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SW Conference Webinar Series: Collaborative Delivery Done Right: Wichita’s Northwest Water Treatment Facility

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

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SW Conference Webinar Series: Collaborative Delivery Done Right: Wichita’s Northwest Water Treatment Facility

September 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

As the 2nd largest progressive design-build project in the water sector ($524M) Wichita’s NWWTF has all the ingredients to be one of the most interesting and successful water projects in the country. The panel will include the City of Wichita’s Project Manager, Owner’s Site Representative (OSR, Garver) and the design-build prime Wichita Water Partners (joint venture team of Burns & McDonnell and Alberici) and cover the project planning, procurement process and execution through Phase 1 of the project.

About the Presenters

David Kinchen, DBIA currently leads Burns & McDonnell’s water services in the Southwest, including Texas and surrounding areas. Throughout his over 30-year career, David has led multidisciplinary teams and managed nearly $1 billion in projects across multiple industry sectors including municipal and industrial water and wastewater.

Steve Jones, PhD, PE is a Senior Vice President and Director of Water Services for Garver, a multi-discipline consulting engineering firm. Steve has over 30 years experience in the design and implementation of water and wastewater utilities infrastructure. He serves as senior project manager and provides process design quality control on projects involving conventional and advanced water and wastewater treatment including chemical, physical, and biological systems. He currently serves as a Board Member on the National Science Foundation (NSF) Membrane Applied Science & Technology (MAST) Industrial Advisory Board.

During his 28 years with the City of Wichita, Bill has been directly involved with many different areas of Public Works & Utilities. He held a key role in the initial implementation of AM/FM-GIS in the utilities; has been a key part of the City’s team on each water and sewer master plan update as well as the hydraulic modeling of the water distribution and sewer collection systems. He has taken the lead in several larger scale emergency situations in the utilities and is continuing to assist with improvements in the utilities by implementation of a further developed computerized maintenance management system and asset management concepts.

Shaping the Future Through Design-Build

The DBIA Southwest Region Annual Conference is the premier conference that brings together practitioners, owners and suppliers to advance collaboration in construction project delivery. This year’s conference, now reformatted as a virtual series, will facilitate powerful thought leadership with a focus on the future of design-build. Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in exciting online technical sessions and remote networking opportunities with some of the best design-builders in the region.


Program Schedule

July 28th – Addressing the Challenges of Virtual Collaboration
August 6th – What’s New with Your Region’s Legislative Mandates for D/B?
August 20th – Do Collaborative Models Really Work?
September 1st – Collaborative Delivery Done Right: Wichita’s Northwest Water Treatment Facility
September 17th – Lump Sum Design-Build vs. Progressive Design-Build
October 1st – D/B Advances in the Booming Oil and Gas Industry
October 22nd – What are the Criteria that Make a Good Design-Build Project? A Perspective from Various Team Members
November 5th – Cost vs. Technical Considerations in the RFP
November 19th – Shaping the Future Through Design-Build


  • Nonmember Series Registration: $425.00
  • DBIA Member Series Registration: $375.00
  • Owner or Public Entity Series Registration: $275.00
  • Owner or Public Entity Series Registration for 3 or more participants: $225*
  • Student Series Registration: $25.00**
  • Nonmember Indivdual Session Registration: $50.00
  • DBIA Member Individual Session Registration: $45.00
  • Owner or Public Entity Individual Session Registration: $35.00

*Contact us at info@dbia-sw.org to register 3 or more owner participants

**Contact us at info@dbia-sw.org for student registration. Must provide copy of Student ID.

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September 1, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
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