Water Design-Build Council Blog

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

Posted by Admin on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

The Hopewell Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (HRWTF) is a 50 million gallon per day (mgd) secondary wastewater treatment plant, currently treating an annual average flow of approximately 27 mgd of combined wastewater from local industries and domestic sources.

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Topics: HDR, Wastewater Infrastructure

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

It is well-documented through research data within the water industry, that design-build delivery methods for municipal water and wastewater projects are being used with increasing frequency across the United States. These predominant delivery methods include Design/Construction Management-at-Risk, Fixed Price Design-Build and Progressive Design-Build.

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Topics: HDR

HDR Expert Authors New Book On Activated Sludge Technologies

Posted by Admin on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 09:29 AM

One of the key pillars of the Water Design-Build Council's mission is education, and over the past year, we've produced quite a few new educational documents designed to raise awareness of design-build and alternative project delivery methods in the water and wastewater sector. In addition to our own eductional content, our members produce a variety of materials relating to best practices. This past November, Joe Cleary, a senior vice president and section manager of engineering design services with WDBC member HDR Inc., co-authored a newly released book: "Activated Sludge Technologies for Treating Industrial Wastewaters – Design and Troubleshooting." The book is for students, plant operators and engineers seeking knowledge and case studies on recent developments in activated sludge biological treatment.

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Topics: HDR

Project Spotlight: Design-Build for Effluent Reclamation

Posted by Admin on Wed, Aug 07, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

The members of the Water Design-Build Council are at the forefront of the design-build industry and their project reprepesent some of the most forward-thinking and innovative efforts in the water and wastewater sector. As part of our efforts to share information on design-build best practices, we're sharing select case studies of member design-build projects with you in our "Project Spotlight" series. This week, learn how HDR Constructors used a design-build project delivery model to upgrade a sanitary effluent reclamation facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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Topics: HDR