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WDBC E-NEWS – February 13, 2015

Water Design Build Council

Issue Highlights

  • It's Not Too Late to Register
    Design-Build Management Workshop, AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference

  • WDBC Releases Its 2014 Annual Report Charting Ongoing Achievements

  • Building an Effective Team to Accomplish a Successful Design-Build Project

  • Blog Spotlight: Enhancing Innovation through Design-Build

Design-Build Management Workshop

2015 AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference
Tuesday, February 17 in Austin, Texas

Managing Design-Build Projects for the Water Infrastructure is a “problem-solving” interactive education session designed specifically for utility administrators and agency managers involved in capital water and wastewater projects. The overall goal to equip industry professionals with the essential knowledge they need to plan for and manage through the transition process, a design-build water and wastewater infrastructure rehabilitation and replacement project. Using actual case studies participants also learn how to apply WDBC’s Guidelines for Best Practices which facilitates achieving savings in both project cost and schedule. Attendees have an opportunity to provide advance questions and project-related issues to be addressed in the workshop. In addition to the workshop presentation, a copy of the WDBC Municipal Water and Wastewater Design-Build Handbook and Guidelines will be distributed. Topics include:

  • Organizing and Preparing to Manage Design-Build Projects
  • Managing the Evaluation and Selection of a Design-Build Delivery Method
  • Managing Design-Build Procurement (Progressive) – Risk & Liability
  • Successful Steps to Manage a Design-Build Project Transition

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WDBC Releases Its 2014 Annual Report Charting Ongoing Achievements

2014_annual_reportThe Water Design-Build Council has released its 2014 Annual Report, which outlines its achievements including:

  • Expanding the WDBC Education Program

  • Pursuing a Robust Long-Term Membership and Develop Outreach Resources

  • Increasing Strategic Partnerships

Based upon measurements derived from the Water Design-Build Council’s 2014 activities, its achievements and contributions as water industry thought leaders are rated as outstanding. This Annual Report describes both the year-end results, as well as 2015 goals and priorities.

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Building an Effective Team to Accomplish a Successful Design-Build Project

Is your organization considering the steps needed for a water or wastewater project – and seeking to identify the best delivery method to achieve your goals and priorities? Or have you been given approval to initiate a search or RFP for a contractor for some facet of your water or wastewater system? If so, this is an ideal time to “pause” and take advantage of an important Education/Training Workshop offered by the Water Design-Build Council on “Preparing, Procuring and Managing a Design-Build Project.”

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Blog Spotlight: Enhancing Innovation through Design-Build

Authored by: Chitra Foster, Vice President, and Andrew Beaton of CDM Smith

Every owner knows that innovation is vital to building and maintaining water and wastewater infrastructure. If you’re looking at design-build delivery, you’re already moving in the right direction. Design-bid-build siloes engineers, contractors and owners in traditional roles. Design-build teams achieve a better final product with higher value and greater innovation, because engineers, builders and owners are given the agility to collaborate in an integrated process.

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The Water Design-Build Council is a not-for-profit association established in 2006 to promote best practices in design-build and construction management-at-risk procurement. Implementation of 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.

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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.