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2016 Design-Build Conference & Expo


WE01 - Avoiding Crisis: How Design-Build Principles Saved a Complex Urban Cancer Center Project


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


Credits: None available.

Standard: $35.00

Description

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‚Äôs 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.

Speaker(s):

  • Blake Christian, Project Manager, Hensel Phelps
  • 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

Credits Available


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