Education Programs

With curriculum based on the WDBC Water and Wastewater Design-Build Handbook, 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, managing, and implementing collaborative delivery projects for water and wastewater facilities and their infrastructure. Check the Events page for the latest listing of education sessions.

Session Topics (offered in person or online)

Two tracks currently available:


  • Deciding to Implement a Collaborative Delivery Project
  • Principles and Best Practices of Collaborative Delivery
  • Risk Management and Contracts
  • Conducting the Procurement Process
  • Managing and Implementing Collaborative Delivery Projects
  • Getting to Project Completion and Transition


  • Setting the Tone and Scope for a Successful Project
  • Establishing a Cost Model (Cost Estimate Format)
  • Assessing and Verifying Cost and Proposed Contingency
  • Evaluating Early Work Package Proposals
  • Agreeing on the Guaranteed Contract Price Proposal
  • Transitioning to Construction

Session Instructors

Each session includes one or two (depending on class size) experienced practitioners who provide first-hand knowledge of water collaborative delivery projects. Follow-up support from WCDA after the session is also included.

For more information, a sample schedule, and rates, please download our education overview below.

Download Education Overview

Download Implementation Course Flier

Arrangements for an education session are made by contacting Robert Golden, CAE, RCE, WDBC Business Operations Manager, at 303-641-0550 or email to: