2015 Design-Build Conference & Expo

Nov 2, 2015 ‐ Nov 4, 2015

The 2015 Design-Build Conference & Expo is the largest gathering of the year for the design-build market and the only event focused exclusively on design-build. It is the perfect opportunity to learn key aspects of design-build project delivery from experienced, knowledgeable and articulate industry experts who will highlight best practices, lessons learned, noted challenges, emerging trends and so much more.

Packages Display Packages

Includes CE evaluations

Sessions Included:

Occupancy in 26 Weeks: Lenovo's Hyper-Tracked Project (Nov 02, 2015 03:30 PM)

The Social Network of Integrative Design (Nov 02, 2015 03:30 PM)

Transparent RAT PAC - Program/Project "Risk Assessment Team" (Nov 03, 2015 10:00 AM)

The Women of Design-Build: Gaining Ground in Leadership Positions (Nov 02, 2015 03:30 PM)

Bottling Lightning: How Trust, Creativity & Collaboration Drive Innovation (Nov 03, 2015 10:00 AM)

General Session: Maximizing Success on Integrated Projects: An Owner's Guide (Nov 03, 2015 08:15 AM)

Design-Build Collaboration Makes California Hospital a Simple Success (Nov 03, 2015 10:00 AM)

International Perspectives for Alternative Delivery of Water Projects in the U.S. (Nov 03, 2015 10:00 AM)

Common Pitfalls in Solicitations: An Owner's Roadmap to Design-Build Success (Nov 03, 2015 10:00 AM)

SR 520 In-Line Transit Stations - Early Team Engagement Delivers Results (Nov 02, 2015 03:30 PM)

Design-Build Lessons Learned: The Latest in Design-Build Caselaw (Nov 02, 2015 03:30 PM)

Opening Keynote: Captain Mark Kelly, Commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Mission (Nov 02, 2015 02:00 PM)

Staying Creative Within the Box: Commending Jacksonville's New SouthBank Riverwalk (Nov 03, 2015 01:30 PM)

"Thorns & Roses: LEED Challenges & Rewards on a Historical Building" (Nov 03, 2015 01:30 PM)

Adaptive Intelligence and Integrative Thinking: Critical Design-Build Skills (Nov 03, 2015 01:30 PM)

New Oakville Hospital P3 Experience (Nov 03, 2015 01:30 PM)

Who Says You Cannot Achieve Design Excellence in Design-Build Delivery? (Nov 03, 2015 01:30 PM)

Peer Reviewers: An Integrated Member of the Team or a Necessary Annoyance? (Nov 03, 2015 03:00 PM)

Repeated Success: The Crate & Barrel Project Delivery Model (Nov 03, 2015 03:00 PM)

Denver Public Schools Downtown Campus - Winning with Budget, Schedule, and Quality (Nov 03, 2015 03:00 PM)

Using Availability Payments for Social and Transportation Infrastructure Projects (Nov 03, 2015 03:00 PM)

Young Professionals Session on Building Your Career in Design-Build (Nov 03, 2015 03:00 PM)

General Session: Generational Expert, Scott Zimmer (Nov 04, 2015 08:00 AM)

The Evolution of Nordstrom Facades via Design-Assist Collaboration (Nov 04, 2015 09:30 AM)

DBOM in Detroit for North America's Largest Biosolids Drying Facility (Nov 04, 2015 09:30 AM)

Super Ambitious & Super Performing: Design-Build at UCCS (Nov 04, 2015 09:30 AM)

Evolution of the City of Kansas City, MO: Design-Build for Our $2-$4 Million Projects (Nov 04, 2015 09:30 AM)

Closing General Session: Denver - A Great City Imagined and Realized (Nov 04, 2015 12:30 PM)

Progressive Design-Build: Examining the Structure, Procurement and Contracting Principles (Nov 04, 2015 09:30 AM)

Standard: $450.00


The Social Network of Integrative Design

Nov 2, 2015 3:30pm ‐ Nov 2, 2015 4:30pm

Identification: MD02

Credits: None available.

The presentation summarizes results of interviews and observations of over 150 project participants to determine why integrated project delivery is often ineffective. The presentation also discusses how project team membership, decision-making processes, and rules of engagement impact project team effectiveness and integrative processes. The presentation presents strategies and techniques for facilitating effective integrative design and construction processes on building projects and prepares project team leaders to create the optimal team structure at each project phase.

Learning Objectives:

  • A core team and peripherary support structure provides access to large numbers of diverse resources
  • The project structure should be diverse and inclusive, especially in early stages
  • Project leaders that facilitate interaction foster innovtion and creativity
  • Established rules of interaction expedite informed decision making, with an emphasis on owner commitment

Standard: $35.00

Occupancy in 26 Weeks: Lenovo's Hyper-Tracked Project

Nov 2, 2015 3:30pm ‐ Nov 2, 2015 4:30pm

Identification: MD03

Credits: None available.

