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WDBC E-NEWS – December 24, 2015

Water Design Build Council

Issue Highlights

  • Happy Holidays from Water Design-Build Council
  • Water Design-Build Council: 2016 Officers Elected

  • A Thank You from Dave Kinchen

Happy Holidays from Water Design-Build Council

From the members of the Water Design-Build Council, we wish you all many blessings throughout the holiday season, and much success in your 2016 endeavors.

- Linda Hanifin Bonner and Mark Alpert

Water Design-Build Council: 2016 Officers Elected

Leofwin Clark (CH2M), John Doller (Carollo), and Steve Gates (Brown and Caldwell) Elected to Leadership Roles by the WDBC



Receiving the official gavel from 2015 President David Kinchen, Leofwin Clark (WDBC 1st Vice President/Treasurer) formally becomes WDBC’s 11th President on January 1, 2016. 

Leofwin_Clark.jpgLeofwin Clark (CH2M HILL Vice President and Sales Director based in Denver, Colorado) has 25 years of experience focusing on collaborative delivery for major infrastructure and U.S. government projects, including design-build, design-build-operate, public-private-partnerships, and contract operations\privatization. As an industry thought leader, his WDBC work includes technical practices, education and research committees.

“I am honored to serve in WDBC’s leadership position for the next year and look forward to continuing the extraordinary work accomplished In the past decade. The WDBC has been sharing best practices in design-build to educate owners and promote collaborative delivery in the water and wastewater industry.”

john_doller.jpgJohn Doller, P.E., (2nd Vice President/Secretary) and Carollo Senior Vice President was elected as WDBC’s 1st Vice President and Treasurer for 2016. As a recognized industry thought-leader, John Doller chairs the WDBC Technical Practices Committee, and has been responsible for the guiding the thought leadership process in the development and production of both the Progressive and Fixed-Price Design-Build Procurement Guides on behalf of the WDBC.

“I am both excited and privileged to be part of an organization that has accomplished so much to promote the proper utilization of collaborative project delivery in the water industry. The collective and collaborative work of the Council's member organizations has profoundly shaped the best practices for the procurement and execution of Integrated Project Delivery over the past nine years.”

Steve_Gates.jpgStephen Gates, Senior Vice President of Brown and Caldwell was elected by WDBC member firms to the office of 2nd Vice President and Secretary for 2016. An active WDBC Board member and industry thought-leader, Gates directs the WDBC’s research program and contributes to technical practices and education programs.

“The use of design-build procurement has achieved a greater level of use than design-bid-build because of its many advantages over low bid general contracting,” said Gates. “I am honored to serve in this position and look forward to continue working with the WDBC as we focus on advancing our research and education program for the industry.”

Message from 2015 President David Kinchen: A Year of Exciting Industry Accomplishments

As the final weeks of being President of the Water Design Build Council conclude in 2015, I stand amazed by what we have accomplished within the very spirit of collaboration that is design build.  Over the past year, the WDBC has held true to its mission of “to evolve best practices for successful implementation of water projects through collaborative delivery methods – by facilitating thought leadership through education, research and communication.”




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.