2019 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater

Apr 10, 2019 ‐ Apr 12, 2019


The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC), the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), are pleased to co-host the 2019 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference this April 10-12, 2019 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, OH!

The Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference brings professionals together for three days of dynamic speakers, networking events, and the latest industry trends about design-build in the water/wastewater sector. This is the design-build event of the year for water design-build teams!

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Includes CE evaluations

Sessions Included:

Closing General Session: How Digital is Transforming the Future of Water (Apr 12, 2019 11:00 AM)

P3s in the Small Water Market and USDA Funding Opportunities (Apr 12, 2019 08:00 AM)

Case Study for Delivering a 70MGD Water Supply Pump Station for Indianapolis (Apr 12, 2019 08:00 AM)

Expedited Delivery from Preparation through Operation - Louisville MSD’s First Use of Progressive-Design-Build (Apr 12, 2019 08:00 AM)

True Collaboration: The Value of Utilizing Progressive-Design-Build to Expand a Major WWTP (Apr 12, 2019 08:00 AM)

Choosing and Selecting an Owner's Consultants (Apr 12, 2019 09:15 AM)

Market Update for the Demand by Owners to Use Design Build (Apr 12, 2019 09:15 AM)

Partnering with Houston to Deliver the Nation’s Largest Progressive Design-Build WTP Project (Apr 12, 2019 09:15 AM)

Boynton Beach’s Collaborative East Plant Ion Exchange and Upgrades Design-Build Project (Apr 12, 2019 09:15 AM)

Geotechnical Risk (Apr 11, 2019 10:45 AM)

A Decade of Design-Build Experiences at HRSD (Apr 11, 2019 10:45 AM)

Does Collaborative Delivery Cost More and How to Avoid the Off-Ramp (Apr 11, 2019 10:45 AM)

PDB Delivers Innovation Resulting in Consistent Energy from Cogeneration to Power WWTP (Apr 11, 2019 10:45 AM)

General Session: Workforce Development: How to Get and Retain the Best People (Apr 11, 2019 02:00 PM)

“Design Build Joint Venture Basics: Turning an Owner’s Dream into Reality” (Apr 11, 2019 03:30 PM)

Martinez IV WWTP and Collection System Design-Build Project Execution and Lessons Learned (Apr 11, 2019 03:30 PM)

Now That’s Progress! Applying a Progressive DB Approach for Nation’s Largest WWTP (Apr 11, 2019 03:30 PM)

Progressive Design-Build as a Tool to Maximize Collaborative Delivery (Apr 11, 2019 03:30 PM)

Opening Keynote: Leading Through Organizational Change (Apr 11, 2019 08:00 AM)

Progressive Design-Build Best Practices (Apr 11, 2019 09:30 AM)

DBIA Best Practices Enhance Communication to Effectively Balance Risks During Procurement (Apr 11, 2019 09:30 AM)

New Arizona Surface Water Plant Delivered Through Innovative Partnerships and Collaboration (Apr 11, 2019 09:30 AM)

Understanding Design-Build Variations (Apr 11, 2019 09:30 AM)

Owner's Intro to Design-Build (Apr 10, 2019 10:00 AM)

Design-Build Essentials: A Deeper Dive (Apr 10, 2019 10:00 AM)

When Design-Build Goes Wrong: Designer Liability Risk Management (Apr 10, 2019 12:15 PM)

Owners' Forum (Apr 10, 2019 02:00 PM)

Practitioner's Forum (Apr 10, 2019 02:00 PM)

Standard: $450.00

Sessions

When Design-Build Goes Wrong: Designer Liability Risk Management

Apr 10, 2019 12:15pm ‐ Apr 10, 2019 1:30pm

Identification: W01

Credits: None available.

The cost, schedule and quality merits of design-build are well known which is why nearly half of all construction spending is design-build. In addition to superior project outcomes, however, ensuring success for all players -- Owners and practitioners alike – is also core to DBIA’s mission. The flexibility of design-build makes it possible to achieve all these goals, but only when practiced in accordance with Design-Build Done Right™ best practices. This session will take a close look at the business and teaming aspects of design-build, including not just the good, but the “bad” and even the “ugly” that can occur when best practices fall by the wayside; and the win-win that occurs when good/fair contracting and procurement practices are coupled with good teaming. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance Examples of how “bad teaming” can result in unrealistic expectations, miscommunication, and negative impacts to the entire team; and
  • An in-depth discussion of risk transfer in the transportation and water/wastewater sectors and how increased E&O claims are impacting the industry;
  • Insight on what causes proposal related disputes (i.e., under-estimated quantities, defective design concepts, product liability, etc.) and how to avoid them;
  • Solutions to optimize the value of design-build including strategies for more appropriately allocating risk to ensure a win-win for the Owner and the entire design-build team.
  • Importance of the Owner in making objective assessments and selecting the right team.

    Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
    Standard: $35.00

    Practitioner's ForumPractitioner's Forum

    Preview Available

    Practitioner's Forum

    Apr 10, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Apr 10, 2019 3:30pm

    Identification: W02

    Credits: None available.

