DALLAS, Texas — Burns & McDonnell announced David Kinchen has joined its team in Texas to expand the firm’s water services in the region. In this role, Kinchen will grow the team of engineering, construction and design professionals to deliver water and wastewater solutions for municipalities, utilities and industrial clients.
“David’s extensive business knowledge and proven leadership abilities will result in innovative solutions for our cities, water districts and industries,” says Leslie Duke, president and general manager for Burns & McDonnell in Houston, Texas.
“We are thrilled to welcome David to our growing team,” added Scott Clark, vice president and general manager for Burns & McDonnell in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. “We continue to witness an increasing demand for safe and reliable water and wastewater systems.”
With more than three decades of experience, Kinchen has led multidisciplinary teams and managed nearly $1 billion in projects across multiple industry sectors including municipal and industrial water and wastewater. He has served in key leadership and management positions at major, top-tier engineering and construction management firms. In those roles he has established a long resume of successful projects featuring collaborative delivery methods such as design-build, public-private-partnerships (P3) and construction management at-risk (CMAR).
“Burns & McDonnell is known for delivering solutions for some of the most complex water challenges facing municipalities and communities today,” says Kinchen, regional manager for Burns & McDonnell’s Water Group in the Texas region. “I’m excited to be part of the firm’s expansion in Texas and throughout the U.S. From addressing the challenges of aging water infrastructure, expanding infrastructure to handle the incredible growth in the U.S. or developing systems to withstand natural disasters, we’re committed to creating amazing results for our clients and invest in the water future of the state and the industry.”
The new service in Texas is part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to provide its clients with quality and cost-effective solutions, including design-build, engineer-procure-construct (EPC) and other professional services that will improve life cycle costs, reduce construction time and lower project costs for water and wastewater infrastructure systems.
Kinchen recently served as president for the Water-Design Build Council (WDBC) and currently serves as president for the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). In addition, Kinchen is a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and American Water Works Association (AWWA). He is a certified Design-Build Professional and a licensed utility manager in Georgia. He received his bachelor’s degree in construction management from Auburn University.
Burns & McDonnell ranks No. 7 for water treatment, No. 11 for wastewater treatment and No. 17 in water supply by Engineering News-Record. The firm has offices across the country, including locations in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Austin, Texas.
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