The facility tops Engineering News-Record’s Best Project list
East Valley Water District’s (EVWD) new headquarters facility has earned the 2014 Best Project award from Engineering News-Record, a weekly publication providing news, analysis and opinion about the construction industry worldwide. The award is dedicated to honoring best construction projects across the country.
Approximately 150 entries competed for the award, which was judged by construction industry experts. EVWD earned the top honor in California for its category.
EVWD’s new facility, which includes a 30,000 sq-ft administration building and a 5,256 sq-ft operations building, opened its doors 71 days ahead of schedule in March 2014, and was celebrated with community open house events. The 27.5-acre site features historical and equipment displays, water efficiency demonstration gardens, a multi-purpose boardroom, and various spaces designed to host community events and educational workshops. The new headquarters streamlines operations by bringing all EVWD employees together at one site.
The project was completed using the design-build method, keeping costs down and expediting construction.