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Formerly the Water Design-Build Council, WCDA is on a mission to transform the water industry through successful collaborative delivery methods.
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COLLABORATIVE DELIVERY IS THE FASTEST-GROWING FORM OF PROJECT DELIVerY IN THE WATER INDUSTRY.

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WCDA News

Readiness For Success Research Just released

Phase II of WCDA’s latest research focuses on the readiness of owners’ organizations to execute collaborative delivery projects.

Following up on Phase I of the two-phase research project initiated in 2020 to better understand the elements of successful collaborative delivery projects, this new report conducted owner and practioner interviews and focus groups to answer some important questions.

2024 WCDA Officers

Newly elected officers of the Water Collaborative Delivery Association (left to right): Marlea Tichy of Haskell, Immediate Past President; Michelle Green of Jacobs, President; Tom Visosky of CDM Smith, 1st VP/Treasurere, and Guy Voss of HDR, 2nd VP/Secretary.

WCDA Elects New Board of Directors

The WCDA elected its new board of directors who took office January 1, 2024. The board recently spent two days in Salt Lake City, UT, hosted by Jacobs, where they spent time team building, planning for the year’s activities, as well as working on long-term strategic goals.

New CMAR Contract Template Now Available!

Long awaited by the water sector, this contract template provides ready-to-use documents that will prove to be an invaluable tool in the CMAR toolbox. Developed by WCDA with the support and review of our members and a dedicated pro bono task force of subject matter...

From the Blog

Progressive Design-Build Starts With Trust

Progressive Design-Build Starts With Trust

Have you ever been in a situation where you had to work with someone you did not trust? It’s not a pleasant experience, is it? Trust is the foundation of any successful relationship, and it’s no different when it comes to PDB projects.

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Traditional Hard Bid Vs. Progressive Design-Build Delivery

Traditional Hard Bid Vs. Progressive Design-Build Delivery

A Tale of Two Projects: Two nearly identical projects with two different delivery methods demonstrate the benefits of using a collaborative delivery method The Crossland Heavy Contractors team had the rare opportunity to compare the effects of two different delivery...

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Project Spotlight

University of New Hampshire Water Treatment Plant (NH)

University of New Hampshire Water Treatment Plant (NH)

The University of New Hampshire owns and is responsible for operations of a water treatment plant that serves the entire campus as well as the Town of Durham, NH. The original WTP was constructed in the early 1930s, and even though it continued to meet drinking water requirements, UNH decided to build a new facility due to the age of the equipment and structures. In addition to providing clean water for approximately 29,500 people, the design of the new WTP needed to address several unique needs for UNH.

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