Bentley assists CH2M Hill with Tracy, Calif., wastewater plant

The Tracy Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase 1B expansion project involved a complex engineering design to upgrade and expand existing facilities constructed in the 1950s. With a limited site area, several existing facilities were re-used and old drawings migrated to 3D models so both old and new facilities could be represented in one model. The primary goal of the project was to meet stringent environmental regulatory conditions imposed by the EPA...

TRACY, CA, Oct. 24, 2005 -- The Tracy Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Phase 1B expansion project involved a complex engineering design to upgrade and expand existing facilities constructed in the 1950s. Because of a limited site area, several existing facilities were re-used and old drawings were migrated to 3D models so that both old and new facilities could be represented in one model. The primary goal of the project is to meet stringent environmental regulatory conditions imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Upon completion of the project, Tracy WWTP will be able to produce high-quality recycled water that can be used for landscape irrigation, cooling water, and other environmentally beneficial applications. Total estimated cost of the program is $145 million and Phase 1B is expected to cost roughly $80 million. Pre-design was completed in 2003 and the final design was completed in 2004. The project is currently under construction and expected to be completed by the end of 2006.

IN BRIEF:
Project -- Tracy Wastewater Treatment Plant
Organization -- CH2MHill
BE Awards category -- Technology for Retrofit
Project objectives -- A complex engineering design to upgrade and expand
existing facilities constructed in the 1950s.
Fast facts
• The plant will be able to produce high-quality recycled water that can be used for landscape irrigation, cooling water, and other environmentally beneficial applications.
• Total estimated project cost is $145 million.
• There are 564 drawings and 4,500 pages of specifications in the contract document.
• Savings of 10-15 percent were realized from the use of the 3D model.
Bentley products used
• MicroStation TriForma
• Bentley Structural
• Bentley Architecture
• InRoads
• MicroStation V8

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With headquarters in Denver, employee-owned CH2M Hill (www.ch2mhill.com) is a global firm providing engineering, construction, operations, and related technical services to public and private clients. With more than $3 billion in revenue, the company is an industry leading program management, construction management for fee, and design firm, as ranked by Engineering-News Record (2005). Its work is concentrated in transportation, water, energy, environment, communications, construction, and industrial facilities. It has over 200 offices worldwide.

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Bentley Systems Inc. (www.bentley.com) provides software for the lifecycle of the world's infrastructure. The company's comprehensive portfolio for the building, plant, civil, and geospatial vertical markets spans architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and operations. With 2004 revenues exceeding $300 million, Bentley is a leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Design 500 and major owner-operators.

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