COLLABORATIVE DELIVERY IS THE FASTEST-GROWING FORM OF PROJECT DELIVerY IN THE WATER INDUSTRY.
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How do you keep complex projects on track and successfully moving forward? Collaborative project delivery (CPD) combined with the use of an owner advisor (OA) or program manager. While CPD fosters engagement of contractors earlier and promotes partnering with consultants to produce an efficient design, OAs provide resources to act as an extension of the owner’s staff—guarding the owner’s best interests, keeping design criteria in alignment with project goals, and streamlining critical decisions to foster accelerated schedules.
As construction projects at wastewater treatment plants near completion, everyone involved usually has a bit of fatigue. The delivery team has been on-site for months, the facility staff are tired of configuration changes to their operation and a slew of additional people walking around their plant, and subcontractors want to close out their scopes. At the end of the day, everyone just wants to get to final completion as fast as possible. It’s not an overstatement to say this stage is the most critical of the entire project.
Collaboration, innovation, and inclusion are key to the success of big design-build projects. Implementing such measures in the early phases of a project helps ensure overall project success and should be a guiding principle on all large design-build projects.
The City of Houston, Texas, in association with four regional water authorities, is expanding its Northeast Water Purification Plant, dramatically increasing its ability to support steady residential and commercial growth while reducing dependency on groundwater. Construction is currently underway on this 90-acre site, the largest progressive design-build project of its kind in the United States.