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Dempsey E. Benton Water Treatment Plant

The flagship, 55-acre treatment site produces 20 million gallons of potable water every day utilizing the latest in processing and filtration systems.  

City of Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Silver LEED
2015 Completed

Working in partnership with Arcadis, for the City of Raleigh, North Carolina, IBI Group provided architectural, structural, mechanical, and construction administration services for the development of the Dempsey E. Benton Water Treatment Plant – a flagship, $95 million project that effectively modernized the city’s water processing strategy. 

The plant comprises a number of interrelated buildings including a raw water pumping station, a treatment building (which also houses administration, laboratory, and training functions), as well as a finished water pump station, generator building, and gatehouse. The site naturally embraces contemporary design elements through the use of cast stone, curved standing seam roofing, translucent wall panels, and aluminum window walls. 

The administration building achieved LEED Silver certification thanks to a number of smart, integrated, sustainable design features including the extensive use of natural lighting. 

Kevin Wood

Associate Director | Principal, Water Resources Engineering
Westerville, OH

Westerville, OH

As the US Lead on Water/Wastewater, Kevin Wood’s goal is to provide communities with an improved quality of life through superior engineering, particularly with reference to local jurisdiction water and wastewater projects. Kevin has helped municipalities and townships identify, apply for and receive state and federal grant and loan monies for infrastructure development projects, after providing the facilities planning necessary to establish community needs and costs.
His expertise matching infrastructure and economic development needs of communities with available resources is critical to providing satisfactory solutions. As Project Manager for water and wastewater projects, his project involvement begins at the inception of the project and continues through to the design, funding, construction and rate determination stages.

Jeffrey B. Koehn

Associate Director | US Transportation Lead, Infrastructure
Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati, OH

Jeffrey B. Koehn is the US Transportation Engineering Lead, specializing in the design of infrastructure for complex and innovative projects in both the private and public sectors. He is known in the industry for his ability to focus on the critical details required and delivering exceptional results.

Jeffrey’s responsibilities include management, design, construction management/administration of transportation improvement projects. He is also a recognized expert in the design of sustainable storm water systems, including storm water capture and re-use; large scale dry wells; pervious pavement systems and bio-retention facilities. Recent notable projects include: Washington Park, the Cincinnati Zoo, Armleder Park, Oakley Station CSO Separation Design Build, and several sections of the Ohio River trail.