ST. LOUIS -- Haberberger, Inc., was recently recognized by the Design-Build Institute of America – Mid-America Region (DBIA-MAR) in the category of “Best Project – Water/Wastewater under $25 million” for its work at Hazelwood West High School, which is located in Hazelwood, Mo. A Merit Award plaque was presented by the DBIA-MAR to Haberberger and Hazelwood West High School at the organization’s 10th annual design-build awards. Haberberger served as both the contractual design-build team leader and designer of record on the project. The total contract amount for the project was $99,094.
Under the leadership of Project Engineer John Gallia and Field Superintendent Rick Princivalli, Haberberger installed new vacuum-primed pumps on top of the existing wet well at Hazelwood West High School. Built in 1969, the existing pump station was located on school grounds in close proximity to the main building and consisted of a buried wet well connected to a buried pump valve. Sewage back-ups into the basement had become a common occurrence. The new wet well mounted pump station installed by Haberberger solved the sewage back-up issue. The new system was in place and running satisfactorily before the first day of school, and the district received a seamless design-build project delivered on time and without any cost increases.
DBIA-MAR evaluated project submissions in seven categories with a possible total score of 150 points. There were numerous entries, and a total of 13 projects received recognition. Each award-winning team received plaques for the builder, the designer and the owner.
Haberberger, Inc. is a 63-year-old mechanical contracting company that offers complete HVAC installation, customized maintenance programs, design-build services, process piping and piping fabrication, and refrigeration and energy management services to a variety of industrial and commercial customers. For more information, visit them online at www.haberbergerinc.com.