2020 Design-Build Conference & Expo

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

Even if you missed the 2020 Design-Build Conference and Expo you can see the full conference by purchasing the full session for $625. Go to the Content Tab to scroll through the 53 individual sessions and purchase as many you're interested in for $35 each.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 The workplace of today is rapidly evolving, and it is not enough for firms to have a grasp of the latest BIM/VDC technologies. We must embrace the transition to cloud platforms that allow work to be done from anywhere – remote sites, homes and traditional offices. This requires close collaboration between IT infrastructure teams and BIM/VDC teams, something that has traditionally been difficult for most organizations. This trend has been illuminated by the recent COVID-19 pandemic and we will show what a completely virtual and remote workforce looks like and how this helped Southland transition to the new virtual workplace.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

    The workplace of today is rapidly evolving, and it is not enough for firms to have a grasp of the latest BIM/VDC technologies. We must embrace the transition to cloud platforms that allow work to be done from anywhere – remote sites, homes and traditional offices. This requires close collaboration between IT infrastructure teams and BIM/VDC teams, something that has traditionally been difficult for most organizations. This trend has been illuminated by the recent COVID-19 pandemic and we will show what a completely virtual and remote workforce looks like and how this helped Southland transition to the new virtual workplace.

    1) Define VDI, SAAS and be able to differentiate between these types of technologies. 

    2) Recognize the potential value/benefits that these platforms bring to the industry and organizations. 

    3) Analyze, compare, and assess what approaches may be right for their organizations. 

    4) Identify potential challenges with implementation of these technologies.

    Joshua Getz

    Corporate BIM Manager, Southland Industries

    Mr. Getz has extensive experience with data integration and BIM management processes that fully support Southland’s concept as a design, build, and maintain company. His responsibilities include leading the corporate AEC Technologies team in the research, development, and implementation of company standards and technologies across the BIM, engineering, fabrication, and field functions.  As a key member of Southland Industries IT Leadership team, He helps to ensure that the Corporate IT organization achieves strategic alignment across the business and delivers results aligned to needs.

    Israel Sumano

    Sr. Director, Infrastructure Services, Southland Industries

    Mr. Sumano is a strategic and influential senior IT professional in the mechanical engineering industry, applying over 20 years of experience to optimal operations direction, system performance, and team engagement. 

    He drives initiatives focused on the design, establishment, maintenance, and improvement of technical systems. Specializing in the attainment of optimal performance in solutions, he facilitates and leads the security, network, systems, and support organizations for Southland Industries. 

    As a member of the Information Technology leadership team, he has worked and collaborated in supporting world-class operations, maintaining awareness of emerging technology for wide-ranging initiatives, focusing on excellence, to ensure a secure, collaborative environment that allows work from anywhere.

    Julio Saenz

    Associate Director, Construction Technologies, Southland Industries

    Mr. Saenz has extensive experience with BIM management processes that fully support Southland’s concept as a design, build, and maintain company. He is responsible for leading the Construction technologies, Fabrication technologies, and AEC applications teams which are focused on new trends and industry advancements as well as developing, maintaining, and supporting Southland’s AEC technology platforms and systems.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 This presentation will review several examples of progressive design-build water and wastewater projects where the early integration of the design-builder, Owner, key subcontractors and the Owner’s advisor resulted in significant benefits to project performance, specifically during execution and startup. DBIA best practices and methods developed across several successful projects will be reviewed. The examples and concepts provided here will support the idea that integrated delivery relies heavily on strong relationships, communication and collaboration by all.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

    This presentation will review several examples of progressive design-build water and wastewater projects where the early integration of the design-builder, Owner, key subcontractors and the Owner’s advisor resulted in significant benefits to project performance, specifically during execution and startup. DBIA best practices and methods developed across several successful projects will be reviewed. The examples and concepts provided here will support the idea that integrated delivery relies heavily on strong relationships, communication and collaboration by all.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. A clear understanding of team members roles, strengths, and key concerns is important to a successful progressive design-build project.

    2. Building a strong and collaborative team with good communication is a key element in developing the innovative solutions needed at continuously operating facilities.

    3. Collaboration and planning are especially important during project startup and commissioning, which are phases of work often under-emphasized during project development.