Design build delivery coupled with a highly respectful and collaborative environment was the formula to overcome a very aggressive timeline to design and build Lenovo�s campus for their to-be acquired IBM x-86 server division. The project includes 465,000 SF of major renovations of 2 four story office buildings, in 6 very short months. This case study explains lean techniques, IPD lite, sustainable design / construction, and most importantly teamwork.

Learning Objectives:

  • How an integrated process allowed ordinary individuals to synergize and achieve extraordinary goals
  • How early engagement of the entire team resulted in achieving unrealistic design & construction timelines
  • Lean tools used to overcome the schedule challenges
  • How sustainability was maintained as a focus despite the super aggressive schedule

Standard: $35.00

SR 520 In-Line Transit Stations - Early Team Engagement Delivers Results

Nov 2, 2015 3:30pm ‐ Nov 2, 2015 4:30pm

Identification: MD04

Credits: None available.

Early in the SR 520 Eastside Transit and HOV Project, WSDOT, ECC, King County Metro, and the Design-Builders engineers teamed up to collaborate on the design of two transit stations in the middle of a 6-lane freeway. What resulted are state-of-the-art in-line transit stations that met the needs of the transit agency and fit in an extremely confined corridor. This collaboration made it possible to efficiently design this portion of the project, saving design budget.

Learning Objectives:

  • Managing Design in Design-Build - understanding the needs and expectations of each of the DB team members
  • Design Excellence Strategies and Techniques – delivering state-of-the-art transit stations as part of a large highway reconstruction project on Washington's SR 520
  • Early Engagement of the Team – The owner, the DB contractor and engineer, and transit agency collaborated early to finalize the design criteria and avoid rework and unexpected changes
  • Managing the Integrated Process in Pre and Post-Award – The DB sets that stage with a brilliant ATC. The team continues to apply lessons learned to streamline the design and construction.

Standard: $35.00

The Women of Design-Build: Gaining Ground in Leadership Positions

Nov 2, 2015 3:30pm ‐ Nov 2, 2015 4:30pm

Identification: MD05

Credits: None available.

This panel will highlight the roles of four women leaders in the Design-Build industry, each bringing a unique perspective: architect, owner, contractor and academic. The group will explore the opportunities, hurdles, and pathways to success these leaders have forged across the Design-Build spectrum, a world traditionally dominated by men. The panelists will touch upon projects, share lessons learned and their personal experiences making their way in this field.

Learning Objectives:

  • Setting the stage – understanding the levels of inequality in the design and construction industries
  • Introducing the common thread of Design-Build in these leaders lives
  • Lessons learned from each panelist of how they’ve overcome the hurdles and barriers to achieve success
  • Ideas for the future generations on staying, and succeeding, in the profession

  • Rebekah Gladson, DBIA, FAIA, AUA, President, rggroup global, inc.
  • Barbara J. Jackson, Ph.D., DBIA, Director, Real Estate & Construction Management, University of Denver
  • Barbara Wagner, P.E., DBIA, LEED AP, Senior Vice Present, Clark Construction Group, LLC
  • Patricia Rhee, DBIA, AIA, LEED AP, Ehrlich Architects
Standard: $35.00

Design-Build Lessons Learned: The Latest in Design-Build Caselaw

Nov 2, 2015 3:30pm ‐ Nov 2, 2015 4:30pm

Identification: MD06

Credits: None available.

This session will discuss the most recent federal and state cases that address conflicts on design-build projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • The ability of a designer to absolve itself from liability for design defects based upon the teaming agreement’s limitation of liability clause
  • The resolution of bid protests based on arguments that the agency failed to adequately consider proposer qualifications
  • Differing site condition claims based on ambiguities in the RFP’s geotechnical report
  • Disputes arising over differences between the RFP requirements and technical proposals, when both are made part of the contract documents

  • Michael C. Loulakis, Esq., DBIA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Capital Project Strategies, LLC
Standard: $35.00

General Session: Maximizing Success on Integrated Projects: An Owner's Guide

Nov 3, 2015 8:15am ‐ Nov 3, 2015 9:45am

Identification: TU01

Credits: None available.

