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Improving Cost and Schedule Performance on Municipal Pipeline Projects

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Realizing the Benefits of the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) Alternative Project Delivery Method by Mounir El Asmar, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, Samuel T. Ariaratnam, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng., F.ASCE, and Tober Francom, Ph.D., S.M.ASCE.

Excerpt from article as published in Geostrata July/August 2016 magazine :

Failures in water and wastewater pipeline infrastructure can have many impacts on the public, including disruption in water delivery, impediments to emergency response, water pollution, and damage to roadways and other types of infrastructure. Significant reinvestment is needed to replace, rehabilitate, and expand the pipeline network. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that approximately $632.8 billion of investment is needed for water and wastewater systems, with $281.6 billion (46 percent) specifically allocated for pipeline investment by 2028.

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Mounir El Asmar, PhD, A.M.ASCE , is a faculty member at Arizona State University's School of Sustainable Engineering & the Built Environment, a senior sustainability scientist with the Global Institute of Sustainability, and co-director of the National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations.

Samuel T. Ariaratnam, Ph.D., P.E., P.ENG., F.ASCE , is a professor and construction engineering program chair at Arizona State University's School of Sustainable Engineering & the Built Environment. He is also a senior sustainability scientist with the Global Institute of Sustainability and currently serves on the executive committee of the ASCE Pipeline Division.

Tober Francom, Ph.D., S.M.ASCE , is an associate in the Construction Consulting Practice at Exponent in Oakland, CA. He received his PhD in civil engineering (construction specialization) from Arizona State University in 2015.