2017 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater

Mar 29, 2017 ‐ Mar 31, 2017


It’s an exciting time to be a design-build professional, especially in the water/wastewater sector! The challenges of drought and other high-profile public water issues (like Flint) have rocked communities, making national headlines. This, combined with promises of a new era of American infrastructure investment, has put the need for effective and efficient water projects at the heart of a national debate about priorities.

As the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build project delivery, DBIA is uniquely positioned to help professionals respond to this movement to improve our water and wastewater facilities. Owners, utilities and practitioners new to design-build can count on DBIA to guide you through the important steps needed to help you learn and then master the design-build delivery method. From procurement and contracting to execution, DBIA can help you determine when design-build is right for a particular project. Experienced design-build professionals can also take advantage of more advanced education offerings, including best practices and implementation techniques, case studies, and education on design-build variations such as progressive design-build, design-build-operate (DBO) and others.

DBIA is once again excited to partner with the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC) to co-host the 2017 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference. We are confident that this conference will be among the best investment you’ve ever made toward the goal of completing projects at the best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals.

Packages Display Packages

Includes CE evaluations

Sessions Included:

Aqua Ohio's First Design-Build: Lessons Learned in Commissioning New Pretreatment Facilities (Mar 30, 2017 10:45 AM)

Grabbing the Bull by the Horns: Darigold's Successful Employment of Design-Build Delivery (Mar 31, 2017 08:00 AM)

An Owner's Perspective in Contract Compliance and Construction Oversight in Progressive Design-Build (Mar 30, 2017 03:30 PM)

Choosing Alternative Delivery on the SFPUC's $6.9B Sewer System Improvement Program (Mar 30, 2017 09:30 AM)

Design-Build at Sonic Speed While Ensuring Best Value Assets (Mar 30, 2017 03:30 PM)

Designer/Builder Collaboration at its Best: DC Water's Deep Tunnel Pumping Station (Mar 30, 2017 10:45 AM)

Fast-Track Progressive Design-Build: Carlsbad WRF Produces an Immediate Drought Solution (Mar 30, 2017 03:30 PM)

P3s in the Water and Wastewater Market (Mar 31, 2017 08:00 AM)

Procuring and Implementing Design-Build - Hillsborough County's "Real-Time" Experience (Mar 31, 2017 09:15 AM)

Success with City of Everett's First Design-Build Projects (Mar 31, 2017 09:15 AM)

Utilizing Progressive Design-Build to Promote Collaboration and Innovation to Deliver Best Value (Mar 30, 2017 09:30 AM)

General Session: The Future of Infrastructure and Design-Build (Open to both Transportation & Water/Wastewater Attendees) (Mar 29, 2017 12:15 PM)

Practitioners' Session: What's New with WIFIA - An Overview and Update (Mar 29, 2017 02:00 PM)

Progressive Design-Build Primer: What it is and What it Can Achieve (Mar 30, 2017 09:30 AM)

Standard Form of Contract for Progressive Design-Build (Mar 30, 2017 03:30 PM)

General Session: Why Owners Choose Design-Build (Mar 30, 2017 02:00 PM)

New Standard Form of RFQ and RFP: Rollout and Review (Mar 30, 2017 10:45 AM)

City of Winnipeg's North End Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade (Mar 31, 2017 08:00 AM)

Collaborative Delivery Gone Bad (Mar 31, 2017 08:00 AM)

Progressive Design-Build in Parker, Colorado (Mar 30, 2017 10:45 AM)

Role of the Owner's' Representative / Advisor in Design-Build (Mar 31, 2017 09:15 AM)

Closing General Session: Demand for Design-Build in the Water/Wastewater Sector (Mar 31, 2017 10:45 AM)

Making the Design-Build Choice - Key Considerations (Mar 30, 2017 09:30 AM)

Standard: $450.00

Sessions

General Session: The Future of Infrastructure and Design-Build (Open to both Transportation & Water/Wastewater Attendees)

Mar 29, 2017 12:15pm ‐ Mar 29, 2017 1:30pm

Identification: W01

Credits: None available.

