San Francisco, CA (April 2, 2012) – PMA Consultants, an international project and construction management consulting firm, has received the 2012 Northern California CMAA Project Achievement Award in the water/wastewater category for projects with values between $50 millio–$100 million.
The construction management team led by PMA Consultants has received the award for the Tesla Water Treatment Facility. Tesla is one of 81 projects included in the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s $4.6 billion Water System Improvement Program to repair, replace, and seismically retrofit aging infrastructure and facilities within the Hetch Hetchy Water System.
The new water treatment facility at the Tesla Portal, San Joaquin County, is designed to provide drinking water to the Metropolitan San Francisco area, servicing over 2.5 million people. Drawing from the unfiltered Hetch Hetchy source, the new facility is one of the largest ultraviolet (UV) disinfection drinking water facilities in North America (315 mgd) and is currently the largest UV operational facility in California. In addition to the UV facility, the campus includes a chemical storage building, an operations building, chemical injection facilities, a large valve vault, tanks, and other support structures.
PMA provides construction managers; field contract administrators; cost and schedule specialists; document control specialists; QA inspectors; environmental monitors; and safety, communications, and traffic specialists required for successful execution of the project. In performing services, PMA utilizes most modules of Primavera Contract Manager and fully utilize Primavera P6 for cost, schedule, and resource tracking.
The project has been the subject of many industry papers within organizations and presentations at events, including the 2010 and 2012 Design-Build Institute Conventions. In addition, construction management processes and procedures used on the Tesla project won a PMI College of Scheduling award for innovative, unique application of project controls.
The Construction Management Project Achievement Awards Program recognizes and promotes professionalism and excellence in the construction management process; projects that best reflect this mission are awarded. PMA will receive the award at the 2012 CMAA Awards Gala on April 19 in San Francisco.