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Owner’s Representative for Davis Wastewater Treatment Plant

City of Davis, CA

West Yost served as the owner’s advisor of the City of Davis as the City implemented its first Design-Build (DB) project. In anticipation of increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, the project consisted of the design and construction of improvements to the wastewater facility’s secondary treatment system. The importance of this project – coupled with the fact that it will be the most expensive capital project in the City’s history – required West Yost to consider the appropriateness of the City-selected DB approach, particularly the ability to prescribe robust design and performance requirements.

West Yost’s services included:

The West Yost team developed a multi-stage DB procurement process that carefully balanced the City’s need for technical prescription and control, with the innovative flexibility desired by the DB team proposers. The resulting procurement process and documents contained design and performance requirements that were robust in some areas, yet flexible in others, allowing the City to be “prescriptive” only for those technical project elements that were of the highest importance, while giving the DB teams design and construction flexibility for the remaining components, thus creating efficiencies.

Notable Features of the Project

Team Spotlight

Jeff Pelz, PE

Vice President, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Lindsay Smith, PE

Program and Procurement Management Business Sector Leader, Vice President

Kathryn Gies, PE, ENV SP

Regulatory and Planning Practice Area Leader, Engineering Manager II