Bush Brothers and Company’s new $55 million Process Water Reclamation Facility (PWRF) has won a Design-Build Institute of America National Merit Award.

This year’s National Design-Build Project/Team Awards competition winners were honored at the Design-Build Conference and Expo, held Nov. 8 in New Orleans. Honorees consisted of 29 projects including aviation, civic buildings, transportation and water/wastewater.

Led by a design-build joint venture of Brown and Caldwell and The Haskell Company, the new 2.1 MGD facility—located in the Great Smoky Mountains, about 40 miles from Knoxville in Dandridge, Tenn.—treats production process water to a high effluent quality for agricultural irrigation along with reuse within the PWRF and non-food contact production applications at the Bush Brothers main production plant.

The design-build team collaborated with Bush Brothers & Company to deliver a cost-effective, aesthetically pleasing solution that complements, rather than intrudes on the landscape surrounding the Great Smoky Mountains. This socially responsible project was delivered $13 million below budget.

“We are very honored to have been trusted with the opportunity to contribute to the success of these projects and are so grateful for the collaboration, dedication, and professionalism of the project teams we were privileged to join,” says Shawn Sock, senior vice president and integrated project delivery director, Brown and Caldwell.

More specific project details can be found here.