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WDBC E-NEWS – August 31, 2015

Water Design Build Council

Issue Highlights

  • Lessons Learned with Design-Build Projects

  • Registration Open for September 24th Design-Build Education & Training

  • Haskell Uses CMAR to Successfully Upgrade and Expand Water Treatment Plant

  • Introducing Bryan Bedell, WDBC Board Member & Haskell Water Director

Lessons Learned with Design-Build Projects:

What Owners have to say about lessons learned with Design-Build projects is captured in the latest research study conducted by the University of Las Vegas, Nevada Department of Environmental Engineering.

Download the study...

Registration Open for September 24th Design-Build Education and Training:

A one-day inclusive education and training session for city and county officials, managers and staff as well as employees of private industry - providing essential knowledge needed to plan for, procure and manage design-build projects for the water and wastewater infrastructure. 

Session topics include:

  • Preparing an organization for design-build delivery
  • Design-Build delivery methods for water infrastructure projects
  • Risk, liability and contracting for design-build projects

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in experiential exercises designed to apply the lessons learned to real life projects. CEU's will be awarded at the end of the session.

Register here...

Haskell Uses CMAR to Successfully Upgrade and Expand Water Treatment Plant:

The Point Peter Wastewater Treatment Plant in Saint Marys, Georgia, was consistently experiencing flows of 1.2 mgd  and exceeded the capacity and 0.9 mgd discharge limits of its operating permit, primarily due to unanticipated development in the area.

To address this issue, the city embarked on an emergency upgrade of the Point Peter Wastewater Treatment Plant doubling its capacity to 1.8 mgd. At the same time, this emergency upgrade needed to be completed on an accelerated schedule in order to avoid State fines. 

The city initially chose construction management at-risk (CMAR) delivery on the first project, with Haskell as the managing firm.


Introducing Bryan Bedell, WDBC Board Member & Haskell Water Director

brian_bedellBryan Bedell is the Haskell designated representative to the WDBC Board of Directors, where he also serves as a member of the Technical Practices, Education & Outreach and Research Committees. With nearly 20 years of experience in all aspects of project delivery, Bryan is able to bridge the needs and requirements of his client, planners, design engineers, constructors and operators, ensuring that all stakeholders collaboratively develop excellent solutions.

Download the Progressive Design-Build Procurement Guide
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The Water Design-Build Council is a not-for-profit association established in 2006 to educate best practices in design-build and construction management-at-risk procurement delivery. Implementing 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.