Don Evans Appointed Outside Director to the Water Design-Build Council

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Preeminent design-build expert will lend vision and support to champion integrated project delivery in municipal water and wastewater

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“Municipal owners who are willing to step outside their design-bid-build comfort zone to try design-build or CMAR are likely to reduce costs, shorten schedules, spur innovation, and improve quality through owner, designer, and builder collaboration."

The Water Design-Build Council (WDBC) announced today that Don Evans has been appointed as an outside Director to its Board of Directors. Mr. Evans will lend his considerable expertise and experience to the Board in promoting design-build and construction management at-risk to municipalities across the United States.

Evans has a long and distinguished career in the industry. He served as Vice Chairman of CH2M Hill, CEO for the Global Civil Infrastructure Group, and CEO of Operations Management International (OMI), a CH2M Hill subsidiary engaged in facilities management. In 1998 Evans started CH2M Hill’s design-build business and grew it to nearly $1 billion in revenues by 2008. Evans is a past Chairman of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and winner of the Malcolm Baldridge Quality award. He holds a BSCE, MSCE, and MBA from Stanford University.

“We are so pleased to welcome Don to the Council. We are confident that his vision will help lead design-build and construction management at-risk in becoming the project delivery methods of choice for municipalities looking to develop or rehabilitate critical water and wastewater infrastructure projects,” said Peter Kinsley, WDBC President. “He has always been a strong advocate for alternative project delivery,” he continued.

In fact, Evans is not a new voice to the WDBC. In 2005, seeing a need for an association to work with municipal leaders to advance best practices in alternative project delivery, he helped to lead the charge to create the Council.

“I am honored to support the Council’s mission,” said Evans. “Municipal owners who are willing to step outside their design-bid-build comfort zone to try design-build or CMAR are likely to reduce costs, shorten schedules, spur innovation, and improve quality through owner, designer, and builder collaboration,” he continued, “And as municipalities face increasing and immediate infrastructure needs as well as decreasing budgets, it will be important for them to understand their project delivery options, and the Council provides a great resource.”

About the Water Design-Build Council

The Water Design-Build Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting best practices for the application of design-build and construction management at-risk in water and wastewater projects in North America. Above all, these best practices should enable owners to realize maximum value through superior design and construction, speed, cost savings, and focused accountability.

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