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Water Design Build Council

WDBC Leaders Present at Water Infrastructure Financing Conference

Financial Silos for Water Infrastructure Projects – what are the answers for municipal agencies? 
This important theme resonated throughout the October 23-24th Water Summit sponsored by American Water Intelligence at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Presiding at three roundtable discussion (SRO), WDBC 1st Vice President David Kinchen and Linda Hanifin Bonner (Executive Manager) illustrated how the use of design-build delivery methods successfully addresses the financial silos experienced in the industry. Highlights are provided in the attached presentation – with a more detailed article to be released this month.

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WDBC Completes New Research Study on the Use of Progressive Design-Build Delivery

In 2012 the Water Design-Build Council produced a new Procurement Guide for Progressive Design-Build Projects for use by the water industry for infrastructure projects. The WDBC also released the findings of a separate research study reporting that legislative statutes in 13 key states randomly selected throughout the United States were a serious impediment to furthering the use of progressive design-build as a delivery method for water and wastewater infrastructure projects.



WDBC Releases 5 New Guideline Documents for Use with Water Design-Build Infrastructure Projects

Focusing on the subjects that owners and managers tell us they “want to know more about,” the WDBC’s new guideline documents expand upon principles and practices that facilitate a successful water infrastructure project using collaborative delivery methods. All of the documents are located in the Owners Resources section of the WDBC website and include:

The subject matter in these guidelines are also included in WDBC’s Education Programs.  
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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.