Also, WDBC Education Sessions, PDB Procurement Contract/Agreement Presentation, American Water Summit and more!
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WDBC E-NEWS – November 7, 2016



Issue Highlights

  • WDBC Education and Training Sessions

  • A New Progressive Design-Build Contract Agreement

  • The 2016 American Water Summit: December 5 - 7, 2016

  • HRSD's New Sustainable Water Project

WDBC Education and Training Sessions

These sessions focus on:

  • The distinctions and differences of design-build delivery for water and wastewater projects – specifically addressing progressive design-build and construction management at risk
  • Allocating and managing risk – developing a risk register
  • Procurement practices for design-build delivery projects – what should be included in the contracts?
  • Preparing to use collaborative delivery methods – integrating the role of an Owner’s Advisor
  • Managing the project – what happens after the contract is signed?
  • Steps to ensure an effective transition and commissioning process

Contact the WDBC office to schedule a session for your organization today!

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Progressive Design-Build Procurement - Contract/Agreement Presentation

By: WDBC Executive Director Mark Alpert 

At the recent DBIA conference in Las Vegas, WDBC Executive Director Mark Alpert presented the approved WDBC/DBIA Contract/Agreement for water and wastewater infrastructure projects. This contract/agreement, initially developed by the WDBC, became part of the collaborative initiatives between the two organizations this year. The importance of this document is that industry members now have a standardized document for their use that reflects the “Best Practices” of the two organizations. Its availability clearly eliminates a lot of confusion in the industry with respect to terminology and practices, and will be accessible to industry owners through the WDBC website shortly. The presentation, found here, summarizes the contents of this work. 

The 2016 American Water Summit -Catalyzing Collaboration Theme

The 7th annual American Water Summit, scheduled to occur December 5 - 7, 2016, at the Hilton Miami Downtown in Miami, FL, features water leaders from all over North America sharing water industry experiences and challenges. Questions being addressed examine how the future of the North American water industry will be based on the established relationships between customers and suppliers, challenging if it should move to a new model of partnerships in order to thrive, which is a crucial question for 2016! 

As a sponsor of the session - New Directions in Finance and Partnerships - WDBC leadership will focus on the attributes of using proven collaborative delivery methods to set a foundation for public-private-partnership opportunities. Be sure to register today!

                                                                                                      Learn More >>

Have You Heard About the Exciting Project at HRSD? 

Hampton Road.pngThe Washington Post recently featured the Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow, or SWIFT, a fabulously exciting initiative designed to replenish the areas aquifers with purified wastewater for future water resources.

HRSD’s General Manager Ted Henifin first proposed the initiative in 2015 with plans recently approved to perform a pilot project.  

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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.