RED Awards 2015: Best Industrial Project

AZ Big Media events | 27 Feb, 2015 |

On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 10th annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2014 and the construction teams involved. RED Award trophies were handed out in 10 project categories, to six brokerage teams and safety, subcontractor, architect, general contractor and developer of the year awards were also presented. AZRE also recognized Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham with a lifetime achievement award. Click here to view all 2015 RED Awards Winners.

Brine-Scan-001Ocotillo Brine Reduction Facility

Developer: Intel Corporation
Contractor: Sundt Construction, Inc.
Architect: Carollo Engineers
Size: 130,680 SF
Location: Chandler
Completed: April 2014

The expansion of Intel Corporation’s Ocotillo Campus generates additional waste streams, which are discharged to the nearby City of Chandler’s Reverse Osmosis Facility (CHRO) for treatment and reclamation. The CHRO facility required upgrades to accommodate the new building, including brine treatment. This is where Sundt Construction and Carollo Engineers came in to construct the Ocotillo Brine Reduction Facility (ORBF). Salinity and total dissolved solids (TDS) are the largest challenges facing municipalities in the Valley. As TDS rises, using reclaimed water to irrigate locations, such as golf courses, decreases. This issue could mean a shift in the use of millions of gallons of potable water daily in Chandler. The OBRF pulls salt from water before it’s sent to the aquifer and works to maximize on waste water from Intel’s fabrication facility. Furthermore, many of the pumps, even the brine concentrator, are recycled or refurbished.

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