Project Case Studies

Best Value Reduces Effort and Increases Savings


Project: Wastewater Treatment / Buildings

Type: Design Build

Owner: Arizona State Parks

Design Builder: Fann Environmental

Designer: Environmental Engineering Consultants


Contract: $1.7 Million


Start Date: June 2008

Completion Date:  February 2010


Team Members:             

Jeff Sawyer, DB Project Manager

Robert Upton, PE, Const. PM

Carrie Cote’, PE, Project Engineer

Design Build–Wastewater Treatment Facilities

The project included the design and construction of a 0.015MGD MBR Wastewater Treatment Facility, a maintenance building, a new restroom, and remodel of the existing restroom. This sustainable system was designed and constructed for zero net water loss.

Using the Best Value system’s Pre-Award Phase and the Weekly Risk Report, the owner reduced its oversight efforts, eliminated contractor generated change orders, and increased their satisfaction as compared to conventionally managed projects. During the 2 plus years of design and construction there were less than 4 official project meetings and only met with the DB on site every 5-6 weeks during construction. The Design Builder (DB) was able to provide additional quality items, including project landscaping, to a project based on savings by using the BV procurement system.

Paul Govino, Chief of Development | | 602- 542-6944
Jeff T. Sawyer, DB Project Manager | | 928-713-0501

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