site.

Cannon & Cannon, Inc.

(South Blount County Utility District Water Modeling and Flushing Program, Maryville, TN - Studies, Research and Consulting)

Cannon & Cannon, Inc. developed an interactive, tablet based Unidirectional Flushing Program (UDF) for South Blount County Utility District (SBCUD). UDF improves system hydraulics, especially fire flows, and water quality. The program provides real time feedback to the operator, immediately accounting for unexpected conditions, eliminating wasted water, and maximizing efficiency. Once the operator has completed flushing, a database is updated with hydraulic and water quality data from each flushing site. This database is in turn used to study the distribution system, identify key areas, and refine the water model which helped create the program.