2016 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater

Apr 20, 2016 ‐ Apr 22, 2016


Building on the success of 2014, DBIA, WDBC, AWWA and WEF are excited to announce that more than 900 professionals attended the 2015 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference in San Antonio! This record breaking attendance only solidifies the growing use of design-build in the water and wastewater sector. In addition, nearly 10% of the participants were public and private owner organizations positioning this event as the premier conference for design-build education in the water/wastewater sector.

We hope to see you this year when we head to Charlotte, North Carolina, April 20-22, 2016.

Packages Display Packages

Includes CE evaluations

Sessions Included:

General Session: The Role of an Owner's Representative (Apr 20, 2016 12:00 PM)

Practitioners' Forum: What Can We Do for You? A Discussion with DBIA Leadership (Apr 20, 2016 02:00 PM)

Welcome from the Mayor of Charlotte, Jennifer Watson Roberts and Opening Keynote: How Charlotte Water Uses Design-Build Delivery - Past, Present and Future (Apr 21, 2016 08:00 AM)

Incentive & Performance Based New Wastewater System for the City of Liberty (Apr 21, 2016 09:30 AM)

Paradise Restored: Design-Build-Operate in Islamorada, Florida (Apr 21, 2016 09:30 AM)

Piloting Design-Build Sewer Rehabilitation in Advance of a $1 Billion Program (Apr 21, 2016 09:30 AM)

Procuring Design-Build for Houston's Northeast Water Purification Plant (Apr 21, 2016 09:30 AM)

Attention! Army Corps of Engineers Fast Tracks a New Wastewater Facility (Apr 21, 2016 10:45 AM)

Design-Build Delivery Proven the Best Solution for Hopewell and Chesapeake Bay (Apr 21, 2016 10:45 AM)

Maximizing Innovation and Minimizing Interruption Using Design-Build for Major Cogen System Upgrade (Apr 21, 2016 10:45 AM)

Progressive Design-Build for BRWA - Fresh Insights from the Owner (Apr 21, 2016 10:45 AM)

General Session: How Owners Decide When to Use Design-Build Contracting for Their Water/Wastewater Projects (Apr 21, 2016 02:00 PM)

Progressive Design-Build Gives Life to Complicated Sustainability Project (Apr 21, 2016 03:30 PM)

Do's and Don'ts of an Owner's Advisor in Design-Build Projects (Apr 21, 2016 03:30 PM)

The Flexible and Responsive Project: Seizing Funding, Collaboration and Technology Opportunities (Apr 21, 2016 03:30 PM)

Using Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain (P3) to Secure San Antonio's Water Future (Apr 21, 2016 03:30 PM)

An Integrated Approach to Solving Water and Wastewater Needs for Two Communities (Apr 22, 2016 08:00 AM)

Design-Build, What Do You Really Want? An Interactive Focus Group and Discussion (Apr 22, 2016 08:00 AM)

One Owner, Two Similar Projects: Two Different Design-Build Methods (Apr 22, 2016 08:00 AM)

Preparing for Design-Build - A Project Manager's Approach (Apr 22, 2016 08:00 AM)

Creative Contracting Strategy Delivers Utah's Newest Biosolids Cogen Facility Using Progressive Design-Build (Apr 22, 2016 09:30 AM)

Never Give Up! Strategies for Overcoming Project Delivery Challenges and Roadblocks (Apr 22, 2016 09:30 AM)

Not a Drop to Waste: Design-Build Delivery Success at Fort Irwin (Apr 22, 2016 09:30 AM)

Successful Transfer of Responsibilities from Owner to the DBFOM Partner, Regina WWTP (Apr 22, 2016 09:30 AM)

Closing General Session: Constructing the Future: The Progression of Design-Build Innovation Past, Present and Future (Apr 22, 2016 11:00 AM)

Standard: $450.00

Sessions

General Session: The Role of an Owner's Representative

Apr 20, 2016 12:00pm ‐ Apr 20, 2016 1:30pm

Identification: W01

Credits: None available.

