Category Archives: Haskell

How Progressive Design-Build (PDB) Offered New Solutions To A Global Manufacturer And Saved Millions

When a global manufacturer of carbon fiber products announced plans to invest $1 billion in building a manufacturing plant on a 400-acre greenfield site in Moore, South Carolina, it quickly became apparent that PDB was the best model to achieve the “must haves” for project delivery.

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Topics: Haskell, Progressive Design-Build, Wastewater Infrastructure/Treatment.

Utilizing CMAR to Create Efficiency Through the Value Engineering Process

One of the main benefits of construction management at-risk projects is that the contractor is involved – not only in the construction phase but also the design phase. This benefit is particularly advantageous when the project’s construction budget has limitations. In addition, with the early engagement of the CMAR firm during the design phase, a value engineering (VE) process can be employed to save valuable owner resources.

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Topics: CMAR, Haskell.

Utilizing Design-Build Delivery to Provide Water Treatment Solutions on a Deadline

Owners often look to design-build delivery as a means to accelerate the overall schedule for their water or wastewater project. In fact, schedule advantage was cited as the #1 reason for selecting design-build delivery in a recent survey of owners conducted by the UNLV and Water Design-Build Council.

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Topics: Design-Build, Haskell.

“Can I Use Local Contractors in a Design-Build Project?”

A common question we hear is, “Can I use local contractors in a design-build project?” The short answer is, “Yes, you can.” However, there are advantages and disadvantages to be considered.

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Topics: Design-Build, Haskell.

How Much Control Should Owners and Managers Have in a Design-Build Project?

The amount and length of control an owner “should” have, or “wants to have” in a design-build project has truly become one of the more discussed themes – most recently from WDBC’s Lessons Learned Survey as well as in our education sessions. And while it may be debated as to whether this question is the most critical one, especially within the context of the whole project, it is really a very important and serious question.

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Topics: Haskell, Owners, Water Design-Build Project.

Haskell Spotlight: St. Mary’s Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion

Located in the City of St. Mary’s, Georgia, the Point Peter Wastewater Treatment Plant was consistently experiencing flows of 1.2 mgd  and exceeded the capacity and 0.9 mgd discharge limits of its operating permit, primarily due to unanticipated development in the area.

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Topics: CMAR, Haskell, Wastewater Infrastructure/Treatment.

Progressive Design-Build Delivery Retrofits a Water Treatment Plant

In 2013, the city of Venice, Florida, needed to retrofit its existing reverse osmosis (RO) 4.4-mgd water treatment plant with new RO membrane skids that could meet the existing total dissolved solids (TDS) and flow conditions. To accomplish this task, the plant also needed to have the flexibility to decrease well withdrawals by second stage treatment and increase capacity without increasing well withdrawals through increased recovery.

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Topics: Design-Build, Haskell, Water Infrastructure/Treatment.

Project Spotlight: Orlando Wastewater Treatment Discharge Project

In an effort to relocate freight traffic out of Orlando, Florida, CSX offered to purchase the City of Winter Haven’s 1,200-acre spray field for the development of an intermodal station. The City was interested in selling the property in order to gain the financial benefit of the sale price and to create economic development and additional tax revenue for the community.

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Topics: CMAR, Haskell.

Identifying Energy Solutions that Finance Themselves

Is it possible to make energy upgrades to your water or wastewater treatment facility without being hampered by the inability to raise rates or undertake expensive capital improvements? Now it is. Energy Performance Contracting enables utilities seeking to reduce energy costs to use their cost savings to finance their installations and upgrades. As one of the greatest users of energy, water and wastewater plants now have a new, cost-effective option to lower power consumption and reduce their carbon footprint.

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Topics: Contracts, Haskell.

Project Spotlight: U.S. Navy Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

The Maryland Department of the Environment began working toward a cleaner Chesapeake Bay by breaking ground to construct an upgrade to the Indian Head Wastewater Treatment Plant. They chose WDBC member Haskell to upgrade and expand their existing .5-mgd sewage treatment plant to reuse quality effluent meeting the requirements of the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act.

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Topics: Haskell, Wastewater Infrastructure/Treatment.