2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo

Nov 7, 2018 ‐ Nov 9, 2018


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. 2018 is also DBIA’s silver anniversary, so come celebrate 25 years of design-build success with us.
 
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.


Sessions

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Practitioner's Forum

Nov 7, 2018 10:00am ‐ Nov 7, 2018 12:00pm

Identification: WE01

Credits: None available.

Speaker(s):

Opening Keynote: Resilient Leadership: Prepare Today to Prevail Tomorrow

Nov 7, 2018 2:00pm ‐ Nov 7, 2018 3:15pm

Identification: WE02

Credits: None available.

Drawing on his in-the-trenches experience managing conflicts of both  the natural and man-made variety, Lt. General Honore's take on leadership inspires audiences in a range of fields, including business and management.

Speaker(s):

Progressive Design-Build Best Practices

Nov 7, 2018 3:30pm ‐ Nov 7, 2018 4:30pm

Identification: WE03

Credits: None available.

One application of design-build delivery is via a stepped, or progressive process (commonly referred to as Progressive Design-Build or PDB). PDB uses a qualifications-based or best value selection, followed by a process whereby the owner then “progresses” towards a design and contract price with the team (thus the term “Progressive”). This application of design-build has long been used in the private sector and is now gaining traction with public Owners, as well. This session will explore how DBIA’s existing Design-Build Done Right™ best practices apply to Progressive Design-Build (PDB) and explore additional best practices that can guide exceptional outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what makes PDB different and how to determine if you are ready to participate as part of a PDB project and/or team
  • Discuss Owner preparation for utilizing PDB, including key aspects of developing the Owner’s project requirement
  • Learn the key characteristics of successful stakeholder engagement in PDB, starting with an “integrated mindset”, trust and transparency
  • Hear techniques strategies for budget, forecast and scope management in a PDB environment

Speaker(s):

From Owner to Practitioner: A View from Both Sides

Nov 7, 2018 3:30pm ‐ Nov 7, 2018 4:30pm

Identification: WE04

Credits: None available.

Owners and Design Build Practitioners both recognize the value of Design Build but often from different perspectives. Whether its to displacement of risk, the ability to innovate and solve problems quickly or the assembling of efficient teams, both players of a Design Build project need to recognize and understanding the other’s goals and objectives and manage expectations. This Session hopes to educate both owners and practitioners by discussion various Design Build topics from both the owner’s perspective and the practitioner’s perspective and provide guidance for moving forward in understanding both sides. The hope is through continued growth of more certified DBIA Owners and DBIA Practitioners ; as well as further reinforcing Design Build Done Right Best Practices, a mutual understanding and level of expectation can be fortified with each new Design Build Project.

Learning Objectives:

  • Establish Basis for Differing Perspectives between Owners and Practitioners
  • Develop Positive Resolution or understanding for various conflicting Topics
  • Emphasize the value and DBIA Certification to educate Owners and Practitioners
  • Promote Design Build Best Practices to resolve conflicts and promote consistency within the industry

Speaker(s):

The Role of a Design-Build Contractor (and its Subcontractors) in a P3 Procurement

Nov 7, 2018 3:30pm ‐ Nov 7, 2018 4:30pm

Identification: WE06

Credits: None available.

This panel will explore the unique issues raised for design-build contractors when participating in a public-private partnership (P3) procurement. The discussion will draw upon recent P3 project procurements to identify opportunities for, and help contractors navigate challenges faced by, large, as well as mid-sized and smaller contractors at the level of the prime design-build contractor engaged by the P3 developer or at lower tiers of subcontracting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the unique challenges and opportunities faced by design-build contractors in a typical P3 based on recent market practice so as to ensure attendees are informed participants in their next P3.
  • Help focus design-build contractors’ assessment of P3 procurement and document terms on truly high priority risk and pricing issues.
  • Help focus design-build contractors’ assessment of P3 procurement and document terms on truly high priority risk and pricing issues.
  • Refine design-build contractors’ approach to providing comments on P3 procurement documents and otherwise negotiating terms of their subcontracts in order to more effectively communicate to target audiences (i.e. the owner, the P3 developer, debt providers, Federal regulators).

Speaker(s):

From CMAR to Progressive Design-Build: The City of Portland’s Best Value Results for an Iconic Landmark

Nov 7, 2018 3:30pm ‐ Nov 7, 2018 4:30pm

Identification: WE07

Credits: None available.

For The Portland Building’s $195 million reconstruction project, the City of Portland selected Progressive Design-Build as the appropriate delivery method to achieve its vision for a highly collaborative “owner-engaged” process. This presentation outlines the City’s process for selection of the delivery model, development of an appropriate procurement process, and collaborative integration with the Design-Build team during the critical first phase of the Progressive Design-Build process.