    4. Collaboration tools, such as advanced facility modeling and augmented reality, help team members better communicate ideas and will become an increasingly valuable tool for integrated delivery.

    Travis Stryker, P.E.

    President, CAS Constructors, LLC

    As President of CAS Constructors, Travis is responsible for all operations and administration of the company.  After earning a B.S. and M.S. in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University, Travis started at CAS as a Project Manager.  In 2020, Travis became President, and his extensive experience in the construction of water and wastewater treatment facilities assures CAS’ Design-Build clients success on their projects.  Travis also holds leadership positions in a number of industry and community organizations.

    Adam Bogusch, P.E.

    Senior Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.

    Adam Bogusch has more than 23 years of experience in the design, bid and construction of water, wastewater, and environmental treatment and remediation projects. Throughout his career he has filled the roll of project manager, design manager, project engineer, and developer on traditional design-bid-build (DBB) and alternative delivery projects with values over $100M.

    Jeffrey Keller, P.E., DBIA

    Senior Project Manager, Burns and McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.

    Mr. Keller has over 20 years' experience in DB/collaborative delivery projects, specifically in the water & wastewater field. He is a DBIA-Certified Professional and has been presenting on collaborative delivery topics to conferences and clients for nearly 20 years. Presentation engagements include state, regional and national audiences. His projects include ACEC and DBIA-award winners. Jeff teaches on a wide variety of collaborative delivery topics both internally at his firm as well as to clients across the country to help practitioners and owners better understand and utilize collaborative delivery.

    Jason Riegel

    Reclamation and Reuse Superintendent - WWTP, City of Hays, KS (Chetolah Creek Water Reclamation and Reuse Facility)

    Jason Riegel is the superintendent of reclamation & reuse for the City of Hays, KS. With 15 years in the water/wastewater industry, he has worked in a diverse set of positions including water conservation and automated control systems. He holds a Class IV wastewater license in Kansas.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 A booming construction market presents unique opportunities for MWSBE/DBE participation on design-build projects. Hear from Owners and owner advisors how they encourage and enable realistic and obtainable participation goals; and hear how design-builders can respond appropriately with cost and schedule in mind.

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    A booming construction market presents unique opportunities for MWSBE/DBE participation on design-build projects. Hear from Owners and owner advisors how they encourage and enable realistic and obtainable participation goals; and hear how design-builders can respond appropriately with cost and schedule in mind.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Discuss effective outreach and marketing strategies to engage the right MWSBE/DBE firms on your next design-build project.

    2. Evaluate ways that Progressive Design-Build can be used to structure subcontract work scopes to make them more attractive to the MWSBE/DBE market.

    3. Understand how design-builders assess and select MWSBE/DBE partners.

    4. Learn how Owners establish and/or calculate MWSBE/DBE goals, including ways to assess market capacity.

    Nicole Bartlett, P.E.

    Project Manager, City of Charlotte

    Nicole is an experienced project manager with experience both as a design consultant and now a project manager for Charlotte Water. She has significant experience managing projects overall and managing projects within the Charlotte Business Inclusion program (MWSBE) that is the focus of this presentation.

    Linell Stanhope, P.E.

    Marketing Manager, Crowder Construction Company

    Linnell Stanhope has built her career in the construction industry with the last 25 years being in heavy civil and infrastructure work.  She started procuring work through alternate delivery in 1996 while working in the Midwest winning a DBIA National Award for a WWTP in Andover, Kansas.  Linnell joined Crowder Construction Company and moved to North Carolina 10 years ago.  Crowder completes work throughout the Southeast as a mid-sized water/wastewater contractor.  Her focus has been on delivering projects through methods that have included Design-Build, CMAR, and negotiated work for public, private, and federal clients.  Linnell’s passion for the “win-win-win” opportunities created through collaborative procurement drove her to become involved in helping to resolve the impediments to Design-Build in the Carolinas.  She currently sits on the Regional Board for DBIA SE and is one of the founding members for the DBIA Carolinas Chapter.

    Robert McIntyre, DBIA

    Director of Development, Stone Hill Contracting Company, Inc.


    Bob McIntyre has close to 40 years’ experience in heavy construction, with most of that being in the water, wastewater and solid waste treatment facility field. Bob is the Director of Development and Design Build Lead for Stone Hill Contracting Co., Inc., a mid-sized general mechanical contractor, located just north of Philadelphia in Bucks County, PA. 

