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WDBC E-NEWS – November 13, 2015

Water Design Build Council

Issue Highlights

  • Drought Prevention Water Design-Build Project - In the News!

  • Input Needed for the 2016 Municipal Water and Wastewater Design-Build Handbook
  • Reminder - Call for Papers for the 2016 DBIA Water/Wastewater Conference
  • Constructing to Commissioning - Making the Transition a Smooth Process
  • Why Should Industry Firms Join the WDBC?

Drought Prevention Water Design-Build Project - In the News!

There is no greater evidence of the increasing use of design-build as the preferred project delivery method – than to learn about the projects themselves and why the agencies elected to use this delivery method. As an example, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) also has a unique aquifer recharge project that WDBC member firm, Parsons and its joint venture partner worked to develop as the first phase of the critical Brackish Groundwater Desalinataion (BDG) Program.

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Input Needed for the 2016 Municipal Water and Wastewater Design-Build Handbook

WDBC has begun the process to update the 3rd Edition of the Municipal Water and Wastewater Design-Build Handbook and wants to hear from industry owners and practitioners on topics you’ve encountered and would like addressed. The 2016 update will include new chapters on Financing and Contract Management, as well as the new guidance on Fixed-Priced DB Procurement. We need to know what you believe is valuable, or needs to be included. Here’s how you can provide comments. On the homepage of the WDBC website – in the top right corner, is the “Forum” button – click on it and you are at the Forum Main page.

  1. Click on the “”SIGN IN” link for the initial registration
  2. The registration form then appears at the bottom of the page - Scroll down to the bottom of the page to the identified form.
  3. Proceed to “register” with your name and password and hit save
  4. Your registration information will be received by the moderator and access confirmed

Reminder - Call for Papers for the 2016 DBIA Water/Wastewater Conference

Do you have a project to share?

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), in association with American Water Works Association (AWWA), Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC) is seeking presentations for the 2016 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, which will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina from April 20-22, 2016.

The Conference provides a platform for experienced, knowledgeable, and well-spoken industry experts to highlight best practices in design-build project delivery in the water and wastewater sector, and to discuss the merits of it as a means to achieve exceptional project outcomes.


Constructing to Commissioning - Making the Transition a Smooth Process

Owners that undertake major capital improvement projects using a design-build implementation model spend significant time and resources upfront during the procurement, planning, and development stages of the project to ensure that the most qualified team is selected and that key project criteria are established.

Strictly focusing on the design and construction requirements can be time consuming, and project teams tend to overlook important details such as how to transition smoothly from construction to operational readiness. 

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Why Should Industry Firms Join the WDBC?

  • To have an active role in developing education materials
  • To be involved as industry thought leaders in providing best practices
  • To engage in valuable research that benefits member firms and the water industry. 

WDBC member firms are in the forefront of creating industry standards and best-practice documents, such as :

Go to the WDBC Website and learn how to become a member

 

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The Water Design-Build Council is a not-for-profit association established in 2006 to educate best practices in design-build and construction management-at-risk procurement delivery. Implementing this mission occurs through education and outreach, serving in a leadership role as an industry advocate for the value of collaborative delivery for water and wastewater infrastructure projects.



Member Companies

The Water Design-Build Council stands ready to contribute its expertise, resources, innovation and enthusiasm to the challenge of strengthening our water and wastewater infrastructure.

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