In 2014, OCWS selected Constantine Engineering as its Design Criteria Professional (DCP) and Owner's Representative for the Arbennie Pritchett WRF Expansion Project. With this 5 million gallon per day (MGD) expansion to the APWRF, Constantine has provided professional engineering services including procuring, overseeing, and coordinating with the design-build (D/B) contractor; preparing the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the D/B contractor, performing cost estimates, groundwater modeling, permitting, and engineering services during construction. We will also continue to provide resident observation, construction administration, and will coordinate complete system startup.
From 2006 to 2010, Constantine served as Program Manager for the design and construction of the Arbennie Pritchett Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Program. Constantine coordinated the engineering design, environmental permitting,materials procurement, construction, and start-up of the many components of this Program to build a new 10 MGD advanced water reclamation facility. This was the largest capital improvement project in Okaloosa County history. The project was a national success and won the 2011 Water/Wastewater National Merit Award from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). The upgrade will expand the WRF from 10 MGD to 15 MGD.
Constantine has worked in partnership with OCWS to establish regional wastewater treatment at the Arbennie Pritchett WRF and to develop and negotiate several contracts with surrounding water and sewer utilities, including the City of Fort Walton Beach and Eglin Air Force Base. The expanded facility will allow OCWS to meet the needs of this fast-growing region.