    Bob is very active in DBIA where he serves on the Water Wastewater Committee, Annual Conference Planning committee, and also sits on the boards of The Liberty Northeast Region (NY, NJ, PA, DE) as well as the Tri-State Chapter (Eastern PA, Southern NJ and DE). Bob has testified in both the NJ and PA legislatures about the benefits of Alternate Delivery procurement for municipal construction. He was instrumental in starting, and has annually chaired, since its’ inception 8 years ago,  the Liberty Region Annual Conference, which is co-located with PA AWWA’s Annual Conference each year. Bob also has served in various positions on boards and committees for both AWWA and WEF at both the State and National Levels.

    Barry Shearin, P.E., Assoc. DBIA

    Sr. Consultant, HDR

    Barry has 32 years municipal experience including 17 at Charlotte managing the water/wastewater capital program where he got local legislation for DB and completed one of the state's first water/wastewater DB projects. He has been in consulting the last three years where he had a lead role in a pipeline DB project as the design-builder and projects as owners advisor giving him the unique experiencing of seeing DB for all sides.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 The cost of preparing proposals for best value design-build competitions can constitute a considerable burden upon the proposers. The stipend helps cover a portion of the design-build proposal costs and can provide an effective financial incentive to increase competition. Hear from a panel of experts including an Owner, an integrated design-build firm, and a contractor on their views on stipends and the role they play in effective design-build.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

    The cost of preparing proposals for best value design-build competitions can constitute a considerable burden upon the proposers. The stipend helps cover a portion of the design-build proposal costs and can provide an effective financial incentive to increase competition. Hear from a panel of experts including an Owner, an integrated design-build firm, and a contractor on their views on stipends and the role they play in effective design-build.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Hear an Owner's perspective on why stipend are used by some Owners and note by others.

    2. Understand the purpose of a stipend and the impact it can have on competition. 

    3. Discuss various methods for determining the amount of stipends.

    4. Evaluate ways stipends help serve the public's interest.

    Bruce Husselbee, P.E., DBIA

    Director of Engineering

    Hampton Roads Sanitation District

    Bruce W. Husselbee is the Director of Engineering for the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD). His responsibilities include the management of the Asset Management, Design & Construction and Planning & Analysis Divisions and his department oversees HRSD’s $2.8B, 10-Year Capital Improvement Program. Mr. Husselbee has been active with numerous professional organizations including the Design-Build Institute of America and provides training on collaborative project delivery.

    John Giachino, DBIA

    PC Construction (Retired)

    PC Construction (Retired)

    John A. Giachino was Director of Business Development (Retired) in the Water Group for PC Construction Company, a firm with a focus on design-build, construction management at risk and hard bid water and wastewater projects.  He has nearly 45 years of industry experience, including more than 40 years in municipal water and wastewater utility asset management, operations and maintenance, and capital program execution. He has been instrumental in the development and management of more than 20 water and wastewater projects utilizing alternative delivery methods in the U.S. and overseas. In past positions, he has served as owner advisor/representative for projects completed using alternative delivery including Design-Build, Design-Build-Operate, and O&M Outsourcing methods.

    Michelle Green, DBIA

    Design-Build Sales Lead

    Jacobs

    Ms. Green is a Senior Project Manager and Lead for Jacobs’ Water Market Design-Build business in the Western US, with over 28 years of experience leading water and wastewater treatment projects - in all delivery formats. Michelle also serves as 2nd VP for the Water Collaborative Delivery Association (formerly the Water Design-Build Council) and leads their Technical Practices Committee.

    Philip Sudol

    Director - Design-Build Sales & Growth, Jacobs

    Phil Sudol is part of the Jacobs Design-Build Growth and Sales Team.  He is responsible for the North East, Mid-Atlantic, Florida and South Central regions. Phil has been involved in the delivery of Design -Build projects throughout the United States in the Water and Wastewater market sectors for the past twenty-five plus years.  Phil has served as an Owner, Owner’s Advisor and Practitioner.  Phil’s resume includes projects ranging in size from $1M to in excess of $400M.

