Month: May 2014


Contract Type: Design-Build-Finance
Contract Amount: $559 million
Location: Miami-Dade County, Florida
Client: FDOT District Six
JV Partners: Community Asphalt Corp. & Condotte America, Inc.
Design Partners: BCC Engineering, Inc. & Stantec 

2016 FICE Engineering Excellence Grand Conceptor Award
2015 American Segmental Bridge Institute (ASBI) Bridge Award of Excellence

The SR 826 / SR 836 Interchange is the second largest highway project in Florida. It is a four level interchange in the heart of Miami-Dade County adjacent to the Miami International Airport and includes reconstruction of approximately 2 miles of SR 826 and 3 miles of SR 836 to provide 5 lanes in each direction.  The project also includes the introduction of EBCD and WBCD roads along SR 836, as well as the construction of 47 new bridges, including 4 segmental bridges.

The de Moya Group is a JV partner on the project with a contract amount of $190 million and is directly responsible for the construction of 21 bridges, 2 million cubic yards of embankment and the paving of SR 826 and SR 836. Four of the 21 bridges are over water and two are over the CSX Railroad. The de Moya Group has also established a casting yard on site and is fabricating all beams, piles, barrier walls and MSE wall panels for the project.

Project Features:

•       Procurement consisted of an alternate bid process with 5 bid alternates. The de Moya JV Team was the only team that provided the Department with the ultimate project (Alternate #1) and was given the highest technical score on their proposal.

•       Project challenges include coordination with Miami International Airport, three active rail lines and the relocation of the north line canal through the heart of the interchange.

•       Scope items include an extensive ITS program for the interchange, more than 80 sign structures and DMS gantries, and 4 million cubic yards of embankment.

•       An innovative MOT design reduced long term movement closures permitted by the RFP from 1,365 days to 30 days and eliminated 98% of the planned closures.

•       BCC Engineering is the prime design firm responsible for all project design management and coordination efforts. BCC developed the roadway geometry and final plans, led the structures concept design for the 47 bridges, and provided final design for 22 bridges, traffic operations plans and miscellaneous structures.

•       C3TS is a major design partner on the project responsible for over $200 million in improvements. They serve as the Engineer of Record for the Maintenance of Traffic plans for the four (4) level interchange, which handles over 400,000 vehicles per day. C3TS is also responsible for the design of over 3 miles of SR 836 as well as all of the major arterial work, 22 bridges and corridor-wide pavement design.


Contract Type: Design-Build
Contract Amount: $143 Million
Location: Miami-Dade County
Client: Florida Turnpike Enterprise (FTE)
Design Partners: BCC (Prime), Stantec

This project provides for the implementation of express lanes along this segment of the HEFT, as well as for the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) to incorporate a major extension of SR 874 through the heart of the HEFT/SR 874 interchange. Major scopes of work include roadway widening and construction, drainage, MOT, bridge widenings, utility and rail (CSX) coordination, architecture and site civil works, ITS, tolls, and noise walls. Constructing these improvements together via the design-build procurement method provides significant economic and time benefits as well as minimizes construction impacts to FTE and MDX customers.


Contract Type: Design-Build
Contract Amount: $134.4 million
Location: Volusia County, Florida
Client: FDOT District Five
JV Partner: Condotte America, Inc.
Design Partner: BCC Engineering, Inc.

Improvements to this 14 mile section of I-4 consist primarily of outside widening to provide a 6-lane typical section. All lanes will slope towards the outside with a 68 foot median envelope provided for a future High Speed Rail (HSR) Corridor.  The project also includes three new wildlife crossings, replacement of the I-4 bridges over the Tomoka River, reconstruction of the US 92/ I-4 Ramp “A” flyover and reconstruction of the westbound US 92 to westbound I-4 flyover ramp.   The de Moya JV Team developed 17 design innovations focused on providing the best value to the Department for this project and received the highest technical score for their approach.

Project Features:

  • Fourteen miles of widening and reconstruction with concrete pavement utilized for the final wearing surface.
  • New flyover ramps for the I-4/ US 92 interchange.
  • The JV Team’s design for the geometric alignment of the US 92/ I-4 Ramp “A” flyover provides a 60 mph design speed while reducing the overall bridge length and offers a virtually maintenance free concrete superstructure.
  • The de Moya Group developed a strong logistical plan to handle the importing of materials to the site safely and effectively.
  • An FDOT certified concrete plant will be set up on site for the concrete paving operations. The concrete plant will be capable of producing over 120 cubic yards per hour.
  • The project lies within a highly environmentally sensitive area with extensive impacts to wetlands.  The JV Team’s design approach minimizes impacts to these areas and maximizes the use of upland areas for improvements.
  • Key scopes of work on the project include: 1,500,000 cubic yards of embankment (115,000 dump truck loads), 230,000 cubic yards of structural concrete (23,000 concrete trucks) and 150,000 tons of asphalt (7,000 dump truck loads).
  • The JV Team reduced the project schedule by nearly one year, from 1260 days proposed to 900 days.


Contract Type: Design-Build-Finance
Contract Amount: $190 million
Location: Miami-Dade County, Florida
Client: FDOT District Six
JV Partner: Condotte America, Inc.
Design Partner: BCC Engineering, Inc.
Completed: March 2012

The project was completed 167 days early, achieved a Contractor Past Performance Rating (CPPR) of 106 and was awarded the 2012 FTBA Best in Construction Award (Design-Build).


