2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo

Nov 8, 2017 ‐ Nov 10, 2017


DBIA’s annual Design-Build Conference & Expo grows each year as an increasing number of the nation’s owners and design-builders declare this is their #1 design-build event. Nowhere else can owners and design-builders across the nation, sectors and professions come together for a jam-packed three days of workshops, panel discussions and keynotes by industry leaders focused like a laser on addressing the real-world challenges America’s design-build teams and owners face across all sectors.

Packages Display Packages

Includes CE evaluations

Sessions Included:

Best Practices for the Agency Construction Manager in a Design-Build Environment (in Partnership with CMAA) (Nov 10, 2017 08:00 AM)

The Genesis of Design-Build Work on a University Campus (Nov 10, 2017 08:00 AM)

Why Leadership Matters in Successful Design-Build (Nov 10, 2017 08:00 AM)

Using Virtual Reality as a Key “Player” on Your Design-Build Team (Nov 10, 2017 08:00 AM)

Recent Developments in Design-Build Case Law: Lessons Learned (Nov 10, 2017 09:30 AM)

Large Professional-Liability Claims on Design-Build Projects (Nov 10, 2017 09:30 AM)

The Joy of (Architectural and Engineering) Design Excellence (Nov 10, 2017 09:30 AM)

How the SBA’s “All Small” Program Impacts Design-Build Project Delivery Teaming (Nov 10, 2017 09:30 AM)

Closing General Session: The Future of America’s Infrastructure (Nov 10, 2017 12:30 PM)

General Session: Brent Darnell on Leadership Skills for High-Performance Teams (Nov 09, 2017 08:00 AM)

The Use of Lean Principles in Design-Build (in Partnership with LCI) (Nov 09, 2017 09:45 AM)

Maximizing Collaboration & Value Utilizing Progressive Design-Build (Nov 09, 2017 09:45 AM)

A Delivery Method Value Comparison at Colorado State University (Nov 09, 2017 09:45 AM)

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Integrated Project Team Approach for Successful Design-Build (Nov 09, 2017 09:45 AM)

Design-Build in the International Market Place (Nov 09, 2017 09:45 AM)

Best Practices Provide Structure for Remarkable Accomplishment: CDCR’s Mule Creek Infill Complex (Nov 09, 2017 01:30 PM)

Collaborative Partnering - The Fuel for Successful Progressive-Design-Build (Nov 09, 2017 01:30 PM)

Design-Build in New York State: The Javits Center Expansion Project (Nov 09, 2017 01:30 PM)

Managing Design within a Design-Build Team (Nov 09, 2017 01:30 PM)

EPC - An Evolution of Design-Build in the Industrial Marketplace (Nov 09, 2017 01:30 PM)

The Ten Most Important Legal Issues in Design/Build Agreements (Nov 09, 2017 03:00 PM)

Building the Case for Collaborative (aka Progressive) Design-Build (Nov 09, 2017 03:00 PM)

Successfully Managing Parallel Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build Project Teams - AstraZeneca (Nov 09, 2017 03:00 PM)

Leadership Development for Young Professionals and Those Who Manage Them (Nov 09, 2017 03:00 PM)

Understanding the Difference in Risk Profiles between DB and P3 Projects (Nov 09, 2017 03:00 PM)

DelDOT’s Design-Build Diverging Diamond Interchange (Nov 08, 2017 03:30 PM)

Design-Build Done Right™ Principles: How They Tie to Progressive Design-Build (Nov 08, 2017 03:30 PM)

How an Owner with Lean Organization Managed to Pioneer Innovative Design-Build Solutions (Nov 08, 2017 03:30 PM)

High Design Meets Fast Turn-Around: Lessons Learned on a Small Design-Build Project (Nov 08, 2017 03:30 PM)

A Tale of Two States - How Design-Build Spurs an Infrastructure Renaissance in New York and New Jersey (Nov 08, 2017 03:30 PM)

Owner's Forum (Nov 08, 2017 09:00 AM)

Opening Keynote (Nov 08, 2017 02:00 PM)

Standard: $450.00

Sessions

DelDOT’s Design-Build Diverging Diamond Interchange

Nov 8, 2017 3:30pm ‐ Nov 8, 2017 4:30pm

Identification: WE01

Credits: None available.

The session will highlight various phases of the DDI project, from RFQ/RFP requirements and considerations to post award and construction. We will highlight various processes DelDOT took to get the project completed as well as some restrictions/potential hurdles that we had to consider and/or overcome to make this a success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Project Development Considerations in the RFQ and RFP
  • Post Award Emphasis Factors
  • Construction Issues and Resolutions
  • Overall Project lessons Learned

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

Design-Build Done Right™ Principles: How They Tie to Progressive Design-Build

Nov 8, 2017 3:30pm ‐ Nov 8, 2017 4:30pm

Identification: WE02

Credits: None available.

The growth in popularity of design-build is undoubtedly due to the ample empirical data to support design-build as more cost-effective, faster, and producing great owner satisfaction than design-bid-build and CM-at-risk. With 25 states now having full authority for design-build, and 17 more with widespread authority, Design-Build Done Right™ has produced an abundance of real life examples of stellar project successes. With so much success, why the emergence of Progressive Design-Build, and how do the two relate?