    He is a member of the DBIA and Water Design Build Council.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 The use of fair and clear contracts is fundamental to any delivery process. Because there are some important differences between design-build contracts and those for other delivery systems, it is particularly important for the individuals who administer the design-build procurement and execution to understand the contract’s language and its practical application.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

    1) Discuss DBIA’s family of design-build contracts and how they differ from other industry contracts.>span class="Apple-converted-space"> 

    2) Hear how important provisions like Force Majeure are handled in DBIA’s contract to ensure balanced risk. 

    3) Learn about recent updates to the contract documents that took place as part of DBIA Contract Committee’s 2019-2020 revision process. 

    4) Understand why the DBIA contracts fully promote the collaborative aspects inherent in the design-build process.

    Scott Churilla, DBIA

    Vice President/Owner Advisor National Practice Leader

    CDM

    As a Vice President and Owner Advisor National Practice Leader for CDM Smith, Scott is responsible for growing CDM Smith’s business line of owner advisor services for collaborative delivery projects with a focus on the water market.  Scott works with CDM Smith colleagues across North America in developing and identifying owner advisor service opportunities and supporting project teams in the execution of owner advisor scopes of work. 

    Prior to joining CDM Smith, Scott was a Director of Project Development for The Haskell Company where he was responsible for all aspects of water and wastewater project performance including client and business development, proposal coordination, execution oversight, contracts and project administration.   

    Previously, Scott was with HDR, Inc. for 14 years working with all HDR operating companies and business groups on integrated delivery (including design-build, EPC and construction management) projects and pursuits. Prior to joining HDR in April of 2005, Scott worked for Kiewit Corporation for more than seven years. Before working with Kiewit, Scott was general counsel to a mid-Atlantic heavy construction and coal mining and reclamation company for three years.

    Scott has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Alfred University, Alfred, New York (1984) and he attained his Juris Doctorate from West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown (1988).

    Holly Streeter-Schaefer, JD

    Attorney

    Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co., Inc.

    Ms. Streeter-Schaefer is an attorney at Burns & McDonnell. She has background as a construction engineer that preceded her experience as a practicing  attorney specializing in construction law for almost 20 years. Prior to joining Burns & McDonnell, she was a shareholder at a national law firm where she concentrated on design and construction related contracts, risk management, insurance issues, and litigation. 

    Ms. Streeter-Schaefer has extensive knowledge in preparing, analyzing, and negotiating design and construction contracts, teaming/joint venture agreements, subcontracts, and supplier agreements and in litigating claims involving construction defects,  payment disputes, mechanic’s liens, and insurance issues. 

    She is past President of NAWIC Greater Kansas City, Missouri and the Central Exchange and is currently a commissioner for the Overland Park, Kansas Planning Commission. In addition, she has spoken multiple times on issues relating to the construction industry and has been published in various trade organizations’ print media.
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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 As design-build project delivery becomes more commonplace in the federal market, the federal courts are laying down fundamental decisions that are likely to set the stage for how design-build disputes are resolved across the country. In this presentation, experienced government contracts attorney Michael Richard will review and analyze some of the most important design-build decisions emerging from the federal courts addressing who is legally liable when there are changes to or defects in the design.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

    As design-build project delivery becomes more commonplace in the federal market, the federal courts are laying down fundamental decisions that are likely to set the stage for how design-build disputes are resolved across the country. In this presentation, experienced government contracts attorney Michael Richard will review and analyze some of the most important design-build decisions emerging from the federal courts addressing who is legally liable when there are changes to or defects in the design. 

    1) Analyze when government directed changes to the design are compensable to the contractor.

    2) Differentiate between defects in government provided bridge documents and contractor generated design. 

    3) Recognize the emerging body of law on design-build at the federal level, and analyze the application of that law at the state and local level. 

    4) Create guidelines for addressing design changes and defects as they occur in the field.

