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Water Design Build Council

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:

In addition, the subject matter in these guidelines are also included in WDBC’s Education Programs.  WDBC is the only non-profit organization who provides education materials and training about design-build delivery for the water infrastructure.

WDBC Member Project Spotlight – CDM Smith
A Model of Design-Build Collaboration – Weslaco, TX Water Treatment Plant

The lessons about the successes achieved through a design-build project are described in the profile about the Weslaco, Texas Water Treatment Plant. With early involvement by the design-builder, CDM Smith, critical financing was obtained which has ultimately led to a dramatic accomplishment of significant cost savings at 70 percent of project completion.


AWWA’s New Water Infrastructure Conference and Exposition - WDBC's Sponsorship
A Tremendous Success, October 27-29 

AWWA_Conf_bannerAddressing essential water infrastructure planning and reinvestment strategies that utilities need to incorporate now, attendees heard from a wide range of speakers on examples of greater efficiencies attained by industry members.  As a sponsor and exhibitor, WDBC distributed over 200 copies of the third edition of the Municipal Water and Wastewater Design-Build Handbook – and special "Best Practices Guidelines" handout.


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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.

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.