Both the owner and the selected collaborative-delivery firm share responsibility for ensuring a smooth transition from construction to operation.
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WDBC E-NEWS – June 24, 2016

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Issue Highlights

  • Achieving a Successful Transition Process in a Design-Build Project

  • Member Spotlight: Montevina Water Treatment Plant Improvements Project

  • WDBC's Education Opportunities Prepare You for Design-Build Projects

Achieving a Successful Transition Process in a Design-Build Project

Both the owner and the selected collaborative-delivery firm share responsibility for ensuring a smooth transition from construction to operation. This process actually begins during the planning stage, when the owner drafts the implementation plan. The transition process is later addressed in the owner’s procurement documents, contract, and final project implementation plan.

The reasons for beginning transition planning early is that the owner is able to incorporate the knowledge and experienced input of the existing facility’s operations and maintenance teams into the project’s development. It is also at this point in time that the owner needs to identify the education and training that may be required to operate the project with the envisioned new equipment - and possibly new technology.

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Project Spotlight: Montevina Water Treatment Plant Improvements Project

WDBC_Project_Spotlight_HDR_CA.jpgIn 2010, the San Jose Water Company (SJWC) conducted a feasibility study to look at plant improvement alternatives that addressed the high raw water turbidity challenge, as well as the disinfection by product compliance and aging infrastructure needs.

After a proposal review and interview process, HDR was selected as the design-builder, and worked to:

  • Improve solids handling facilities
  • Construct a new administration building, water quality laboratory, standby power generation and site access improvements
  • Improve flash mix and flocculation process

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WDBC's Education Opportunities Prepare You for Design-Build Projects

Research surrounding the industry’s educational needs has revealed that managers have a high level of satisfaction with the training provided by WDBC. The reason? WDBC’s education on design-build delivery focuses on what water infrastructure industry members say they need to know about the differences in the various project delivery methods.

These complimentary education sessions are structured to respond to the fundamental questions that arise when making a decision about whether to pursue design-build delivery, and the type of organizational structure an agency should have to manage a design-build project. The content of WDBC’s training programs is derived from the 4th Edition of the Water and Wastewater Design-Build Handbook, with additional input from WDBC staff and members.

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Established in 2006, the Water Design-Build Council is a not-for-profit organization providing education on the best practices in collaborative project delivery to the water/wastewater sector through research and through leadership.



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