Water/Wastewater

 

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 This interactive session will revolve around reports from the DBIA Owner and Practitioner Forums held earlier in the conference. Not only is the session an exceptional opportunity to learn and exchange ideas, but it puts you in the driver’s seat to help determine the future of project delivery in the water/wastewater industry. Input from attendees will be used by DBIA to affect positive change in the industry.

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      • Non-member Practitioner - $35
      • Practitioner Member - $25
      • Owner Member - $10
      • Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Practitioner Member - $25
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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 The San Diego County Water Authority used a Public-Private Partnership (“PPP”) for the implementation of the Carlsbad Desalination Plant (“CDP”). PPP contracts are long-term agreements that must incorporate terms needed to deal with external changes that due to their nature are “uncontrollable events. The CDP project faced the need for a "Capital Modification" financing due to the planned closure of the Encina Power Station and the adoption of the California Ocean Plan requirements for additional environmentally friendly intake and discharge facilities. Presentation to discuss key considerations leading to the closing on a second PPP $45 million Capital Modification financing. Objectives: 1. Demonstrate contracting principles and the need to address inevitable uncontrollable circumstances during a PPP. 2. Define best practices for effective collaboration for managing secondary PPP financing 3. Applying consistent PPP risk allocation principles to a second Capital Modification PPP financing for a project 4. Describe the specific nature of, and considerations relevant to, a Capital Modification PPP financing.

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      • Practitioner Member - $25
      • Owner Member - $10
      • Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Practitioner Member - $25
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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 For over 13 years, the town of Port Deposit was in desperate need of a new wastewater treatment plant. There were multiple studies, estimates and at one point a project was designed, went out for bid and came back woefully over budget. Another study and design were completed, and the estimate was nearly double the Owner's budget. Finally, in 2019, Cecil County decided they really needed to get the project moving and decided to issue a solicitation for a lump sum design-build project. After 13 years of no action, an entire plant will be completed in 18 months. Objectives: 1. How Design Build can expedite Design and Project delivery 2. How collaboration between the Owner, Engineer and Contractor positively affects a project 3. How bringing in key technology providers and subcontractors during design can help a project 4. How trust in Design Build is of utmost importance

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      • Practitioner Member - $25
      • Owner Member - $10
      • Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Practitioner Member - $25
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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 Design-build is gaining traction and becoming an increasingly popular delivery method for water infrastructure projects. Whereas the design-build advantages historically focused on greenfield projects, this delivery method can also be extremely beneficial for retrofits of existing facilities. This presentation will explore the merits of design-build for water treatment plants and will highlight two Indiana American Water treatment plant projects, one retrofit and one greenfield, that demonstrate the advantages of the delivery method and highlight customized approaches to meet the owner and project needs. Objectives: 1. Demonstrate the advantages of design-build for greenfield projects and less conventional retrofit projects. 2. Compare the design-build benefits for greenfield and retrofit projects. 3. Explore the challenges with retrofit projects and how a design build team can work through the challenges collaboratively. 4. Assess complications for project closeout amidst COIVD.

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      • Practitioner Member - $25
      • Owner Member - $10
      • Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Practitioner Member - $25
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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 Throughout the process of applying for Water Infrastructure Financing and Innovation Act (WIFIA) funding, onboarding, and collaborating with your contractor-partner can play a key role in developing the LOI, applying for funding, and complying with the requirements of federally funded projects during construction. Project readiness, cost estimating, project scheduling, and risk evaluations reduce financing risk and improve WIFIA scoring – and a contractor-partner onboarded early in the design process may be the golden ticket. This presentation discusses the beneficial characteristics of collaborative delivery when applying for WIFIA funding. Objectives: 1. Understand the fundamentals of the WIFIA funding process. 2. Analyze project schedules against WIFIA application schedules to determine the best time to bring on team members. 3. Understand how preconstruction services can bring value to the WIFIA LOI and application process. 4. Determine the most applicable project delivery method to meet the WIFIA requirement of beginning the contracting process with a GC within 90 days of the application approval for your project.

