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Improving the delivery process of water and wastewater treatment plant public projects through the use of IPD principles

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dc.contributor.author Abi Shdid, Caesar
dc.contributor.author Andary, Elie
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-31T09:50:39Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-31T09:50:39Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1938-6478 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/11178
dc.description.abstract The complex nature of the processes performed by water and wastewater treatment facilities render the planning, design, and construction management of such facilities rather complicated tasks that require specialized expertise. Existing data shows that nine out of every ten such projects in North America incur as much as 24% cost overruns, and between forty and fifty percent of them are behind schedule. The currently used project delivery methods of such public projects must therefore be re-assessed to find ways to alleviate these chronic shortcomings. Data for several water and wastewater projects delivered using the traditional Design-Bid-Build (DBB) delivery method is collected from water utilities in South Florida. The collected data is used to compute key performance indicators (KPIs) of these projects. A selected array of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) principles, that can be readily implemented to public projects without violating established policies for publicly-owned projects, are implemented in two case study projects, and their respective performance is measured using the same KPIs. The KPIs obtained are compared using performance metric formulae. The data analysis shows enhancements in the performance of the delivery of public water and wastewater construction projects through the implementation of certain aspects of IPD. It is recommended for water and wastewater owners, designers, builders, and operators to have a clear mission and vision to implement more IPD principles to the traditional delivery of public projects. This will allow for faster, smoother, and cheaper installation of such facilities. Governments should also find ways to incorporate certain IPD principles into public water and wastewater projects’ bidding and contractual policies and guidelines. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Improving the delivery process of water and wastewater treatment plant public projects through the use of IPD principles en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle a case study en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199431340 en_US
dc.author.department Civil Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Water Environment Federation en_US
dc.journal.volume 2015 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.2175/193864715819557461 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Shdid, C. A., & Andary, E. (2015). Improving the Delivery Process of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Public Projects through the use of IPD Principles: A Case Study. Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, 2015(4), 1-11. en_US
dc.author.email caesar.abishdid@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.accesswater.org/?id=-278410&fromsearch=true#iosfirsthighlight en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7114-4795 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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