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how Design-Build Done Right™ principles relate to Progressive Design-Build.
  • Hear a point-counterpoint on the benefits of Fixed Price (or Lump Sum) Design-Build done according to best practices, as compared to the benefits of Progressive Design-Build.
  • Understand why both methods can achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Discuss what owners need to consider when deciding which design-build approach is right for their project.

Speaker(s):
  • Michael C. Loulakis, Esq., DBIA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Capital Project Strategies, LLC
  • Craig Unger, DBIA, President (and member of the DBIA Education Committee), Unger Security Solutions, LLC
Standard: $35.00

How an Owner with Lean Organization Managed to Pioneer Innovative Design-Build Solutions

Nov 8, 2017 3:30pm ‐ Nov 8, 2017 4:30pm

Identification: WE03

Credits: None available.

Before July 2009, DC Water had exclusively used the design-bid-build project delivery method for its capital projects. To implement its $2.7 billion Long Term Control Plan (LTCP), also known as DC Clean Rivers, DC Water made changes to its procurement methods to allow alternative project delivery, adopted a lean owner organization to manage the program implementation, introduced early contractor involvement to manage risk and pioneered innovative financing methods, all with successful results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the process fallowed to allow for alternative delivery methods
  • Discuss the different organization format considered to implement the program
  • Explain how elements of technical proposal and collaboration meetings that reduce risk and increase value are incorporated in the contract documents
  • Explain the innovative finanacing methods pioneered by DC Water to help finance a portion of Clean rivers and preserve intergeneration fairness

Speaker(s):
  • Moussa Wone, Ph.D., P.E., DBIA, Manager Design, CSO (LTCP), DC Water and Sewer Authority
Tags: Owners
Standard: $35.00

High Design Meets Fast Turn-Around: Lessons Learned on a Small Design-Build Project

Nov 8, 2017 3:30pm ‐ Nov 8, 2017 4:30pm

Identification: WE04

Credits: None available.

This session is a case study extracting lessons learned from a successful small project that started as a design competition and was delivered turnkey. The success of the project hinged on balancing high design expectations with an exceptionally fast turn-around, blurring traditional boundaries between design and fabrication.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare how a design-build delivery method rooted in a design-based competition differs from more traditional design-build projects.
  • Identify specific contractual strategies that balance prior (competition-based) design commitments with the need to accommodate schedule and budget.
  • Identify ways in which project priorities varied between team members and evaluate communication and management strategies aimed at bridging differences.
  • Differentiate between 3-D modeling technologies with regard to their capacity to cross from design to fabrication.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

A Tale of Two States - How Design-Build Spurs an Infrastructure Renaissance in New York and New Jersey

Nov 8, 2017 3:30pm ‐ Nov 8, 2017 4:30pm

Identification: WE05

Credits: None available.

The groundswell of popular support for increased infrastructure investment is certainly a national phenomenon; however, in New York and New Jersey, owners have taken their limited design-build authority and made it the centerpiece of an impressive infrastructure renaissance. The list of project successes is long and already having a real impact on communities in both states. From the Tappan Zee, Kosciuszko and Goethals Bridges to JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports, New Jersey and New York owners are maximizing their infrastructure investments using design-build in an environment slow to welcome alternative delivery methods.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how New York and New Jersey design-build legislation has evolved over the years and how agencies have navigated evolving yet still limited authorities.
  • Examine how successful design-build projects can be leveraged to improve and expand future authority, even in challenging legislative environments.
  • Delve into the challenges and lessons learned on some of the nation’s largest and most high profile infrastructure projects.
  • Discuss how design-build best practices have encouraged innovation, improved outcomes and delivered impressive time and budget savings.

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • David Thurm, Executive Vice President, Lehrer, LLC
  • Jamey Barbas, P.E., Project Director, New Tappan Zee Bridge (NY)
  • Catherine Cronin, Program Director, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Timothy Pullen, Manager, Alternative Project Delivery, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Ali Chaudhry, Office of the Governor
Standard: $35.00

General Session: Brent Darnell on Leadership Skills for High-Performance Teams

Nov 9, 2017 8:00am ‐ Nov 9, 2017 9:30am

Identification: TH01

Credits: None available.

We’ve all heard the phrase “high performing team,” but what does it really mean and how do you achieve it? How is leadership in the context of design-build different and how can effective leadership take design-build to the next level of performance? This session will answer these important questions and more.

Learning Objectives:

  • What does a “high performing team” really mean
  • How do you achieve a "high performing team"
  • How is leadership in the context of design-build different?
  • How can effective leadership take design-build to the next level of performance?

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

The Use of Lean Principles in Design-Build (in Partnership with LCI)

Nov 9, 2017 9:45am ‐ Nov 9, 2017 11:15am

Identification: TH02

Credits: None available.

