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WDBC E-NEWS – June 19th, 2017


Do You Have Questions About Collaborative Delivery?

Who owns the design documents in phase one of the Progressive Design-Build process? What are priority costs of equipment and how do they relate to the allocation of risk? At what point in the ‘open book process’ does agreement on the costs occur? Questions like these were raised at the recent June 1 education session in Richmond, VA. If you or your organization would like answers to these or other questions about the use of a design-build delivery method for either a current or future project, they can be found at a WDBC design-build education session.

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Opequon Water Reclamation Facility

To See an Example of the Collaborative Process that Answers these Questions, Check Out the Opequon (Winchester, VA) Case Study Project

In addition to being a great example of a government entity striving for operational efficiency and advancing sustainable infrastructure solutions, this project also has a positive impact on the environment. The new sludge dewatering process halves both the use of chemicals and the amount of biosolids hauled offsite for land disposal.

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WDBC Welcomes Balfour Beatty to the Advisor Group

Balfour Beatty, an industry-leading provider of general contracting, provides at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. They design and construct civils and vertical projects that support the nation's growing urban communities. Complex infrastructure projects include highways, bridges, tunnels, water and wastewater treatment plants, light rail networks, heavy rail, commuter rail, city streetcars, short line, Class 1 and freight railroads.

Representing Balfour Beatty US is Gregory Frick, Southwest Area Operations Manager for water and wastewater projects, with over 33 years of experience in the construction industry. Beginning his professional career as an Estimator with Fru-Con Construction Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri, he has served as Senior Estimator, Project Engineer, Superintendent, Project Manager, and Project Director on projects including lock and dam work, bridges, foundation structures, power, industrial, flood control and water/wastewater.


Giving Collaborative Delivery Advice to First-Time Water/Wastewater Owners

Posted by John A. Giachino, DBIA, PC Construction - Director of Client Services/Employee Owner

Owners considering collaborative delivery frequently reach out to experienced owners and practitioners to gain information about best practices.

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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.

Member Companies

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.

Black & Veatch
Brown and Caldwell
CDM Smith
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