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.


Sessions

Driving Value in a P3 Procurement: Perspectives from Design-Build

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

Identification: TH06

Credits: None available.

This panel session will focus on the more technical elements of P3s with its embedded design-build process. Innovation, life-cycle benefits, and other related topics will be discussed. Panelists include representatives of developers, local and/or regional contractors, engineers and architects, and includes transportation, water, and social infrastructure projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • The value of lifecycle considerations in P3 projects
  • The similarities – and differences - in the application of design-build in P3s versus in more traditional procurements
  • The long-term contract structure of these projects and how the technical elements drive key contract requirements
  • The similarities – and differences – in the how P3s apply across the different asset classes

Speaker(s):
Tags: PPP
Standard: $35.00

Design-Build: Educational Market Teamwork from Concept through the First Day of Classes

Nov 3, 2016 1:30pm ‐ Nov 3, 2016 2:45pm

Identification: TH07

Credits: None available.

This presentation will focus on the post-contract process of a design-build project for a new elementary school campus on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Because teaming, collaboration and an integrated design and construction process were so important to this project's success this presentation will capture the point of view of the Owner, Lead Architect, Design-Build Contractor, and Criteria Architect all to be moderated by the project's Partnering Facilitator.

Learning Objectives:

  • The Importance of Teaming with your Owner/Client
  • How to Set Expectations, Over-Communicate and Execute
  • Collaboration and Full Engagement lead to Success
  • Managing the Integrated Process: Design is Iterative and Construction is Linear

Speaker(s):
  • Craig H. Unger, FDBIA, Principal, Unger Security Solutions LLC
  • Damon Gray, Design Build Project Manager, Kiewit Building Group Inc.
  • Glenn Yokotake, Partner, Chief Operating Officer, KYA Design Group
  • Gaylyn Nakatsuka, RA, Architect, Facilities Development Branch, State of Hawaii, DOE
  • Steven D. Wong, AIA, DBIA, Senior Vice President - Architectural Division, Mitsunaga & Associates, Inc.
Standard: $35.00

I Can't Get No (Dis)satisfaction! - Addressing Owner's Qualms About Design

Nov 3, 2016 1:30pm ‐ Nov 3, 2016 2:45pm

Identification: TH08

Credits: None available.

From an owner representative perspective, this presentation intends to share strategy and tools to ensure the desired project quality is successfully achieved on Criteria Based Design-Build Projects. The presentation will refer to actual project examples in all of their stages: Pre-Design/Procurement, RFP/Award, Design and Construction and Commissioning/ Close-Out. The presentation will also share lessons learned along with various methods of accomplishing quality assurance through the collaborative risk management process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Strategies and Tools to communicate Project Quality in RFP and throughout
  • Lessons Learned that inform future RFP documentation on quality
  • Addressing Quality through Collaborative Risk Management
  • Creating means to achieve and exceed desired quality within project constraints (budget, schedule, resources...)

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

Managing Design for Left Hand Water District's Dodd WTP Upgrade

Nov 3, 2016 1:30pm ‐ Nov 3, 2016 2:45pm

Identification: TH09

Credits: None available.

Left Hand Water District's Dodd WTP Upgrade project included a very firm completion date that required an aggressive delivery schedule. Completing the design quickly and accurately while developing consensus among team demanded a commitment from all parties. A coordinated approach to regulatory approval at the County, State, and Federal Level was paramount to project's success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identifying, Prioritizing, and Scheduling the Key Decisions – selecting a treatment process
  • Gaining Consensus – commitment to providing the information necessary for the entire team to make decisions together
  • Getting Regulatory Approval – understanding regulators concerns and convincing them to allow construction start prior to design completion
  • Lessons Learned – examples of successes and failures and how others can improve.

Speaker(s):
  • Jason Schaefer, PE, Water Department Manager, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.
  • Wayne O'Brien, AWWA, NUCA, COO, Garney Construction
  • Anthony Beeson, PE, Associate Engineer, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.
  • Christopher Smith, PE, General Manager, Left Hand Water District
Standard: $35.00

Progressive Design-Build Primer: What it is and What it Can Achieve

Nov 3, 2016 1:30pm ‐ Nov 3, 2016 2:45pm

Identification: TH10

Credits: None available.