Design-build project delivery requires a culture of team alignment, open communication and mutual respect between the project owner, the architect/ engineer and the contractor. The result is maximized value, minimized waste and improved outcomes. The design-build methodology provides an optimal environment for successful incorporation of Lean techniques. Used individually, Lean tools/techniques or Design-Build Done Right™ enhances the chances of overall project and team success. Used together, however, opportunities for success, innovation and creativity are greater.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how design-build and lean techniques result in maximized value, including first- and life-cycle costs, achieved through optimization of budgets
  • Discuss processes that lead to increased productivity resulting in time savings and earlier project completion
  • Learn how the combination of design-build and lean techniques leads to better quality, fewer change orders, reduced conflict, and a greater return on investment
  • Uncover how design-build and lean techniques result in enhanced transparency and collaboration

Speaker(s):
  • Craig Unger, DBIA, President (and member of the DBIA Education Committee), Unger Security Solutions, LLC
  • Chris Hornbeck, AIA, AGC, DBIA, Director Construction Services, University of California, Office of the President
Standard: $35.00

Maximizing Collaboration & Value Utilizing Progressive Design-Build

Nov 9, 2017 9:45am ‐ Nov 9, 2017 11:15am

Identification: TH03

Credits: None available.

To maximize capacity and value in their new West Campus Utility Plant and to complete the project in time to serve a new research facility, the University of Washington utilized the Progressive Design-Build delivery method. This approach allowed the project team to successfully integrate multiple factors including engineering excellence, commitment to sustainability and compelling architecture at the highly visible campus gateway site. Key team members will share useful lessons learned through the highly collaborative process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the major differences and benefits between Progressive Design-Build and fixed-price Design-Build delivery methods and discover how the benefits of the Progressive Design-Build delivery can maximize value and lead to a higher degree of collaboration on their projects.
  • Identify key lessons learned from members of the Progressive Design-Build team on the UW WCUP project that can be directly applied to more effectively implement and manage other projects utilizing the progressive Design-Build delivery method.
  • Create a road map for successfully structuring a project/process utilizing the Progressive Design-Build delivery method, including tips for managing the RFQ/RFP process, developing the two-part contract structure and incorporating meaningful stakeholder and trade partner engagement.
  • Implement proactive progressive Design-Build strategies that maximize value to the owner, allow for meaningful collaborative participation by all members of the Design-Build team and lead to a highly successful facility capable of meeting current and future campus needs.

Speaker(s):
  • Rob Warnaca, DBIA, Director of Design Mgmt., Mortenson Construction
  • Katie Popolow, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Miller Hull Partnership
  • Peter Alspach, P.E., Principal, Arup North America Ltd
  • Steve Harrison, P.E., Project Manager, University of Washington CPO
Standard: $35.00

A Delivery Method Value Comparison at Colorado State University

Nov 9, 2017 9:45am ‐ Nov 9, 2017 11:15am

Identification: TH04

Credits: None available.

Institutions are challenged with maximizing project ROI against decreased funding and increasing enrollments. This session will showcase a study on delivering three projects for Colorado State University using three different delivery methods with the same integrated team. The presenters will dissect the pros and cons of different construction delivery method through the lens of Colorado State University’s recent concurrent construction projects delivered through CM/GC, design-bid-build and design-build.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how different delivery methods might help your campus maximize funding by shortening overall project schedule to decrease risk in this volatile market.
  • Plan for a Design-Build lump sum project.
  • Analyze data from three design and construction delivery methods while holding the project team constant.
  • Using project data, validate that a design-build process adds value for all project team members.

Moderator(s):
  • Kelly Strong, DBIA, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Colorado State University
Speaker(s):
  • Jennifer Cordes, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Hord Coplan Macht
  • Tracey Abel, Colorado State University Project Manager, Colorado State University
  • Colby Stodden, Sr. Project Manager, Haselden Construction, LLC
  • David Marsh, LEEP AP, Sr. Estimator for Preconstruction, Haselden Construction, LLC
Standard: $35.00

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Integrated Project Team Approach for Successful Design-Build

Nov 9, 2017 9:45am ‐ Nov 9, 2017 11:15am

Identification: TH05

Credits: None available.

DART's foray into design-build was enabled for its projects when the Texas Legislature enacted House Bill 1886 into law in June 2007. Since that time, the agency has successfully delivered, or is in the process of delivering, 12 projects totaling $3,782,870,464 utilizing design-build and construction management/general contractor. In this session, you will engage with DART procurement executives to gain an understanding of the importance of the inter-agency organized approach to yield a successful design-build project. They will discuss the advantages gained and the lessons learned, as well as how to apply the appropriate decision making process for achieving better outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how DART manages it’s goals of disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) and minority- and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) involvement as part of the design-build procurment process.
  • Explore the elements of a transparent procurement process.
  • Demonstrating the use of lessons learned.
  • Discuss key elements of communicating effectively with all stakeholders.

Speaker(s):
  • Cathy Hamilton, DBIA, Contracting Officer, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  • Timothy H. McKay, P.E., Executive Vice President of Growth and Regional Development, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  • Michael Muhammad, Vice President of Diversity/Innovative Services, DART
Standard: $35.00