Integrated project delivery, such as the progressive design-build model, allows for cost transparency, time savings, and promotes collaboration and innovation, ultimately resulting in a superior project
Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 5, 2010
The Water Design-Build Council, a non-profit trade association promoting design-build and CMAR best practices in project delivery for municipal water and wastewater is pleased to announce that three WDBC member companies were presented with project awards in water and wastewater at the national Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) awards ceremony on October 18 in Las Vegas.
Awards were presented by Lisa Washington, executive director of DBIA, for exemplary design-build projects across market sectors to U.S. engineering and construction firms in water, transportation, and facilities markets in both the public and private sector.
Of the 41 awards presented, six were presented for public-sector water and wastewater projects. The Water Design-Build Council is proud to announce that two of their members, MWH Americas and CDM, won awards for the North Cape Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant in Cape Coral, Florida and the Haworth Water Treatment Plant upgrade project in Haworth, New Jersey respectively. Brown & Caldwell was the engineer of record for the award-winning Johns Creek Environmental Campus, a 15 MGD wastewater treatment plant. CDM was also the recipient of a private-sector design-build award for the Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex water treatment system. To learn more about these award-winning projects, visit http://www.waterdesignbuild.org.
“Integrated project delivery, such as the progressive design-build model, allows for cost transparency, time savings, and promotes collaboration and innovation, ultimately resulting in a superior project,” said Pete Tunnicliffe, CDM senior vice president and WDBC board member. Executive Director Sarah Chittenden reports that “more and more municipal owners are considering the progressive design-build project delivery model as it puts the Owner’s capital into the project, not the procurement.”
About the Water Design-Build Council
The Water Design-Build Council is a not-for-profit organization seeking to advance the development and rehabilitation of the nation’s municipal water and wastewater systems through the use of the design-build and construction management at-risk (CMAR) methods of project delivery. These processes integrate both the design and construction phases to optimize innovation, speed, quality control, and accountability. The WDBC’s mission is to promote design-build and CMAR best practices to facilitate productive and collaborative relationships between service providers and local governments.