Category Archives: Fixed-Price Design-Build

Design-Build Delivery Achieves Chronic Grit Accumulation Relief at Georgia’s Largest Wastewater Facility

To solve a chronic grit-removal issue plaguing the 240 MGD RM Clayton Water Reclamation Center (WRC), Georgia’s largest wastewater treatment plant, the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (City) required urgent upgrades to the headworks facility involving complete replacement of coarse screening and grit removal systems and installation of new influent flow-monitoring equipment.

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Topics: Brown and Caldwell, Fixed-Price Design-Build, Wastewater Infrastructure/Treatment.

How a Hybrid Procurement Approach was Successfully Used for an $800 Million Regional Wastewater Treatment Program

The Capital Regional District (CRD), located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is currently in the process of implementing a major wastewater treatment program that includes construction of a new 108-ML/d secondary wastewater treatment plant, two major pumping stations, two large diameter force mains, a 20-km residuals pipeline, a wet weather attenuation tank, and biosolids resource recovery facility. This program culminates a five-year effort in which technical planning was completed by Stantec and district representatives.

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Topics: Design-Build, Fixed-Price Design-Build, Stantec, Wastewater Infrastructure/Treatment.

Understanding the Differences in Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) and Fixed Price for Design-Build Delivery Projects

The intent of this article is to further an owner’s understanding of the commonly used pricing approaches for either design-build or CMAR delivery methods. For additional information on these topics, please review the appropriate sections in the Water and Wastewater Design-Build Handbook (5th edition. When discussing design-build projects, there are potentially two forms of final project pricing and compensation: guaranteed maximum price (GMP) or fixed price (FP). Owners and practitioners should be clear in their respective understanding of what each approach leads to in performance of services and responsibility for cost documentation.

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Topics: Design-Build, Fixed-Price Design-Build, Guaranteed Maximum Price.

A Collaborative-Delivery Method with Two Variations

One of the frequent questions occurring in the Water Design-Build Council’s education session is understanding how to apply the terms – prescriptive and performance – in a “fixed-price” design-build project. The “fixed-price” design-build delivery method enables owners to select a design-build firm for their water/wastewater infrastructure project that best fits the project budget, scope, and schedule requirements.

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Topics: Collaborative Delivery, Fixed-Price Design-Build, WDBC Admin.

Fixed-Price Design-Build Selection

The fixed-price design-build delivery method allows owners of water infrastructure to select design-builders that best fit the project budget, scope, and schedule requirements.  With a good understanding of their overall project objectives, budget, and schedule requirements in the procurement process, owners can achieve great success using fixed-price design-build.

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Topics: Design-Build, Fixed-Price Design-Build, Goodwin Brothers.

The Olathe Water Treatment Plant Expansion: Fixed-Price Design-Build

The decision of the City of Olathe, KS, to pursue a design-build delivery method to expand its existing 17-mgd water treatment plant to 36 mgd and then retaining Carollo Engineers to perform a feasibility study, were essential first steps towards achieving a successful project conclusion. Following the feasibility study, the City not only contracted with Carollo for 30% design of the expansion; but also a joint venture of Carollo Engineers and Garney Construction to complete the design and construct the treatment plant expansion. This award-winning design-build project included the integration of membrane filters into the existing retrofitted lime-softening facility.

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Topics: Carollo, Fixed-Price Design-Build, Water Design-Build Project.