    This forum provides an opportunity for the design-build industry practitioners to have a robust conversation about the business aspects of design-build, including the good, bad and ugly associated with establishing a “single point of responsibility” team. Not only will key industry trends and issues be discussed, but practitioners will have the opportunity to provide input to help DBIA lead the way to solve some of the most prevalent challenges in today’s market. This is a practitioners-only session.

    Facilitator(s):
    Standard: $35.00

    Opening Keynote: Leading Through Organizational Change

    Apr 11, 2019 8:00am ‐ Apr 11, 2019 9:15am

    Identification: W03

    Credits: None available.

    After an impressive career in the Navy, Jon transitioned to the financial industry. He's a noted speaker on team development, leadership,innovation and service. Jon will talk to DBIA attendees about overcoming adversity and leading through organizational change.

    Moderator(s):
    • Lisa Washington, CAE, Executive Director/CEO, Design-Build Institute of America
    Speaker(s):
    Standard: $35.00

    Progressive Design-Build Best Practices

    Apr 11, 2019 9:30am ‐ Apr 11, 2019 10:30am

    Identification: W04

    Credits: None available.

    One application of design-build delivery is via a stepped, or progressive process (commonly referred to as Progressive Design-Build or PDB). PDB uses a qualifications-based or best value selection, followed by a process whereby the owner then “progresses” towards a design and contract price with the team (thus the term “Progressive”). This application of design-build has long been used in the private sector and is now gaining traction with public Owners, as well. This session will explore how DBIA’s existing Design-Build Done Right™ best practices apply to Progressive Design-Build (PDB) and explore additional best practices that can guide exceptional outcomes.

    Speaker(s):
    Standard: $35.00

    Understanding Design-Build Variations

    Apr 11, 2019 9:30am ‐ Apr 11, 2019 10:30am

    Identification: W05

    Credits: None available.

    The flexibility of design-build project delivery allows an Owner to choose among various procurement approaches. This session will focus on providing a clear understanding of those available choices, as well as the trade-offs, key considerations, opportunities and potential impact of each approach for both the Owner and the design-build team.

    Speaker(s):
    • Craig Unger, DBIA, Principal, Unger Security Solutions LLC
    Standard: $35.00

    DBIA Best Practices Enhance Communication to Effectively Balance Risks During Procurement

    Apr 11, 2019 9:30am ‐ Apr 11, 2019 10:30am

    Identification: W06

    Credits: None available.

    When Denver Water solicited their Aeration Basin Quality Improvements design-build project, several RFP requirements placed significant risks on prospective design-builders. Risks included schedule performance, treatment performance, and ‘full design-gate’ review requirements. Through early collaboration in the form of a proprietary meeting, these challenges were deliberated to arrive at mutually-acceptable solutions. This is the story of collaborating before project award, to overcome critical project challenges and pave the way for a successful procurement and delivery experience.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Leveraging DBIA Best Practices in the form of proprietary meetings during the proposal phase creates opportunity to ask questions, clarify project requirements and share ideas.
    • Preliminary project or target budgets may not fully represent project costs. As an Owner, if your target budgets don’t reflect current market conditions, you will underestimate true project costs.
    • Early collaboration prior to project award can significantly reduce project risks and costs.
    • Project partnering is an effective means to align project scope and associated performance risk with responsible party.

      Speaker(s):
      • Joseph Willich, Jr., PE, DBIA. PMP, Vice President, Brown and Caldwell
      • Brett Balley, PE, Design Project Manager, Denver Water Department
      • Bayard Yang, PE, Managing Engineer, Brown and Caldwell
      • Justin Whittaker, General Manager, Rocky Mountain Region, J.R. Filanc Construction Company, Inc.
      Standard: $35.00

      New Arizona Surface Water Plant Delivered Through Innovative Partnerships and Collaboration

      Apr 11, 2019 9:30am ‐ Apr 11, 2019 10:30am

      Identification: W07

      Credits: None available.

      The City of Goodyear, Arizona, identified the need for a new surface water treatment facility and negotiated a landmark water transportation agreement with the Salt River Project (SRP) to wheel their Central Arizona Project (CAP) water allocation through SRP’s canals. This design-build project will allow the city to continue its pace of development and economic growth, setting a precedent for innovative partnerships, to benefit surrounding communities and future water projects.

