It’s no secret that water and wastewater utilities face several complex challenges. There’s the perpetual aging infrastructure problem and growing concerns over a graying workforce.
How to Leverage Collaborative Delivery to Maintain Continuous Treatment
Nobody wants that phone call. The one that comes in the middle of the night when there’s an issue at the plant—a leak, a break, a system failing to operate.
Getting Your Team to Accept Good Ideas Despite Who They Come From
Team dynamics can be fragile, balanced things. As an engineering project manager, I must create a trusting atmosphere for my team’s engineers to deliver an innovative and quality design.
Starting with the End Users in Mind
When building a team for a design-build project, it’s common for agency owners (specifically engineering managers) to prioritize the obvious resources: project managers and owners advisors. What often gets overlooked is the opportunity to include the perspective and expertise of the end users during the design and construction process.
Limitation of Liability on Design-Build Projects
Design-build contracts continue to mature and evolve in many aspects, including terms related to liability. In the world of water infrastructure delivery, design-build most often pairs a contractor and a design firm.
How Big is Big?
Back in 2020 when I wrote about the Yugo and the merits of thinking about projects on a life cycle basis, the original Yugo’s 1987 list price of $3,990 translated to $9,100 in 2020 dollars.
Can Collaborative Delivery Help Owners Manage Market Volatility and Provide Cost Control?
Simply put, yes. The last two years plus have been remarkable in terms of dynamic and compounding events affecting the global supply chain, thus resulting in market uncertainty.
Helpful Preplanning Tips for a Collaborative Delivery Project
Collaborative delivery projects almost always begin with the project team having the mindset that the project will be completed safely, within budget, and on time.
Unlocking the Potential of Progressive Design-Build Teaming Arrangements with the Integrated Joint Venture Model
Collaborative delivery offers owners the opportunity to access the talents and resources of design and construction professionals in a manner unlike traditional delivery methods.
Catch a Break: How to Reduce Construction Fatigue at Your Facility
My wife and I tell our guests to make themselves at home, but this can quickly go awry. Several years ago, with only two months until our first child was due, we decided to buy a fixer-upper and start a complete “gut and rebuild.”