Alternative Materials and Project Delivery Methods

“Reducing Costs through Open Procurement and Alternative Project Delivery” by Gregory M Baird
American Water Works Association AWWA Journal (August 2011)**
This article points out the simple but forgotten step of maintaining open and current procurement policies that allow for new materials, technologies and methods which can actually reduce costs. The examples used includes PVC pipe materials where corrosive soils are present and using pipe replacement project options like design build as the low cost project delivery methodology.

“The Silver Bullet for Aging Water Distribution Systems?” by Gregory M Baird
American Water Works Association AWWA Journal (June 2011)**
This researched article discusses the reasons of early pipe failures and the need for new pipe materials as part of a low cost pipe replacement program. PVC pipes are a durable, low cost, environment friendly, corrosive resistance pipe with a design life of over 100 years. Many asset management plans are including PVC to reduce the overall replacement costs.

“Achieving lower costs through Design Build Contracts” by Gregory M Baird
CA NV American Water Works Association AWWA Spring Conference
(March 2011, Long Beach, CA)
Available upon request.

*Reprinted from Journal AWWA, by permission on the Author's personal website. Copyright © 2010, Copyright © 2011, Copyright © 2012, American Water Works Association. Permission to reproduce this document is granted for informational purposes only and does not represent or imply approval or endorsement by AWWA of any particular product or service.

**Reprinted from Journal AWWA, by permission on the Author's personal website. Copyright © 2011, American Water Works Association. Permission to reproduce this document is granted for informational purposes only and does not represent or imply approval or endorsement by AWWA of any particular product or service.