2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo

TH11 - Using Design Build on Large, Private Sector Capital Expenditure Projects

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

Credits: None available.


The Woodward/Mortenson team have collaborated on eight capital projects in two states with total constructed value in excess of $220M. This presentation describes the 5-year journey to design build, providing Owner and Design Builder perspectives on the comparative benefits of Design Build vs. CMAR, how our team is built, how we work together, and recommendations for Owners with similar, future capital expenditures.

Learning Objectives:

  • How the Woodward/Mortenson team transitioned from design assist to design build and became a high performing team.
  • Insight into the benefits of design build from a large private sector manufacturer’s perspective.
  • Insights into how our team is built, works together and how we define project scope, budget and schedule.
  • Recommendations for Owners considering large capital expenditures


  • Clay Benson, DBIA, LEED AP, General Manager, Corporate Market, Mortenson Construction
  • Steve Stiesmeyer, Director of Corporate Real Estate, Woodward, Inc.
  • Wayne Timura, Principal, Next Level Development, Inc.


Credits: None available.

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