Morrison-Maierle wins national award for Butte-Silver Bow project
Morrison-Maierle was recently awarded a 2017 Project Achievement Award for its Butte-Silver Bow Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase 2 MBR Upgrades project. The award was given to Morrison-Maierle at the Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) annual convention in Washington, D.C.
This project’s construction phase, entered in the less than $50 million category, was managed by Morrison-Maierle’s Neal Levang, P.E., who served as the Construction Manager. Jeremy Perlinski, P.E., was the Project’s Engineer of Record. Levang, and Alan Erickson, P.E., senior construction engineer, accepted the award on behalf of Morrison-Maierle and Butte-Silverbow.
The Butte-Silver Bow’s combined City/County wastewater treatment plant had been facing increasing regulatory effluent requirements that required upgrades to its existing facilities, some of which were more than 40 years old. The two-year, $31-million-dollar Butte-Silver Bow Phase 2 Membrane Bioreactor Upgrades construction project was the final piece in a 10-year effort that renovated nearly every aspect of the liquid treatment portion of the plant. As a result, this project helps greatly reduce the levels of nutrients and heavy metals discharged into Silver Bow Creek.
“Neal and Jeremy developed many creative and efficient processes for the construction management portion of this project that contributed to its success and helps set a new standards for upcoming and future projects,” said Project Manager Scott Murphy, P.E. and President/CEO of Morrison-Maierle. “The partnership and support of the staff in Butte-Silverbow Public Works was instrumental in this project being executed on-time and under-budget.”
Founded in 1945, Morrison-Maierle has 12 offices throughout Montana, Wyoming, Washington, and Arizona. As a multi-disciplinary firm, it provides services in engineering, surveying, planning and natural sciences. It is ranked among the Engineering New Record’s “Top 500 Design Firms” and is listed as one of the “Best Firms to Work For” by industry leader, Zweig-White.