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Cost Evaluation During the Design Process

1m 57s

Chris Heidrich of JLG dives deep into the Design Development phase of the Grand Forks Regional Water Treatment Plant.  He explains why the building configuration is crucial to the operation of the plant, as well as incorporating industrial size building systems into the project.  He also covers site issues and how the soil conditions impacted the structural design.

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And, like most projects too, we had to go through a value engineering process, and the owner had very specific ideas about what they wanted from their water treatment plant systems. But they also had a very specific dream about what they wanted this thing to look like, and early conversations about creating a warm environment, and creating a dynamic facade. So, we were really trying to balance what we were doing from an aesthetic standpoint versus what needs to happen inside of a water treatment plant.

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