2015 Grand Award Winners - Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. and EnSafe Inc.

Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.

(Methodist Olive Branch Hospital, Olive Branch, MS -  Building/Technology Systems)

As part of a unified team, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.; Gresham, Smith & Partners; and Turner Construction Company were selected to design and build the new Methodist Olive Branch Hospital, utilizing the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method.  The goal of the project was to deliver an energy efficient, cost-effective, LEED® certified modern healthcare facility. The IPD delivery method created interdisciplinary teams among all stakeholders, with the goal of fostering collaboration and delivering the best results in the most timely and cost-efficient method possible. With the IPD structure in place, Olive Branch Hospital was designed, constructed, and opened within in 23 months, on schedule and under-budget.

EnSafe Inc.

(Sustainable Groundwater Treatment, San Jose, CA - Environmental Category)

EnSafe Inc. and subcontractors installed two in-situ treatment trenches, engineered to remove perchlorate from shallow groundwater at a former solid rocket motor manufacturing and testing facility.

The remedy was conceived to protect ecologically sensitive creeks from discharge of contaminated groundwater during wet weather and to leveraged biological processes, rather than create another mechanized and energy intensive extraction and treatment system that would need to be maintained for decades.