In addition to being the first publicly owned wastewater treatment plant in Missouri using the Design-Build approach, this new $75 million system diverts flow from aging, undersized neighboring facilities and allows the town of Liberty, Missouri, future growth and independence for decades to come.
Oretta Smith, Executive Director of DBIA – Mid-America Region, said, “We don’t always give this top award. It takes an extraordinary project, design-build process and team application to win. I am pleased to share that not only was the Liberty project most worthy, it won with a unanimous decision by a very selective panel of judges.”
The DBIA annual awards recognize projects and teams that best utilize design-build practices with emphasis on aesthetics, design, quality, functionality, life cycle value, innovation, and customer satisfaction.
In this project, the Goodwin Brothers Construction Co. design-build team implemented proactive, productive approaches to using an otherwise unusable site, paid extra attention to aesthetics, collaborated successfully with a large team, and found ways to consistently exceed the owner’s expectations.
Goodwin Brothers Construction is a three-generation family-owned business, celebrating 70 years of building this year.