BC:Opta™

BC:Opta

The water industry needs a new approach to secure a reliable future.

From aging assets, budget limitations, drought and storm surges, increasing regulations to replacing skills of a retiring workforce— finding the time and resources to improve outcomes for short- and long-term success is an ongoing opportunity.

The possibilities for improvement are endless if we know where to start. The opportunity is in making processes better or more efficient, shifting expenditures, freeing up your staff time and resources, and focusing on your customer demands. At BC, we believe we can get there through optimization. We call this approach BC:Opta™.

BC:Opta™ gives you the ability to right-size what you are willing to take on and the immediate problem you are trying to solve. Some challenges may need to be addressed on a large-scale and others proven with a more measured approach. While as an industry we are known to optimize approaches, there are approaches and solutions possible today that were not attainable in the past.

Our BC:Opta™ approach relies on a three-part framework: people+technology+adoption that achieves immediate and long-term impacts and improved utility performance. Whether you need to employ technology, enhance skills for the future, or improve some other part of your utility business, all optimizations have one thing in common – they represent a change in the way we work.

Jeff Theerman, PE

Jeff Theerman, PE

Utility Performance National Practice Leader

Michael Karl, PE

Michael Karl, PE

Optimization National Specialty Leader

BC's unique approach to making the most of what you have

People. People refer to the subject matter experts (SMEs) and resources, and they exist in your organizations and BC has SMEs across many technical practices who are ready to support your optimization efforts.

Technology. New technologies and innovative approaches can have dramatic results. However, technology isn’t for every optimization and there are many things you can improve without technology. BC can help you leverage your existing technologies or find the best technology to meet your needs, whether employing new technology or not.

Adoption. All of the best advice, tools, and technologies are for naught if adoption doesn’t happen, and no one uses or implements the solution. Adoption is about implementing and embracing a change in the way work is done. BC knows this is the key, and we have the resources and expertise to help you and your teams get there.

Ready to get started? We can help optimize your operations, infrastructure, and organization through these services:

Operational Performance

  • Process Engineering
  • SCADA/Automation
  • Treatment Plant Capacity
  • Resource Utilization
  • Operational Digital Twins

Infrastructure Strategy

  • Asset and Maintenance Management
  • Asset Management Digital Twins
  • Infrastructure Lifecycle
  • Capital Program Delivery
  • Data Management

Enterprise Resiliency

  • Risk and Resiliency
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Planning
  • Knowledge Retention

Operational Performance

  • Process Engineering
  • SCADA/Automation
  • Treatment Plant Capacity
  • Resource Utilization

Infrastructure Strategy

  • Asset and Maintenance Management
  • Infrastructure Lifecycle
  • Capital Program Delivery
  • Data Management

Enterprise Resiliency

  • Risk and Resiliency
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Planning
  • Knowledge Retention

“As an industry, we know we need to get better, but how should we do it? It’s not that we must do more with less, it’s that we must do more with the same capital, operating budgets, and staff. The answer is in optimization.”

Jeff Theerman, PE
Utility Performance National Practice Leader

“As an industry, we know we need to get better, but how should we do it? It’s not that we must do more with less, it’s that we must do more with the same capital, operating budgets, and staff. The answer is in optimization.”

Jeff Theerman, PE
Utility Performance National Practice Leader

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