Project Profile: Design-Build Project in Hot Springs Will Save Time and Money

On January 17, 2017, the City of Hot Springs approved a design-build contract with RJN Group, Inc. To learn more about this news, see the official press release here:

Press Release Announcing Hot Springs Design-Build Contract

As we have discussed in prior posts on this blog, design-build is an alternative project delivery method that often saves time and money by streamlining communication and expediting service delivery. After much success with this method on prior projects, including the award-winning West Park Wet-Weather Storage Facility project, RJN decided to offer this project delivery method to long-term partner the City of Hot Springs.

THE PROJECT AT A GLANCE

Official Project Title:
Headworks and Ultraviolet System Improvements Project
at the Davidson Drive Wastewater Treatment Facility

Not-to-Exceed Price:
$8.98 million

Timeline:
Substantial completion scheduled for December 2017

Teaming Partners:
HDR, Inc. will assist with the headworks improvement design and some yet-to-be-determined contractors will construct the improvements

The Headworks and Ultraviolet System Improvements Project at the Davidson Drive Wastewater Treatment Facility will convert the existing chlorine gas disinfection process to ultraviolet disinfection. It will also improve the Facility’s influent screening and grit removal process with new equipment and a new configuration. The primary objective of the project is to improve the treatment performance of the plant.

When planning this project, RJN and the City determined that there would be faster project delivery and potential cost savings by combining two separate improvement projects into one larger project via design-build.

RJN has worked with the City of Hot Springs since late 2008.