Water Design-Build Council Blog

How An Operations-Focused Collaborative Delivery Method Leads To A Successful Project

Allowances Versus Contingencies: What’s the Difference?

Early Supplier Involvement During The Development of the Response to a Design-Build RFP

How Treatability Testing and an Integrated Advanced Oxidation Treatment System Optimized Delivery Speed for a Water Treatment Plant Experiencing Harmful Algal Blooms

Flexibility is the Name of the Game in Collaborative Delivery

Can P3s Accelerate Puerto Rico’s Path to Recovery?

How An Integrated Design-Build Team Is Essential To Achieving Lowest Whole Of Life Cost In A P3 Project

Oh, the Benefits of Collaborative Startup and Commissioning

Could You Pass a Quiz on Design-Build Terms?

How a Hybrid Procurement Approach was Successfully Used for an $800 Million Regional Wastewater Treatment Program

Who are the Champions for Design-Build and CMAR Projects – and What is Their Journey?

Utilizing CMAR to Create Efficiency Through the Value Engineering Process

Are You Really Ready to Create and Maintain a Collaborative Working Environment?

Design-Bid-Build (DBB) vs. Construction Management at-Risk (CMAR): Does Construction Management at-Risk (CMAR) Cost More?

Collaborative Delivery: Project Implementation Best Practices

Latest Technology Plus Progressive Design-Build Equals Win for Colorado’s Metro Wastewater Reclamation District’s Northern Treatment Plant

Common Questions (and Simple Answers) About Design-Build Delivery

How Can Education Address Impediments in Using Design-Build/CMAR Delivery for Water and Wastewater Projects?

Can Industry Partnerships and Private Financing Create Evolutionary Change in the Water Delivery Market?

What is the Importance of Well-Defined Acceptance Standards on Treatment Plant Design-Build Projects?

Managing Risks in Design-Build Delivery

Hidden Risk Topics in Construction Contracts – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Construction Contract Risk Allocation – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Utilizing Design-Build Delivery to Provide Water Treatment Solutions on a Deadline

Insights Into the Use of “Earned Performance Fees” in Design-Build Projects

Stephen R. Gates, PE, BCEE, Elected 2018 President of Water Design-Build Council Board of Directors

Understanding the differences in Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) and Fixed-Price for Design-Build Delivery Projects

WDBC Announces 2018 Officers

Giving Collaborative Delivery Advice to First-Time Water/Wastewater Owners

Early Supplier Involvement During The Development of the Response to a Design-Build RFP

Landmark Research Study Documents a Dramatic Increase in the Future Use of Design-Build Delivery for Water Infrastructure Projects – and Why It Is Preferred by Owners

Key Attributes of a Public-Private Partnership

What are the Differences Between Collaborative and Design-Bid-Build Delivery?

When A Collaborative Delivery Firm Establishes a Price, It Is a Binding Number

Are You Really Ready to Create and Maintain a Collaborative Working Environment?

The Benefit of Innovation in Collaborative Project Delivery

Does an Owner's Advisor Ever Assume the Role of a Construction Manager on a Design-Build Project?

What are the Benefits of Collaborative Delivery for Capital Program Projects?

Harnessing the Power of Collaboration on Progressive Design-Build Projects

Generating Team Collaboration in Construction Management at-Risk

Contingency – What is it? How is it set? And who owns it?

The Principles of Open-Book Pricing

A Collaborative Delivery Method with 2 Variations

Where do I get a contract to use for my design-build project – and what does this “off-ramp” mean?

How an Integrated Process System Optimized Delivery Speed and Value for a New Wastewater Treatment Plant

How Can Education Address Impediments in Using Design-Build/CMAR Delivery for Water and Wastewater Projects?

Understanding the differences in Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) and Fixed-Price for Design-Build Delivery Projects

Procurement Best Practices for Collaborative Delivery Projects

Managing Risks in Design-Build Delivery

What Stimulates Innovation in Design-Build Projects?

Guaranteed Maximum Price Determination on Progressive Design-Build Projects

Collaborative Delivery: Project Implementation Best Practices

Can Collaborative Delivery Be Good for Allocating Risk?

Giving Collaborative Delivery Advice to First-Time Water/Wastewater Owners

When A Collaborative Delivery Firm Establishes a Price, It Is a Binding Number

Smart Utilities Designed and Delivered Smartly

Design-Build and "Best Value" - What Does It Really Mean?

Collaboration is Growing the Water Design-Build Industry

What 5 Steps Should You Never Neglect in a Design-Build Delivery Project?

Reflecting on World Water Day: What’s Changed and What Needs to Change

Why Use Local Businesses in Collaborative Delivery Projects?

5 Key Factors for a Successful Water Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership Procurement

Closing the Design-Build Gap: A Focus on New York

Industry Perspective: The Value In Early Input from Operators and Equipment Suppliers in a Design-Build Project

Oh, the Benefits of Collaborative Startup and Commissioning

WDBC's Board of Directors welcomes Michael C. Loulakis, President of Captial Project Strategies, LLC, as an "At-Large Director"

How Do You Successfully Effectuate a Design-Build Project?

