2020 Federal Design-Build Symposium

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

Design-build is playing a critical role in the federal sector’s pandemic response and will be vital to our nation’s post-COVID-19 recovery. Even though we can’t meet in-person, DBIA’s Virtual 2020 Federal Design-Build Symposium will provide the nation’s only Design-Build Done Right® education and resources targeted to federal project teams. Join us at this important virtual conference to learn and network with the design-builders fueling our nation’s recovery.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 Picking up on the very popular 2019 session “Delivering Red-Hot Design-Build in a White Hot Market” this session explores what makes an Owner of choice, how practitioners make the decision to pursue a project, how they identify the “Owner of Choice” with which to work. Further, the session will explore how, in a less than optimal project, risk is addressed and how it can it drive up costs. This will be a much more interactive session, with minimal formal presentation.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

    Picking up on the very popular 2019 session “Delivering Red-Hot Design-Build in a White Hot Market” this session explores what makes an Owner of choice, how practitioners make the decision to pursue a project, how they identify the “Owner of Choice” with which to work.  Further, the session will explore how, in a less than optimal project, risk is addressed and how it can it drive up costs. This will be a much more interactive session, with minimal formal presentation.

    Jim L. Whitaker, FAIA, FDBIA, NCA (Moderator)

    Shareholder Principal and SVP

    HKS, Inc.

    A recognized national expert in design-build delivery, Jim Whitaker has been a tireless advocate for Design-Build Done Right principles as a member of DBIA’s leadership in many roles over the years. This includes a stint on DBIA’s Board of Directors from 2010 to 2017, as well as being Chairman of the Board in 2014.  Jim Whitaker is the Chancellor for the DBIA College of Fellows

    Barbara C. Wagner, LEED AP, DBIA

    Senior Vice President

    Clark Construction Group, LLC

    Barbara Wagner is a senior vice president with Clark Construction Group and oversees the company's Healthcare Center of Excellence (COE). Ms. Wagner has more than 34 years of construction experience, specializing in design-build delivery and healthcare. Through her leadership of the Healthcare COE, Ms. Wagner works with Clark's project teams to implement best practices and ensure a consistent experience for Clark's clients.

    Ms. Wagner participates on several boards and is the past Chair of the National Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and serves as President Emeritus of DBIA's Western Pacific Region. She is a graduate of the Catholic University of America earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture and holds a Masters in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from the University of Maryland. Her professional licenses and accreditations include a contractor and engineer's license in  California, DBIA designation, and LEED accreditation.

    Clark Construction Group averages $5 billion in annual revenue and it based in Bethesda, Maryland.

    Gregory R. Gidez, AIA, FDBIA

    Director of Design Services

    Hensel Phelps

    Mr. Gidez, a licensed Architect, is the Corporate Director of Design Services for Hensel Phelps.  Prior to joining Hensel Phelps in 2007 Mr. Gidez was a Principal with the Denver firm of Fentress Architects. As the senior design professional with Hensel Phelps, Mr. Gidez oversees corporate design  services including procurement, design build, design assist, and design management.

    Mr. Gidez is national speaker on integrated design and construction. He was the 2011 Chair of the Design Build Institute of America Board of Directors, and the 2015 Chair and board member of the AIA Project Delivery Knowledge Community, where he founded the AIA PDKC’s Project Delivery Symposium.

    He currently serves on the Charles Pankow Foundation Board of Directors, promoting research in advanced design and construction processes, and is on the Board of Directors for the BIM Forum.

    In 2018 Mr. Gidez was named to the College of Fellows at the Design Build Institute of America in recognition for his contributions to industry.

     

    Laura Stagner, FAIA, PMP, DBIA

    GSA Public Buildings Service, Office of Project Delivery (Retired)

    Stagner Consulting, LLC

    Laura Stagner led the successful consolidation of project management functions into the Office of Project Delivery (OPD) (Retired), evolving an organization that was responsible for capital projects into an organization that is now responsible for all projects, including capital, small and reimbursable. Under her leadership, the Office of Project Delivery has developed processes designed to better manage project risk: a national project resource board to leverage the best available talent is matched to the risk profile of the project, and a project delivery method selection tool. Laura has been an advocate for design-build within GSA, serving as an active participant in DBIA’s Federal Forums in 2016–2018 and providing guidance, as needed, to DBIA’s Federal Markets Committee.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 The coronavirus pandemic presented the /1/E/C Industry with challenges unlike anything seen in the modern era of design/construction and project delivery. The community responded with lightning speed and often with great agility, but some challenges required teamwork and creativity, often under far less than ideal conditions. What did the Owners and Industry learn? What still needs improving? What lessons can we take back to "normal" business routines? What needs to be prepared and in place for the next time?

