The Morganti Group was recognized by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for its collaborative concrete work with Monroe County on the Key West International Airport McCoy Terminal renovation project. The team received the award for "2009 Commercial Airport Project of the Year," at the 40th annual Florida Airports Council Conference that attracts more than 700 industry professionals from across the nation.

"The Florida Department of Transportation applauds Morganti for its vision and execution of the McCoy Terminal renovation project," said FDOT Secretary Stephanie Kopelousos. "Continuing to improve our airports and offering ease of travel and safety to our residents and visitors is a top priority."

Each year, the FDOT recognizes superior achievement by presenting awards in honor of the Aviation Professional of the Year, The Commercial Service of the Year, The Community Airport of the Year, and The Airport Project of the Year.

"We are excited to bring the Key West International Airport to life," said Morganti Vice President Jim Auld. "As Construction Managers we have been committed to adhering to the highest quality and passenger safety standards while doing so. Our hope is that this project becomes a model for communities across the country. We also applaud and share this recognition with our partner, Monroe County, for its commitment to this project."

The Morganti Group completed the renovation of the McCoy Terminal at the Key West International Airport completely transforming the terminal to provide a more pleasant traveling experience with new ticketing, luggage and security areas along with a central area for concessions and restaurants.

Design and Construction activities ran concurrently throughout the construction of the project, which allowed the team to add value to the renovation from beginning to end. The project was constructed under the Construction Manager At Risk format, a revolutionary process that virtually eliminates conflicts and change orders at the end of major projects.

"Our primary goal was to retain the character and charm of Key West through preserving designed elements, while incorporating the latest FAA required security features and controlling costs," said Auld.

As the Construction Manager At Risk for the Key West International Airport terminal and renovation project, Morganti was hired to oversee the 50,000 square foot addition to the existing airport and has completed 30,000 square feet of new floor area on the second level and renovated 20,000 square feet of existing terminal space on the ground level of the airport, and guarantee the completion date and the cost.