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Planning for Water Treatment Plant Design Content Outline

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      Week 01: Overview of a Water Treatment Plant Design Project

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Recognize the steps for the development of a water treatment project.
      • Demonstrate knowledge of multi-discipline team roles.
      • Recognize different project delivery platforms.
      • Identify the major treatment processes that apply to water treatment plant design.
      • Recognize support systems associated with water treatment plant design.

      Topics:

      • Introduction
      • Today’s challenges
      • Multi-discipline teams
      • Project delivery
      • Lifecycle of water treatment design projects
      • Major treatment processes
      • Design needs
      • Summary

      Week 02: Master Planning, Facilities Planning

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Identify the differences between master planning and facilities planning.
      • Recognize components of a master plan.
      • Recognize components of a facilities plan.
      • Identify major influences on the planning process.
      • Identify water quality goals, and treatment options.
      • Evaluating options and selecting preferred alternatives.
      • Estimating costs and developing schedules.

      Topics:

      • Master planning
      • Facilities planning
      • Planning influences
      • Water quality goals and treatment options
      • Evaluation treatment options
      • Evaluating options
      • Facilities implementation
      • Summary

      Week 03: Project Implementation

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Identify the steps for preliminary design.
      • Recognize the process of final design.
      • Demonstrate knowledge of QA/QC processes.
      • Identify needs during bidding and construction.
      • Start up, commissioning and acceptance of facilities.

      Topics:

      • Introduction
      • Preliminary design
      • Final design
      • Design reviews and QA/QC
      • Bidding
      • Construction services and inspections
      • Start up and commissioning
      • Summary

      Week 04: Source Development

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Identify potential source water alternatives.
      • Identify water rights and allocations.
      • Identify surface water development needs.
      • Identify groundwater development steps.
      • Identify the different types of intakes.
      • Recognize where each intake type is applicable.
      • Identify potential intake locations.
      • Recognize the design requirements for each intake type.

      Topics:

      • Introduction
      • Source water alternatives
      • Surface water development
      • Groundwater development
      • Intake types
      • Intake applications
      • Intake siting
      • Well siting
      • Intake design
      • Screening design
      • Summary

      Week 05: Process Selection

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Identify potential treatment processes to meet water quality goals.
      • Recognize how processes interact.
      • Identify methods to screen alternatives.
      • Developing evaluation criteria.
      • Recognizing how much information is needed to process selection.
      • Ranking and rating methods.
      • Cost implications.

      Topics:

      • Introduction
      • Identification of process options
      • Recognizing how treatment alternatives will interact
      • Screening methods
      • Evaluation criteria
      • Developing information to support decision making
      • Ranking and rating methods
      • Summary

      Week 06: Permitting and Code Requirements for Planning

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Assess operational needs of chemical feed systems.
      • Evaluate pretreatment approaches.
      • Explore how much operational time is needed for different types of plants.
      • Investigate facility automation.
      • Compare process control strategies.
      • Consider ways to incorporate safety in design strategies.

      Topics:

      • Introduction
      • Siting approval
      • Working with permitting agencies
      • Zoning
      • Essential facilities designation
      • Site permits and restrictions
      • Site selection and plant arrangement
      • Summary

      Week 07: Sustainability and Reliability

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Recognize critical reliability strategies for water treatment plant design.
      • Identify methods to increase reliability and minimize risks.
      • Identify options for supplying water in the event of a critical failure.

      Topics:

      • Introduction
      • Reliability
      • Risk assessment
      • Sustainability
      • Equipment and process failures
      • Catastrophic facility failures
      • Equipment reliability
      • Process reliability
      • Facility reliability
      • Emergency response planning
      • Summary

      Week 08: Energy Needs

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Identify methods to determine power needs.
      • Recognize methods to reduce power needs.
      • Recognize methods of traditional power supply.
      • Identify alternative power ans demand management approaches.

      Topics:

      • Introduction
      • Identifying energy needs
      • Traditional approaches to water treatment energy design
      • Alternative power supplies and the impacts on water treatment planning and design
      • Backup power supply options
      • Conservation
      • Summary

      Week 09: Testing and Preliminary Design

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Recognize the importance of bench and pilot testing.
      • Identify times when pilot testing is not needed, or cannot be done.
      • Identify how long bench and pilot testing data is needed, and what data can be collected.
      • Recognize process problems that can be identified by testing.

      Topics:

      • Introduction
      • Data collection for water treatment
      • Bench testing
      • Pilot testing
      • Corrosion testing
      • Customer acceptance testing
      • Eliminating bench and pilot testing
      • Preliminary design
      • Summary

      Week 10: Planning for Water Treatment Plant Design

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Recognize the needed roles and responsibilities of the owner’s and designer’s staffs.
      • Identify factors that affect the design budget.
      • Identify factors that affect the design schedule.
      • Recognize how to select a designer.

      Topics:

      • Introduction
      • Planning for design
      • Budgeting for design
      • Scheduling the design
      • Record keeping and administration
      • Planning for changes during the design
      • Selecting a designer
      • Negotiating a design contract
      • Summary


      Week 11: Planning for Bidding and Construction

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Identify differences in construction approaches.
      • Recognize the key contract concerns with each type.
      • Compare and contrast different approaches to construction.

      Topics:

      • Introduction
      • Why start early
      • Traditional bidding and construction
      • Construction manager at risk
      • Price based design build
      • Progressive design build projects
      • Other construction activities that require pre-planning
      • Summary

      Week 12: Cost Estimating and Financing

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Identify cost estimating levels.
      • Recognize elements included in a cost estimation.
      • Cost curves and other methods of estimating costs.
      • Identify escalation methods, materials costs, labor costs and locations differences.

      Topics:

      • Introduction
      • Introduction to cost estimating
      • How are costs estimated
      • Costs factors
      • Mitigating cost risks
      • Contingency
      • What is the value of water?
      • Summary

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      This course outline is subject to change

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