Water Design-Build Council Blog

Top Project Spotlights from 2016

project-spotlights-design-buildIn this last of our series of blog recaps, we highlight three projects that are prime examples of how the design-build process works, and how these collaborative approaches helped bring these projects online faster than a traditional design-bid-build contract - within or significantly under budget - and with numerous obstacles overcome through proper risk management.

Don’t take our word for it, see for yourself how putting collaborative delivery into action can garner not only awards, but life-changing improvements in the way water and wastewater facilities are being built today.

Risk and Reward in Cincinatti

Tim Koch, Vice President, Brown and Caldwell Midwest IPD Practice

From Manhattan to Malibu, water and wastewater utility owners and managers are increasingly turning to bundled, full-service solutions for their infrastructure needs. A clear market trend has emerged, with more demand for integrated project delivery models, such as design-build, to collaboratively develop capital improvement projects that otherwise couldn’t be built.

These models are showing utility owners a better way to deliver projects – on time, on budget and with as few hiccups as possible. Design-build’s efficiency is also meeting demand from ratepayers who expect their utility owners to be good stewards of their tax dollars. ...


The North Davis Sewer District Biosolids Progressive Design-Build Project

Gus Hrncir, DBIA, National IPD Sales Services Manager with Brown and Caldwell

With Utah’s population expected to nearly double by 2050, several of the biosolids treatment processes at or over capacity, and outdated technology hampering overall efficiency, North Davis Sewer District (“the District”) needed to expand and improve its facility.

In 2010, the District hired Brown & Caldwell (BC) to complete a Biosolids Master Plan, which included recommendations to handle projected future solids production, increase capacity, and significantly increase energy efficiency. ...


Innovative Approach to Remediation System Design Brings EPC to Industrial Client

Tom Visosky, PE, Arcadis, Design-Build Director

Collaborative contract delivery solutions are not just for municipal clients. Arcadis is providing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to improve the operating efficiency of a groundwater remediation effort.

At a former uranium mill site in the western United States with impacted groundwater, a collaborative delivery model similar to progressive design-build is helping to deliver an advanced water treatment facility more efficiently than would likely be possible using a traditional bid-design-build approach. ...



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