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

    The coronavirus pandemic presented the A/E/C Industry with challenges unlike anything seen in the modern era of design/construction and project delivery.  The community responded in lightening speed and often with great agility, but there were challenges that required teamwork and creativity often under far less than ideal conditions.  What did the Owners and Industry learn?, What still needs improving?, What lessons can we take back to “normal” business routines?, What needs to be prepared and place for the next time?

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/28/2020

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 Successful motivation requires a well-written contract that provides appropriate awards and incentives. In traditional design-bid-build, contracts often contemplate only failure, with provisions and clauses that address what the aversive consequences will be once failure occurs. This presumption of failure results in contracts that do not contemplate how the contracting parties might appropriately reward one another for success and excellent performance. The most powerful design-build contracts, on the other hand, are written to include things such as award fees and incentives to promote cooperation, teamwork and collaboration. Combined with the effective use of performance requirements, these “aspirational contracts” help the contracting parties to achieve extraordinary success.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

    Successful motivation requires a well-written contract that provides appropriate awards and incentives. In traditional design-bid-build, contracts often contemplate only failure, with provisions and clauses that address what the aversive consequences will be once failure occurs. This presumption of failure results in contracts that do not contemplate how the contracting parties might appropriately reward one another for success and excellent performance. The most powerful design-build contracts, on the other hand, are written to include things such as award fees and incentives to promote cooperation, teamwork and collaboration. Combined with the effective use of performance requirements, these “aspirational contracts” help the contracting parties to achieve extraordinary success.

    Craig H. Unger, FDBIA

    Principal

    Unger Security Solutions, LLC

    Craig is Principal and CEO of Unger Security Solutions, LLC, providing consulting services for acquisition management; project delivery; and advisory services within the security, intelligence and detention environment.  Mr Unger founded the business upon his retirement from the Federal Government.

    Mr Unger was appointed by the United States Attorney General, to serve as the Justice Department's Federal Detention Trustee.  As a career civil servant with over 26 years of service, Mr Unger achieved the highest leadership role (Senior Executive Service – Agency Head) before retiring as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer.

    Additionally, Mr Unger served as President of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA 2003 – 2004) and is regarded as a leader of the integrated project delivery design-build movement in the public sector.

    Mr Unger has an extensive background in various alternative disputes resolution (ADR) techniques to include Facilitating numerous Partnering Workshops, Mediation Services, and a current member of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority Disputes Resolution Board.

    Mr Unger is a nationally recognized lecturer throughout the industry and has authored numerous articles and publications, including US Congressional reports and testimony.  He received a BA in Accounting from Bloomsburg University; an MBA from West Virginia University; and attended Harvard University for post graduate work.  He is also a Veteran of the US Marine Corps.

    DBIA granted Craig with the Institute’s highest honor in 2015, presenting him with the Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award – the highest honor DBIA bestows.

    In 2018 DBIA elevated Craig to “Fellow” as a member of the inaugural Fellowship class elected by a jury of their peers.

    Craig is Principal and CEO of Unger Security Solutions, LLC, providing consulting services for acquisition management; project delivery; and advisory services within the security, intelligence and detention environment.  Mr Unger founded the business upon his retirement from the Federal Government.

    Mr Unger was appointed by the United States Attorney General, to serve as the Justice Department's Federal Detention Trustee.  As a career civil servant with over 26 years of service, Mr Unger achieved the highest leadership role (Senior Executive Service – Agency Head) before retiring as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer.

    Additionally, Mr Unger served as President of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA 2003 – 2004) and is regarded as a leader of the integrated project delivery design-build movement in the public sector.

    Mr Unger has an extensive background in various alternative disputes resolution (ADR) techniques to include Facilitating numerous Partnering Workshops, Mediation Services, and a current member of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority Disputes Resolution Board.

    Mr Unger is a nationally recognized lecturer throughout the industry and has authored numerous articles and publications, including US Congressional reports and testimony.  He received a BA in Accounting from Bloomsburg University; an MBA from West Virginia University; and attended Harvard University for post graduate work.  He is also a Veteran of the US Marine Corps.

    DBIA granted Craig with the Institute’s highest honor in 2015, presenting him with the Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award – the highest honor DBIA bestows.

