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MAR 2017

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The Solution: Fremont Turns To CMAR With just a couple of years to meet regulatory requirements and significant budget concerns, Fremont established project parameters for the WPCC: 1. It needed a construction management partner to oversee completion of the project from design through construction. 2. It wanted separate contracts to handle design and construction as a means to improve project oversight. 3. It wanted a procurement process that was quick and supported the selection of locally based subcontractors and suppliers. 4. It needed a guaranteed maximum price to avoid cost overruns. The CMAR delivery method was identified as the best approach to meet the city's desired parameters. As compared to the more traditional design-bid-build delivery method, CMAR relies on close collaboration between the agency/owner, design firm, and construction firm, resulting in well-managed or reduced costs and timely project completion. The CMAR method has become a go-to choice for large-scale infrastructure projects. In fact, within the last 10 years, 54 percent of all major water and wastewater project agency/owners are trying an alternative delivery method like CMAR. According to a survey by R.W. Beck, 96 percent of owners would select an alternative delivery method again. Since 2011, most public authorities in Ohio, including municipal corporations, townships, school districts, and counties, are permitted to use the CMAR method for planning and constructing public works projects. Under state law, the CMAR contractor is selected in accordance with a competitive and open process based on the value they can bring to all phases of a project. The process is initiated with a broadly distributed request for qualifications (RFQ) and the application of a scoring process in reviewing proposals received from responding companies. Key Benefits Of CMAR As a result of the selection process, Fremont chose Colorado-based MWH Constructors (MWHC) as the CMAR contractor for the WPCC project. The benefits, which helped meet the overall project parameters, were: • Greater transparency and collaboration between firms, leading to efficiencies in design and constructability reviews, cost tracking and development, value engineering, and sequencing and scheduling; • Accelerated schedules and cost savings thanks to early input from the construction firm during the design phase; and • Increased local economic impact by allowing participation from locally based vendors, consultants, designers, contractors, and labor. wateronline.com n Water Innovations 9 PROJECTDELIVERY Innovative Chemical Feed Solutions * * NEW PRODUCT * * Model 4180 Chlorine Dioxide Generator Safely and Accurately I ntroduce Chlorine Gas and Sodium Chlorite Simultaneously into Feed Water Stream - Feed Range of 0-500ppd - Accuracy of +/- 2% of Actual Feed - 4 Control Modes - 2.5hr of Battery Backup -Air Binding and Etching NOT Possible -Metering to Validate Actual Flow Rate -Automatically Regulates in Fixed and Variable Control Modes - Can be Remotely Monitored and Controlled by SCADA JCS Industries, Inc. I PO Box 90028 I Houston, TX 77290 Ph: 281-353-2100 I www.jcsindustries.us.com

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