2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo

TH02 - Intentional Consequences: Progressive Design Build Delivers the Promise for Increasing Offsite Construction

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

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.


  • 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.
  • John Webre, AIA, President, Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture
  • Erik Winje, P.E., LEED® AP BD&C, DBIA, Preconstruction Manager, Clark Pacific


Credits: None available.

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