    In 2018 DBIA elevated Craig to “Fellow” as a member of the inaugural Fellowship class elected by a jury of their peers.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/27/2020

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 Well-developed performance requirements are the key to successful design-build project delivery. But estimating a performance-based contract is very different than for a prescriptive specification based contract. This session will explain the benefits of performance-based requirements; describe the role of performance-based requirements in the design-build model; assess the advisability of prescriptive design requirements; how a price can be developed when there are minimal design details; the enhanced role of the estimator in design-build delivery; and how price is used to guide the design.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

    Well-developed performance requirements are the key to successful design-build project delivery.  But estimating a performance-based contract is very different than for a prescriptive specification based contract.  This session will explain the benefits of performance-based requirements; describe the role of performance-based requirements in the design-build model; assess the advisability of prescriptive design requirements; how a price can be developed when there are minimal design details; the enhanced role of the estimator in design-build delivery; and how price is used to guide the design.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 An engaged leader and a solid practitioner of hands-on crisis management, Commander Kirk Lippold has become a go-to global security expert for major news networks. The former Commander of the USS Cole demonstrates for audiences what he sees as the foundation of team success and time-critical decisions based on integrity. At a time when everything we have come to know is being reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic, Commander Lippold reveals how to lead teams and manage challenges successfully in the face of financial, national security, and global uncertainties.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

    An engaged leader and a solid practitioner of hands-on crisis management, Commander Kirk Lippold has become a go-to global security expert for major news networks. The former Commander of the USS Cole demonstrates for audiences what he sees as the foundation of team success and time-critical decisions based on integrity. At a time when everything we have come to know is being reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic, Commander Lippold reveals how to lead teams and manage challenges successfully in the face of financial, national security, and global uncertainties.

    Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.)

    Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.)was the Commanding Officer of the USS Cole when it came under a suicideterrorist attack by al Qaeda in the port of Aden, Yemen on October 12, 2000 .During his command, he and his crew distinguished themselves by saving theAmerican war ship from sinking. This event is widely recognized as one of themost brazen acts of terrorism by al Qaeda prior to September 11, 2001.

    Today, Commander Lippold is apopular inspirational figure and leadership speaker who is in high demand withFortune 500 companies, leading financial institutions, and top industryassociations. And at a time when everything we’ve come to know is beingreshaped by the coronavirus pandemic, Commander Lippold reveals how to leadteams and manage challenges successfully in the face of financial, nationalsecurity, and global uncertainties.

    A compelling storyteller, CDRLippold draws upon his Five Pillars of Leadership to offer strategies helearned and applied to instill integrity into his team members and mitigatecrises throughout his naval career. With takeaways for organizations onassessing their own successes and failures to prepare for what the future mayhold, his lessons learned can make the difference when it matters most.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/28/2020

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 As Cyber threats increase globally, The Department of Defense has become particularly sensitive to the amount of controlled unclassified information left unprotected on contractors’ systems. Beginning in the summer of 2020, all designers and contractors working on DOD projects will have to comply with the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The CMMC is DOD’s latest tool in ensuring that contractors protect government information. It gives detailed requirements on how a contactor must protect its information systems. This program is designed to assist design-builders navigate these complicated and potentially costly regulations and to help explain what CMMC means for defense contractors.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

    As Cyber threats increase globally, The Department of Defense has become particularly sensitive to the amount of controlled unclassified information left unprotected on contractors’ systems.  Beginning in the summer of 2020, all designers and contractors working on DOD projects will have to comply with the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The CMMC is DOD’s latest tool in ensuring that contractors protect government information. It gives detailed requirements on how a contactor must protect its information systems. This program is designed to assist design-builders navigate these complicated and potentially costly regulations and to help explain what CMMC means for defense contractors.


    Reginald M. Jones, DBIA

    Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

    Reggie Jones has a well-established commercial and federal litigation practice with a focus on large, complex claims prosecution and defense, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Reggie’s clients include national and international corporations, including defense contractors and suppliers, design and engineering firms, construction managers and large specialty trade contractors. He has also represented the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy, to provide litigation support for the agency’s defense of numerous cases in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

    Reggie litigates bid protests, claims and disputes before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the various Boards of Contract Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He represents clients in connection with claims and performance disputes, including terminations, past performance evaluation challenges, DCAA/DCMA audits and investigations, Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI), Rights in Data challenges, and suspension and debarment proceedings. Reggie regularly works to resolve complex and sensitive matters with the counsel with the Department of Justice (DoJ), the Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), the General Services Administration (GSA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    Reggie advises clients on transactional, project administration issues including contract and subcontract negotiations, teaming arrangements and strategic alliances, and contract novations due to changes in corporate structure. Reggie assists clients develop, implement, maintain, and improve their federal business ethics and compliance programs. He works with clients to help them comply with requirements such as Federal Small Business Subcontracting Plans, the SBA’s 8(a) mentor-protégé program, the Buy American Act (BAA), the International Trafficking in Arms (ITAR) and export control issues, as well as the Contract Cost Principles and Procedures under FAR Part 31 and the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA). Reggie has conducted numerous internal investigations, assisted with voluntary disclosures, and defended numerous civil False Claims Act cases, including those brought by private relators (Qui Tam) and the various Offices of Inspector General (OIG).

