Infrastructure

  1. A Shift In Strategy: Improving Global Water Management
    5/14/2018

    What effect will the push to improve inadequate water infrastructure have on the cost for supplies and services? A procurement research analyst predicts the near future.

  2. Collaborative Approaches That Deliver Infrastructure Project Flexibility
    3/14/2018

    Utility and government agencies with limited resources for water infrastructure projects aren’t limited to traditional approaches; collaborative approaches such as progressive design-build delivery give owners more flexibility to optimize not only the price, but also the overall result and experience.

  3. Delivering Assets And Strengthening Communities: A CBP3 Primer
    1/24/2018

    Local government can harness the power of community-based, public-private partnerships (CBP3s) to efficiently implement programs that encompass delivery of many unique assets — such as stormwater management programs that include green infrastructure. Can your community benefit from this delivery approach?

  4. Sediment Solutions Within Existing Intake Facility Footprint
    11/10/2017

    Sediment and turbidity can be enough to shut down a drinking water treatment plant if the headworks aren’t suited to the source water. Learn how one facility near Tacoma, WA, which incorporates fish-handling to further complicate intake operations, secured sustainability through masterful design.

  5. Evaluating Technologies To Keep The Lead Out
    8/25/2017

    With lead contamination still a paramount concern for consumers around the country, many water utilities need to improve their buried infrastructure sooner rather than later. For those that cannot embark on ambitious replacement projects, a new report on coating and lining technologies for lead service lines might be the guide forward.

  6. Touring The World Of Water Infrastructure
    7/10/2017

    An ambitious, globe-trotting program invites attendees to learn from the infrastructure accomplishments and challenges of the world’s premier riverfront cities. With water becoming an increasingly valuable resource and the world’s drinking and wastewater infrastructure in peril, what can these metropolises teach us?

  7. Lessons On Rightsizing Water And Sewer Infrastructure Projects
    5/3/2017

    Two case studies prove that the key to cost-effective condition assessment is choosing the right approach for your system.

  8. Construction Management At Risk: Rebuilding Infrastructure Through Collaboration
    3/20/2017

    What’s so great about construction management at risk (CMAR)? The story of Fremont, OH — and a description of four key CMAR benefits — sheds light on the alternative delivery method.

  9. The Case For Condition Assessment
    12/5/2016

    The need for using condition assessment as part of an overall asset management program has been documented over the past two decades, but the value of this work for the cost has eluded many utilities.

  10. Innovations Bring Southern Delivery System Online On Time And Under Budget
    11/28/2016

    Colorado Springs Utilities creates the modern-day blueprint for pipeline project delivery with the timely completion of the historic Southern Delivery System.