Category Archives: CDM Smith

How An Operations-Focused Collaborative-Delivery Method Leads To A Successful Project

The success of collaborative-delivery methods, especially progressive design-build, is due in large part to the immediate engagement of an owner’s operation and maintenance (O&M) teams— specifically during design development and preconstruction. While this approach may appear difficult to execute, it’s actually quite simple when completed systematically.

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Topics: CDM Smith, Collaborative Delivery, O&M.

5 Key Factors for a Successful Water Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership Procurement

A public-private partnership (P3) with project financing is formed when a public-sector entity, such as a municipal water utility or state department of transportation, enters into an agreement with a private-sector entity for the design, construction, finance, long-term operation and maintenance of a project. A P3 project allows for greater private-sector participation in the delivery, financing, and operations of public water infrastructure projects.

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Topics: CDM Smith, P3, Water Infrastructure/Treatment.

Enhancing Innovation Through Design-Build

Every owner knows that innovation is vital to building and maintaining water and wastewater infrastructure. If you’re looking at design-build delivery, you’re already moving in the right direction. Design-bid-build siloes engineers, contractors and owners in traditional roles. Design-build teams achieve a better final product with higher value and greater innovation, because engineers, builders and owners are given the agility to collaborate in an integrated process.

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Topics: CDM Smith, Design-Build.

Project Spotlight: United Water New Jersey Water Treatment Facility

United Water New Jersey was facing a number of challenges: growing consumer demand, new stringent drinking water regulations from the New Jersey Department of Environment Protection, taste and odor issues in the treated drinking water, and aging water treatment plant equipment.

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Topics: CDM Smith, Water Infrastructure/Treatment.

Design-Build Project Delivers High Quality Water for Dania Beach

Prior to 2008, the city of Dania Beach, FL, had exceeded the capacity of its nanofiltration plant on several occasions, requiring the City to purchase water. Additionally, while the City had always complied with increasingly stringent disinfectant byproduct (DBP) rules, monitored DBP levels in the distribution system were higher than the City desired. To meet increased drinking water demands and improve finished water quality, the City partnered with Water Design-Build Council member CDM Smith on a new treatment process based expansion that integrates with the City’s existing 3-mgd lime stabilization water treatment plant.

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Topics: CDM Smith, Design-Build.

Message From Pat Gallagher

In January, The Water Design-Build Council (WDBC) members officially welcomed Pat Gallagher as the organization’s president for 2013. Gallagher, a vice president at CDM Smith, is an attorney and environmental engineer with 35 years experience in the legal, institutional and financial aspects of water, wastewater, biosolids and hazardous waste projects and services.

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CDM Smith Announces New Executive Leadership Team

Congratulations to the new executive leadership team at Water Design-Build Council member CDM Smith!

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Topics: CDM Smith.