Market trends tend to come as surprises but they do not have to be. In this session, FMI Corporation will peek into the future to see what the next two to five years hold for the industry focusing specifically on the infrastructure sector.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

Practitioners' Session: What's New with WIFIA - An Overview and Update

Mar 29, 2017 2:00pm ‐ Mar 29, 2017 3:30pm

Identification: W02

Credits: None available.

Speaker(s):
  • Alejandro Escobar, Environmental Engineer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Danusha S. Chandy, P.E., Senior Engineer, WIFIA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Wastewater Management
Standard: $35.00

Progressive Design-Build Primer: What it is and What it Can Achieve

Mar 30, 2017 9:30am ‐ Mar 30, 2017 10:30am

Identification: W03

Credits: None available.

An ever-increasing number of public owners have delivered their projects through a Progressive Design-Build (PDB) process. This session will explore not only how savvy owners make their decisions about selecting PDB, but also will review the unique procurement, commercial and contracting issues with the process. This session will explore how PDB can be applied to projects of various sizes and sectors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why owners would choose PDB over other types of delivery choices.
  • Explore the basics of a PDB procurement.
  • Learn about some of the challenges in executing a PDB project.
  • Provide examples and lessons learned of PDB at the small and large project level.

Speaker(s):
  • Peter M. Kinsley, DBIA, President-Government & Public Services Group, Haskell
  • Michael C. Loulakis, Esq., DBIA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Capital Project Strategies, LLC
Standard: $35.00

Choosing Alternative Delivery on the SFPUC's $6.9B Sewer System Improvement Program

Mar 30, 2017 9:30am ‐ Mar 30, 2017 10:30am

Identification: W04

Credits: None available.

This paper will present the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's (SFPUC) effective use of Alternative Delivery mechanisms for implementation of the $6.9 Billion in system-wide wastewater improvements over the next 20 years. We will explore the analysis, variables, considerations and logic behind selecting alternative delivery for various projects on the Sewer System Improvement Program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the development of a $6.9 B wastewater system capital program
  • Analyze the process for approaching alternative delivery method selection
  • Define the criteria utilized in the selection of alternative delivery
  • Summarize the APD methods selected and why

Speaker(s):
  • Karen Kubick, P.E., Wastewater Capital Director, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Standard: $35.00

Making the Design-Build Choice - Key Considerations

Mar 30, 2017 9:30am ‐ Mar 30, 2017 10:30am

Identification: W05

Credits: None available.

Determining the project delivery method is one of the most important decisions made by every owner embarking on a construction project. Project considerations have fundamental impacts on the delivery method selected. These considerations include a realistic budget, a schedule that includes a reasonable performance period, a responsive and quality design process, a risk assessment with allocation of risks to the appropriate parties and a recognition of the level of expertise within the owner's organization. This session will review the various project delivery methods and highlight when design-build is the optimal choice.

Speaker(s):
  • Craig Unger, DBIA, President (and member of the DBIA Education Committee), Unger Security Solutions, LLC
Standard: $35.00

Utilizing Progressive Design-Build to Promote Collaboration and Innovation to Deliver Best Value

Mar 30, 2017 9:30am ‐ Mar 30, 2017 10:30am

Identification: W06

Credits: None available.

During this presentation an investor-owned utility Owner and Design-Builder will present valuable lessons learned during the procurement, initial design and construction phases of the $50 million Montevina Water Treatment Plant Improvements progressive Design-Build Project in San Jose, California. You will hear directly from the Owner and Design-Builder strategies used during all phases of the project to promote collaboration and innovation to deliver best value for the Owner with a fixed budget for the Project.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how collaboration between the Owner and Design-Builder produced tangible solutions for the Project
  • Describe innovative technical solutions that delivered best value for the Owner.
  • Demonstrate Design-Build agreement strategies that worked for the Owner and Design-Builder
  • Summarize how and why progressive Design-Build works for implementing complex improvements to existing treatment plants

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

New Standard Form of RFQ and RFP: Rollout and Review

Mar 30, 2017 10:45am ‐ Mar 30, 2017 11:45am

Identification: W07

Credits: None available.

