2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo

WE03 - Progressive Design-Build Best Practices

Nov 7, 2018 3:30pm ‐ Nov 7, 2018 4:30pm

Credits: None available.


One application of design-build delivery is via a stepped, or progressive process (commonly referred to as Progressive Design-Build or PDB). PDB uses a qualifications-based or best value selection, followed by a process whereby the owner then “progresses” towards a design and contract price with the team (thus the term “Progressive”). This application of design-build has long been used in the private sector and is now gaining traction with public Owners, as well. This session will explore how DBIA’s existing Design-Build Done Right™ best practices apply to Progressive Design-Build (PDB) and explore additional best practices that can guide exceptional outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what makes PDB different and how to determine if you are ready to participate as part of a PDB project and/or team
  • Discuss Owner preparation for utilizing PDB, including key aspects of developing the Owner’s project requirement
  • Learn the key characteristics of successful stakeholder engagement in PDB, starting with an “integrated mindset”, trust and transparency
  • Hear techniques strategies for budget, forecast and scope management in a PDB environment



Credits: None available.

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