Value of the Team: Execution and Startup Lessons in a Progressive DB
CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022
This presentation will review several examples of progressive design-build water and wastewater projects where the early integration of the design-builder, Owner, key subcontractors and the Owner’s advisor resulted in significant benefits to project performance, specifically during execution and startup. DBIA best practices and methods developed across several successful projects will be reviewed. The examples and concepts provided here will support the idea that integrated delivery relies heavily on strong relationships, communication and collaboration by all.
1. A clear understanding of team members roles, strengths, and key concerns is important to a successful progressive design-build project.
2. Building a strong and collaborative team with good communication is a key element in developing the innovative solutions needed at continuously operating facilities.
3. Collaboration and planning are especially important during project startup and commissioning, which are phases of work often under-emphasized during project development.
4. Collaboration tools, such as advanced facility modeling and augmented reality, help team members better communicate ideas and will become an increasingly valuable tool for integrated delivery.
Travis Stryker, P.E.
President, CAS Constructors, LLC
As President of CAS Constructors, Travis is responsible for all operations and administration of the company. After earning a B.S. and M.S. in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University, Travis started at CAS as a Project Manager. In 2020, Travis became President, and his extensive experience in the construction of water and wastewater treatment facilities assures CAS’ Design-Build clients success on their projects. Travis also holds leadership positions in a number of industry and community organizations.
Adam Bogusch, P.E.
Senior Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.
Adam Bogusch has more than 23 years of experience in the design, bid and construction of water, wastewater, and environmental treatment and remediation projects. Throughout his career he has filled the roll of project manager, design manager, project engineer, and developer on traditional design-bid-build (DBB) and alternative delivery projects with values over $100M.
Jeffrey Keller, P.E., DBIA
Senior Project Manager, Burns and McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.
Mr. Keller has over 20 years' experience in DB/collaborative delivery projects, specifically in the water & wastewater field. He is a DBIA-Certified Professional and has been presenting on collaborative delivery topics to conferences and clients for nearly 20 years. Presentation engagements include state, regional and national audiences. His projects include ACEC and DBIA-award winners. Jeff teaches on a wide variety of collaborative delivery topics both internally at his firm as well as to clients across the country to help practitioners and owners better understand and utilize collaborative delivery.
Reclamation and Reuse Superintendent - WWTP, City of Hays, KS (Chetolah Creek Water Reclamation and Reuse Facility)
Jason Riegel is the superintendent of reclamation & reuse for the City of Hays, KS. With 15 years in the water/wastewater industry, he has worked in a diverse set of positions including water conservation and automated control systems. He holds a Class IV wastewater license in Kansas.