Early Contractor Involvement: Unlocking Your Project's Potential

Includes a Live Web Event on 07/20/2023 at 10:00 AM (MDT)

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July 20, 2023 10am MDT

The webinar will begin with an overview of ECI and its use in the built environment. ECI has been broadly used in many areas (power generation, transportation, vertical construction, etc.), but only recently has begun to be used in complex water storage and conveyance projects.

Motivation for its Use:

The webinar will continue by discussing the various motivations for the use of ECI from the owner, engineer and contractor perspectives.

It is important for all participants in the ECI process to understand each other’s perspectives and the reasons for using the ECI process. Large dam and water projects are unique within the industry because of their size and the uncertainty of geotechnical conditions, and this makes the use of ECI unique for all involved parties.


Each team member is challenged in their specific area, with the ultimate goal of producing the best overall value for the project.  Efforts to create a team that delivers a project that will meet the needs of the owner, perform as designed and be constructed for a fair overall cost with be reviewed.


While there are obvious benefits to the process, there are also headwinds when employing the ECI process. The uniqueness of dam and water projects means there is not a lot of precedence or previous examples to look to and to learn from. 

Project Examples and Conclusion:

Finally, the presenters will provide their experience using ECI as it relates to specific projects. 

 2 PDHs

Del Shannon, P.E.


Del has 30 years of experience working in the civil, geotechnical, and environmental engineering fields, including extensive experience working on concrete and embankment dam safety and dam design. Del regularly contributes his expertise to local, national and international committees, including serving on the Roller Compacted Concrete Committees for the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD). He is also Board President of the US Society on Dams (USSD), serves on the ASCE Committee on America’s Infrastructure (CAI) and is a committee member of the Geotechnical Engineering and Design/Build Subcommittees for the USSD and the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO).

Jeff Martin

Denver Water

Gregory Zamensky


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07/20/2023 at 10:00 AM (MDT)  |  120 minutes
07/20/2023 at 10:00 AM (MDT)  |  120 minutes
2 Questions
PDH Certificate
2.00 PDH credits  |  Certificate available
2.00 PDH credits  |  Certificate available