Photo/rendering of Buckman Direct Diversion Project

Buckman Direct Diversion Project

Hawkins served as owner's lead counsel to the Buckman Direct Diversion Board, which managed the construction of a new 15 mgd water treatment plant owned jointly by the City of Santa Fe and the County of Santa Fe. The plant, together with an intake structure to divert surface water from the Rio Grande River, transmission lines and pump stations, was procured on a design-build basis. The BDD project was the first major design-build water project in New Mexico.

Client City of Santa Fe and County of Santa Fe, New Mexico
Role Owner's Lead Counsel
Distinction First Major Design-Build Water Project in New Mexico
Delivery Method Design-Build
Project Size 15 MGD
Capital Cost $181 Million
Contract Term 3 Years
Contract Counterparties CH2M Hill
Awards Design-Build Institute of America’s National Design-Build Award