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WDBC E-NEWS – September 27, 2016



Issue Highlights

  • Joint Base Lewis McChord Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement: CDM Smith

  • A Member's Perspective on Optimizing Power and Control Solutions on Collaborative-Delivery Projects By: Christopher Peta, Schneider Electric

  • Special Message: 4th Edition of the Water and Wastewater Design-Build Handbook

Joint Base Lewis McChord Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement: CDM Smith

Located on the banks of the Puget SoundCDM_Smith_2.jpg, Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), was faced with meeting the wastewater treatment needs of a growing population with a 60-year old wastewater treatment facility.

ACOE selected CDM Smith as an integrated design-build firm to design, construct and commission a new 4.4 mgd wastewater treatment facility within 720 days on a green field site adjacent to the existing wastewater plant.

Because of the design-build approach, CDM Smith and ACOE were able to engage with stakeholders early and collaborate throughout the project to fast-track the schedule, due to extra time to optimize the layout of the facility. The end result was an efficient and operator-friendly layout, which reduced the facility footprint.


Optimizing Power and Control Solutions on Collaborative-Delivery Projects 

By: Christopher Peta, Schneider Electric

Delivering maximum value to the owner, at minimal cost, is the key to success of any collaborative-delivery project.

This value can be measured in many ways, including long-term cost of ownership, initial capital cost, the effectiveness of the solution, reliability and resiliency; and, in our current global environment, the safety and security of the installation and the people running it.

Find out how the ability to design and implement technologies and systems that connect the plant team with critical operations procedures and historical data, together with using proven technologies, will ultimately lead to safe, efficient, and cost-effective operations throughout the plant’s lifetime.


 4th Edition of the Water and Wastewater Design-Build Handbook

The 4th Edition of the Water & Wastewater Design-Build Handbook is now available for download, purchase and use in education and training sessions.

You can use this updated Order Form to fax your order directly (and securely) to the WDBC office at 410-798-5741 for immediate processing.                

Purchases are made via credit card and processed through PayPal. If you experience any difficulties, please contact the WDBC office.

New education and training sessions are also being scheduled with the release of this new material so keep a pulse on our upcoming classes.



Established in 2006, the Water Design-Build Council is a not-for-profit organization providing education on the best practices in collaborative project delivery to the water/wastewater sector through research and through leadership.

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