A Man, A Plan, A Canal: Bend North interceptor

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023

Phase 1 of the Bend North Interceptor project completed 11,250 feet of sanitary sewer and a new pump station at the city's wastewater treatment plant. The project is being delivered using a Progressive Design Build delivery model. Several interesting challenges have been dealt with that the PDB approach was a critical element to success. These include bypass pumping using a newly built pump station, fast tracked crossing of an irrigation canal, and challenging permit and easement process. This presentation will discuss the collaboration created by the PDB process and ability to plan work early in design, leading to project success.


1. Understanding how Progressive Design Build delivery model fosters greater collaboration 

2. Analysis of early planning of start up & commissioning leading to coordinated design activities 

3. Review of canal crossing planning that allowed for fast track construction activities 

4. Discussion of site logistics and scheduling to accommodate permitting and easements

Tom Paul

Construction Executive

Mortenson Construction

Tom has been involved in the water and wastewater construction industry since 1987 and has been a driving force behind Mortenson's success in the Water and Wastewater market in the Northwest. He has acquired and led over $500 million for Mortenson's Water Infrastructure market sector and has been involved in the construction of more than 30 wastewater treatment plants. Tom received his Bachelor of Arts in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University in 1980.

Jessica MacClanahan

Principal Engineer

City of Bend - EIPD

Jessica is a registered civil engineer with over 12 years experience in municipal and heavy civil projects in Oregon and California. Currently a Principal Engineer for the City of Bend, she manages the Sewer Capital Improvement Program for the City, totaling approximately $200M over a typical 5-year planning cycle. Jessica especially enjoys the diverse perspectives and teamwork involved in making these important infrastructure projects successful.

Dean Wood

Vice President

Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Inc.

Dean Wood is a Vice President of Kennedy Jenks and currently serves as Oregon Client Director.  In addition to project management, Dean also leads Kennedy Jenks alternative delivery practice in the Pacific Northwest.  He has served in various roles including Owner's Advisor, Project Manager and Principal In Charge.  Through alternative delivery, Dean enjoys the ability to collaboratively work through project challenges to deliver best value.

Kerry Kuenzi


K&E Excavating Inc.

Kerry Kuenzi started K&E Excavating Inc with his business partner Eric in 1998. They started out with a D4 Dozer and a dump truck. They have progressed into all different aspects of the Heavy Civil Highway and Utility work. They have 350+ great people that have allowed them to progress into some challenging and exciting jobs. Kerry strives to have the best reputation in the industry and that has helped them in the design build arena.


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1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
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