    Michael Richard, JD

    Attorney, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, LLP

    Michael Richard, JD is an attorney with Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippell, LLP.  He practices law in the areas of government contracts, procurement, design and construction.  Michael’s clients include architect-engineer firms, design-builders, construction contractors, environmental remediation contractors, IT firms, suppliers, and service providers.  He advises clients regarding bid protests, contract administration issues, CPARS performance reviews, disputes with subcontractors, and preparing and prosecuting REAs and claims pursuant to the Contract Disputes Act. Michael practices before the Armed Services and Civilian Boards of Contract Appeals as well as the Court of Federal Claims, and has successfully employed government approved Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures to resolve claims.  Much of Michael's practice involves disputes regarding design changes and defects on federal construction projects.
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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 Rail transit has several unique challenges including close interaction with stakeholders, community impacts, integration of complex systems and extensive regulatory oversight. Design-build has been used for large rail transit projects for approximately 25 years. This presentation will provide an overview of the author's 20-year experience in the management of these projects. Trends, both positive and negative, are identified along with strategies to address those trends and lessons learned.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

    Rail transit has several unique challenges including close interaction with stakeholders, community impacts, integration of complex systems and extensive regulatory oversight. Design-build has been used for large rail transit projects for approximately 25 years. This presentation will provide an overview of the author's 20-year experience in the management of these projects. Trends, both positive and negative, are identified along with strategies to address those trends and lessons learned. 

    1) Identify some of the major trends in the management of design-build, mega-rail transit projects. 

    2) Describe practical, real world lessons learned on these projects.

    3) Provide strategies and recommendations in the management of these projects. 

    4) Engage with the audience on how the recommended strategies can apply to their projects.

    Richard Clarke

    Chief Program Management Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    Serving as Chief Program Management Officer leading LA Metro's $18 billion capital program.  Projects incorporate transit, highway and regional rail including major tunneling projects. 

    Previously, served as Assistant General Manager, Capital Programs for the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD), in charge of RTD's $5.7 billion FasTracks program including the first transit public private partnership in the country.  Also was RTD's Project Manager for the multi-modal (light rail and highway) Transportation Expansion (T-REX) project.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 FMI and DBIA's Water/Wastewater Committee joined forces to evaluate the current level of effective engagement of the “supply chain” in design-build project delivery, and to provide recommendations to improve engagement going forward. Hear first-hand the results of this important research and how the information can be used to further enhance design-build project delivery.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

    FMI and DBIA's Water/Wastewater Committee joined forces to evaluate the current level of effective engagement of the “supply chain” in design-build project delivery, and to provide recommendations to improve engagement going forward. Hear first-hand the results of this important research and how the information can be used to further enhance design-build project delivery.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Discover the current state of engagement by the supply chain in design-build.

    2. Hear feedback on where industry believes the state of engagement should be.

    3. Assess strategies to enhance supply chain engagement.

    4. Discuss best practices and real life examples of effective supply chain engagement.

    Brian Kerschen

    Corporate Director of Procurement, Flatiron Construction

    Mr. Brian Kerschen, Corporate Director of Procurement, has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry and has served in key roles with leading construction firms. Mr. Kerschen is experienced in negotiation, change management, and budgeting and has led complex procurement across the nation. He is currently overseeing nearly $1B in purchasing for Flatiron. Mr. Kerschen graduated with a Bachelor of Science focused in Finance and Financial Management Services from Kansas State University.

    Lauren Zuravnsky

    Chief of Designing and Construction, Hampton Roads Sanitation District

    Lauren joined HRSD in January 2016 as a Design and Construction Project Manager.  Prior to joining the utility, she was employed as a consulting engineer for 10 years and has experience designing and managing exciting wastewater treatment, wet weather management, nutrient reduction, and resource recovery projects. Her experience in the roles of both consulting engineer and owner provide her a unique perspective and has shaped her ability to manage input from HRSD’s multi-departmental staff for both conventional and design-build projects. 

    Lauren is active in WEF and Virginia WEA.  For the past 9 years, she has lead the growth of the WEFTEC Student Design Competition, a strategic membership development event that highlights future water professionals.  From 2013 to 2015, Lauren served on the VWEA Board of Directors as the Young Professional representative.  She has a Civil Engineering degree from Villanova and an Environmental Engineering Masters from Virginia Tech.

    Paul Trombitas

    Consultant

    FMI

    Paul Trombitas is a senior consultant with FMI’s strategy practice and works with clients across the engineering and construction industry. Paul is actively involved with clients in developing market strategy and is responsible for managing and delivering in-depth market insights focused on the built environment.

