Category Archives: Equipment/Technology Suppliers

Extraordinary Times Call for Extraordinary Partnerships

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, maintaining critical water and wastewater operations has never been more important. Yet, ensuring continuity of operations has never been more challenging, and it will require using every tool in the utility manager’s toolbox.

Read More →
Topics: Collaborative Delivery, Equipment/Technology Suppliers, Xylem.

Supply Chain Engagement

On the Northeast Water Purification Plant in Houston, TX, Victaulic worked with WDBC members CDM Smith, Jacobs, Carollo, Balfour Beatty, and McCarthy during the engineering phase to address piping differential settlement entering and exiting structures. The solution was incorporated into the design at an early stage, and Victaulic was released to begin production to allow for delivery during the early works excavation phase.

Water/wastewater projects are becoming larger and more complex. Our industry is continuously innovating to maximize the productivity of existing and new plants. Recent events related to the COVID-19 outbreak may have permanent changes in the way plants are designed and built. The design and procurement process for collaborative-delivery projects requires early involvement of supply chain partners to reduce risks for a successful proposal and construction.

Read More →
Topics: Collaborative Delivery, Equipment/Technology Suppliers, Victaulic.

The Perks of Partnership

At the end of the day, a successful design-build project comes down to working alongside people you can trust as true partners. Whether considering technical innovations, nailing down costs, or exploring creative delivery solutions, it’s essential that all players work together to achieve the project’s end goal.

Read More →
Topics: Collaborative Delivery, Equipment/Technology Suppliers, Xylem.

Industry Perspective: The Value In Early Input from Operators and Equipment Suppliers in a Design-Build Project

  For almost two decades now, I have been fortunate to work in various aspects of the water industry. Most of this time has been spent supplying equipment and solutions to a wide variety of users, from a paper mill in Maine, to a distillery in Scotland, and a drinking water plant in Chicago. Over the years, I’ve also observed that the role of an equipment supplier within a water project has evolved to a number of different forms. In its most basic role, the equipment supplier provided a tightly specified piece of equipment whose success ultimately was based on, “How much does it cost?”

Read More →
Topics: Collaborative Delivery, Equipment/Technology Suppliers, Evoqua.