The Charles Pankow Foundation and the Construction Industry Institute have recently published the result of a two-year research project entitled "Maximizing Success on Integrated Projects: An Owner's Guide." Prompted by numerous request to update the 1998 CII/Penn State study on project delivery methods, the goal of this research was to provide owners with empirical evidence and practical guidance for making project delivery decisions. Join members of the research team and advisory panel for a discussion of how to apply the most important findings from this research.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define integration in today’s project delivery systems
  • Describe the variables that maximize team integration and foster collaborative environments
  • Demonstrate the importance of selecting project delivery strategies to maximize success
  • Define the process for defining your project delivery strategy

  • Mark Konchar, Ph.D., DBIA, LEED AP, Balfour Beatty Construction
  • Bryan Franz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Florida
  • Keith R. Molenaar, Ph.D., DBIA, Professor and Associate Dean, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Greg Gidez, AIA, DBIA, LEED BD+C, Corporate Design Manager, Hensel Phelps
  • Matthew Ellis, P.E., Dept of Surg, US Army Corps of Engineers
Standard: $35.00

Transparent RAT PAC - Program/Project "Risk Assessment Team"

Nov 3, 2015 10:00am ‐ Nov 3, 2015 11:30am

Identification: TU02

Credits: None available.

The session is intended for Owners looking to actively and collaboratively manage project risks early and throughout the projects life. The presentation first addresses areas of Project Risk: - Project Elements Risks (Contract, Design, Construction, Quality) - Project Management Risks (PM Processes, Stakeholders, Change) - Executive Management Risks (Decisions, Scope Definition) The presentation then offers best practice risk management tools and recommendations on balancing and embracing bidirectional risk shifting between Owner and Design Builder.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will develop a broader perspective of what constitutes project risk.
  • Attendees will take away best practice tips for collaboratively and proactively identifying, assessing, and mitigating all project risks.
  • Attendees will explore tools to help overcome the challenges of systemic risks such as lack of decision-making structure.
  • Attendees will learn to view risk in the context of project positives and to value the benefits bidirectional risk shifting on Design Build Projects.

Standard: $35.00

Bottling Lightning: How Trust, Creativity & Collaboration Drive Innovation

Nov 3, 2015 10:00am ‐ Nov 3, 2015 11:30am

Identification: TU03

Credits: None available.

Completed in December of 2014, the GSA Building 7 structural renovation project was a complex renovation and upgrade performed on an occupied building without interruption to or relocation of the building tenants. This project was delivered on schedule and 42% under budget due to the outside the box innovation and collaboration of the Design-Build and Owner team. Join the Owner/Contractor/Architect as they discuss how a culture of trust, creativity and collaboration enabled outstanding success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Design-Build “Done Right” starts with selecting the right team.
  • Trust is essential to success.
  • Design-Build “Done Right” creates a culture in which winning strategies can thrive.
  • Project success is built one step at time. Every commitment and every completion counts.

Tags: Innovation
Standard: $35.00

Design-Build Collaboration Makes California Hospital a Simple Success

Nov 3, 2015 10:00am ‐ Nov 3, 2015 11:30am

Identification: TU04

Credits: None available.

Early integration of critical team members leads to truly simplistic collaboration. When the entire team uses early pull planning and good design phase management techniques, the project is poised for success during construction. The construction phase will require less coordination, less submittals and will proceed more smoothly with less unanticipated costs. Hear how a California hospital Design Build team used DBIA best practices to achieve the Owners vision with higher quality and less risk.

Learning Objectives:

  • "Less is More” team approach meant more time spent on moving things forward in an efficient project structure, fits well within DBIA “best practice” concepts.
  • Co-Location of Contractor and Design Team streamlined the design process and optimized the design solution.
  • Early Involvement of design build subcontractors and structuring of their D-B, D-A and Bid subcontracts led to critically important D-B Subcontractor involvement in the Design, Coordination, Documentation of the final design.
  • The use of All Hands Team Meetings and Pull Planning and Scheduling sessions enhanced design outcomes as well as provided the conduit to proactively manage Project Issues to facilitate Owner /User Review Decisions and Approvals.

Standard: $35.00

International Perspectives for Alternative Delivery of Water Projects in the U.S.

Nov 3, 2015 10:00am ‐ Nov 3, 2015 11:30am

Identification: TU05

Credits: None available.

This panel will feature Elizabeth Cousins (attorney from Nossaman LLP), Shivaji Deskmusch (Assistant General Manager from West Basin) and Brian Nicholas (Business Development Manager, Acciona Agua) who have a wealth of experience working on water deals. The discussion will consider the state of the water market in the US and use lessons learned from projects in the US, Australia and internationally worked on by the panel members.

Learning Objectives:

  • Update on state of market for alternative delivery of water projects in the US
  • Insights into current delivery trends and issues in the water market in the US, Australia and internationally;
  • Lessons learned and best practices from the Australian and international experience relevant to further developing and enhancing the US water market in alternative delivery
  • Outlook for market for alternative delivery of water projects in the US and how to grow the market

Standard: $35.00