The role of an Owner’s Representative has developed over the years as the complexities of contractual obligations have led owners to seek advice and to feel represented during design and construction. In the last few decades this representative role has been filled to some degree with the development of the Construction Management (CM) or Project/Program Management (PM) role, as well as by design professionals. However, it has focused largely on the role within the design-bid-build model of procurement.
 
Today’s panel discussion will focus on the role of the owner’s representative in a design-build model.  More important than the panel perspective, however, is your perspective.  This interactive session is intended to obtain your feedback on how an owner’s representative most effectively integrates as part of a design-build team.  As with most DBIA products and services, DBIA will use your feedback as part of the process to craft an official DBIA perspective on the role of the owner’s rep in design-build.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to address challenges when choosing between options is not the solution
  • Learn how to let go of long standing traditional disciplinary biases that impede true innovation
  • Gain an understanding of various modes of thinking that leverages the multidisciplinary expertise available on a design-build team
  • Learn to mitigate the 'clashing realities' often encountered when trying to deliver value added design-build solutions with integrative thinking.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

Practitioners' Forum: What Can We Do for You? A Discussion with DBIA Leadership

Apr 20, 2016 2:00pm ‐ Apr 20, 2016 3:30pm

Identification: W02

Credits: None available.

Join DBIA Leadership for an interactive session on DBIA's 2016-2018 strategic direction and how it impacts you. Hear what DBIA is doing to further design-build in the water sector and what our membership can do to help us achieve our goals. This session will include representatives from DBIA's Water Committee, National Board and Executive Leadership.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is DBIA's overall strategic plan for 2016
  • What is DBIA doing to further design-build in the water sector
  • What can practitioners do to further design-build in the water sector
  • Review the purpose and charge of the DBIA Water/Wastewater Committee

Speaker(s):
  • Lisa Washington, CAE, Executive Director/CEO, Design-Build Institute of America
  • William Quatman, Esq., FAIA, DBIA, General Counsel & Sr. VP, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.
  • Bryan R. Bedell, DBIA, Division Leader, Haskell
  • Stephen R. Gates, P.E., AAEE, BCEE, Senior Vice President, Brown and Caldwell
Standard: $35.00

Welcome from the Mayor of Charlotte, Jennifer Watson Roberts and Opening Keynote: How Charlotte Water Uses Design-Build Delivery - Past, Present and Future

Apr 21, 2016 8:00am ‐ Apr 21, 2016 9:15am

Identification: W03

Credits: None available.

The Opening Keynote presentation will feature Barry Gullet, P.E., Director and William "Kit" Eller, P.E., Senior Project Manager both from Charlotte Water. They will describe why Charlotte Water decided to use design-build for their first major municipal DB project, the McAlpine Creek WWMF Effluent Filter Expansion Project. Also discussed will be how the project was implemented from beginning to end, lessons learned, and how Charlotte Water intends to use the delivery method in the future.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why did Charlotte Water decide to use D-B for their first alternate delivery project
  • How did we get started
  • What did we learn from our first D-B project
  • How will we use D-B in the future

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

Incentive & Performance Based New Wastewater System for the City of Liberty

Apr 21, 2016 9:30am ‐ Apr 21, 2016 10:30am

Identification: W04

Credits: None available.

City of Liberty officials have been exploring ways to provide the best, most cost-effective treatment service for Liberty customers now and in the future. Located on 26 acres acquired by the design-build team near the southern City limits, the Liberty Utilities Operations Center will include the waste water treatment facility, administration offices, a testing laboratory and maintenance facility. Attendees will learn the potential innovations and benefits of a design build team; what to look for in a team; and why more is not better when it comes to shortlisting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Original City owned plant site had major subsurface concerns- design build team made a new site selection 3 miles away, procured that property, converted over $2 million in site remediation and 12 months of schedule into infrastructure and process improvements. Attendees learn the potential innovations of a design build team and the huge benefits
  • Performance based design build with incentives allows the owner to retain better design control and process equipment selection. The Liberty project today has no resemblance to our proposal phase project concept. Attendees will learn what to look for in a team and keys to maintain this control.
  • On the Liberty project the Design Builder was responsible for easements, right of way, property acquisition and permitting. Attendees will learn how this can benefit the Owner and even the Design Builder
  • On the Liberty project 3 teams were short listed. 1 team decided not to submit, leaving 2 teams. Learn how the City handled this. Learn why more is not better when it comes to shortlisting

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

Paradise Restored: Design-Build-Operate in Islamorada, Florida

Apr 21, 2016 9:30am ‐ Apr 21, 2016 10:30am

Identification: W05

Credits: None available.

