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.
In Washington State, design-build is becoming the project delivery method of choice for public owners seeking design excellence for high profile civic and educational facilities. The session will focus on the interdependence of procurement, teamwork, design and construction in maximizing the potential of an integrated approach that leads to high performing buildings. Projects for higher education facilities will be used as examples to discuss lessons learned and evolving trends.
Define the role of procurement and contracting in creating an environment for teamwork and innovation in the design and construction of a project.
Compare methods that promote teamwork and collaboration on the design-build team.
Identify tools and processes that maximize design and construction excellence.
Discuss evolving trends that have the potential to take design-build to the next level as an integrated project delivery method that achieve design excellence.
Following numerous instances of severe flooding, the City and County of Denver initiated the Platte to Park Hill Stormwater Systems program, an ambitious new stormwater infrastructure initiative for five northeast Denver neighborhoods that sought to protect against future flooding, increase connectivity, enhance green spaces, and upgrade its infrastructure. The panel will focus on why the City opted to use the design-build procurement approach and the best practices and lessons learned throughout the project.
Breakdown of the key components of design-build from the owner’s perspective and highlight best practices in collaborating with multiple project partners to achieve one goal.
Define how to accomplish multi-objective goals through integrated projects and programs.
Share best practices and lessons learned for creating an integrated design-build team across multiple projects, especially looking at environmental and utility needs.
Discuss how to help an agency/municipality/owner get others in their organization ready to handle a design-build project and accustomed to a quicker pace.
Ryan Crum, Sr. Engineer, City and County of Denver
Amy Foreman, PE, Assoc. DBIA, Engineer, City and County of Denver
Sam Stevens, Engineering Supervisor with the Infrastructure Project Management team, City and County of Denver
Although a very common project delivery methodology around the world, in the USA, less than 25% of design build projects are architect-led, and even fewer are found in the private commercial sector. Our panel discussion – including both architect and owner – shares a story of Architect-Led design build on a local, national and global level and the projects, best practices, and lessons learned along the way.
Architect-led design build method can bring real value to clients through harnessing the talents and insights of all project participants in a timely and ongoing manner.
Architect-led design build method can bring real value to clients by optimizing project results to achieve design and construction excellence in line with the client’s budget and schedule.
e design solution drives the project, putting the client’s objectives at the top of the agenda and leveraging the collective knowledge of a multi-disciplinary team to provide choices and decision support to create value.
Although the notion of an architect leading a design-build team is considered new and innovative, it is really a return to the construction approach employed for the millennia prior to the twentieth century, in which the architect was the Master Builder, rather than merely the designer.
1212 Bordeaux exemplifies how a highly-collaborative project team and an integrated design-build process delivered an inspiring 100,000 sf workplace that exceeded Google's aspirations. The result is a beautiful, adaptable high-performance "living lab", delivered on time and on budget, that also met Google’s wide-ranging workplace design and performance requirements. This session will demonstrate how a clear owner vision, streamlined design and review process, and integrated design through construction delivered design excellence and enduring value for Google.
Vision and Leadership Demonstrate the importance of a clear owner vision and principles to guide the integrated design build team throughout the project. Describe how Google’s strategic engagement and streamlined review process throughout design and construction eliminated decision latency and established trust between the owner, designer and builder.
Value Discuss how the design-build team used the metaphor of a pile of stones to objectify budget discussions. This metaphor was effective in describing trade-offs of how to best spend budget resources, in order to attain the owner's performance objectives.
Process Show how the “one team” collaborative approach resulted in significant cost and schedule savings, while actually enhancing design quality and performance. Describe how Devcon’s ongoing cost, constructability and schedule monitoring and feedback continually informed the project’s integrated design.
Integration Explain how Parabola and Devcon orchestrated design and construction strategies to ensure that every major component of the design was purposeful, and that key elements served more than one function. As part of this approach, unnecessary and unhealthy materials were designed out of the project.
This presentation explains the relationship between Design-Build and Lean Construction, and suggests Lean Practices you should consider to increase the value you can realize from your Design-Build Projects.
Victor R. Ortiz, President (and member of the LCI Education Committee), Ortiz Consulting Services
This is a 101 tutorial to educate attendees on the emergence of Public-Private Partnerships as an alternative project delivery model. This program will focus on both the structural & commercial differences between Design-Build and P3’s, as well as core differences that are key to understanding for all of those in the design-build community and how those differences impact design-builders. The discussion will include procurement phase vs. construction phase differences, as well as specific issues including team member interaction, 3rd party interaction, design oversight process, and QA/QC structures among others. Hear from experienced panelists comprised of Owner, Design-Builder, Developer, Designer, and (last but not least) Lawyer who all have experience in both delivery models, and in both vertical and horizontal P3 projects. The discussion is designed to be the most helpful to those who are experienced in the design-build community while looking for a higher-level understanding of the differences and implications between the design-build environment and the P3 environment.
Gain an understanding of the structural and commercial differences between Design-Build and P3.
Gain an understanding of the roles of the different players in a P3 as compared to a design-build project.
Gain an understanding of distinctions between vertical and horizontal P3 projects.
Learn how the P3 market is growing and evolving the United States.
The World Bank estimates economic losses due to natural disasters could reach $500 billion annually. The need for resilient infrastructure is critical and yet there are major barriers to advancing the widespread adoption of resilient design and engineering best practices. Dr. Flynn will present options for overcoming those barriers, talk about the billions of dollars now starting to flow into thousands of newly created Opportunity Zones throughout the nation and the role design-build teams can play in improving our infrastructure resiliency.
This presentation will address a host of ethical issues in design-build procurement, teaming, competition, marketing and project execution. This will cover actual court cases, ethics cases and the new DBIA Code of Conduct, highlighting the more common ethical traps and situations confronting owners, design professionals and contractors in today's market.
Learn to spot ethical conflicts before they arise
Evaluate options when faced with an ethical dilemma
Understand the logic behind the new DBIA Code of Conduct
Know how courts and ethics boards have ruled on ethical issues
William Quatman, Esq., FAIA, FDBIA, General Counsel & Sr. VP, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.
In 2015, the Ak-Chin Indian Community was facing challenges. A major casino renovation, initially planned by the casino operator, was in the planning stage. The Community expanded the scope but was concerned over resources to manage the work. An architect had been selected by Harrah’s and a contractor had been selected by the Community. Over a series of conversations and analyses, ownership led the two to join forces as a design-build team. Success ensued.
Effectively negotiate key terms of design-build contracts following initial engagement under a different delivery method (from both the owner and design-builder perspective).
Evaluate and define potential costs and savings associated with migrating to a design-build delivery.
Lead effective partnering sessions aimed at aligning designers and builders who are selected separately prior to converting to design-build delivery.
Describe and select enhanced services appropriate for the staffing and management capabilities of the client.
What if the contractor emphasized the significance of design, quality, and value. What if the architect recognized and supported the project’s budget management and schedule delivery? And what if the owner fully engaged the team and shared the risk of schedule and cost with the contractor? In this session, learn how to develop trust, camaraderie, and chemistry between all parties as experienced by the design-build team working at University of California Irvine.
Enable the entire design-build team to speak a common language to efficiently achieve the highest project value
Create a unified team by understanding the unique perspectives and goals of the owner, builder, and design team
Owners will gain techniques to implement clear communication and decision-making criteria for the design-build team
Establish a clear process that builds trust and understanding among owner, architect and contractor