RJN CEO/President Alan Hollenbeck to Discuss Award-Winning Project at WEFTEC 2016

Wheaton, Ill., September 19, 2016 – RJN CEO/President Alan Hollenbeck, P.E., BCEE, will be giving an informative presentation about an award-winning design-build project and the process to complete it at WEFTEC 2016 on Monday, September 26, 2016, scheduled to take place from 11:30 AM to 12 PM in the Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. 

There will also be a Q&A Session about design-build project delivery in collection system improvement programs starting at 1 PM that day. In addition, RJN Principal Daniel Jackson, P.E., will also be presenting at WEFTEC 2016. He and Paul Edwards, Principal Waste Water Engineer at Urban Water Solutions, will be discussing the progress of the System Evaluation Capacity and Assurance Plan (SECAP) for the City of Hot Springs at 4:30 PM on Monday.

Details about these presentations are as follows—

Presentation Title: Basement Backups and Baseball – Design-Build Completes the Double Play

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016

Time: 11:30 AM to 12 PM (scheduled presentation), Session 103 (10:30 AM to 12 PM), WEFTEC 2016

Presenter: Alan Hollenbeck, P.E., BCEE, RJN CEO/President

Location: 2nd Floor, Room 239, Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130

Description: During a 25-year storm event in 2013, the western portion of the Village of Wilmette, Illinois, (Village) experienced extensive basement backups. The primary cause was reverse flow from the downstream interceptor. The recommended plan included a 20.8 million liter (5.5 million gallon) underground storage tank. West Park, a baseball field owned by the Wilmette Park District, was the best location for the facility. The Village agreed to pay a majority of the costs for a new artificial turf field, and the Park District requirement was that they only lose one season of use. The project started in October 2014, and all work needed to be completed by the end of 2015.The Village elected to use a design-build procurement process. RJN Group (Engineer) and Boller Construction (Contractor) formed a joint venture to provide design-build services. Excavation started in October 2014. The project was completed in November 2015, ahead of schedule and under budget.

 

Subject: Follow-up Question and Answer Session (Q&A) about Design-Build Project Delivery

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016

Time: 1 PM to 3 PM

Presenter: Alan Hollenbeck, P.E., BCEE, RJN CEO/President

Location: Exhibit Hall I2, Huddle Room A, New Orleans Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130

Description: Come and “huddle up” with Al Hollenbeck, presenter for Technical Session 103’s “Basement Backups and Baseball—Design-Build Completes the Double Play” if you are looking for more insights or have questions about using design-build project delivery for collection system improvement programs. Refreshments will be served.

To read an RJN feature about design-build in preparation for this presentation and Q&A, visit our blog:

https://www.rjn.com/blog/design-build-explanation

 

Presentation Title: How Are We Doing? Mid Term Evaluation of the Hot Springs SECAP

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016

Time: 4:30 PM to 5 PM (scheduled presentation), 226 Collection Systems: CSO/SSO Control Methods Session, WEFTEC 2016

Presenters: Daniel Jackson, P.E., Principal, RJN, and Paul Edwards, Principal Engineer, Urban Water Solutions

Location: 2nd Floor, Room 256, New Orleans Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana,

Description: The City of Hot Springs entered into a Consent Administrative Order (CAO) in 2008 requiring that the City eliminate dry-weather overflows by January 1, 2011, and capacity-related overflows by January 2018. Between 2009 and 2010, an extensive collection system study was undertaken to develop a System Evaluation Capacity and Assurance Plan (SECAP). The program included citywide flow monitoring, hydraulic modeling, manhole inspections, smoke testing, dye testing, TV inspection, pump station inspections, and I/I analysis. The SECAP recommendations consisted of short- and long-term remedial actions, manhole repairs, pipe rehabilitation, operational improvements, SCADA upgrades, and a $69 million capital improvement program. In 2015, the City embarked on a judicious scorecard exercise to evaluate the success of works completed so far and provide the opportunity to review/modify the remaining recommendations from the original SECAP.

 

In addition, RJN will be represented at Booth #2129 during WEFTEC 2016. Syrinix will be exhibiting its new wastewater monitoring tool, PipeMinder-S, at RJN’s booth as well.

 

Registration for WEFTEC 2016 is available here:

http://www.weftec.org/registration.