Events & Meetings

October Section Event (Virtual)

Back River WWTP Headworks Improvements – City’s first CMAR and largest Wastewater project

The Headworks project is the City’s first construction manager-at-risk project and is one of the largest construction projects for the City’s Department of Public Works.

Additionally, the Headworks Project also encompasses many other interesting firsts, including the design of the City’s largest pumping station with 800 MGD ultimate pumping capacity, mass excavation, and concrete foundation work during the wettest year in Baltimore history in 2018, coordinating construction activities during City’s ransomware attack, and managing construction during the ongoing COVID 19 pandemics. The construction of this monumental project encompasses the management of more than 1.5 million construction manhours, on average $10 million in approved monthly invoices, more than 2,500 submittals, and more than 1,300 requests for information (RFIs).

Meet the Speakers

Mohammed Dohdar- City of Baltimore DPW

Mohammed Dohdar is a senior engineer at the Office of Engineering and Construction, City of Baltimore DPW, where he manages water and wastewater facility projects. He holds B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Project Management. Mr. Dohdar is a certified Project Management Professional and Certified Construction Manager with over 12 years of experience. Mohammed has worked in leadership and technical design and construction roles across a range of challenging and complex water and wastewater infrastructure projects in the United States and overseas. Including the Infrastructure Needs Program -INP I & II (1.26 Billion $) and the Headworks Project at the Back River WWTP (430 million $).

Mr. Dohdar has served as a Director on the Board of Directors of the County Engineers Association of Maryland (CEAM).

Ben Asavakarin- JMT

Ben Asavakarin, P.E. is a project manager at JMT, for which he is responsible for leading design improvement and replacement projects at treatment plants and pumping stations. Ben has more than 20 years of experience in design and construction management of engineering projects in the Mid-Atlantic, and has served clients such as City of Baltimore, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, WSSC, and DC Water on a variety of projects.  He holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park and a master’s in environmental engineering from Georgia Tech.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, October 13, 2021



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