2018 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater

Mar 19, 2018 ‐ Mar 21, 2018


The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC), the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), are pleased to co-host the 2018 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference this March 19-21, 2018 at the Oregon Convention Center!

Whether you’re new to design-build or an experienced pro, this conference will help you practice “Design-build Done Right” by providing best practices and implementation techniques, case studies, and education on design-build variations such as progressive design-build, leadership and teamwork and new and exciting research. You can also earn over 12 CEUs at this conference to put toward your DBIA Certification or renewal and we’re confident you will leave Portland with new ideas, strategies and contacts to help you succeed in 2018.

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Includes CE evaluations

Sessions Included:

Opening Keynote: Digging for Hope: Turning Wine to Water and Other Modern Day Miracles (Mar 19, 2018 02:45 PM)

Practitioners' Session (Mar 19, 2018 01:00 PM)

Collaborative Delivery Gone Bad - Part 2 (Mar 20, 2018 10:45 AM)

Effective Team Engagement to Mitigate the Impacts of Changes to Design Criteria (Mar 20, 2018 10:45 AM)

Fast and Effective Progressive Design-Build Delivery in Southern Oregon (Mar 20, 2018 09:30 AM)

General Session: Understanding the Role(s) and Qualifications of an Owners Consultant in Design-Build (Mar 20, 2018 08:00 AM)

Leadership Development for Young Professionals and Those Who Manage Them (Mar 20, 2018 09:30 AM)

National WRF Research: Design-Build Project Performance for Water and Wastewater Plants (Mar 20, 2018 10:45 AM)

DBIA 25th Anniversary Celebration: Design-Build in the Wake of Disaster (Mar 20, 2018 01:45 PM)

Practical Ideas for Achieving Disadvantaged, Minorities, Women-Owners and Emerging Subcontracting Participation Goals (Mar 20, 2018 09:30 AM)

Project Delivery in Silicon Valley: Progressive Design-Build for Two Large Wastewater Projects (Mar 20, 2018 03:15 PM)

RM Clayton Headworks - A Gritty Solution for the City of Atlanta (Mar 20, 2018 03:15 PM)

Steel Toe Stories and Project Success Guide - Women in Design-Build (Mar 20, 2018 03:15 PM)

The Successes and Hurdles of Kansas City, Missouri’s Largest Design-Build Project (Mar 20, 2018 09:30 AM)

Tools to Move Your Typical Small to Mid-Sized P3 Utility Project Forward (Mar 20, 2018 03:15 PM)

Utilizing Early Work Packages to Condense Implementation Schedule in Progressive Design-Build Projects (Mar 20, 2018 10:45 AM)

Closing Session: 25 Years of DBIA and the Path Forward (Mar 21, 2018 12:15 PM)

Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority Anaerobic Digestion Combined Heat and Power Project (Mar 21, 2018 10:45 AM)

Design-Build Legislative Update (Mar 21, 2018 09:30 AM)

Early APD Lessons Learned on SFPUC's $7B Sewer System Improvement Program (Mar 21, 2018 09:30 AM)

Expediting Design-Build Success Story: 305-Acre Richland Creek Reservoir - Raw Water Pipeline (Mar 21, 2018 10:45 AM)

General Session: Owner Panel (Mar 21, 2018 08:00 AM)

Maximizing Team Efficiencies by Utilizing BIM/VDC Technologies in Design-Build Delivery (Mar 21, 2018 10:45 AM)

Modifying Progressive Design Build to Increase Cost Control (Mar 21, 2018 10:45 AM)

PDB Provides Successful Support of Local Manufacturing with Municipal Treatment Infrastructure (Mar 21, 2018 09:30 AM)

Why Leadership Matters in Successful Design-Build (Mar 21, 2018 09:30 AM)

Standard: $450.00

Sessions

Practitioners' SessionPractitioners' Session

Preview Available

Practitioners' Session

Mar 19, 2018 1:00pm ‐ Mar 19, 2018 2:30pm

Identification: W01

Credits: None available.

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

General Session: Understanding the Role(s) and Qualifications of an Owners Consultant in Design-Build

Mar 20, 2018 8:00am ‐ Mar 20, 2018 9:15am

Identification: W03

Credits: None available.

Owner's Rep, Owner's Consultant, Project Manager- whatever you call it, it is important that our industry has a clear understanding of this positions role and qualifications.  During this interactive session we will help clear away the inconsistent terminology and address the varied skill sets among consultants to better define the Owner's Consultant position and reduce the uncertainty.  DBIA will also release its Owner's Consultant Best Practices.

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Leofwin Clark, Vice President, Brown and Caldwell
  • Craig Unger, DBIA, President (and member of the DBIA Education Committee), Unger Security Solutions, LLC
  • Kristy Beardemphl, P.E, Principal Engineer, City of Tacoma Environmental Services Dept.
  • Teresa Herrera, P.E., Assistant Manager/Authority Engineer, Silicon Valley Clean Water
Standard: $35.00

Fast and Effective Progressive Design-Build Delivery in Southern Oregon

Mar 20, 2018 9:30am ‐ Mar 20, 2018 10:30am

Identification: W04

Credits: None available.

