Speaking Engagement

Speaking Engagements

April 10 - 12, 2019

DBIA 2019 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference

Duke Energy Convention Center Cincinnati, OH Visit Event Website

Expedited Delivery from Preparation through Operation – Louisville MSD’s First Use of Progressive Design-Build

Louisville & Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) began the design of the Southwestern Parkway Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Basin using conventional design-bid-build. However, local politics altered the basin’s location, resulting in significant delays for the Federal Consent Decree project. MSD elected to switch to Progressive Design-Build to ensure its objectives were achieved. This session focuses on how MSD prepared/managed its procurement to accelerate into design/construction and how the team collaboratively expedited its services, despite challenges, to ensure a smooth evolution into operation. 

Presenters include: Brandon Flaherty and Greg Powell from the Louisville & Jefferson County MSD; Eric Meister and Nicholas Ulliman from Ulliman Schutte Construction, LLC; Tim Koch from Brown and Caldwell; and Ken Sponaugle from Burgess & Niple.

B&N Presenter:

Ken Sponaugle, PE

Softer Water for Yellow Springs

The Village of Yellow Springs, Ohio, has been treating groundwater for its 3,700 residents since 1964. After studying treatment plant upgrade and replacement options, along with evaluating traditional and alternative project delivery methods, officials from Yellow Springs decided on a design-build format and new water treatment plant including softening as the best approach to address their future needs.

Although design-build is a relatively uncommon delivery method for municipal water treatment plant construction, it offered several benefits for the Village and the project. The project was completed in 14 months and for about three percent less than the $7.2 total budget.

B&N Presenter:

Sam Swanson, PE

Ken Sponaugle, PE, Operations Division Director

Operations Division Director

Sam Swanson, PE, Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager