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Moss-Miller LLC receives Florida Design-Build Award
for Nova Southeastern Coral Reef Research Center
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The construction management team of Moss-Miller LLC was recognized for the design-build of a new research building at Nova Southeastern University.
The NSU Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Science Research Facility (CoE CRES) won overall in the education category of the Florida Design-Build Awards presented by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Florida Region.
Moss-Miller received the award Sept. 13, 2012, at the DBIA’s annual awards luncheon in Daytona Beach Shores, Fla. In a letter addressed to the team, Karen Wallace, DBIA executive director stated, “You can be justly proud of your achievement…
The CoE CRES, located at the university’s Oceanographic Center in Hollywood, Fla., is the only research facility in the United States dedicated to coral reef ecosystem research. Funded in part by a $15 million stimulus grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the facility encompasses all disciplines required for integrated coral reef studies. The center’s 87,000-square-
“Tremendous innovation and creativity was put into this project and we are honored to be recognized for that remarkable effort,” said Moss Senior Vice President Brett Atkinson, who has overseen construction on this project and others during the university’s multi-year expansion. “By handling a project from beginning to end, we were able to offer Nova a more integrated process. At the end of the day, this is world-class and will solidify Nova’s leadership role in global oceanographic research.”
Design-build is a method in which one entity (a design-builder)
About Moss-Miller LLC
Moss-Miller LLC, a corporation formed by Fort Lauderdale-based construction companies Moss & Associates and Miller Construction Company, has built a wide variety of projects for Nova Southeastern during a major, six-year expansion at the University’s main campus in Davie, Fla., just west of Fort Lauderdale.
Moss & Associates is a privately held construction company ranked among the nation’s top 100 building contractors and the third largest in Florida, with annual revenues exceeding $650 million. From its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale and six regional offices in Miami, Orlando, Clearwater/Tampa, Ocala, Greenville, S.C. and Raleigh, N.C., the firm provides design-build, general construction, construction management and preconstruction services for commercial, residential and institutional facilities developed throughout the United States, The Bahamas and the Caribbean. The firm’s website is www.mosscm.com or contact the company at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1973, Miller Construction Company has completed more than 400 commercial projects throughout South Florida, including office buildings, hotels, healthcare, higher education, manufacturing and distribution facilities. Miller’s website is www.millerconstruction.com.
Pictured in the front row from left to right: Picton Warlow, Lazaro Alfonso, Jessica Brumley, Travis Serpas, Jesse Miller, Brett Atkinson, Russell Anderson, and David Ciampini.
Back row from left to right: Justin Sligh, Sohail Rana, and Roland Lemke.