In the design-build delivery of modern, complex structures, the differences in the approach to business, work cultures and even typical personality types between the various team members – builders, designers and owners – is a key consideration. This session gives design-build team members, including the design manager, the practical tools, information and advice they need to overcome or mitigate these differences, build and sustain a functional and successful design team and help ensure a successful project.
Recognize how designers, builders and owners differ in their approaches to business and in their work cultures, and discover how to overcome or mitigate these differences to allow effective collaboration and help ensure a successful project under the design-build model.
Discuss the Design Manager’s role and responsibilities in each phase of a Best Value Design-Builder Selection and identify how the Design Manager can lead their team to a successful award and lay the groundwork for a successful design-build project.
Build and sustain a functional and successful design team that remains motivated and collaborative from project kick-off and throughout the project. Establish clear performance expectations, well defined responsibilities and conflict-resolution strategies to help ensure a functional team.
Orchestrate the design team through the design tasks, as well as permitting and construction documentation. Manage change during the Design Process, understand the design team’s role in the construction phase, and implement a process to build quality into the design process.