    Gordon Cable, DBIA

    National Design Build Manager, Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. | Ferguson Waterworks

    Gordon Cable is the National Design Build manager at Ferguson Waterworks where he oversees all Pre Consrution project managers in Pineville, NC. Gordon fosters a collaborative working environment among the team, as well as among many national vendors and contractors with whom he has formed lasting relationships with based on mutual trust. Before joining Ferguson, Gordon was president of C&V Utilities where he was responsible for managing multi-million-dollar water and wastewater treatment plant projects in VA and NC. Gordon has over 37 years of experience in the construction industry. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the collaborative design-build industry and he understands the industry from the construction line up to management. Gordon began his career in his home country, England, working on construction crews building utility and ocean projects.

    Ernest Maschner

    Vice President- Business Development – Infrastructure, Victaulic

    Vitaulic

    Mr. Maschner is an award-winning construction professional with over 30 years of experience in water/wastewater projects. He is currently a global infrastructure leader with Victaulic, a 100-year-old engineered piping systems company.  Previously, he was the Project Director for the $275M McLoughlin Point WWTP in Victoria, BC.  Other notable program experience includes the 2012 London Olympic games. He has an BS in Engineering from UC, San Diego, and an MBA from San Diego State University.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 The Lifecycle of a Building: Adding Value with Virtual Intelligent Models

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

    The Lifecycle of a Building: Adding Value with Virtual Intelligent Models

    Mitch Hughes

    CEO & President, ViZZ

    Mitch Hughes is the CEO of ViZZ – the first computer solution to change the relationship between people and technology by visualizing everything, from thought to object. As one of the original thought leaders behind Building Information Modeling (BIM), Mitch leads the design and implementation of ViZZ to offer a new form of technology that establishes a smarter way to visualize and live life, where we live, work and play. 

    Over his forty years of experience, Mitch has been owner or partner in numerous technology, engineering, and construction organizations, where he has consistently shown himself to be an effective leader and forward-thinking innovator. In addition to civil engineering, 

    Mitch’s education and experience include an emphasis on business management and computer science. This focus has equipped him with the skills to integrate innovation with positive personal interaction, impacting the individual, advancing business, and providing benefit to the community at large.
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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 Design-build is the project delivery method of choice for many universities in California and Washington State. The session will explore the reasons these institutions choose design-build and how they organize the process of procuring, contracting and managing projects to achieve their goals. Panelists will reflect on lessons learned about structuring design-build to achieve integrated design that delivers design excellence and value.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

    Design-build is the project delivery method of choice for many universities in California and Washington State. The session will explore the reasons these institutions choose design-build and how they organize the process of procuring, contracting and managing projects to achieve their goals. Panelists will reflect on lessons learned about structuring design-build to achieve integrated design that delivers design excellence and value.

    1) Compare approaches to selecting design-build teams.

    2) Discuss how higher institutions are embedding integrated project delivery (IPD) into design-build.

    3) Learn how higher ed. clients use design-build on high profile campus projects.

    4) Discuss how higher ed. clients determine value in design-build.


    Walter Schacht

    Partner, Mithun

    Walter is a leader in design-build project delivery in Washington State. He chairs the state’s Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB) that oversees alternative project delivery for public works including design-build. He edited CPARB’s Design-Build Practices Guidelines and leads the faculty of the AGC Education  Foundation’s twice-yearly Design-Build Workshop. Walter led panels at the 2018 and 2019 DBIA Conference and Expos. He is nationally recognized for design excellence on projects for academic, cultural and civic institutions including design-build projects for the University of Washington State, Washington State University and Clover Park Technical College. He was inducted into the AIA College of Fellows in 2014.

    Steven Tatge

    Executive Director, Project Delivery Group, University of Washington

    Steven is responsible for the execution of the University of Washington’s capital project program, which typically involves $600 million to $1 billion in projects annually.  The university is a leader in the use of alternative public works and has developed a unique approach to “Integrated Design-Build” that combines aspects of integrated project delivery contracts with design-build. He led the national DBIA award-winning UW Tacoma University YMCA/Student Center project. 

    Prior to joining the university Steve worked for a general contractor, managed projects for a private biotech company, and was a senior associate at the Miller/Hull Partnership, an AIA Firm of the Year recipient. He served as co-chair for state’s Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB) Design-Build Statute Review Committee.