2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo

FR03 - The Innovation Gap: Tapping into Design-Build's Greatest Potential

Nov 9, 2018 9:30am ‐ Nov 9, 2018 10:30am

Credits: None available.


Innovation has always been identified as one of Design-Build's greatest attributes. However, instead of leveraging this attribute, it has mostly been an untapped benefit of the design-build process. Clients and practitioners alike have not taken advantage of the true collaborative nature of design-build to engage and create really innovative solutions that address our clients' biggest challenges. In this session we will show how to bridge the innovation gap with the use of design-build.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamental elements that drive innovation and how they can be utilized to generate greater value for your clients.
  • Learn how to implement a framework so innovation becomes institutionalized in your design-build process.
  • Learn how to tap into and leverage the integrative thinking process inherent in a design-build team.
  • Learn how to elevate your design-build offerings to move from being an order taker to a value generator.


  • Barbara J. Jackson, Ph.D., DBIA, Director, Real Estate & Construction Management, University of Denver


Credits: None available.

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