2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo

TH10 - Selecting and Using Owner's Consultants

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

Credits: None available.


With design-build rapidly increasing as a project delivery method of choice, the role of Owners Consultants is becoming increasingly important to project and team success. Varying Owner needs and the wide-ranging expertise of industry practitioners and consultants can make it difficult for an Owner to understand and prioritize needed services. Inconsistent terminology and varied skillsets among consultants add to the uncertainty.

DBIA has spent the last year assessing this important role, including obtaining feedback from various industry organizations such as ACEC, CMAA, LCI and many others. Join both Owner and industry representatives from the DBIA Task Force charged with addressing these important issues. During this interactive session we will also release the final Owner’s Consultant Primer that includes updates based on industry feedback.

Learning Objectives:

  • Hear why the role of a qualified Owners Consultant is so critical to the success of design-build projects and teams
  • Discuss the varied scope of services of Owner consultants, from pre-award services such a criteria package development, to post-award execution
  • Review the profile of a qualified Owners Consultant including the technical, leadership, and facilitative skills needed
  • Discuss the various terms used to describe Owner Consultants, and progress towards development of consistent terminology



Credits: None available.

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