The Village of Islamorada in partnership with Reynolds Water Islamorada, LLC embarked on this $100M DBO very complex project involving the extension of sanitary sewer service to its incorporated islands in the Florida Keys. Public interaction and cooperation were key in delivering customized wastewater solutions to thousands of private properties. This program, along with the full team collaboration, allowed us to achieve the goals of restoring the pristine nearshore waters of the Florida Keys, while providing a cost-effective sustainable solution through an integrated project delivery method.

Learning Objectives:

  • Methods to achieve a successful public relations program
  • Property acquisition strategies and management
  • Integrating local partners into a sophisticated program
  • Lessons learned in procurement

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

Piloting Design-Build Sewer Rehabilitation in Advance of a $1 Billion Program

Apr 21, 2016 9:30am ‐ Apr 21, 2016 10:30am

Identification: W06

Credits: None available.

HRSD, as part of their wet weather Consent Decree, is going to execute a $1 billion program to reduce infiltration and inflow (I/I) in the collection system. This pilot was developed to test the design-build approach to deliver rehabilitation work aimed at getting I/I out of the system. This project produced important lessons learned in terms of RFP requirements, payment structure, technical specifications, negotiations and addressing challenges during construction.

Learning Objectives:

  • DB for sewer rehabilitation work can save time and encourage innovation
  • Allocation of risk must be done fairly
  • Collaboration during delivery solves problems and achieves desired project outcomes
  • Careful project planning helped to achieve project completion success

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

Procuring Design-Build for Houston's Northeast Water Purification Plant

Apr 21, 2016 9:30am ‐ Apr 21, 2016 10:30am

Identification: W07

Credits: None available.

The City of Houston is expanding the existing Northeast Water Purification Plant from a capacity of 80 mgd to 400 mgd. Designing, constructing, commissioning, and starting-up over $1 billion of infrastructure by June 2024 is a challenging undertaking. This presentation will address the approach used during the procurement phase while providing lessons learned and considerations when delivering large, complex water projects via design-build. It will also review the complications of using progressive design-build under Texas's statute, as well as the challenges of integrating funding partners into the project's procurement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Options for using best value on a progressive DB procurement
  • Commercial and procurement considerations in using progressive DB on a megaproject of long duration
  • Structuring the relationship with funding partners on a progressive DB project
  • Establishing a collaborative working environment during procurement when project stakeholders have many competing interests

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

Attention! Army Corps of Engineers Fast Tracks a New Wastewater Facility

Apr 21, 2016 10:45am ‐ Apr 21, 2016 11:45am

Identification: W08

Credits: None available.

Confronted with an aging and antiquated wastewater facility, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers embraced design-build to aggressively remedy this problem at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Highly-effective collaboration between all parties resulted in design completion within seven months and contractor mobilization within four months. This presentation will focus on the successful design-build approach employed to meet the fast-track completion schedule on budget and will present the lessons learned for owners considering this delivery method.

Learning Objectives:

  • D-B Project Planning Strategies and Impacts
  • Successful D-B Execution Practices
  • Successful D-B Strategies/Lessons Learned in Fast Tracking Projects
  • Benefits of D-D In Fast Tracking Projects

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

Design-Build Delivery Proven the Best Solution for Hopewell and Chesapeake Bay

Apr 21, 2016 10:45am ‐ Apr 21, 2016 11:45am

Identification: W09

Credits: None available.

