2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo

FR04 - Achieving Design Excellence in Design-Build; How to Succeed in Managing the Design Phase in a Design-Build Project

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

Credits: None available.


One of the greatest myths about Design-Build project delivery is that it compromises the design process.   This is far from the truth.  However, to achieve design excellence in Design-Build, one must understand the difference between Design-Build done wrong, and Design Build done right, and then build the team and implement the strategies to achieve the desired outcomes. 

The presentation will focus on the concept of achieving Design Excellence through the Design-Build, with discussions on understanding the Owners goals, building the right team, and executing the right strategies in procurement, contracts and project execution. Case studies will be presented that demonstrate award winning designs delivered through Design-Build project delivery, including projects that have won the DBIA’s prestigious Project of the Year Award, and Design Excellence awards. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Learning Objectives:

  • Debunk myths about compromised design in Design Build
  • Discussion of the importance of understanding the Owner and building the right team to achieve the Owners vision.
  • How Design Build Done Wrong will challenge the ability of the team to succeed
  • How implementation of Design Build Best Practices can lead to design excellence, and success for the Project Team


  • Gregory R. Gidez, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP BD+C, Corporate Design Manager, Hensel Phelps
  • Greg Holroyd, DBIA, LEED AP BD + C, Manager of Mechanical Services, Hensel Phelps


Credits: None available.

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