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WDBC E-NEWS – March 11, 2015

Water Design Build Council

Issue Highlights

  • Owners Lessons Learned with Design-Build Projects

  • Design-Build Delivery Scores Another Home Run for Collaboration

  • Blog Spotlight: Answering Questions About CMAR and Design-Build Delivery

  • Additional Project Examples and Case Studies on WDBC's Website

Owners Lessons Learned with Design-Build Projects

2015 DBIA Conference
Thursday, March 12 - San Antonio, Texas

Join WDBC Board Member Steve Gates, Vice President of Brown & Caldwell, at the March 12th session at the DBIA Conference in San Antonio, Texas for the first presentation on WDBC’s research study findings about  “Utility Executives and Project Managers Experiences and Lessons Learned in Using Design-Build for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Projects.”

These findings reinforce the continued use and growth of design-build delivery in the industry, the ongoing need for education and identification of the important lessons these experienced owners want to pass onto other owners.

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Design-Build Delivery Scores Another Home Run for Collaboration

sullivans_island_spotlightRead how the town of Sullivan's Island, located on a barrier island in South Carolina, immediately south of Mt. Pleasant and east of Charleston, addressed its storm water, inflow and infiltration issues with an innovative design-build solution. This project reinforces the "lessons learned" of town officials in how to solve their dramatic problem.

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Blog Spotlight: Answering Questions About CMAR and Design-Build Delivery

Authored by David Kinchen, WDBC President

During a recent education and discussion session with a state regulatory agency the following questions pertaining to the differences in design-build and CMAR delivery were addressed. The responses on these topics are provided for others information as well. Currently, most State SRF and DWRF programs require completion and approval of design prior to construction as well as a competitive bidding process.  

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Additional Project Examples and Case Studies on WDBC's Website

Water and Wastewater system owners and managers report they want to have more “lessons learned” information. The WDBC website project map offers the most inclusive set of information about the various types of design-build projects for the water and wastewater system. Have you checked out these important resources and education opportunities?

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Longmont, CO Case Study
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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.

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