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      • Practitioner Member - $25
      • Owner Member - $10
      • Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Practitioner Member - $25
      • Industry Partner Owner Member - $10
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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 The Colsman Tunnel is a 7600-foot long hard-rock sewage conveyance tunnel operated by the Southgate Sanitation District. The tunnel was constructed in 1977 using hand-tunneling and road header methods and conveys 100 percent of the District’s flows with no backup or bypass. Previous assessments and suggested rehabilitation approaches had done little to reduce the District’s concerns for this single-point-of-failure facility. Southgate turned to a Design-Build delivery approach in hopes of creating a collaborative environment capable of producing a cost-effective solution to mitigate the greatest risk in their system. Objectives: 1. Implementing Design-Build when the project scope is uncertain 2. Creating a collaborative environment that encourages innovation while maintaining project momentum 3. Engaging specialty trades appropriately during project development 4. Evaluating alternative approaches during critical construction difficulties

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      • Owner Member - $10
      • Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Practitioner Member - $25
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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 Stantec and Aecon Water Infrastructure are delivering the Comox Water Treatment Project using a Fixed Price Design Build contract. Major facilities include a new intake tunnel and marine pipeline, a raw water pump station, a 20 mgd (expandable to 32 mgd) direct filtration plant, clearwell reservoir, and raw water and treated water conveyance pipelines. The project is scheduled to complete by May 2021 within 22 months after project award and through a global pandemic. An integrated Stantec / Aecon team, with support from the owner Comox Valley Regional District, is the key driver to make this extreme schedule a reality. Objectives: 1. An experienced and dynamic design-build team, with proactive engagement of the owner team; 2. Fast track design to accommodate an aggressive schedule with a 6 month design period through 4 major milestones design submission reviews; 3. Use of virtual reality (VR) 3D design tools to facilitate owner and contractor input through various design phases; 4. Safety and communication during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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      • Owner Member - $10
      • Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Practitioner Member - $25
      • Industry Partner Owner Member - $10
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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 The technical complexity of water projects speaks directly to the value that Building Information Modeling (BIM) and technology brings to project teams. The success of design-build depends on the ability of the project team to effectively communicate and collaborate. BIM strengthens the links in the design-build chain, and new BIM technologies and ideas are being developed daily. This session will help place you on the leading edge of using BIM for optimal project success.

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      • Owner Member - $10
      • Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Practitioner Member - $25
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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 Many people are diving into a deeper understanding of diversity because there is a huge need facilitated by our ongoing workforce development issues and social pressures to implement some sort of strategy. That is the likely reason that most of these initiatives fail or come up short with tangible results. In fact, sometimes there is a backlash, and the initiative does more harm than good. This session explores best practices for advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity, not from anecdotal evidence, but from empirical research. We will cover the best practice results and practical ways to implement them. Objectives: 1. Explore common approaches to D&I training and why their efficacy is limited. 2. Examine research-based results of various D&I initiatives. 3. Compare and explore what works and what doesn't with regard to D&I training. 4. Explore and implement practical, next steps for your D&I Initiative.

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      • Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Practitioner Member - $25
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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 Progressive design-build represents a larger risk shift to the design-builder than other delivery methods. Owners should keep in mind that the goal is to build the project, not shift the maximum amount of risk. This presentation will discuss a framework for Owners to determine how much risk to shift to the design-builder, so design-builder does not feel the need to hide contingency in work items, resulting in a higher price. The presentation is based on my lessons learned as an attorney and project counsel. Risk shifting is not a one size fits all, even in the same project. Objectives: 1. Clarify the risk shift progressive design-build projects represents from the Design-Builder's perspective. 2. Analyze the appropriateness of risk-shifting contractual terms at the SOQ, RFP, Phase 1, and Phase 2 project stages. 3. Discuss how design-builders approach contingency in progressive design-build projects in the presence of risk shifting contract terms. 4. Develop a framework to determine how and when to shift risk in a progressive design-build contract to minimize needless cost increases.

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      • Practitioner Member - $25
      • Owner Member - $10
      • Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Academia Member - $10
      • Industry Partner Practitioner Member - $25
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