2016 Design-Build Conference & Expo

Nov 2, 2016 ‐ Nov 4, 2016

The Design-Build Conference & Expo, which will be held at Caesars Palace Las Vegas from November 2-4, 2016, attracts over 2,000 industry professionals spanning the entire A/E/C community, including owners both new to and experienced in design-build project delivery. The conference is the only industry event that provides a platform for experienced, knowledgeable, and well-spoken industry experts to highlight key aspects of design-build project delivery including best practices, lessons learned, noted challenges, and/or emerging trends.

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Includes CE Evaluations

Sessions Included:

Closing General Session: Unleash Your Potential with Molly Fletcher, Former Sports Agent (Nov 04, 2016 12:30 PM)

General Session: Industry Leaders Discuss State of the Union (Nov 04, 2016 08:00 AM)

How Fast is Too Fast? (Nov 04, 2016 09:45 AM)

Improving Performance Requirements for RFPs Using LEAN Process Mapping - Owner's Perspective (Nov 04, 2016 09:45 AM)

We Worked it Out! Use Collaborative Processes and Technology Successfully (Nov 04, 2016 09:45 AM)

Standard Form of Contract for Progressive Design-Build (Nov 04, 2016 09:45 AM)

Design-Build: Educational Market Teamwork from Concept through the First Day of Classes (Nov 03, 2016 01:30 PM)

I Can't Get No (Dis)satisfaction! - Addressing Owner's Qualms About Design (Nov 03, 2016 01:30 PM)

Managing Design for Left Hand Water District's Dodd WTP Upgrade (Nov 03, 2016 01:30 PM)

Using a Digital Delivery Platform to Enhance the Design-Build Process (Nov 03, 2016 01:30 PM)

Progressive Design-Build Primer: What it is and What it Can Achieve (Nov 03, 2016 01:30 PM)

City of Winnipeg's North End Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade (Nov 03, 2016 03:00 PM)

Design Excellence in Collaborative Design-Build (Nov 03, 2016 03:00 PM)

Design-Build for a Smaller School Project: Case Study & Lessons Learned (Nov 03, 2016 03:00 PM)

Leading Ladies: How to Accelerate Design-Build Leadership Traits Within Your Organization (Nov 03, 2016 03:00 PM)

Pushing Net-Zero-Energy-Ready Design and Construction for a Military Barracks (Nov 03, 2016 03:00 PM)

General Session: Reading the Tea Leaves - Adjust, Adapt, Act (Nov 03, 2016 08:00 AM)

Challenge Driven Design-Build: Delivering Results Beyond Expectations (Nov 03, 2016 09:45 AM)

Design-Build Done Best: How Collaborative Partnering Helps Design-Build Become Extraordinary (Nov 03, 2016 09:45 AM)

Innovative Tools to Win and Deliver a Design-Build Project (Nov 03, 2016 09:45 AM)

Which Standard Form Design-Build Contract is Right for You and Your Project? (Nov 03, 2016 09:45 AM)

Driving Value in a P3 Procurement: Perspectives from Design-Build (Nov 03, 2016 09:45 AM)

Opening Keynote: "Game Plan for Success" with Joe Theismann, World Champion Quarterback, Broadcaster and Entrepreneur (Nov 02, 2016 02:00 PM)

Avoiding Crisis: How Design-Build Principles Saved a Complex Urban Cancer Center Project (Nov 02, 2016 03:30 PM)

BIM Advancements: Demonstrating BIM Success Factors Across the Project Lifecycle (Nov 02, 2016 03:30 PM)

Design-Build for the Small Federal-Aid Highway Project (Nov 02, 2016 03:30 PM)

The Role of the Owner's Rep / Advisor in Design-Build (Nov 02, 2016 03:30 PM)

New Standard Form of RFQ and RFP: Rollout and Review (Nov 02, 2016 03:30 PM)

Standard: $450.00


Avoiding Crisis: How Design-Build Principles Saved a Complex Urban Cancer Center Project

Nov 2, 2016 3:30pm ‐ Nov 2, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: WE01

Credits: None available.

Where do you turn when your project is suddenly threatened by unexpected costs and funding constraints? Shelve it? Or quickly pull together your DB team to develop and implement out-of-the-box solutions. See how the University of Arizona enlisted the expert skill, collaboration and leadership of the Contractor, Architect, and City of Phoenix to rescue their downtown UA Cancer Center project - cutting costs without sacrificing quality.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how a complex institutional project in a challenging urban environment was revived by the swift, collaborative actions of a focused design-build team.
  • Hear first-hand accounts of how serious project development and funding challenges were overcome through the decisive, trust-based actions of key team members.
  • Hear thoughts from various team member perspectives on how major institutional projects can be assembled and executed in today’s volatile political and economic environment.
  • Obtain insight into how design-build can be a catalyst for high performance projects with complex, multi-faceted stakeholder teams.