One of the most important ways owners manage the risk of achieving success in a project is selecting a design-builder who is best suited to perform the work. To determine this, owners must design a procurement process that is focused on finding the right team for the project. DBIA's new Standard Form of RFQ/RFP and the accompanying Guide will assist owners with understanding the issues they should consider and decisions they need to make to create a procurement process that is most likely to lead to a successful project.

Learning Objectives:

  • Get advice on how to draft and evaluate winning responses from the person who created the documents.
  • Review the provisions of the new Form Design-Build RFQ/RFP and the accompanying Guide.
  • Learn DBIA best practices in procurement and how DBIA has incorporated these best practices into its form RFQ/RFP to promote “Design-Build Done Right.”
  • Discover how to craft a procurement that will dramatically reduce risk on the project.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

Designer/Builder Collaboration at its Best: DC Water's Deep Tunnel Pumping Station

Mar 30, 2017 10:45am ‐ Mar 30, 2017 11:45am

Identification: W08

Credits: None available.

DC Water's $2.6 billion program will reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to the Potomac and Anacostia River. Facilities that control CSOs are typically much deeper than conventional infrastructure, requiring specialized structures and construction. This presentation describes the evaluation, design and construction coordination efforts to accommodate the new internal structures, mechanical equipment and piping, including 3000 HP pumps and a 13-foot diameter steel manifold, within the existing 135' diameter x 165' deep tunnel launching shaft.

Learning Objectives:

  • Shares best practices on how a highly collaborative design-build process led to success on this large, complex project
  • Highlights technical specialization needed for design and construction of this huge pipeline project
  • Showcases new technologies that can be applied to large, complex DB projects, including 3D Liftplan for simulations
  • Describes critical project in a large, multi-billion dollar CSO program to improve water quality in a large, metro area

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

Aqua Ohio's First Design-Build: Lessons Learned in Commissioning New Pretreatment Facilities

Mar 30, 2017 10:45am ‐ Mar 30, 2017 11:45am

Identification: W09

Credits: None available.

In Fall 2015, Aqua Ohio needed new pretreatment facilities in service by Summer, 2016. If not completed in time, Aqua would have to carry the capital cost for two years. Although Aqua had no previous experience with design-build, the collaboration with Bowen & HDR made this project a success.

Learning Objectives:

  • As the Owner’s first project using design-build delivery, the availability of DBIA educational materials was important when considering delivery model options and the advantages of progressive design-build. Moving toward implementation, the availability of the DBIA Request For Proposal template was used as was a modified DBIA form of agreement format.
  • Considerations used to select the right, experienced design-build team for successful delivery of this project.
  • Lessons learned in from project delivery – collaboration, clear and frequent communications, keeping the end in mind, and planning now for future projects, use of 3D design.
  • Proper planning and communication with operations staff to make project implementation seamless, in working water treatment facility.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

Progressive Design-Build in Parker, Colorado

Mar 30, 2017 10:45am ‐ Mar 30, 2017 11:45am

Identification: W10

Credits: None available.

PWSD in Parker, Colorado utilized Progressive Design-Build (PDB) for the first time to begin delivery of its Water Integration Project. During this presentation the owner, owner advisor and design-build team will provide an overview of the project, how DBIA and the WDBC best practices were employed to develop the procurement approach and ultimately procure the DB team, and the process utilized to get there.

Learning Objectives:

  • Proper education and development strategies when deciding on project delivery.
  • Identifying project drivers and translating into the procurement process.
  • The importance of the trust relationship during cost development.
  • What a successful off ramp looks like.

Speaker(s): Speaker(s):
  • Pieter A. Van Ry, PE, Director of Engineering, Parker Water & Sanitation District
Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00