The Progressive Design-Build rehabilitation of the City of Grants Pass, Ore., presented significant schedule and budget challenges that demanded a unified team. The owner, advisor and design-builder will discuss the particulars of how an integrated and cohesive approach was utilized to meet an aggressive project schedule, manage a challenging bidding and market environment and maximize project value.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

The Successes and Hurdles of Kansas City, Missouri’s Largest Design-Build Project

Mar 20, 2018 9:30am ‐ Mar 20, 2018 10:30am

Identification: W05

Credits: None available.

This case study will focus on the best practices and lessons learned by Kansas City, Missouri Water Services Department design build team throughout their largest alternative delivery project. The owner and design-build partner will discuss the efforts to find the right level of detail for fixed fee design build and the importance of communication throughout the process to deliver a successful alternative delivery project.

Speaker(s):
  • Blake Anderson, P.E., Project Manager, Kansas City, Missouri Water Services Deparment
  • Dave Hoover, Director of Operations - Water/Wastewater Division, Foley Company
  • Kevin Waddell, P.E., Estimating Manager, Foley Company
  • Katie Werner, P.E., Project Manager, Black & Veatch Corp
Standard: $35.00

Leadership Development for Young Professionals and Those Who Manage Them

Mar 20, 2018 9:30am ‐ Mar 20, 2018 10:30am

Identification: W06

Credits: None available.

This highly interactive, hands-on session will explore two varying perspectives in the workplace: that of the young professional -- and that of those who manage them. While the generational gap in the workplace can be an easy excuse for miscommunication, it doesn’t have to be. The session is for Young Professionals only (35 years or younger).

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

Practical Ideas for Achieving Disadvantaged, Minorities, Women-Owners and Emerging Subcontracting Participation Goals

Mar 20, 2018 9:30am ‐ Mar 20, 2018 10:30am

Identification: W07

Credits: None available.

More and more owners are requiring a percentage of participation for disadvantaged firms in their capital improvements projects. This session will provide practical guidelines from real-life situations to garner support from the local M/WBE community for inclusion in design-build projects. Topics such as how to implement mentor-protege agreements and obtaining goals for making requirements a win-win situation will be discussed.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

Utilizing Early Work Packages to Condense Implementation Schedule in Progressive Design-Build Projects

Mar 20, 2018 10:45am ‐ Mar 20, 2018 11:45am

Identification: W08

Credits: None available.

This presentation will discuss the use of Early Work Packages to carry out certain elements of design-build work during the first stage of a Progressive Design-Build project in order to accelerate the implementation schedule of the project. The presentation will draw upon experiences from the Cogeneration Project at the San Jose – Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility to illustrate the benefits and challenges of using Early Work Packages in progressive Design-Build projects.

Speaker(s):
  • John T. Cannon, P.E., Assoc. DBIA, Principal Engineer, City of San Jose Dept. of Public Works
  • Richard Moyer, Project Manager – Co-Generation Project, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
  • Eric J. Sapir, Esq., Partner, Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
Standard: $35.00

Collaborative Delivery Gone Bad - Part 2

Mar 20, 2018 10:45am ‐ Mar 20, 2018 11:45am

Identification: W09

Credits: None available.

A facilitated discussion of where collaborative delivery projects have gone bad. The discussion will examine where best practices have been ignored and what those effects were on the ultimate delivery, schedule and price of the example projects. A good session for owners to learn what not to do and the importance of Design-Build Done Right™ and Recommended Best Practices.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

Effective Team Engagement to Mitigate the Impacts of Changes to Design Criteria

Mar 20, 2018 10:45am ‐ Mar 20, 2018 11:45am

Identification: W10

Credits: None available.

The Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) utilized the design-build approach to complete the Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT) Research Center including a 1 million gallon per day (MGD) advanced treatment facility under shortened timelines to facilitate the collection of operational data in advance of full-scale implementations of the program. During design, the design-build team and owner collaborated to mitigate the impacts to basis of design criteria changes based on pilot plant data being collected simultaneously.

Speaker(s):
  • Robert C. Link, Assistant Vice President, Crowder Construction Company
  • Andrew Newbold, P.E., BCEE, Senior Principal Engineer, Hazen and Sawyer
  • Chris Robards, DBIA, Regional Operations Manager, Crowder Construction Company
  • Lauren Zuravnsky, P.E., Project Manager, Design & Construction, HRSD
Standard: $35.00

National WRF Research: Design-Build Project Performance for Water and Wastewater Plants

Mar 20, 2018 10:45am ‐ Mar 20, 2018 11:45am

Identification: W11

Credits: None available.

The impact of design-build on project performance has not yet been quantified statistically for water and wastewater plant projects nationally. This presentation will overview the ongoing Water Research Foundation / Arizona State University research project to quantify design-build performance, and present to practitioners the results of the national survey of water and wastewater plants, for the first time. Moreover, the presentation will help guide utilities in selecting a delivery method for their plant projects.

Speaker(s):
  • Mounir El Asmar, Ph.D., Co-Director of the National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations, Arizona State University
Standard: $35.00