      Learning Objectives:

      • A unique partnership approach bringing water supplies to Goodyear. This landmark project, wheeling Goodyear’s CAP surface water allocation through the SRP system of canals and laterals, will allow the city to continue its pace of development and economic growth. The success of this project is important not only to Goodyear, but also to the vitality of the greater West Valley, as it sets a precedent for innovative partnerships, including design-build, in the water industry that will benefit surrounding communities and future water infrastructure and resources projects.
      • Design-build delivery to meet budget and cost constraints. The team is using a single-entity, fast-track, integrated DBO approach, with the ultimate goal to transition operation to the city in the future. The city chose DBO delivery because of the project’s budget and schedule requirements: the new infrastructure must be in place by December 2021 to comply with state requirements and to meet development agreements. With a tight schedule and limited budget, every minute and dollar counts, and rapid and transparent decisions and cost certainty are necessary.
      • Unique, innovation sessions are promoting collaborative partnerships. The DBO team and the city are engaging at the highest levels of leadership to create an environment of teamwork, promoting collaborative partnerships with industry water professionals, regulatory agencies, stakeholders, and neighboring communities to get the job done. From day 1, workshops, innovation sessions, and stakeholder partnering meetings have been engaging and transparent, and are continuing throughout the project duration.
      • Tailored delivery to save time and money. These sessions are a tailored delivery method that are focused and highly collaborative to enable the team to swiftly make design, cost-savings, and innovation decisions under an aggressive schedule with stakeholder and inter-agency input. The process has compacted up to 18 months of typical decision-making efforts into approximately 3–4 months. Including external stakeholders in a transparent and proactive manner also established an understanding of the project and promoted cooperation in obtaining permits and regulatory approvals from the multitude of agencies involved.

        Speaker(s):
        Standard: $35.00

        Geotechnical RiskGeotechnical Risk

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        Geotechnical Risk

        Apr 11, 2019 10:45am ‐ Apr 11, 2019 11:45am

        Identification: W08

        Credits: None available.

        Most DB projects are awarded before the geotechnical and subsurface investigations are complete, a situation is created where geotechnical uncertainty is generally high, and the winning design-builder is expected to conduct those investigations after it has committed itself to a firm fixed price for design and construction. Risk is a function of perception and both owners and their industry partners agree that geotechnical risk is perceived to be high as well. The Federal Highway Administration requires a differing site conditions (DSC) clause in all federal-aid projects EXCEPT those delivered using design-build (DB). Without a DSC clause that allocates this risk, the study found that members of the DB industry perceive that the risk is much higher than the DOT geotechnical staffs. The result is a failure to align perceptions of the geotechnical risk profile, which in turn results in higher costs due to contingencies included in the DB price proposals. The presentation will present the results of recent research funded by the Transportation Research Board that documented proven strategies and tools for managing subsurface risk in DB projects.

        Learning Objectives:

        • Participants will learn to identify the subsurface risk profile for DB projects.
        • Participants will be introduced to five strategies for aligning perceived geotechnical risk.
        • Participants will learn about effective practices for managing geotechnical risk during the pre- and post-award phases of a DB project.
        • Participants will be able to determine whether or not a differing site conditions (DSC) clause is appropriate for a given DB project.

        Speaker(s):
        • Doug Gransberg, PhD, DBIA, PE, Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering, Iowa State University
        Standard: $35.00

        A Decade of Design-Build Experiences at HRSD

        Apr 11, 2019 10:45am ‐ Apr 11, 2019 11:45am

        Identification: W09

        Credits: None available.

        The Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) has effectively used the Design-Build delivery method since 2008 to meet the needs of our growing Capital Improvement Program (CIP). We have successfully completed six projects and have begun the procurement for two additional efforts. Our projects have included; administrative facilities, pipelines and treatment works. Using a collaborative approach, we have used Design-build to deliver on some of our most complex and time critical projects.

        Learning Objectives:

        • Contrast project delivery methods
        • Determine which projects are good candidates for D-B
        • Identify key organizational drivers for procurement selection
        • Use lessons learned to improve D-B procedures for future projects

          Speaker(s):
          • Bruce W. Husselbee, PE, Director of Engineering, Hampton Roads Sanitation District
          • Gary Hart, PE, Chief of Design and Construction, Hampton-Roads Sanitation District
          Standard: $35.00

          Does Collaborative Delivery Cost More and How to Avoid the Off-Ramp

          Apr 11, 2019 10:45am ‐ Apr 11, 2019 11:45am

          Identification: W10

          Credits: None available.

          Does collaborative delivery cost more than competitive low bid projects? Presentation will address conditions surrounding successful projects. Conversely, it will address why Owner’s may “off ramp” a delivery team and choose to discontinue its use of PDB or CMAR as Owner’s believed it cost more Examples of both will be used as proofs in support of lessons learned with best practices to support success and correct circumstances that could lead to off ramp.

          Learning Objectives:

          • Identify pre-procurement actions to avoid off ramp potential
          • Identify why GMP and Owner's bidget expectations may not align
          • Recognize what action are needed during design to achieve GMP and Owner budget alignment
          • Recognize lessons learned and best practices measures

            Panelist(s):
            • Mark Alpert, DBIA, Executive Director, Water Design-Build Council
            • Douglas Herbst, DBIA, Alternative Project Delivery Advisor, Freese and Nichols, Inc.
            • Dan Ward, Project Executive, McCarthy Building Services
            • Tamara Lorenzen, Engineering Manager, Johnson County Wastewater
            • Derek Cambridge, Project Director, McCarthy Buildings Inc.
            Standard: $35.00
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