McCarthy Southwest's Infrastructure Team Promotes Ward to Project Director
PHOENIX, AZ McCarthy Southwest, a division of McCarthy Building Companies Inc., promotes Daniel Ward to the role of Project Director for the Infrastructure team. In this position, Ward will focus on developing and leading the various internal and external teams from a construction project's start to ensure a successful integrated approach throughout all phases of the project.
He is currently overseeing the $137 million Ocotillo Water Reclamation Facility (OWRF) Expansion and Process Improvement Projects for the city of Chandler, Arizona. The project includes $125 million in new construction and $12 million in upgrades to the existing plant. The project is a joint venture with Sundt Construction Inc.
From the start of preconstruction, Ward works closely with the preconstruction director and design team to bring added value in the design phase based on their innovations and experiences. Once construction is underway, his leadership role focuses on project management continuity with emphasis on cost, schedule and quality control.
Ward has been involved with numerous projects in Arizona totaling an excess of $772 million. He was part of the team that expanded McCarthy's Infrastructure geography into multiple states, which has led to fruitful business opportunities and growth for the company. He was awarded the 2013 Planner of the Year award by McCarthy for the successful completion of a complex, multi-phase, high profile and fast-tracked public water treatment project in Chandler. That project, known as the Chandler Airport Water Reclamation Facility Expansion, was the recipient of multiple awards, including the Arizona Public Works Project of the Year and the Arizona Water Re-use Project of the Year.
Ward previously served as Project Manager at McCarthy and has been with the construction company for nearly a decade. He has a bachelor's degree in construction management from Bowling Green State University and is a member of the Arizona Water Association.
He is also actively involved in McCarthy's philanthropic efforts and has led teams on two successful pro bono projects in Chandler, including converting an old hazmat trailer into mobile showers for the Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program as well as a substantial expansion at Matthew's Crossing Food Bank, which enabled them to partner with Chandler Unified School District on a Meals to Grow program for disadvantaged students.