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Procurement Guide for Progressive Design-Build Projects
These documents are produced by the WDBC Technical Practices Committee with the intended purpose of assisting owners in identifying the most appropriate procurement process for a particular PDB project and in preparing RFQs and RFPs that will promote each owner’s interests and objectives.The progressive design-build method of delivering infrastructure projects combines the owner’s direct control over project concept and detailed design with the design-builder’s innovation – and creates a single point of accountability.
Customer Satisfaction Surveys
According to the results of the Water Design Build Council’s newly released 2012 Municipal Owners Customer Satisfaction Survey of Water Design-Build Projects, the vast majority of municipalities across the United States are satisfied with their use of design-build (DB) and construction management-at-risk (CMAR) project delivery methods.
The following presentations have been converted to PDF format for your use.
- Procurement Documents for Progressive DB Mar 2013
- Contractor Private Financing Mar 2013
- DBIA 2013 Private Financing Water and Wastewater Facilities
- Progressive Design-Build Discussion, Peter M. Kinsley (Haskell)
- Best Practices and Trends in the Design-Build Industry
- What’s so Progressive about Progressive Design-Build?, Mark Alpert, Pete Tunnicliffe (CDM)
- Risk Management
- Risk Allocation
- Integrated Delivery
- Dispute Resolution Processes
- Optimizing Value Engineering
- Warranties and Performance Guarantees
- Optimizing Project Schedules
- Health and Safety Advantages
Project Case Studies Using Design-Build
- Water System Improvements
- Charnock Well Field Restoration Project
- Water System Improvements – City of Goodyear (AZ)
- Indian Head Treatment Plant – A LEED Project
- Sand City (CA) Brackish Desalination Facility Project
- A Florida Water Plant Expansion
- Midland, Texas T-Bar Groundwater Well Field Conveyance System Development and Delivery Project
- Washington, DC’s Biosolids Management Program
- Augusta Utilities Department Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Spokane County Regional Water Reclamation Facility
- Davie, Florida Water Treatment and Reclamation Facility
American Water Works Association (AWWA) Resources
- Design–Build for Water and Wastewater Projects, book by Holly Shorney-Darby, PhD, Editor
Written for water and wastewater utility management, engineers, planners, city officials, utility policymakers, regulators, and design-build contractors, the book provides a basic template of how to plan, procure, and execute a design-build project.