2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo

TH08 - Steel Toe Stories and Project Success Guide - Women in Design-Build

Nov 8, 2018 1:30pm ‐ Nov 8, 2018 3:00pm

Credits: None available.


Six women leaders will answer questions related to using design-build and collaboration to achieve success in today’s male-dominated engineering/construction industry. The panel will share stories and provide tips from marketing, concept, design, to working on construction sites with owners, engineers, consultants, specialists, regulators, constructors, equipment installers, protesters, and much more! This panel presentation will include stories, lessons learned, and success tips from experienced women leaders who have lived design-build and love it.

Learning Objectives:

  • Defining alternative delivery team leadership needs
  • Incorporating diversity and inclusion into company culture
  • Applying innate competencies to achieve project success
  • Discover ways to overcome design-build project challenges as a woman in the AEC industry


  • Kerrie Greenfelder, P.E., DBIA, Municipal Water/Wastewater Department Manager, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co.
  • Cathy Hamilton, DBIA, Contracting Officer, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  • Rebecca Lewis, Division Manager of the Wastewater Treatment Utility, City of Wichita, Kansas
  • Kacy Simonsen, DBIA, Estimator, CAS Constructors LLC
  • Holly A. Streeter-Schaefer, JD, Attorney, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co.
  • Barbara Wagner, P.E., DBIA, LEED AP, Senior Vice Present, Clark Construction Group, LLC
  • Lisa Washington, CAE, Executive Director/CEO, Design-Build Institute of America


Credits: None available.

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