Alternative Project Delivery

As the largest engineering firm in the country focused entirely on water and wastewater, Hazen and Sawyer has an unique understanding of plant operations and maintenance, the regulatory environment, and how best to achieve your goals and satisfy your stakeholders and customers. Our expertise makes us well-qualified to help you select the project delivery method that best suits any water-related project.

For Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s 240-mgd Water Works Park Facility, we acted as Owner’s Representative for this design-build project, including oversight of design and construction, and the creation of training and O&M manuals.

Hazen and Sawyer provided design, construction oversight, and operational support services for the Thomas P. Smith Water Reclamation Facility (TPSWRF) Improvements Project, which was constructed under a Construction Manager-at-Risk Contract. The CMAR delivery method allowed us to identify, design, and release for bidding various “early work” and procurement packages to expedite construction and meet interim regulatory compliance deadlines.

The Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources tasked Hazen and Sawyer with design-build of Gas-to-Energy and Fats, Oils, and Grease/High-Strength Waste Receiving Facilities that will reduce energy costs as much as 40% at the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center.

Hazen and Sawyer was selected for the fast-track Bear Cut and West Bridge Rehabilitation Design-Build Project in Miami (FL). The project includes replacement of the existing lines with 16-inch High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipelines to be installed by Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) beneath the seabed and widening of the Bear Cut Bridge to allow for independent paths for pedestrians and cyclists.

In the Dominican Republic, Hazen and Sawyer met a 36-month fast track schedule to have three treatment facilities designed, installed and placed on-line.

The LEED-certified Bradley Avenue WTP was producing water 21 months from the start of the Design/Build project.

Hazen and Sawyer is the lead design engineer for the Spot Pond Water Storage Facility Design/Build Project, which is part of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s (MWRA) integrated water supply improvements program. MWRA uses Design/Build in order to shorten construction periods, reduce project costs and bring system improvements on-line more quickly.

Under the Virginia PPEA, Hazen and Sawyer designed and oversaw contractors for the installation of the Ostara Pearl® process at the Nansemond Treatment Plant.

The Government Cut Utility Relocation Project is the largest design-build project undertaken by the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (MDWASD) to date. MDWASD chose the design-build team with Hazen and Sawyer as lead designer due to our extensive experience on large diameter pipeline projects in Biscayne Bay and portfolio of deep shaft work.

We do not believe in a “one size fits all” model when it comes to alternative delivery. We know that each client, as well as each project, has unique drivers, circumstances, and goals that must be considered in determining the appropriate delivery method, whether it is an alternative delivery method or conventional design-bid-build.

Hazen and Sawyer has extensive experience working in every aspect of the design-build contracting delivery method, acting as owner’s representative, the designer, or the CMAR consultant. Our decades of success on water projects large and small positions us to design a superior solution and successfully oversee the construction process to ensure optimal plant operations. From initial meetings to long after the plant goes live, we can act as your trusted advisor to control costs and ensure quality.

No matter the size or requirements of the project, Hazen and Sawyer can develop a solution that meets your budgetary, scheduling, and regulatory conditions.

For inquiries contact:
Alan Stone, PE at astone@hazenandsawyer.com