Generating Team Collaboration in Construction Management at-Risk

A Collaborative Delivery Method with 2 Variations

Design-Build and Moore’s Law

Consider Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) for Collaborative Project Delivery

Top Project Spotlights from 2016

Top Design-Build Insights from 2016

Top Construction Management at-Risk Insights from 2016

Top Collaborative Project Delivery Insights from 2016

Successful Collaborative Project Delivery in Atlanta

Use Lego for Your Next DB, PDB or CMAR Project

Collaborative Delivery: Project Implementation Best Practices

Collaborative Delivery: Contracts And Contracting Best Practices

What Is Construction Management-At-Risk (CMAR)?

Procurement Best Practices for Collaborative Delivery Projects

Interview: Insights for Industry Organizations Pursuing a Design-Build Project

Design-Build Project Delivery Gains Momentum as More Water Utilities Make the Switch

Risk and Reward in Cincinnati

Managing Risks in Design-Build Delivery

Optimizing Power and Control Solutions on Collaborative-Delivery Projects

What Are the Financial Trends of Municipalities in Funding Water and Sewer projects?

What Stimulates Innovation in Design-Build Projects?

The Principles of Open-Book Pricing

Design-Build in the Industrial Sector

How Much Risk Should an Owner Transfer to a DB Firm on Their Project? 

The North Davis Sewer District Biosolids Progressive Design-Build Project

Design-Build Delivery: Not Just for 'Big' Water Projects

The Common Language between Utilities of the Future and Design-Build Delivery

Fixed-Price Design-Build Selection

Mitigating Risks Through Collaborative Delivery

Key Steps to a Successful Transition to Owner Operations

The Use of a Continuous, Real-Time Approach in Collaborative Projects

Safety in the Integrated Project Delivery Approach

What is Construction Management At-Risk?

Smart Partnerships Involve Equipment Suppliers in an Evolving Water Design-Build Industry

Innovative Approach to Remediation System Design Brings EPC to Industrial Client

What's So "Progressive" about Progressive Design-Build

We Can't Afford to Be Reactive About Water and Wastewater Issues

A Decade of Progress in Water Design-Build Delivery

"Can I Use Local Contractors in a Design-Build Project?"

WDBC Questions Foreign Time and Cost Performance of Design-Build Projects Study

What Are The Benefits Of Using Design-Build Delivery?

A Collaborative New Year’s Resolution for the Water Design-Build Council

The Claude "Bud" Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Facility: San Diego’s Water Portfolio Expands with Creative Thinking

Message from the 2015 President: A Year Of Industry Accomplishments Capstones A Decade Of Progress

How Do I Prepare My Organization To Use Design-Build Delivery?

How Does CMAR Differ from Design-Build?

Is Your Organization Considering Using Collaborative Delivery?

Turn-Key Design-Build SCADA - It Works!

From Parsons: Construction to Commissioning - Making the Transition a Smooth Process

The Most Valuable Assets Of Design-Build Projects

A Positive Future for Design-Build Delivery: A Black & Veatch Report

What is the Best Way to Procure a Design-Build Project?

How Much Control Should Owners and Managers Have in a Design-Build Project?

Haskell Spotlight: St. Marys Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion

What's the Value of Water?

The Olathe Water Treatment Plant Expansion: Fixed-Price Design-Build

Defining the Role of Design-Build Delivery for Utility of the Future

What Are the Top 3 Success Factors in Collaborative Project Delivery?

Oppose Cuts to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Program

Design-Build-Operate: Recommended Best Practices

WDBC Seeks Information about Federal Design-Build Delivery Projects

Design-Build Delivery: Nitrogen Removal to Benefit the Chesapeake Bay

Progressive Design-Build Delivery Retrofits a Water Treatment Plant

Recommended Best Practices: Preparing for a Water Design-Build Project

Repairing Our Nation's Water Infrastructure: Dramatic Efforts Needed

Using Design-Build to Improve the Water System in Goodyear, Arizona

Balancing Risk Reduces Design-Build Project Cost & Scheduled Time

Covering the Risks in Design-Build: WDBC’s Response to ENR's Editorial

When Does Protecting the Owner's Best Interest Jeopardize the Project?

Project Spotlight: Arizona's Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility

Lend Your Voice: Push for Legislation to Repair Our Water Systems

Project Spotlight: Quincy, Washington Industrial Water Reuse Utility

Project Spotlight: Orlando Wastewater Treatment Discharge Project

Answering Questions about CMAR and Design-Build Delivery

Managing Design-Build Projects for Water Infrastructure

Enhancing Innovation through Design-Build

What Are the Benefits of Using Design-Build Delivery Methods for Water and Wastewater Industry Projects?