The SR 826 / SR 874 project is considered Section 2 of FDOT’s 12-part Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) Improvement Program.  The project involves the widening and reconstruction of SR 826 and the reconstruction of SR 874, provision of new CD roads, two Service Interchanges (SW 56th Street & SW 40th Street), one System to System Interchange (SR 826 / SR 874) and eight bridge structures, including four Cat 2 major bridges.

During the selection process, the technical proposal submitted by the de Moya JV received the highest technical score and provided a $53 million savings to the FDOT, while at the same time improving traffic operations.  Their innovative approach entailed multiple bridges, side by side, with eight bridges proposed that were 22 lanes wide and not an inch of right-of-way to spare.  The de Moya Group is a JV Partner on the project and is directly responsible for over $110 million of the contract work.

The project was completed 167 days early with a Final Contractor Performance Rating (CPPR) of 106.  The project has also earned the 2012 FTBA Best in Construction Award (Design-Build).

Project Features:

    • The project includes 8 new bridge structures with a total deck area of almost 200,000 square feet.
    • Four of the structures are major steel bridges consisting of continuous steel plate girder superstructures with span lengths of up to 250 feet and skews of 60°.
    • Deck pours were extremely complicated due to skews and super-elevated transitions on the bridge.
    • Extremely complex interchange in a constrained area with up to 22 lanes of traffic stretching from right-of-way line to right-of-way line.
    • A complex Traffic Control Plan with intricate phasing was implemented to build the ultimate section of up to 22 lanes separated by 10 barrier walls using the entire available right-of-way.
    • The project includes over 260,000 square feet of MSE wall with heights up to 35 feet, temporary critical walls, overhead sign structures (span and cantilever), bridge mounted sign structures, and mast arm structures for new signals.
    • Work also includes 500,000 cubic yards of embankment and 130,000 tons of asphalt.
    • BCC Engineering is the Prime Designer for this Design-Build project and is responsible for design project management, roadway and structure plans, and Maintenance of Traffic.
    • The JV Team reduced the anticipated FDOT contract schedule by 850 calendar days.


Contract Type: Design-Build
Contract Amount: $83 million
Location: Pinellas County
Client: FDOT District 7
JV Partner: Condotte America, Inc.
Design Partner: BCC (Prime)

Gandy Blvd (SR 694) is an east/west urban principal arterial in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. It is part of the National Highway System and Florida’s Strategic Intermodal System (SIS), and is a designated hurricane evacuation route. The primary objective of this project is to improve east/west traffic flow through the design and reconstruction of Gandy Boulevard in Pinellas County from east of I-275 to east of 4th Street North to provide a 4 to 6-lane controlled access facility. Improvements include grade-separated interchanges, frontage roads, the replacement of the existing box culvert on 4th Street North at Tinney Creek, new drainage and sidewalks, as well as other work.



Contract Type: Design-Build-Finance
Contract Amount: $72 million
Location: Lee County, Florida
Client: FDOT District One
JV Partner: Leware Construction Company, Inc.
Design Partners: Stantec (Prime), HDR

2016 FTBA/FDOT Best in Construction (Major Bridge)
2016 FICE Outstanding Bridge Project
2015 #3 Bridge in North America (Roads & Bridges Magazine Top 10 Bridges)
2015 National ABC Project Award (Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems)


The project will provide two (2) additional lanes in each direction of I-75 within the existing
median for a distance of approximately 1.6 miles between the SR 80 interchange and the SR 78
interchange in Lee County, Florida. The project includes the widening of four (4) pairs of bridges
and is surrounded by environmentally sensitive wetlands, navigable waterways, creeks and marsh.

At the heart of the project is the widening of the 3,900 foot I-75 over Caloosahatchee River Bridges.
These bridges are high-level fixed structures over a major navigable waterway and require heavy
construction activities within an environmentally sensitive area, including protection of manatees
and small tooth sawfish habitat. Use of special top-down construction methods are required as
well as close coordination with various regulatory agencies regarding impacts to wetlands and
threatened species. Construction is on-going.


Contract Type: Design-Build
Contract Amount: $24 million
Location: Lake and Orange County, Florida
Client: FDOT District Five
Design Partner: Stantec (Prime)


The first of eight projects that make up the Wekiva Parkway, Section 4A/4B begins the work needed to complete the Western Beltway around metropolitan Orlando, providing for a higher capacity and safer east-west travel facility in Orange, Lake and Seminole Counties.

Section 4A/4B of the Parkway (SR 429) extends from north of CR 435 to south of SR 46, a distance of 2.773 miles. Among the main features of this project are two retention ponds, dual floodplain bridges, a mainline toll plaza, and an interchange with the SR 46 Connector Road. 3D modeling and heavy equipment with live cut/fill indications in the cab allowed for the placement of nearly one million cubic yards of embankment without a single survey stake.



In the past year, Alisa and Armando de Moya have become very passionate about donating blood knowing how vital and lifesaving it is to all cancer patients.

In Armando’s honor and in recognition of survivors everywhere, the de Moya Group hosted Blood Drives at its Main Office on Friday, April 25, 2014, and at its Fort Myers office on Friday, May 2, 2014.

Between the two events, three buses were available for 5 hours, handling up to 20 people each hour for a total of nearly 300 hundred possible donations!

Several platelet donations were also made at the Miami event. Because the platelets must be used within 5 days, all platelet donations went directly from the blood lab straight to a cancer recipient in need. We truly saved lives in a matter of days!

Donors at the Miami event were also able to sign up for the Bone Marrow Registry.

Through this experience, the de Moya Family has learned the importance of donating blood and platelets and how this process saves lives each and every day.

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