A strong foundation: Building down to build up!

A strong foundation: Building down to build up!

Watch a video of helical pile installation. A big part of recent construction at the Blue River Biosolids plant is the installation of over 200 helical piles. Chances are these helical piles, while not “piles” in the familiar sense, will be all but forgotten once...
The ins and outs about Envision verification

The ins and outs about Envision verification

Click the link to watch a video of Brooke Givens, KC Water communications and outreach manager, interviewing Amy Goetz, Black & Veatch civil engineer about Envision™. The City of Kansas City, Missouri made a commitment to sustainable infrastructure decades ago....
Now you see it, now you…see it somewhere else

Now you see it, now you…see it somewhere else

Click the link to watch a video of Suzie Carpenter, Black & Veatch design manager, explaining how recycling is a big part of KC Water’s new biosolids project. The former KC Water Blue River solids processing building and incinerator stack have been...
The journey from wastewater to clean water, at a glance

The journey from wastewater to clean water, at a glance

KC Water is responsible for more than just the clean water that flows into our homes and businesses. KC Water, also known as the City of Kansas City, Missouri Water Services Department, is actually made up of three separate utilities: Water, providing clean water...
Design-Bid-Build vs. Design-Build: What’s the Difference?

Design-Bid-Build vs. Design-Build: What’s the Difference?

The Blue River Biosolids Facility is being delivered as a Design-Build project, rather than going through the traditional Design-Bid-Build process. So, what’s the difference? Every construction project has three phases: Planning, Design and Construction. Until...