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WDBC E-NEWS – November 16, 2017

Issue Highlights

  • Learn How to Select a Delivery Method for Your Next Water or Wastewater Project - Second Day Added to WDBC North Carolina Education Program – December 14, 2017

  • WDBC Welcomes New Member – Kiewit

  • Landmark Research Report: The Future of Design-Build Industry in the Water Sector

  • WDBC Participating in Nov 29-30, 2017, P3 Conference – Washington, D.C.

  • Coming Soon – WDBC Fixed-Price Design-Build Procurement Guide


Registration Open for WDBC North Carolina Education Session – December 14, 2017

Due to popular demand, a second day has been added to the North Carolina education session for owners and industry members. 

North Carolina Regional Water 
Design-Build Education Session

Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Projects
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 8 AM - 4 PM

Xylem, Inc.
14125 South Bridge Circle
Charlotte, North Carolina 28273

WDBC’s Instructors Mark Alpert and Linda Hanifin Bonner, together with member and owner participation, are conducting the one-day education sessions on collaborative delivery methods and the preparations required for a successful design-build delivery project.

More Information and Registration

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WDBC Welcomes New Member



Joining the WDBC Board of Directors as Kiewit’s representative is Terry Carlsgaard. Terry is president and district manager of Kiewit Water Facilities South Co., based in Dallas, Texas. He is responsible for the overall operations and performance of this new district with a stringent focus on water/wastewater treatment facility work in open shop states. Prior to his current role, Terry was president of TIC – The Industrial Company, a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation. He has 30 years of municipal and industrial related construction experience.


Kiewit’s alternate representative to the board is Carey Allen. Carey is executive vice president and business line manager of Kiewit Water Facilities South Co., based in Dallas, Texas. Carey is responsible for directing strategic business alliances and opportunities for this new district with a stringent focus on water/wastewater treatment facility work in open shop states. Prior to her current role, Carey was director of proposal services for Kiewit where she had executive oversight of this marketing and business development shared service. Carey has 25 years of municipal and industrial related construction and business development experience.

About Kiewit: Excellence. It is the foundation of everything we do. What began in 1884 with two hardworking brothers has grown into a Fortune 500 construction, mining, and engineering powerhouse. Kiewit’s ethical, forward-thinking workforce continues to build upon the company’s reputation of safe, high-quality engineering. Consistently ranked among the top five of the Engineering News-Record Top 400 Contractors, our company is a leader in a variety of market sectors throughout North America and, most recently, Australia.

The WDBC Board of Directors will hold their annual meeting on December 7, 2017, in Dallas, TX, hosted by member firm Arcadis. At that time, the board will finalize and adopt its 2018 strategic plan and budget.


Landmark Research Study Documents a Dramatic Increase in the Future Use of Design-Build Delivery for Water Infrastructure Projects – and Why It Is Preferred by Owners

Posted by Stephen Gates, P.E., BCEE, Senior Vice President at Brown and Caldwell, WDBC 1st Vice President/Research Chair

The future for the use of design-build delivery methods for the water and wastewater infrastructure is a positive one – and one that will continue to grow through the years – likely at a minimum of 10%. The core factors driving the increased use of design-build are cost, risk, and schedule, resulting in increasing numbers and volume of design-build water and wastewater projects in utilities’ capital programs.

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Have you downloaded the 2017 State of the Demand for Design-Build Delivery in the Water/Wastewater Sector research report?

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WDBC Participating in P3 Federal Conference – Washington, D.C. – November 29-30, 2017

In a panel discussion moderated by WDBC, industry representatives will focus on the topic How Do You Pursue Collaborative Relationships Under a P3 Model?? Panel expertise includes an owner, Rahul Subramanian, Sr. Project Engineer at Colorado Springs Utilities Wastewater Planning and Engineering, defining his organization’s expectations and decisions in the pursuit of a P3 project; Fengate Capital representative defining a financial developer’s approach to collaborative DB for a P3 project; a WDBC member firm representative, Leofwin Clark, VP at Brown and Caldwell, defining critical aspects of the collaboration required of a DB team for a P3 project -- specifically addressing how a DB firm, working in a traditional role, makes the shift to collaboration; and Joseph Wingerter, Kiewit Vice President, discussing the critical aspects of the collaboration required of the team for a P3 project – how construction firms working in a traditional role make the shift to collaboration.

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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 thought leadership and education, supported by research.

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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