The contract for the ANWRF consisted of the design, construction and acceptance testing, together with the operation and maintenance.
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WDBC E-NEWS – October 17, 2016



Issue Highlights

  • WDBC Water Design-Build Education Workshops: Wichita, Kansas & Northwest Arkansas

  • WDBC Board of Directors Welcomes Peter Tymkiw, ARCADIS Senior Vice President 

  • Project Spotlight:  WDBC Member Firm CH2M - The Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility in Pima County, AZ | A Design-Build Operate Project

WDBC Water Design-Build Education Workshops:
Wichita, Kansas and Northwest Arkansas

WDBC Water Design-Build Education Workshops

These are one-day interactive-experiential education and training sessions for city and county officials as well as managers and staff of municipal, private, and government organizations and private industry. This program answers your questions about how to prepare for, procure and manage a design-build delivery process for water and wastewater infrastructure projects. Both online and faxed registration is available on the WDBC website, where you can navigate to the lower bar on the PayPal page that does not require you to have a PayPal account.

Session Topics Include:

  • Preparing to pursue the use of collaborative delivery methods - Special attention to the role of an Owner's Advisor.
  • 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 - What's a risk register?
  • Procurement of design-build contractors - What should be included in the contracts?
  • Managing of your DB Project - What happens after the contract is signed?
  • How to ensure an effective transition and commissioning process for design-build water infrastructure projects.


WDBC Board of Directors welcomes Peter Tymkiw, ARCADIS Senior Vice President Tymkiw_Peter_-_Headshot.jpg

Peter Tymkiw is a Senior Vice President with Arcadis, US, based in Dallas, Texas and responsible for its design-build projects

Over the past 31 years, Peter Tymkiw has served as a Project Manager, Technical Advisor/Quality Consultant, and Lead Project Engineer on major municipal water and water reclamation projects. Mr. Tymkiw has extensive technical experience with all phases of wastewater treatment plant designs ranging from preliminary layout of facilities, sizing and selection of equipment, and final design development. He has delivery experience with design-build, construction manager at risk (CMAR), job order contact, and design-bid-build delivery approaches, as well as the coordination of multi-disciplined, multi-location teams delivering complex projects on time and within budget.


The Beauty of Reclaiming Wastewater In An Arid Region – Establishing Environmental Restoration

Demonstrated with the work of Board Member, Greg Fischer, DBIA | CH2M
Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility - Pima County, AZ

Constructed in 2014, the contract for the Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility (ANWRF), formerly the Pima County Water Reclamation Facility, consisted of the design, construction and acceptance testing, together with the operation and maintenance -- including all capital maintenance.

Pima County awarded the contract to CH2M, who devised an innovative treatment process that uses Dissolved Air Flotation as primary clarification, as well as a 5-stage Bardenpho wastewater treatment enhanced with step-feed capabilities followed by deep-tank secondary clarification. The final contract amount for the designing and construction of the facility was only $164 million -- almost one-third (32%) lower than the initial budget cap of $240 million.



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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.

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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.