Learning Objectives:

  • The presentation will demonstrate how a public agency can successfully transition its procurement processes and contracting method from CM at Risk to Progressive Design-Build.
  • The presentation will describe RFP and interview strategies that will provide a public agency with the right information to select a truly collaborative and integrated team.
  • The presentation will explain how the Owner and the selected Design-Build team can collaborate on selection of key trade partners and design subconsultants after project award.
  • The presentation will demonstrate how lean design principles and collaborative processes provide an efficient path to a successful outcome for a Progressive Design-Build Phase 1.

Speaker(s):

General Session: Founding Fathers of DBIA

Nov 8, 2018 8:15am ‐ Nov 8, 2018 9:45am

Identification: TH01

Credits: None available.

In 1993, five A/E/C leaders met with a mission - expanding design-build. Event they couldn't have predicted the industry would be where is is today. Design-Build is no longer an "alternative" delivery method and the association they created is leading the industry to new heights. The distinguished panel including Kraig G. Kreikemeier, DBIA; Richard M. Kunnath, R-DBIA, P.E.; Donald G. Warren, DBIA; and Preston Haskell, R-DBIA, P.E., reunite to talk about their vision for design-build - then, now and into the future.

Speaker(s):

Technology Session #3: BIM Research and Results

Nov 8, 2018 10:00am ‐ Nov 8, 2018 11:30am

Identification: TECH3

Credits: None available.

Does increased BIM use adoption improve project performance?  What role does Project Execution Planning (PEP) have in the successful implementation of BIM on a project?  This session shares the results of a study that examined the impact of BIM use adoption and PEP on project performance, across a range of project delivery methods.  Leveraging data from over 200 building projects, the presentation will highlight specific BIM uses and combinations of uses that were commonly found on projects with improved cost, schedule and quality performance.  We will also discuss the role of the project delivery system, including the timing of contractor involvement, procurement method and contract type, as well as PEP participation, to provide recommendations for increasing BIM use adoption on construction projects. 

Learning Objectives:

  • To recognize which BIM uses have the highest value to project owners.
  • To understand how to structure the project team to increase BIM use adoption.
  • Learn about processing the DATA.

Speaker(s):
  • Bryan Franz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Intentional Consequences: Progressive Design Build Delivers the Promise for Increasing Offsite Construction

Nov 8, 2018 10:00am ‐ Nov 8, 2018 11:30am

Identification: TH02

Credits: None available.

The California State University’s Progressive Design-Build program creates collaborative eco-systems where campuses and design-builders deliver targeted value that balances design control and program/budget certainty against upfront costs and speed to market. The CSU is also exploring how to leverage offsite construction to improve project outcomes. This panel addresses the progressive design-build experience and how early collaboration enables offsite construction and added owner values: improved cost certainty, compressed schedules, increased quality, and reduced campus impacts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Defining Collaborative Design-Build. With a focus on the California State University (CSU) delivery model, attendees will gain a more complete insight into how owners are defining success with the process, what values are being achieved, and what innovations are being enabled.
  • Discover, based on a recent CSU case study, how progressive design-build enables teams to collaboratively design and deliver greater owner value with offsite construction and prefabricated building systems.
  • Recognize how progressive design-build and an employed target value design can drive additional value for the owner: “value engineering IN, rather than value engineering OUT.”
  • Discover how successful integration of modern methods for construction (offsite construction) into a project significantly benefits from the early collaborative design imperative in the progressive design-build model.

Speaker(s):
  • John Webre, AIA, President, Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture
  • Erik Winje, P.E., LEED® AP BD&C, DBIA, Preconstruction Manager, Clark Pacific
  • James Hoffman, CSU Chief of Construction Management (Systemwide), California State University
  • Ronald E. Migliori, SE, LCI, ASCE, SEAOCC, Executive Vice President, Buehler & Buehler Structural Engineers, Inc.

How to Choose and Build Trusted Teams: The Magical "Gut Feel" Revealed!

Nov 8, 2018 10:00am ‐ Nov 8, 2018 11:30am

Identification: TH03

Credits: None available.

Design-Build is a process of thousands of decisions. Choosing the right people and partners is the most important one. However, the process and criteria to make the right decisions on people and partners are rarely defined, communicated or trained. Why? Is it a “magical gut feel?”

Learning Objectives:

  • 3 reasons teams fail
  • 4 characteristics to define -- beyond qualifications -- when choosing people and partnerships
  • What to look at, where to look and examples before becoming engaged
  • A tool to help train teams to choose the right people and partners

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