Category Archives: Parsons

From Parsons: Construction to Commissioning – Making the Transition a Smooth Process

Owners that undertake major capital improvement projects using a design-build implementation model spend significant time and resources upfront during the procurement, planning, and development stages of the project to ensure that the most qualified team is selected and that key project criteria are established. Strictly focusing on the design and construction requirements can be time consuming, and project teams tend to overlook important details such as how to transition smoothly from construction to operational readiness.

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Topics: Design-Build, Parsons.

Parsons Breaks Ground on CMAR Desalination Project

WDBC member Parsons recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction of a brackish groundwater desalination project for the San Antonio (Texas) Water System (SAWS). Event participants included SAWS trustees and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro as well as other state and local dignitaries.

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Topics: Parsons.

Will Our Nation Learn the “Worth of water” Before the Well is Dry?

“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. ” – Thomas Fuller Mention the infrastructure crisis in America today and the conversation quickly turns to roads and bridges. While the significance of transportation to our country’s economy is undeniable, it may pale in comparison to the economic importance of water resources in the United States.  Perhaps the difficulty in “seeing the crisis” is a consequence of accurately quantifying water’s economic value. The US EPA accurately reports that every sector of the US economy is influenced by water. In their report titled “The Importance of Water to the U.S. Economy”, they suggest that “the entire economy directly or indirectly relies on the output of industries for which water is a critical input”. Additionally, the water infrastructure and scarcity crisis is likely to intensify in coming years, and now is indeed the time to sound the alarm!

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Topics: Parsons.

Project Spotlight: Augusta, Georgia, Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Augusta Utilities Department (AUD) has owned and operated the J.B. Messerly Wastewater Treatment Plant since 1976. The facility receives domestic wastewater from the surrounding community, as well as a significant load from 18 major industrial contributors. The plant was originally permitted for a capacity of 46.1 mgd (monthly average), however the influent strength of the wastewater has increased over the years due to additional industrial facilities and a reduction in the inflow and infiltration into the system.

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Topics: Parsons, Wastewater Infrastructure/Treatment.

Parsons Awarded San Antonio Water System Brackish Water Desalination Program

Water Design-Build Council member firm Parsons recently announced that it, along with a joint venture (JV) partner, has been selected by the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) to serve as the construction manager at-risk (CMAR) for its critical brackish groundwater desalination program. This $86 million CMAR contract includes preconstruction phase collaboration with the SAWS program management and design teams, construction of all program components, and six months of treatment plant operations.

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Topics: Parsons.