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DBIA-Houston Chapter Luncheon

October 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

$54.00 – $1000.00

“Let’s Make a Deal – Negotiating the $1.75B Progressive Design-Build Delivery for Houston’s Northeast Water Purification Plant”

Monday, October 21, 2019 • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Downtown Club at Houston Center • 1100 Caroline Street • Houston, TX 77002 • Garage Parking is $9 for up to 2 hours

Join us for this special Houston Chapter Luncheon Presentation and Networking Event!

Download the event flyer and printed registration form or register securely online below.

About the Presentation:

The City of Houston is the midst of delivering a 320 MGD expansion to the Northeast Water Purification Plant using progressive design-build. The project is estimated to cost around $1.75B. The budget has increased significantly since the proposal phase as the Design-Builder, Ownership group, and Owner’s Advisor have collaboratively advanced the design and construction. In the process, seven amendments have been negotiated and executed. The process of negotiating amendments on a mega-project is difficult and has required the project teams to focus on what’s right and not who’s right. This presentation will share the story of the project and the negotiations that are leading to the successful completion of the largest WTP project in the United States. *Presentation approved for 1.0 hour of DBIA credit.

Featured Presenters:

Ravi KaleyatodiRavi Kaleyatodi, P.E., Assoc. DBIA serves as the Project Director for the City of Houston’s NEWPP Expansion. Ravi has served the City for 14 years in a several different leaderships roles within Houston Public Works. Overall, he possesses 27 years of experience working in a variety of capacities including regulatory, consulting, utilities, engineering, construction, and administration. He holds an Associate DBIA certification and is also a Certified Public Manager. He obtained a Master of Science in Environmental Systems Engineering from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Bangalore University, India.

Paul Walker, PEPaul Walker, P.E. is a Senior Vice President with Carollo Engineers, Inc. in Houston. He is currently serving as senior advisor to the City of Houston on the NEWPP Expansion Project. Paul has 25 years of experience working on water projects throughout the U.S. for a variety of public agencies and private sector clients. He is a three-time graduate from the University of Idaho, with master’s degrees in both civil engineering and limnology and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

***Call for Chapter Event Sponsors!***
Become a Chapter event sponsor and receive complimentary registrations and special recognition during the event.
Show your support for D/B and the DBIA-SW Region in Houston! See the event flyer or sign up online below by October 17th.


Attendee or sponsor registration is available using the printed registration form. Secure online registration is available below until noon October 18th or until the event sells out, whichever comes first. Register by 5:00pm CDT Monday, October 14th for the best rates! (*Parking fees are not included.)

*PLEASE NOTE: Registrations and sponsorships must include the names, emails and full contact information for each attendee. If registering for more than one person, please enter this information in the “Special Instructions/Order Details” field during checkout or send via email to info@dbia-sw.org immediately after your online submission. Sponsors should include a hi-resolution JPEG of their company logo.


October 21
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
$54.00 – $1000.00
Event Category:


The Downtown Club at Houston Center
1100 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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DBIA-SW Region
(512) 241-1517
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