Indian Creek Drive Storm Water Drainage Improvements

Indian Creek Drive Storm Water Drainage Improvements

2017

Harry Mellon Award of Merit Winner



~$12M

project cost



1 month

from project identification to start


Challenge

The City of Miami Beach and the Florida Department of Transportation wanted to keep the Indian Creek Corridor open during the annual “king tides”—the period from September to December when water levels rise and threaten to cause substantial property damage. Doing so meant erecting a temporary concrete seawall and building a new storm water drainage system. Facing the prospect of a major project that would take many months and cost millions of dollars to complete, government officials searched for a solution that would make optimal use of public resources without sacrificing construction quality.

Solution

Searching for a more efficient way to procure the project, the agencies accessed Gordian’s ezIQC® solution available through Sourcewell. ezIQC is a Job Order Contract established through cooperative purchasing networks and provides access to competitively awarded, local contractors.
Despite the urgency of the project, the selected contractor, David Mancini & Sons, Inc., was able to put together a contract at standard prices

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Results

Work began immediately to install the concrete barrier wall spanning roughly 2,000 feet. 10 six-inch pumps, equipment and good old-fashioned man-power monitored and assessed the situation as the record high “king tides” rolled in, effectively keeping the state highway from flooding and closing.

Ultimately, the dedicated team came together to create innovative, cost-efficient solutions to combat flooding on Indian Creek Drive. The project was heralded a great success and even with an evolving scope of work, it was completed on time.