Education Programs

Our goal is to equip officials, managers and staff of municipal, private, and governmental organizations with the essential knowledge to use best practices in planning, procuring, and managing design-build projects for water and wastewater facilities and the infrastructure. Check the Events page for the latest listing of Education and Training Sessions.

Session Topics

  • Preparing to Procure and Manage Water Design-Build Projects
  • Principles and Practices of Collaborative Delivery Methods for Water Projects
  • Allocating and Managing Risk for Design-Build Water Infrastructure Projects
  • Procurement Methods for Design-Build Water Infrastructure Projects
  • Managing the Transition and Commissioning Process for Design-Build Water Infrastructure Projects
  • A Comprehensive “NEW” Integrated Workshop – Planning, Procuring, and Managing a Design-Build Project

Session Details

  • We offer either a four- or six-hour program (can be expanded depending upon project or needs).
  • A good class size is 12-20 attendees with representation of procurement, legal, and operations and maintenance. We encourage inviting other agencies and public officials that could be involved in either the current or future projects.
  • Produced with the input of utility and agency managers throughout the U.S., who have told us “what they need to know” in order to be prepared to handle both regular and emergency issues related to water infrastructure projects.
  • Participants receive (and use) the WDBC Water and Wastewater Design-Build Handbook and additional handout materials.
  • A pre-session questionnaire is used to guide the session and achieve participant learning objectives.
  • A CEU certificate is issued to attendees who complete a short 10-question multiple-choice test.

Session Instructors

Instructors are experienced practitioners who provide first-hand knowledge of effectively accomplishing a design-build water infrastructure project.

Host Responsibilities

  • Provide room, attendees, any needed refreshments, and AV equipment
  • Reimbursement of travel and lodging costs for one or two trainers

Download One-Day Education Session Framework

Arrangements for an education session are made through the WDBC office by contacting Linda Hanifin Bonner, PhD, CAE, WDBC Executive Manager, at
410-798-0842 (o); 443-995-2285 (m); or email to: lhanifin@waterdesignbuild.org.