Knowledge Center

The Water Design-Build Council’s educational materials are designed to build a credible knowledge base for municipal leaders, utility owners, and political decision makers.

Our Knowledge Center is continuously updated so you may benefit from this industry-directed education approach, gaining increased knowledge and expertise that enables you to better promote the value of collaborative delivery models.

If you need something not listed in the sidebar, please call the WDBC Business Operations Manager Bob Golden at 303-641-0550 or email

5th Edition of the Design-Build Handbook

The use of collaborative delivery methods for water and wastewater projects has been steadily increasing over the past decade. Throughout this period, the research conducted for the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC) on the use of these delivery models consistently reports that more and more owners praise them for their ability to achieve quality projects on schedule and within budget. Since 2008, the WDBC has provided a handbook for owners of municipal and private systems that answers their questions on how to achieve a successful design-build project. The updated and expanded 5th edition of the Water and Wastewater Design-Build Handbook provides the most comprehensive information and clear direction on best practices of the various collaborative-delivery methods to those responsible for procuring, designing, and building public and private water or wastewater capital projects. The handbook continues to be provided as an educational resource for owners and is now available for sale to other industry sectors.