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WDBC E-NEWS – April 11, 2017


Research Shows Growth in Water Design-Build Sector

At the Design-Build for Water and Wastewater Conference in Minneapolis last week, WDBC released the first-ever research report on the use of design-build delivery in North America.  This important product identifies the historic trends of growth in both size and number of design-build water/wastewater projects from 2013 through 2017. It also forecasts potential capital outlays on design-build for water and wastewater projects through 2021. The analysis identifies the 2017 design-build market by the type of project – e.g., treatment and distribution, as well as the top 10 states in which they will occur. During the conference, audience participants also engaged in an interactive survey to present their views. Additional data is being produced by the WDBC on this work within the coming weeks.

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WDBC 2016 Annual Report on Industry Activities

The 2016 WDBC Annual Report summarizes the achievements of the WDBC’s strategic plan initiatives that were accomplished from the work of the Council’s committees and staff. WDBC’s work products are specifically the result of WDBC listening to industry owners and practitioners about the education tools needed to successfully achieve their projects’ drivers, and how best practices should be employed for a collaborative engagement with design-build firms. The overall conclusions are truly a model of collaboration evidenced in WDBC’s mission. Education about the best practices to use in design-build delivery is its foremost commitment.  

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World’s Largest Nutrient Recovery Facility is Improving Waterways from Chicago to the Gulf of Mexico

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago has taken a lead in dealing with this problem by transitioning its Stickney Water Reclamation Plant (WRP), the largest wastewater treatment facility of its kind in the world, into a water resource recovery facility.

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What 5 Steps Should You Never Neglect in a Design-Build Delivery Project?

Achieving a successful design-build project requires a collaborative environment that begins with the owner’s commitment to be the leader of internal preparations. Before initiating the procurement process or identifying the delivery method to be used, key decisions need to be made by the owner.

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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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