China’s 12th Five-Year Plan (FYP) (2011-2015) allotted 20 percent more funds for municipal wastewater treatment projects to address the pervasive pollution caused by rapid urbanization and inadequate sewage disposal. The initiative put pressure on leading design institutes to keep pace with demand for water pollution prevention and control projects. Zhongnan Engineering Corporation Limited (POWERCHINA Zhongnan) responded by adopting a new methodology that made the process for designing, constructing, and operating water projects 50 percent more efficient. Bentley 3D design technology provided the capabilities and ProjectWise enabled a 3D collaborative design platform. POWERCHINA Zhongnan used Bentley solutions to standardize its approach to the CNY 75.8 million Qingzhen Vocational Education West Urban District sewage treatment plant, then applied the model on 13 subsequent projects. The new method reduced design time and costs by approximately one-third.