Conference Agenda

Session
Session 23B: Construction & Alternate Delivery - Livestream
Time:
Wednesday, 15/Sept/2021:
10:30am - 12:00pm

Location: Room 430AB
East Building

Presentations
10:30am - 12:00pm
ID: 213 / Session 23B: 1
Main Technical Program
Topics: Construction & Alternate Delivery, Collection and Conveyance
Keywords: WRF Outfall Pipeline; Environmental Permitting; Construction Manager/General Contractor

Outfall Fallout – Using the CM/GC Process for A WRF Outfall Replacement

Chris Horgan1, Jon Baune1, Craig Borrenpohl2, Andrew Arbini2, Curtis Neibaur3

1J-U-B ENGINEERS, Inc.; 2City of Post Falls, Idaho; 3McMillen Jacobs Associates; , , , ,

Have you considered involving a Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) for your next water resources project? The CM/GC contracting method is a fairly new mechanism available for use by Idaho municipalities compared to the traditional design-bid-build process. This approach can be useful and successful when project complexities necessitate the involvement of a contractor early in the project process.

This presentation will discuss the use of the CM/GC process by the City of Post Falls, Idaho (City) for replacement of their Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) outfall in the Spokane River. Representatives from the City (Owner), J-U-B Engineers, Inc. (J-U-B, Engineer of Record), and McMillen Jacobs Associates (McMillen, CM/GC) will provide a project history and discuss how various project risks evolved a traditional design-bid-build approach to a CM/GC process. The CM/GC procurement approach will then be discussed, followed by the various roles and responsibilities of the City, J-U-B, and McMillen during project design, environmental permitting, bidding, and construction. A panel discussion on lessons learned and future best practices with all three entities will follow the formal presentation.

The goal of this presentation is to discuss the City’s project-specific experience with the Idaho CM/GC process, including why they chose the CM/GC process over traditional design-bid-build and lessons learned for each phase of the process (procurement, design, construction), and then provide a forum for discussion with the City, J-U-B, and McMillen about each party’s general experience with the project and the CM/GC process. This presentation will provide insight for municipalities and engineers on why they might consider an alternate approach to design-bid-build and how they might successfully use the CM/GC process on their next project.

Brief Biography and/or Qualifications
Jon is a project manager and lead project engineer for J-U-B ENGINEERS, Inc. in their Coeur d’Alene, Idaho office. He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Gonzaga University and has over 15 years of experience in the water resources industry. He specializes in water and wastewater system master planning, hydraulic computer modeling analysis, system evaluation, design, and construction.

Chris is a lead project engineer and project manager for J-U-B ENGINEERS, Inc. in their Coeur d’Alene, Idaho office. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Idaho and has over 11 years of experience with water resources-related planning, funding procurement, design, and construction.

Craig is the City of Post Falls Utilities Manager responsible for supervisory and administrative oversight of the City’s potable, surface, and reclaimed water systems including distribution, collection and treatment. He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Montana State University and Master of Public Administration from Idaho State University and has 11 years of experience in the municipal water industry.

Andrew is the City of Post Falls Utilities Project Manager and oversees capital improvement projects for the City’s wastewater and water division. He earned his B.S. in Construction Management from Eastern Washington University and has 10 years of experience in the construction industry.

Curtis is the lead estimator and director of preconstruction services for McMillen Jacobs Associates’ water resources division. He earned his B.S. in Construction Management from Boise State University and has 13 years of experience in the construction industry. He has over 10 years of planning, estimating, and scheduling for heavy civil construction projects, with a focus on work in the hydroelectric, dams, fisheries, and water resources markets