The existing Hopewell Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility was faced with challenging time and budget constraints for its Phase 2 project. Design-Build best practices and DBIA's contract documents have been essential to balancing the available budget with fast-tracked design, procurement, and construction schedules, and demonstrating capability to meet regulatory performance requirements. The current progress of Phase 2 continues to prove Design-Build as the most effective project delivery method for the pursuit, planning, and execution of this PPEA project and the satisfaction of its stakeholders.

Learning Objectives:

  • Knowledge of “alternative” procurement vehicles available for infrastructure improvements
  • Solving critical environmental issues through long-term relationships and fresh application of existing regulations
  • How pairing design-build best practices to unique municipal procurement methods can be the most effective means of project delivery
  • Collaborative teaming approach that leads to success in procurement and time-to-construction

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

Maximizing Innovation and Minimizing Interruption Using Design-Build for Major Cogen System Upgrade

Apr 21, 2016 10:45am ‐ Apr 21, 2016 11:45am

Identification: W10

Credits: None available.

In 2011, Miami-Dade discovered that methane gas produced at the landfill and digester gas produced within the South District WTP could significantly cut back electric power imported from the grid, reducing the facility's reliance on fossil fuel-produced electricity. This project required close collaboration between the design-builder and operations to ensure that the construction activities were staged in a manner that eliminated process interruptions to the existing system.

Learning Objectives:

  • Design-Build Project Contracting and Delivery Best Practices to Effectively and Fairly Manage Risk: DB Team incorporated DBIA best practices throughout project development and into operations. The Design-Build process was not new to MDWASD but was their first venture into design-build delivery for a complex combined heat and power project to be designed and built within the confines of an existing treatment facility. The owner hired experts to advise on the best methodology to implement to project delivery. The attributes relative to DBIA best practices, and the employment of those practices on projects delivered by other municipal owners, were factors in the decision to use design-build delivery. The owner attended DBIA functions to gain a better understanding of best practices, their application as applied to their potential project, and to interact with other owners to understand the application of the associated best practices attributes. The involvement from the onset of key stakeholders as partners in the procurement, design, and delivery, became the construct within which the team communicated, set expectations, and made adjustments along the course of project delivery to assure that the project met its critical success factors: keeping existing facility operating without any unplanned shutdowns or outages, enhancing digester gas quality and quantity, and the opportunity to produce 8 Mw of reliable electrical power to be consumed all with the existing facility, thereby saving rate-payers millions of dollars.
  • Project Planning and Execution Methods to Create Best Value Assets Using Design-Build: Design the project so that the design-builder can build the project without interrupting facility service. Keeping the facility online while doing tie-ins and installing equipment was imperative as the facility used the existing cogeneration units to maintain heat in their digesters. PK and BC implemented a plan to install equipment without interrupting power generation. In the end, success was achieved through the combined efforts of the DB Team, Owner and Owner’s operations staff working together.
  • Design-Build Project Contracting and Delivery Best Practices to Effectively and Fairly Manage Risk: One challenging aspect stemmed from the requirement that the new cogen system had to use three different types of fuel feedstocks (digester, landfill, and natural). Each feedstock has different heating values and the cogen engines were required to meet defined mechanical efficiency and air emissions standards for any given feedstock. To meet schedule milestones, the DB Team worked with the engine manufacturer to define fuel feedsource chemical components for a finite number of combinations so they could develop a functioning engine map. Developing an engine map became a required a lot more effort to meet Contract requirements.
  • Design-Build Project Delivery Strategies to Promote Effective Collaboration: The design-builder’s collaborative approach provided an opportunity for the “Designer” to communicate the main design/ technical challenges and proposed solutions while allowing the “Builder” to communicate the best and most efficient way to implement and accomplish these solutions. This integration resulted in maximum engagement during the project’s design phase and minimized the risk of developing any design concepts or approaches that were contrary to the project scope of work (bid price) or that would complicate or delay construction. The result was there were no significant “do overs” during the design. Avoiding extensive “do overs” was critical to ensure that the project was “designed to budget” and that it met the project schedule requirements.

Speaker(s):
Tags: Innovation
Standard: $35.00