Castle Rock (CO) Water Supply Augmentation Project

Report Finds States' Use of Progressive Design-Build Has Doubled Since 2012

Allocation of Risk and Liability in a Design-Build or CMAR Project

Progressive Design-Build Procurement Selection Process

Project Spotlight: Charnock Well Field Restoration Project (California)

Project Spotlight: Longmont, Colorado, Water Treatment Plant

Producing a CMAR Project Management Plan

Project Spotlight: United Water New Jersey Water Treatment Facility

Guidelines for Conducting the Procurement Process

8 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Project-Delivery Method

Project Spotlight: Orlando, Florida, Wastewater Treatment Project

Project Spotlight: Carroll County, Maryland, Water Treatment Plant

Answering Questions about CMAR and Design-Build Delivery

Parsons Breaks Ground on CMAR Desalination Project

City of Annapolis Awards Design-Build Contract for Water Treatment

Procuring a Design-Build or Construction Management At-Risk Project

What Is A Construction Management at-Risk Project?

Demonstration Wetlands Treat and Reuse RO Concentrate

Municipalities Have Many Options in a Public-Private Partnership

Water Infrastructure - From Invisible to Invaluable

Moving from ‘Alternative Project Delivery’ to ‘Collaborative Delivery Solutions’

U.S. Congress Poised to Take Action on WIFIA

Value of Water Coalition launches Water Works! Campaign

Will Our Nation Learn the “Worth of water” Before the Well is Dry?

How Effective Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Systems Remove Pathogens

Water Design-Build Council Announces New Leadership

Project Spotlight: Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Design-Build Project Delivers High-Quality Water for Dania Beach

New Tool Helps Water Utilities Implement Effective Utility Management

Identifying Energy Solutions that Finance Themselves

AECOM joint venture awarded US$285.8-million contract by Thames Water

Understanding the True Cost of Water

HDR Expert Authors New Book On Activated Sludge Technologies

Brown & Caldwell Wins Award for Seattle Water Project

Aging Water Infrastructure: From Out of Sight to Top of Mind

Developing Procurement Documents for Progressive DB Projects

Project Spotlight: Charnock Well Field Restoration

'Value of Water' Campaign Aims to Educate the Public

Project Spotlight: Augusta, Georgia Wastewater Treatment Plant

Project Spotlight: U.S. Navy Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Benefits of Adopting Asset Management Practices in Water Utilities

Black & Veatch Awarded Design-Build Contract for Nutrient Recovery

Project Spotlight: Davie Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades

5 Keys to Developing Solutions for Complex Water Issues

Avoiding the Sanitary Sewer Overflows Rehabilitation Rut

Project Spotlight: Design-Build for Effluent Reclamation

Strategies for Nutrient & Resource Management in Cities of the Future

Aging US Water Infrastructure: The Role of the Private Sector

Where's The Public Anger About Water?

Aging Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Forces Utilities to Make Hard Choices

Brown and Caldwell’s Jeff Theerman honored by NACWA

Using the RFP Process to Select the Best Design-Builder for Your Project

Developing Sustainable Solutions: Partnerships Are the Model of the Future

Water Continues to Rise on Asia’s Agenda

Carollo Engineers Supports California Direct Potable Reuse Initiative

Balancing Water Demands In Vietnam

Parsons Awarded San Antonio Water System Brackish Water Desalination Program

Report from the Water Infrastructure Summit

Is Your Utility Making the Business Case?

Progressive Design-Build Provides Long and Short-Term Water Project Benefits

New Research: Design-Build Saves Time and Money, Improves Project Quality

New Study Demonstrates A Positive Future For Asset Management Adoption In The Water Sector

More Collaboration, More Communication

Progressive Design-Build Allows JEA to Realize Best Solution

Asset Management: Critical Challenges Are Driving Adoption in the Water Industry

We're Building the World's Largest...

Give a Bit and Get a Bit - The Benefits of Volunteering In and Promoting the Water Industry

Focus On Energy Management Earns Accolades for Spokane County Regional Water Reclamation Facility

Message From Pat Gallagher

Have You Seen the Updated USEPA Guidelines for Water Reuse?

CDM Smith Announces New Executive Leadership Team

Reducing Water Loss in Hong Kong

Storm Water Redesign Improves Scottish Coast

Urban Sustainability Director's Network and CH2M Hill

CH2M Hill Employees Contribute to "Water Treatment Plant Design" Book

Design-Build: An Alternative Delivery Model Not To Be Ignored

CH2M HILL Leads Strategic Planning Study for Infrastructure Exchange

Business Models for the Future: American Water Summit

New Data on Biogas Production at U.S. Wastewater Treatment Plants

Survey: Top Water Utility Concerns

Colorado Rotary Water Symposium: Final Report

From Tom McMonagle, Water Design Build Council 2012 President

Charitable Organizations Seek To Bring Water To Those Who Lack