Water Design-Build Council Blog

How Progressive Design-Build (PDB) Offered New Solutions to a Global Manufacturer and Saved Millions

Posted by Michael Hoisington, Senior Project Manager, Haskell on Fri, Nov 30, 2018 @ 12:26 PM

When a global manufacturer of carbon fiber products announced plans to invest $1 billion in building a manufacturing plant on a 400-acre greenfield site in Moore, South Carolina, it quickly became apparent that PDB was the best model to achieve the “must haves” for project delivery.

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Topics: Brown and Caldwell, Haskell, progressive design-build, wastewater

Design-Build Project Delivery Gains Momentum as More Water Utilities Make the Switch

The federal government estimates that more than $384 billion in capital investment is needed by 2030 to maintain the nation’s drinking water infrastructure. Publicly owned wastewater utilities need about $270 billion during the same period.

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Topics: Brown and Caldwell, design-build, water design-build project

Risk and Reward in Cincinnati

Posted by Tim Koch, Vice President, Brown and Caldwell Midwest IPD Practice on Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 04:50 PM
This article originally appeared at Brown and Caldwell, published on September 20, 2016.

When uncertainties abound, design-build delivers to overcome project challenges.

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.
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Topics: Brown and Caldwell

Using Design-Build to Improve the Water System in Goodyear, Arizona

Posted by Admin on Fri, May 15, 2015 @ 11:02 AM

The Technical Challenge

The City of Goodyear, Arizona, is one of the fastest growing communities in the U.S. with an average annual growth rate of 15 to 20 percent. With growth exceeding the existing infrastructure capabilities, the City developed a program to quickly grow their potable water delivery capacity.  The brackish groundwater from local perched aquifers also required treatment for potable use in most cases. 

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Topics: Brown and Caldwell, Water Infrastructure

Project Spotlight: Quincy, Washington Industrial Water Reuse Utility

Posted by Admin on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Third-Party Contracting and Public/Private Collaboration Open the Door to Design-Build in the City of Quincy, Washington

To maintain operability, data centers demand abundant amounts of low-cost power, reliable infrastructure, mild weather, low-risk seismic zoning, buried power lines and reasonably priced Greenfield land. Since 2006, these criteria have made the city of Quincy, Washington an ideal location for farming, food processing and data centers. Located in Grant County, the largest potato producing county in the United States, the city of Quincy is home to over 60 megawatts (MW) of server farms for Microsoft, Dell, Yahoo!, Intuit and others.

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Topics: Brown and Caldwell

Brown & Caldwell Wins Award for Seattle Water Project

Posted by Admin on Thu, Dec 05, 2013 @ 09:27 AM

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and WDBC member Brown and Caldwell recenty received the Award for Excellence in Innovation from the Water Environment Research Foundation. The award recognizes the team’s work to improve the flood grouting process that has allowed Seattle Public Utilities to cope with frequent wet weather sanitary sewer backups and overflows in the city’s Broadview neighborhood. This project adds a new tool to the infiltration reduction toolbox.

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Topics: Brown and Caldwell

Brown and Caldwell’s Jeff Theerman honored by NACWA

Posted by Admin on Wed, Jun 19, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

Congratulations to Jeff Theerman, Vice President and Senior Utility Consultant for WDBC Member and leading nationwide environmental engineering firm Brown and Caldwell.  Earlier this month, Jeff was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies at the association's meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Topics: Brown and Caldwell