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Civil | AECOM/INIMA JOINT VENTURE – HIALEAH, FLA., WATER TREATMENT PLANT Beating Brackish TWO WATER SPECIALISTS HAVE JOINED FORCES TO BUILD A REVERSE OSMOSIS PLANT. BY RUSS GAGER A same process, but the pump power and the preslthough many groundwater aquifers sure is not as big as in seawater desalination,” are supplying fresh water to Florida, Andres adds. “But it is a desalination process.” they are being depleted at such a Science Applications International Corp. rate that alternative supplies such (SAIC) is providing expertise to the city of Hialeah as brackish water are being put to use. This, and Miami-Dade County to manage the design involves some desalination, but not as much as • Construction cost: $56 million and construction of the water plant. “There is a would be required for seawater. To treat this • Location: Hialeah, Fla. blending of waters in the aquifer we are drawing resource, a reverse osmosis water treatment from,” SAIC Program Manager Joe Dysard notes. plant is being built in Hialeah, Fla., northwest • Scope: Water treatment plant “So it is less salty than you would get out of seaof Miami. water. It makes it much simpler and less costly to Construction companies and water specialuse brackish water because you don’t have the ists Aecom and Inima USA Construction Corp. – necessity of extremely high-pressure pumps and a subsidiary of Obrascon Huarte Lain, a Spanish –Alfredo Andres, project manager not nearly as much pretreatment with brackish firm – have joined forces to provide design, perwater as you would with seawater.” mitting and construction management services for the new water treatment plant project. Both companies have extensive experience building reverse osmosis desalination plants throughJoint Agreement out the world. Construction of the project began Sept. 1 and is scheduled for completion “This is brackish water that we are treating,” Inima Project Manager by Oct. 15, 2012. “There are some of the 10 wells and some of the piping Alfredo Andres explains. “It is salt water, but it is nothing compared to seathat will be finished on or shortly thereafter that date,” Dysard states. water.” Desalinating brackish water is similar to treating seawater. “It’s the “Then Inima has to come in and tie those systems into the overall wellfield Aecom/Inima Joint Venture – Hialeah, Fla., Water Treatment Plant “What is more unique is the design/build/operate delivery type of project.” The city of Hialeah, Fla., is building a water treatment plant to supply the community with fresh water. « 138 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - October/November 2011
Energy Efficiency
Green Building
Executive Perspective
Best Practices
Bernards Construction – El Capitan High School
Bogner Construction Co. – College of Wooster Scot Center
Jean McClung Middle School
Hellas Sports Construction
The Walsh Group – NOAA Pacific Regional Headquarters
Haskell Co. – Scripps Proton Therapy Center
Robert A. Bothman Inc. – Stockton Unified School District
JE Dunn – Energy Systems Integration Facility
Rosendin Electric – AVUHSD Solar Project
Ratcliff Construction Company – Crossroads Church
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Flintco Pacific – Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility
Lee Lewis Construction – Angelo State University’s Plaza Verde Student Housing
Manhattan Construction – First Baptist Church of Dallas
Market & Johnson – Eau Claire County Courthouse project
McTech Corp – 97th Military Police Battalion Headquarters
Parkland Health & Hospital System
RBC Construction
Central Building and Preservation – Randolph Tower City Apartments
Scaparotti Construction Group
Trinity Properties – Trinity Place
Advanced Real Estate Services
Lawrence B. Wohl Inc./Wohl Diversified Services
TN Ward and Commercial Interiors – Maryland Live
ASX Construction – Parc Lafayette
Bayland Buildings Inc.
Dependable Mechanical Systems
New Dawn Developments
DSLD Homes
Aquilini Development and Construction Inc.
Cobalt Construction – Meta Housing
Lifestyle Communities
Pratt and Associates LLC
Miramonte Homes
MP J.J. Duffy Joint Venture/Pathway Senior Living LLC – Victory Centre Vernon Hills
Woodland Homes
Aecom/Inima Joint Venture – Hialeah, Fla., Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – Austin Water Treatment Plant No. 4
Pepper-Lawson Construction – Missouri City Surface Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – AWT Improvements
Blount Contracting Inc.
Harbor Offshore Services
Cruz Construction Inc.
Humble Construction
Nova-Con Projects Ltd.
Trimen Electric
EllisDon Corp. – Atlantic Region
EllisDon Corp. – St. Joseph's Regional Mental Health Care
Focus Equities
Intercom Services Immobiliers
George Brown College – New Waterfront Campus
Seaside Transportation Services
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