KAI Design & Build Opens Omaha Office to Work on City Water Program
Firm will partner with CH2M HILL for construction management services

KAI Design & Build will partner with CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm in Omaha, NE, to assist with construction management services for the Missouri River Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) improvement project for the City of Omaha. CH2M HILL is the designer for the $57 million WWTP project and Hawkins Construction Company of Omaha, NE is the general contractor.

The project is part of Omaha’s larger $2 billion Clean Solutions for Omaha (CSO) unfunded, federal mandated program. It will expand the WWTP’s capacity to accommodate increased wet weather flows as part of the overall effort to reduce combined sewer overflows and improve water quality.

KAI, a minority-owned design and build services firm headquartered in St. Louis, will provide field quality assurance and administrative support as part of the overall construction management effort. KAI will also expand its footprint in the Midwest by opening a new office in Omaha. KAI currently has satellite offices in Atlanta, GA and Dallas and San Antonio, TX.

Frank G. Allen will serve as KAI’s Quality Assurance Representative, and is responsible for monitoring and overseeing the contractor’s Quality Control System. Allen has more than 15 years of experience in the building industry, including eight years as owner of his contracting firm, Allen Construction Services. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management with a minor in Business from Northern Iowa State University.