An ever-increasing number of public owners have delivered their projects through a Progressive Design-Build (PDB) process. This session will explore not only how savvy owners make their decisions about selecting PDB, but also will review the unique procurement, commercial and contracting issues with the process. This session will explore how PDB can be applied to projects of various sizes and sectors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why owners would choose PDB over other types of delivery choices.
  • Explore the basics of a PDB procurement.
  • Learn about some of the challenges in executing a PDB project.
  • Provide examples and lessons learned of PDB at the small and large project level.

Speaker(s):
  • Michael C. Loulakis, Esq., FDBIA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Capital Project Strategies, LLC
  • Peter M. Kinsley, DBIA, Group President - Government & Public Services, Haskell
  • Darrin Sweeney, Facilities Supervisor, City of Richland Parks & Public Facilities
Standard: $35.00

City of Winnipeg's North End Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade

Nov 3, 2016 3:00pm ‐ Nov 3, 2016 4:15pm

Identification: TH12

Credits: None available.

The City of Winnipeg is undertaking the major upgrading of its North End Sewage Treatment Plant. The $795 Million CDN (~$600 M USD) project is using design-build as the main project delivery method, a strategic partnership (Winnipeg Sewage Treatment Program) with Veolia, numerous business cases for decision making, and significant staff preparations to ensure a successful execution.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an example of a long term partnering framework.
  • Provide a roadmap for participants to reference on their major design-build projects.
  • Examples and lessons learned of comprehensive evaluation process.
  • How to prepare your internal stakeholders and staff for a first-time design-build project.

Speaker(s):
  • Jackie G. Veilleux, B.Sc., P.Eng., City of Winnipeg
  • Geoffrey Patton, B.Sc., P.Eng., Manager of Engineering Services, City of Winnipeg, Department of Water and Waste
  • Robert Cuthbertson-Black, M.Sc., P.Eng., Project Leader, NEWPCC, City of Winnipeg, Department of Water and Waste
  • Remi Adedapo, P.Eng., PMP, M.A.Sc., Senior Project Engineer, City of Winnipeg
  • Robert Brown, MBA, PMP, PgMP, Veolia, Program Lead, City of Winnipeg, Department of Water and Waste
Standard: $35.00

Design Excellence in Collaborative Design-Build

Nov 3, 2016 3:00pm ‐ Nov 3, 2016 4:15pm

Identification: TH13

Credits: None available.

Design-build delivery carries with it a team-wide responsibility to gain a full understanding of the owner's intentions and the factors that will drive value. This panel of experts will review how important clearly defined owner goals and objectives are, how design excellence impacts community development and why team members should be mindful of the lasting impact they have on the built and natural environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Design-Build delivery carries with it a team-wide responsibility to understand the Owner’s intention and the factors that will drive value into the process and its outcome.
  • The four key strategies for design excellence in design-build include collaborative culture, early engagement and continual review, ensuring long-term value and community development.
  • Well written functional scope and performance requirements are at the heart of effective design-build project delivery.
  • Successful design-build is not predicated on traditional project management skills that protect each party’s rights. Instead, the design-build team morph these traditional skillsets into tools used to achieve an innovative common ground.

Speaker(s):
  • David Umstot, PE, President, Umstot Project and Facilities Solutions, LLC
  • David Hunt, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Sr. Vice President, gkkworks
  • Jacob Williams, Assistant Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
  • Malachi Bray, Director of Marketing, gkkworks
Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

Design-Build for a Smaller School Project: Case Study & Lessons Learned

Nov 3, 2016 3:00pm ‐ Nov 3, 2016 4:15pm

Identification: TH14

Credits: None available.

