DBIA conferences are the only events created by and for the rapidly growing design-build industry. Design-build is the future and the Design-Build Conference & Expo is the perfect place for newbies and pros alike to get the latest on important design-build trends and topics.
Owners are a critical part of a successful design-build project team. The decisions made by Owners from the pre-award process, to design development, to project close-out, can have a profound impact on project outcomes.
Discuss the impact of bridging documents, including the implications for liability, as well as how the use of extensive prescriptive specifications and preliminary design eliminates many of the advantages inherent in design-build
Review how an Owner’s mandatory requirements can adversely impact standard of care
Understand the importance of the Owner developing a realistic budget, including contingencies, that considers appropriate front-end tasks (e.g., geotechnical/environmental
Instead of centralizing Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) efforts and technology expertise within a specific department or group of people, Barton Malow empowers all project stakeholders to leverage the right technology at the right time starting early in the design phase to optimize communication, collaboration, and transparency. The design-build delivery method enables our VDC subject matter experts to partner early with members of each project team to plan and implement a project-tailored technology strategy. This presentation will highlight the challenges and benefits of empowering a VDC-enabled workforce and describe the process in which we improve accessibility to project-tailored tools that capitalize on the strengths of all project team members.
Learn strategies for partnering subject matter experts with the design-build team to solve specific project challenges. Knowing what works and what doesn’t will help you streamline project staffing for maximized use of technology in the field.
Understand how to improve accessibility and ease of use, such as through alternative hardware, software, and dedicated space on-site for working with a Building Information Model (BIM).
Learn appropriate methods for shepherding project data throughout the project lifecycle. Minimizing data re-entry throughout the design-build process improves efficiency, accuracy and quality for the Owner’s final electronic deliverable.
Understand how mobile technologies are optimizing the way we communicate, collaborate, and bring transparency to the design-build process.
Alan Todd, AIA, LEED BD+C, Senior Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) Manager, Barton Malow Company
As a cross-cutting case study of design-build procurement being utilized to maximize the benefits of roadway safety improvements, this presentation will challenge attendees to consider design-build delivery for non-traditional project types. Owner, Engineer, and Contractor will provide insights into key aspects of the project from delivery model selection to development of the Request for Proposals, to the design and construction of the safety improvements. Procurement and delivery challenges, solutions, and lessons-learned will be discussed.
Describe the key components of MoDOT’s proven best value design-build procurement approach and how it fosters collaboration, partnership, and competition.
Contrast this project’s innovative combination of the design-build approach and data-driven safety analysis to more traditional roadway and bridge design-build projects.
Apply lessons learned from the project’s development to the attendee’s own design-build procurement.
Recognize the project’s movement toward The Future of Design-Build in its innovative incorporation roadway safety into design-build and compatibility with various design-build deliver models.
In 2017, Penn State elected to use Progressive Design-Build to implement improvements at the University Park WWTP, including the use of PA DEP Class A Reuse technologies. The first part of the presentation will discuss the background of the project and the selection of the Progressive Design-Build Delivery Method. The second part of the presentation will focus on delivery and success of this project, including the learning opportunities that were encountered.
Define and understand your critical role in “Design Management”. The Owner, Architect, and Builder have interlocking/interdependent roles - learn how to participate in a Progressive D/B job, how to empower your team and leverage your influence. We will Define “Progressive Design- Build” (PDB) and un-pack what “Design Management” REALLY means. Learn how important your "Design Management" role is and how your decisions influence the project.
Clarify your “Design Management” role and responsibilities (as owner, architect, or builder) in Progressive Design/Build
Tools to balance competitive bidding with the need for early subcontractor DESIGN input
Compare the design and procurement schedules to identify what subs to bring on first to eliminate cost and schedule risk
Leverage your Design Management role in decision making to improve project outcomes and delivery
“Single-point of responsibility” is a hallmark of design-build project delivery. Yet what appears to be a straight-forward concept can become a very complicated in the absence of appropriate risk allocation.
Discuss ways to manage expectations through the appropriate assessment of risks, including ways to reach mutual agreement on the risks that are appropriate to be borne by the design-builder
Review best practices and strategies to avoid disputes over proposal-related services such as under-estimated quantities or defective design concepts
Understand actions that can inadvertently impact the standard of care expectations and fitness for purpose obligations
Scott A. Churilla, DBIA, Dir. of Strategic Clients - Infrastructure and Transportation, Haskell
Many airports around the nation are looking to design-build, or some variation thereof, to deliver their projects in a timely and cost-effective manner. Using case studies of three different US airports including Nashville International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport, we’ll discuss the variations of project delivery between the projects and identify what is working and what should be modified.
Determine how Qualification Based Selection applies to different types of delivery methods
Compare the pros and cons of co-location and identify when co-location should be used
Demonstrate the importance of an Integrated Design Work Plan
Evaluate key qualities and members of a high-performance team
Mark Rothman, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, Director of Design Services, Hensel Phelps
In Design Build, the design risk shifts from the Owner to the Design Builder. This puts the burden on the Design Builder and the Design team of architects and consultants, and design build trade partners. How do you identify and mitigate design risk to assure a successful project?
How to identify design risks in the project
Understanding the impact and risks of the Owners procurement strategies on the design
Defining and communicating expectations of design deliverables
Building a high performance team that can collectively and collaboratively identify and mitigate design risks
The session will examine how team dynamics changed from planning through preconstruction on a donor-funded target price design-build project at Colorado State University. Use of two step, best value procurement with a target price created a challenge for the facilities management team to balance the donor's desire for iconic architecture with the end user's need for functional programmatic space. Use of a large review team and proactively managing the changing team dynamics facilitated project success.
Analyze the 2 step best value target price procurment
Compare team dynamics in planning, procurement, and preconstruction
Explain effective techniques for managing large, stakeholder inclusive teams
Produce programming and procurement documents and processes that lead to project success
Kelly Strong, PhD, DBIA, Associate Professor, University of Northern Iowa
Steven Flores, Assoc. DBIA, Project Manager, Colorado State University
This project involved need to overcome significant development schedule and price challenges at the 11th hour. The 294,000 sf. building included over 200,000 sf. of sophisticated lab spaces for 6 separate users, pilot plant and a cell bank supported by 65,000 sf. of office space, which are linked by collaborative innovation spaces. The building was also important to unify the company's population, both physically and culturally, moving them from four different buildings into the new Bioplace HQ.
How the “deal” was done.
How Pre-Fab was leveraged to maximize impact on schedule and price.
How to incorporate DB sub-contractors into the team early and maximize their value.
How the Bioplace project represents the new era in the way projects are delivered to sophisticated clients.
Rick Moeckel, Executive VP & Shareholder, Institutional Business Unit Leader, Clayco