Regional Medical Center Opens New Packaged Treatment Facility

  A small packaged wastewater treatment plant designed to serve a regional medical center significantly improved the quality of treated effluent, and was completed under-budget, enabling the medical center to add a connection from the new plant to a nearby elder care center. The Hi-Desert Medical Center (HDMC) and the Joshua Basin Water District (JBWD)…

Pre-procurement Strategies for Wastewater Projects

  Pre-selection, pre-approval, and pre-purchase of equipment and materials are three procurement methods that, when used correctly, can shorten construction schedules, control costs, ensure quality, and reduce the risks of conflicts and claims during construction. Each approach needs to be carefully administered within specific exceptions to California’s Public Contract Code governing competitive bidding practices for…

Dudek Recognized for Engineering Excellence

  The City of Vista and its Buena Sanitation District were recognized for cost-effectively replacing an aging sewer pipeline running through the environmentally-sensitive Buena Creek area at the annual California Water Environmental Association (CWEA) San Diego chapter awards program. Dudek’s Art Garcia was recognized as Outstanding Young Professional at the event. The Buena Creek pump…

How Pre-procurement Can Overcome Constraints on Wastewater Infrastructure Projects

  Dudek engineers successfully administered variations of pre-procurement processes to shorten construction schedules while controlling costs and project risks on three recent wastewater infrastructure projects. Focusing on unique project needs, Dudek used three progressively complex pre-procurement methods: pre-selection, pre-approval, and pre-purchase of equipment and materials.  Each approach was carefully administered within specific exceptions to California’s…

Grant Funding for Plant Upgrades Through Fast-Tracked Design and Construction

  City officials of Guadalupe, CA recently completed the successful upgraded of its wastewater treatment plant, securing state grant funding for the project by adhering to a tight completion schedule and using innovative procurement methods. Dudek engineers assisted the city by designing the major plant upgrade, administering the $4.5 million Proposition 50 grant, and assisting…

Web-Based GIS Access Streamlines Wastewater Districts’ Operations

  Three small California wastewater districts have streamlined workflow using Dudek’s new online GIS Viewer that provides web-based access to the district’s GIS files. “We can now view, query and manage our infrastructure information far more efficiently,” said Chuck Duffy, who serves as general manager for the Rancho Santa Fe, Whispering Palms and Fairbanks Ranch…

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