Trinity Basin Preparatory, Inc. used a two-step RFQ/RFP process on a very short timeline to select the team for their classroom addition to the Trinity Basin Prep Charter School completed at around $4 Million. This presentation will discuss how the owners structured and scored the RFQ competition to pick the short list; how the owners assembled the information in the RFP and how the short-listed teams responded to it. In addition, attendees will learn about the design process and how it was similar and different from the process on larger projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • How small projects differ (and don't differ) from large projects in the Design Build environment
  • How the Design-Build environment allows for large variations and owner driven scope changes
  • How outside agencies and financial institutions can impact decision making and project outcome
  • How changes in projects, regardless of size, impact cost, schedule and bring surprises

Speaker(s):
  • Jodi Rebarchek, Principal, Fort Worth Pafford Campus, Trinity Basin Preparatory, Inc.
  • David L. Bloxom, DBIA, President, Speed Fab-Crete Corporation
  • Randy C. Landers, DBIA, PMP, Director of Business Development, Speed Fab-Crete Corporation
  • Alan Hucaby, AIA, Architect, Callahan & Freeman Architects
Tags: Case Studies
Standard: $35.00

Leading Ladies: How to Accelerate Design-Build Leadership Traits Within Your Organization

Nov 3, 2016 3:00pm ‐ Nov 3, 2016 4:15pm

Identification: TH15

Credits: None available.

DBIA Founders, Pankow Builders and D-B Leader Southland Industries share 100+ years of success as Design-Build practitioners. Beyond technical expertise, these companies focus on building and sustaining highly functional teams by accelerating the development of highly functional individuals. Talent Development leaders will share a framework and models to accelerate Design-Build leadership traits within your organization. Leading Ladies in Operations will share how this focus on leadership impacts the success of their projects, careers, and lives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Move beyond technical expertise, and learn the traits of successful design-build professionals
  • Talent Development leaders will share a framework and models for how to accelerate Design-Build leadership traits within your organization.
  • Leading Ladies in Operations will share how this focus on leadership impacts the success of their projects, careers, and lives.
  • Participate in a peer-to-peer coaching conversation so that you can bring this to your team/organization.

Speaker(s):
  • Kristina Owyoung Vinson, Certified Integral Coach, Director of Culture and Communications, Pankow Builders
  • Emily Nochez, Project Executive, Pankow Builders
  • Michelle Peters, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director, Organization & Talent Development, Southland Industries
  • Jessica Baker, P.E., DBIA, CEM, Sr. Design Engineer, Southland Industries
  • Sarah Zdarko, Corporate Senior Lean Manager, Pankow Builders
  • Lindsey Gray, LEED Accredited Professional, Project Manager, Pankow Builders
Standard: $35.00

Pushing Net-Zero-Energy-Ready Design and Construction for a Military Barracks

Nov 3, 2016 3:00pm ‐ Nov 3, 2016 4:15pm

Identification: TH16

Credits: None available.

The team of M.A. Mortenson, HDR, and The RMH Group completed a $94.9-million, net-zero-energy-ready barracks complex at Fort Carson, Colorado, to house nearly 1,000 soldiers under a design-build procurement that created one of the most remarkable military barracks complexes ever built. The complex has set the standard for world-class energy efficiency, functionality, and comfort for military personnel to help achieve the future goal of making Fort Carson, Colorado, a net-zero energy military complex.

Learning Objectives:

  • Creating a sense of community and a great place to live for military personnel
  • Achieving a net-zero-energy-ready military barracks through the design-build process
  • Ability to meet aggressive energy goals through innovation and early decision-making
  • Enhancing construction speed and quality thorough load-bearing precast sandwich panel walls and prefabricated bathroom units

Speaker(s):
  • William O. Green, P.E., FDBIA, LEED AP, President, The RMH Group, Inc.
  • JJ Tang, AIA, LEED AP, Design Principal, Federal Programs, HDR, Inc.
  • Clay Benson, DBIA, LEED AP, General Manager, Corporate Market, Mortenson Construction
  • John M. Offen, P.E., PHIUS, Resident Engineer, USAFA Resident Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Standard: $35.00
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