Author Archives: Kevin D. Waddell, P.E., Estimating Manager – Water Treatment, Foley Company


About Kevin D. Waddell, P.E., Estimating Manager – Water Treatment, Foley Company

Kevin Waddell has 24 years of experience working in the heavy construction and civil engineering industry. He has extensive estimating and project management experience on both small and large projects for water/wastewater facilities and heavy civil construction. Dedication to meeting clients’ needs and providing accurate, detailed preconstruction information is what he brings to each project he undertakes. Mr. Waddell’s strengths range from conceptual estimating, construction feasibility studies, and project cost analysis to subcontractor selection and value engineering.

Early Supplier Involvement During The Development of the Response to a Design-Build RFP

In April 2016, the design-build team of Foley Company and Black & Veatch was awarded the Blue River WWTP Odor Control Phase 1 design-build contract for Kansas City, MO, Water Services Department. The proposal submitted contained two parts: 1) technical proposal and 2) lump sum fixed price with a 20-year life cycle cost analysis. The criteria for selecting the design-build team was a point system developed to evaluate the team’s technical background, experience, project approach, lump sum fixed-price construction and engineering work, and the life cycle operation and maintenance cost analysis.

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Topics: Design-Build, Enerfab, RFP.

Why Use Local Businesses in Collaborative-Delivery Projects?

In working on water infrastructure projects in the collaborative-delivery industry, it is important to understand the value of involving local businesses. When a design-build firm begins a project in a new locality that may not be within their normal geographic area, there are not only differences to be encountered, but more importantly, there are fabulous opportunities.

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Topics: Collaborative Delivery, Design-Build, Enerfab.

What Stimulates Innovation in Design-Build Projects?

Innovation, what is it? Change, alteration, ingenuity, inventiveness. These are all words that describe the process and results of being innovative. What stimulates innovation? Innovation is the result of the necessity to develop a solution based on a need, want or problem that must be resolved.

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Topics: Black & Veatch, Enerfab, Water Design-Build Project.