  • Mitra Memari, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, ZGF Architects LLP
  • Bob Smith, AIA, Vice President for University Planning, Design and Operations, The University of Arizona
  • Blake Christian, Project Manager, Hensel Phelps
Standard: $35.00

BIM Advancements: Demonstrating BIM Success Factors Across the Project Lifecycle

Nov 2, 2016 3:30pm ‐ Nov 2, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: WE02

Credits: None available.

This session will present the findings of the Advancing BIM SmartMarket Brief series, published by Dodge Data & Analytics, in a dialogue with a design-build practitioner and his specific BIM experiences. The goal of the session is to demonstrate the benefits of using BIM across a project lifecycle and the unique advantages that BIM use provides to design-build practitioners.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will learn about the specific, measurable benefits reported from the use of BIM across the project lifecycle.
  • Attendees will learn about the factors reported by designers and contractors that increase the value they gain from using BIM, and gain insight on how those factors specifically apply to design-build practitioners.
  • Attendees will learn about under-utilized aspects of construction modeling that they can apply to their projects.
  • Attendees will be able to interact with their peers and with the speakers in order to explore the specific advantages and challenges they have experienced in the use of BIM as design-build practitioners.

  • Donna Laquidara-Carr, Ph.D., LEED AP, Industry Insights Research Director, Dodge Data & Analytics
  • Greg Gidez, AIA, DBIA, LEED BD+C, Corporate Design Manager, Hensel Phelps
Standard: $35.00

Design-Build for the Small Federal-Aid Highway Project

Nov 2, 2016 3:30pm ‐ Nov 2, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: WE03

Credits: None available.

This presentation discusses a small federal-aid highway project in Missouri ($2.6 million) that used the design-build delivery method. The purpose is to discuss the impact of federal-aid procedures on a small project, and how the project team has been able to successfully navigate the federal-aid requirements.

Learning Objectives:

  • That Design-Build teams can successfully negotiate the federal-aid paperwork trail
  • That Design-Build is an approraite delivery method for small projects
  • That unknowns in project timelines can be dealt with successfully
  • That small federal-aid projects are especially good projects to take advantage of the strong teaming inherent in a Design-Build project

Standard: $35.00

The Role of the Owner's Rep / Advisor in Design-Build

Nov 2, 2016 3:30pm ‐ Nov 2, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: WE04

Credits: None available.

The role of an Owner's Representative has developed over the years as the complexities of contractual obligations have led Owners to seek advice during design and construction. In the last few decades this role has been filled with the development of the CM or PM role, as well as by design professionals. Recently DBIA formed a task force to clarify the role of the Owner Representative in the Design-Build Done Righ model, including expectations and best practices. In this session you'll hear from members of the DBIA National Board representing multiple sectors including Federal , Transportation and Water/Wastewater. They will provide their insights on the issue, as well as seek input from attendees. All information obtained in this session will be considered in the development of this important resource.

Learning Objectives:

  • What support does an Owner truly need under a design-build contractual model?
  • What are/should be the qualifications to provide Owner Representative services?
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of the Owner’s Representative?
  • How does an Owner’s Representative successfully integrate as part of the project team?

Standard: $35.00

New Standard Form of RFQ and RFP: Rollout and Review

Nov 2, 2016 3:30pm ‐ Nov 2, 2016 4:30pm

Identification: WE05

Credits: None available.

One of the most important ways owners manage the risk of achieving success in a project is selecting a design-builder who is best suited to perform the work. To determine the best suited design-builder, owners must design a procurement process that is focused on finding the right team for the project. DBIA's new standard form of RFQ/RFP and the accompanying Guide will assist owners with understanding the issues owners should consider and decisions owners need to make to create a procurement process that is most likely to lead to a successful project. Under the leadership of Robynne Parkinson, JD, DBIA, DBIA has been diligently working on these frequently requested documents to be released and reviewed for the first time at this year's conference.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the provisions of the new Form Design-Build RFQ/RFP and the accompanying Guide.
  • Learn DBIA best practices in procurement and how DBIA has incorporated these best practices into its form RFQ/RFP to promote “Design-Build Done Right.”
  • Discover how to craft a procurement that will dramatically reduce risk on the project.
  • Get advice on how to draft and evaluate winning responses from the person who created the documents.

Standard: $35.00

General Session: Reading the Tea Leaves - Adjust, Adapt, Act

Nov 3, 2016 8:00am ‐ Nov 3, 2016 9:30am

Identification: TH01

Credits: None available.

Market trends tend to come as surprises but they do not have to be. In this session, we will peek into the future to see what the next two to five years hold for the industry and its key organizations. We will look at the macro drivers influencing the market and what industry - both practitioners and owner organizations - can do to get ready for impending market changes. Why react when you can step back and find the right path forward based on market conditions?

