Innovation Delivered

Building the future of our communities means getting creative.

From concept to operation, Brown and Caldwell successfully delivers design-build projects and integrated delivery programs, advancing innovation every step of the way. We combine construction know-how with world-class engineering and exceptional client service to achieve higher quality, expedite schedules, and reduce capital and operations costs.

Delivering an energy-efficient wastewater treatment plant expansion using design-build

The North Davis Sewer District (District) is completing a $51 million upgrade to its biosolids and cogeneration facilities in Syracuse, Utah, using the progressive design-build delivery method. The project puts the District on the path to becoming one of the first net-zero energy wastewater treatment plants in the country. Throughout the project, continuous collaboration between the District and Brown and Caldwell has reduced risk and promoted innovation, ultimately leading toward the high-quality, efficient, and customized facility the District desires. Brown and Caldwell is on track to deliver the project more than $2 million under the Guaranteed Maximum Price.

2015 ACEC Utah Award of Merit

Cogeneration facility upgrade triples electrical capacity, saves nearly $1 million

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) completed a fast-track capacity upgrade that replaced WASD's existing cogeneration system with state-of-the-art equipment that generates almost triple the electrical capacity without discharging additional air pollutants. This is one of the first cogeneration systems of this size (8 megawatts) that is capable of using three different types of fuel feedstocks (digester, landfill, and natural gas) in an infinitely variable mix. The Brown and Caldwell/Poole & Kent design-build team completed the project on schedule and within budget, providing nearly $1 million in electrical cost savings to WASD.

2015 DBIA Florida Best Overall Award, Water/Wastewater

Award-winning design-build implementation saves $3.6 million

The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati's (MSDGC) $10 million Oakley Station Separation Sewer project represents the first design-build project MSDGC has undertaken. Brown and Caldwell integrated with MSDGC early in the project to save more than $3.6 million in overall project costs and meet an aggressive 21-month schedule.

2015 DBIA National Award of Merit, Water/Wastewater

Public-private collaboration opens the door to design-build and a new water supply

The City of Quincy, Washington, is working with Brown and Caldwell and two private-sector partners to develop a new utility, providing an innovative solution to the area's growing industrial water demands. Contracting to the City of Quincy's wastewater operations firm, Brown and Caldwell is leading the design-build delivery of the new water softening system, which will serve major data center facilities in the area.

Advanced treatment innovation sets new industry standard, saves Regional San $100 million

The Brown and Caldwell team completed a fast-track design-build installation of the Advanced Treatment Technology Pilot Plant in Elk Grove, California, in just 10 months. Brown and Caldwell then operated the facility to evaluate the efficacy of biological nutrient removal (BNR) technologies, providing critical information for the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District's (Regional San) EchoWater program—a $1.7 billion upgrade of Regional San's 181-million-gallon per day regional wastewater facility that serves 1.4 million customers. The innovations tested and proved in the pilot project set a new standard on filtration methods and allowed Regional San to save an estimated $100 million for the permit-required upgrades, which will ultimately translate into significantly reduced homeowner rate increases.

2014 WERF Award for Excellence in Innovation

DC Water's biosolids program delivers

DC Water's award-winning Biosolids Program at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant dramatically transforms the way wastewater solids are processed and managed. Considered one of the greenest and most sustainable wastewater projects ever conceived, the $470 million biosolids facility requires fewer digesters, cuts greenhouse gases, produces renewable energy, and creates Class A biosolids—all combining to save utility ratepayers millions of dollars annually. Brown and Caldwell was DC Water's program manager, developer, and lead designer for bringing this large, complex system to fruition, much of which was completed using the design-build delivery method.

2016  US Water Prize
2012  AAEE Excellence in Engineering Grand Prize
2012  IWA Global Honour Award in Planning
2011  WERF Award for Excellence in Innovation