Earlier this year, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) released a 4-year comprehensive plan. If your community is on the list of expected improvements, have you thought about how the upcoming project will affect your underground utilties?
Wessler's own Gary Ruston, P.E., BCEE, has been elected as President of the Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) for 2018! Gary has been a member of IWEA - a leading organization in the State on water quality issues - since 1990.
Before we get into the 5 reasons, let's make sure we've got a clear understanding as to what a Guaranteed Savings Contract (GSC) is. A GSC provides a method for selecting a contractor for water, wastewater and energy projects utilizing qualifications. GSCs preserve the strengths of design-bid-build (DBB), while incorporating the value and performance benefits of design-build (DB). They are primarily intended for the replacement of something that is failing. One example would be a failing water main, with the curb and pavement above the main also included in the GSC. With that said, here are 5 reasons why a GSC might just be the right thing for you.