Collaborative Delivery Done Right: Wichita’s Northwest Water Treatment Facility NWWTF

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

As the 2nd largest progressive design-build project in the water sector ($524M), Wichita's NWWTF has all of the ingredients to be one of the most interesting, and successful water projects in the country.  The panel discussion will include the City of Wichita's Project Manager, the Owner's Site Representative (OSR, Garver), and the design-build prime Wichita Water Partners (a joint venture team of Burns & McDonnell and Alberici).

Learning Objectives: 

1. How to apply DBIA best practices to highly complex projects

2. Plan and produce a successful funding approach for DB project

3. Reducing permitting risks through collaboration with AHJ (local, state and federal)

4. Understanding how to accomplish project objectives through the DB process

Steven Jones, PhD

Senior Vice President & Director of Water Services, Garver, LLC

Dr. Steve Jones has 37 years of experience in water resource development and the design and implementation of water and wastewater utilities infrastructure. He serves as a senior project manager on Garver's Water Team and provides process design quality control on projects involving conventional and advanced water and wastewater treatment facilities, including chemical, physical, and biological systems. Additionally, Dr. Jones has served as Owner’s Agent for some of the largest water planning projects in the United States.

David Kinchen, DBIA, PE, BCEE

Regional Global Practice Manager, Burns and McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.

As a 30+ year veteran of the design-build and EPC industry, Mr. Kinchen has served as a thought leader in the water/wastewater market sector through involvement on the DBIA water/wastewater committee as well as Past-President of the Water Design-Build Council. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Chapter of the DBIA, and manages Burns & McDonnell's Water Practice in the Southwest Region of the United States. He has spoken at numerous DBIA, P3, water and other industry conferences sharing his experiences on the benefits, best practices and lessons learned utilizing collaborative delivery.

Brian Meier

Water Business Development Manager, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company Inc.

Brian has been serving municipal and industrial clients for the past 16 years. Brian is responsible for working with clients to find the best and most economical solutions to meet his clients’ needs. Brian has experience in regulatory compliance, primarily relating to public water supply. This experience includes Water Right administration and management. Brian’s responsibilities have also included quality control and assurance. He has been tasked with ensuring that projects are completed on schedule, within budget and in adherence with the highest quality standards possible. He has served as a project manager for numerous design, construction and resource planning projects. These projects have included the following areas: Water resource planning, Facility Evaluations, Well field expansion, Aquifer evaluation, and Groundwater remediation.

William Perkins

Asset Manager, City of Wichita


10/29/2020 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
10/29/2020 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available