Water Design-Build Council Blog

A Collaborative Delivery Method with 2 Variations

One of the frequent questions occurring in the Water Design-Build Council's education session is understanding how to apply the terms – prescriptive and performance – in a “fixed-price” design-build project. 

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Topics: design-build, water design-build project, Collaborative Project Delivery, Owners

What Stimulates Innovation in Design-Build Projects?

Innovation, what is it? Change, alteration, ingenuity, inventiveness. These are all words that describe the process and results of being innovative. 

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Topics: Black & Veatch, water design-build project

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

Achieving a successful design-build project requires a collaborative environment that begins with the owner’s commitment to be the leader of internal preparations. Before initiating the procurement process or identifying the delivery method to be used, key decisions need to be made by the owner.

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Topics: design-build, water design-build project

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

Posted by John Muñoz and Pat Gallagher, CDM Smith on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 @ 06:15 PM

A public-private partnership (P3) with project financing is formed when a public-sector entity, such as a municipal water utility or state department of transportation, enters into an agreement with a private-sector entity for the design, construction, finance, long-term operation and maintenance of a project. A P3 project allows for greater private-sector participation in the delivery, financing, and operations of public water infrastructure projects.

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Topics: design-build, water design-build project

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

Posted by Peter Tymkiw, P.E., Senior Vice President, Arcadis on Fri, Mar 03, 2017 @ 04:22 PM

New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo, made headlines recently when he submitted a draft budget to expand the use of the design-build project delivery approach.  If the budget is approved later this year, New York state agencies would be able to move infrastructure projects forward using design-build.

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Topics: Water Infrastructure, design-build, water design-build project, new york

A Collaborative Delivery Method with 2 Variations

One of the frequent questions occurring in the Water Design-Build Council's education session is understanding how to apply the terms – prescriptive and performance – in a “fixed-price” design-build project. 

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Topics: design-build, water design-build project, Collaborative Project Delivery, Owners

Successful Collaborative Project Delivery in Atlanta

Posted by Sara Jerome, Writer and Researcher, Water Online on Fri, Dec 02, 2016 @ 11:03 AM

A technological overhaul improves a wastewater treatment plant's efficiency for years to come

Industry experts say collaborative project delivery methods are enabling utilities to pivot more quickly throughout the design and construction process and adopt solutions specific to their needs.

Case in point: Atlanta's wastewater treatment plant, which needed to fix a chronic grit-removal problem.

A design review discovered that the proposed approach could be problematic. During early collaboration with stakeholders, though, something critical happened: City officials realized the value of a more robust and reliable solution to meet their operational demands. Read on to learn more about how innovative design build is cooperative, progressive and effective.

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Topics: design-build, water design-build project, Collaborative Project Delivery

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

An interview with Ryan Adler of Crossland Heavy Construction.

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Topics: CMAR, water design-build project

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

The federal government estimates that more than $384 billion in capital investment is needed by 2030 to maintain the nation’s drinking water infrastructure. Publicly owned wastewater utilities need about $270 billion during the same period.

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Topics: Brown and Caldwell, design-build, water design-build project

What Stimulates Innovation in Design-Build Projects?

Innovation, what is it? Change, alteration, ingenuity, inventiveness. These are all words that describe the process and results of being innovative. 

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Topics: Black & Veatch, water design-build project