Learning Objectives:

  • Investigate the current and emerging construction trends and forecasts for key markets
  • Discover what the future holds—growth or decline—by market segment
  • See how the emerging talent market is changing how the industry does business
  • Get a jump start on your competition by knowing the geographic regions projecting the best long- term growth

Standard: $35.00

Challenge Driven Design-Build: Delivering Results Beyond Expectations

Nov 3, 2016 9:45am ‐ Nov 3, 2016 11:15am

Identification: TH02

Credits: None available.

One of the most unique aspects of the Design-Build process is that it allows integrated teams of discipline experts to engage with their clients early on. A client who chooses to take a pro-active stance to address their project challenges and needs by inviting highly qualified DB teams to help them sort through their challenges, opportunities, risks, and solutions early, has a much better chance at achieving optimized solutions that serve their overall business objectives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will learn how capital projects are being recognized as a greater part of a client's overall business strategy.
  • Attendees will learn about the serious capital project challenges being faced by businesses and organizations large and small.
  • Attendees will learn how to expand from being a project-driven service provider to becoming a challenge-driven business partner with their clients.
  • Attendees will learn specific pro-active strategies and tactics to re-position their companies and teams to better assist clients to meet their business objectives and achieve their goals.

  • Barbara J. Jackson, Ph.D., DBIA, Director, Real Estate & Construction Management, University of Denver
Standard: $35.00

Design-Build Done Best: How Collaborative Partnering Helps Design-Build Become Extraordinary

Nov 3, 2016 9:45am ‐ Nov 3, 2016 11:15am

Identification: TH03

Credits: None available.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has become recognized as a national leader in Design-Build delivery due, in a large part, to its highly collaborative environment. In order to routinely achieve outstanding results, SFO has implemented structured Collaborative Partnering processes both within the organization (with tenants and stakeholders) and externally with the Design-Build teams who deliver projects. In this presentation we will share the research-driven process that is helping SFO reach extraordinary results.

Learning Objectives:

  • How Structured Collaborative Partnering enhances Design-Build delivery for SFO
  • Examples of how the partnering process improves pre-award and post award project team behavior
  • How Strategic Partnering can enable an organization to optimize project delivery
  • Emerging Research on how to measure collaborative teams and ideas for how you can implement it on your projects

  • Geoffrey Neumayr, SE, PE, Chief Development Officer, San Francisco International Airport
  • Sue Dyer, MBA, MIPI, MDRF, President, OrgMetrics LLC
  • Robert Reaugh, MDR, IPI, Vice President, Partnering Facilitator, Orgmetrics, LLC
Standard: $35.00

Innovative Tools to Win and Deliver a Design-Build Project

Nov 3, 2016 9:45am ‐ Nov 3, 2016 11:15am

Identification: TH04

Credits: None available.

This award-winning Design-Build Team comprised of L.A. County, Pankow and HKS employed innovative and collaborative tools and methods to successfully win and deliver the Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center Build-to-Suit on time and under budget. The Owner, Project Executive and Designer will discuss strategies for Owners during RFP preparation, design management tools for the Builder to lead a more efficient team, and insights Designers can employ to build consensus and provide design value during presentations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Innovative Tool: How to successfully utilize a Criteria Matrix Tool on your next design-build project
  • Owners: What constitutes a winning RFP? a) Quantity of Scoping Documents; b) Use the “Good, Better, Best” rating system of needs; c) What is the “best” length of time for an RFP response; d) Use of multi-colored text (black, blue, red ink) in narrative to communicate hierarchy of needs.
  • Designers: Design strategies with the power to win. a) How designers can utilize pre-award sessions effectively; b) Design to the “win strategy”; c) Designing without access to the users; d) An Integrated Design process saves time and creates value.
  • Builders: Construction processes to ensure success. a) Implemented a lessons learned/check-adjust system only half-way through the project to improve project turnover and closeout efficiency; b) Finish Strong

  • Jacob Williams, Assistant Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
  • Peter Loeb, DBIA, Project Executive, Pankow Builders
  • Ted Shepard, Professional Engineer, Project Manager, Jacobs
  • Thom Greving, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Assoc, Design Director, Associate Principal & Senior Vice President, HKS, Inc.
Standard: $35.00

Which Standard Form Design-Build Contract is Right for You and Your Project?

Nov 3, 2016 9:45am ‐ Nov 3, 2016 11:15am

Identification: TH05

Credits: None available.

This presentation will highlight the benefits and risks associated with the industry standard form design-build contracts published by DBIA, ConsensusDocs, AIA and EJCDC. The discussion for owners, design-builders and designers will address philosophical approaches and such issues as when the design-builder enters the picture, bridging, program and design development, and when price is set. The presentation would also address how to apply best practice concepts in the standard forms and lessons learned to manuscripted contracts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will better understand the philosophical differences among the different industry standard form design-build agreements.
  • Attendees will be better able to identify the challenges and benefits inherent in each industry group’s standard forms.
  • Attendees will be better positioned to select the design-build standard form that best suits the needs of their particular project.
  • Attendees will be able to apply design-build best practices found in the standard industry forms to non-standard form contracts.

Standard: $35.00