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John Doller, Senior Vice President, Carollo Engineers, Inc.

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

Posted by John Doller, Senior Vice President, Carollo Engineers, Inc. on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 @ 06:30 AM

The decision of the City of Olathe, KS to pursue a design-build delivery method to expand its existing 17-mgd water treatment plant to 36 mgd and then retaining Carollo Engineers to perform a feasibility study, were essential first steps towards achieving a successful project conclusion.

Following the feasibility study, the City not only contracted with Carollo for 30% design of the expansion; but also a joint venture of Carollo Engineers and Garney Construction to complete the design and construct the treatment plant expansion. This award-winning design-build project included the integration of membrane filters into the existing retrofitted lime-softening facility.

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