The Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment (LASAN) owns and operates four water reclamation facilities, over 6,700 miles of collection system and 47 pumping plants. A significant portion of the LASAN Control Systems infrastructure was nearing product obsolescence, with parts over 25 years old that were increasingly difficult and costly to procure, which created the need for this project.

KDG provided construction management for the installation of the Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS) Enterprise, Optical Fiber Backbone and Network, Uninterruptable Power Supply and distribution Systems (UPS) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS). As the treatment plants are brownfield sites, there were unique challenges specific to each of the four sites. KDG introduced a set of principles designed to improve the planning and execution of each project.

Some of the principles implemented were early engagement and alignment between operations and the project team, identification of brownfield risks, mitigating actions, and developing contingency plans, and development of execution plans through preparation of work packages. You can find out more by reading the complete case study.