Kinsley to Lead Water Design-Build Council

Jacksonville, Florida - The Water Design-Build Council (WDBC) announced today that Pete Kinsley has been elected as its new President. Kinsley serves as vice president of the water division at the Haskell Company, a 45-year-old firm and leader in integrated design-build and construction management at-risk (CMAR) processes, specializing in the general building and civil infrastructure markets. Haskell was one of the founding members of the Design-Build Institute of America in 1993 and has developed and encouraged enactment of model design-build legislation nationally.

Kinsley began his career with Mortenson Construction, working in the acquisition and delivery of water, telecommunication, and educational facilities throughout North America, with extensive use of alternative project delivery that included design-build, design-build-finance and CMAR. In 2002, he joined The Haskell Company, where he continues to specialize in water and wastewater projects delivered through design-build and CMAR. Kinsley has held various project acquisition and delivery positions within Haskell and currently leads the organization's water business.

"Since the Council's inception in 2006, the WDBC has dedicated itself to serving as an advocate and promoter of best practices for alternative delivery in the development and rehabilitation of municipal water and wastewater infrastructure,” said Kinsley.

“In January the Council will release the second edition of The Municipal Water and Wastewater Design-Build Handbook, to provide updated guidance to municipalities on the benefits and challenges of choosing alternative delivery approaches such as design-build and CMAR,” he continued. “We encourage municipal owners around the nation to visit the Council's website and to download the new handbook to learn about the potential advantages to cost, quality, and speed of design and construction when using alternative delivery.” The new handbook will be posted to the WDBC website on January 18 and will be downloadable free of charge.

Design-build and CMAR are two project delivery mechanisms that assist communities in delivering water and wastewater needs in a collaborative manner with cost and schedule certainty – two critical factors for many communities in these difficult economic times.

“As WDBC President, I am committed to continuing the great work of the organization through the provision of project delivery thought leadership, expertise and educational outreach focused on assisting communities and utility providers in achieving their goals and objectives while facing unique environmental and economic challenges. Design-build and CMAR are proven efficient and effective delivery methods that are capable of reducing cost, shortening schedule, and improving quality through owner, designer, and builder collaboration. The WDBC will continue to share this message with community leaders as they make important decisions about how best to deliver their water and wastewater infrastructure needs,” he added.

About the Water Design-Build Council

The Water Design-Build Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting best practices for the application of design-build and construction management at-risk in water and wastewater projects in North America. Above all, these best practices should enable owners to realize maximum value through superior design and construction, speed, cost savings, and focused accountability.

For more information about the Water Design-Build Council, please visit http://www.waterdesignbuild.org.

About Haskell

Haskell, one of the industry’s leading integrated design, engineering and construction firms, offers client-focused solutions in the commercial, industrial and civic infrastructure markets. With more than $550 million in annual revenue and 1,500 completed projects to date, Haskell serves a multinational client base from strategic points across the United States and in Mexico.