    In the area of commercial and federal construction, Reggie assists clients with claims prosecution and defense before federal and state courts, boards of contract appeals, and in commercial arbitration and mediation. Representative claims include constructive changes, delay, acceleration, and lost labor productivity claims, differing site conditions, defective specification claims, as well as defense of design and construction management professionals against professional negligence and breach of contract claims. Representative projects include mixed-use retail/residential, hotels, convention centers, hospitals, parking structures, universities, museums, power plants, petrochemical facilities, water filtration and water treatment plants, as well as bridge and highway projects.

    Ranked among the leading Construction lawyers in Washington DC in 2020 by Chambers & Partners, Reggie has been a fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America since 2019.

    A graduate of University of Georgia School of Law, and the College of William & Mary, he is a member of the Board of Governors of the Washington Building Congress and former member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors.

    Reggie has also served on the board of directors of two abused women’s shelters — the International Women’s House in the Atlanta metropolitan area, where he served as the Chair of the Board of Directors in 2008 and 2009, and the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) in Virginia, where he served as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors from 2010 through 2016. He is also active in U.S. Masters Swimming and his local chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, a national conservation organization dedicated to conserving, restoring and promoting the sustainable use and enjoyment of America’s natural resources.

    Reggie served as a Captain in the U.S. Army (3/77 Armor Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armor Division and the 28th Transportation Battalion) from 1991 to 1996, including four years in Germany, Hungary, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

    Diana McGraw

    Associate, Fox Rothchild, LLP

    A versatile attorney with a background in construction, Diana concentrates her practice on government contracts and construction law.

     Diana provides consulting services to government contractors who need support with work acquisition, project management, FAR flowdown requirements, small business utilization and contract compliance. She also has experience preparing REAs and claims; handling disputes litigation; reviewing government contracts and solicitations; creating policy and internal audits to mitigate risk and exposure while maintaining profitability; managing small business DBE/MBE/HUB/SWAM subcontracting and participation plans; drafting joint venture and teaming agreements; and providing implementation procedures for tax incentive programs.

    She is well versed in False Claims Act (FCA) matters, providing risk mitigation against FCA violations and advising companies in multiple industries on compliance programs to reduce exposure to false statements. Diana has managed more than 1,400 cases related to FCA causes of action in the Eastern District of Virginia.

    With eight years of experience as a government contracts construction program manager for a leading U.S. construction firm, Diana brings an insider's perspective to construction and government procurement matters. She holds an active U.S. Secret Security Clearance and is qualified to work on highly sensitive government projects.

    Diana was named to Best Lawyers’ 2021 “Ones to Watch” list in the District of Columbia for Construction. She is a graduate of Regent University School of Law, and holds a master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech.

    Shea DeLutis-Smith

    Director, Clark Construction Group, LLC

    With over two decades of experience in the construction industry, Shea De Lutis is responsible for Clark Construction Group’s Federal Affairs through building and maintaining relationships with federal stakeholders, partnering initiatives and regulatory awareness. She also supports regional offices in the strategic pursuit of the firm’s most complex federal projects.

    Actively involved in the real estate and construction industry, Ms. De Lutis currently serves in a national leadership role with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) as the Chair of the Federal and Heavy Division. She is proud to have also led two of the Division’s committees: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Co-Chair, MILCON) and Federal Facilities. In this capacity, she has championed the committees' mission to develop and advance planning, procurement and construction best practices through enriched channels of partnership and communication between industry and federal entities.

    Ms. De Lutis is a past President of the Associated General Contractors of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (AGC of DC) Chapter, founding member of the Design Build Institute of America's Mid-Atlantic Chapter, and is active with the Society of American Military Engineers and Federal Real Property Association.
    Ms. De Lutis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and Applied Science from the University of Virginia and remains engaged with the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/27/2020

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 The cost of preparing proposals for best value design-build competitions can constitute a considerable burden upon the proposers. As such, some Owners use stipends as an integral part of their design-build procurement process. This session will discuss various perspectives as to whether stipends are a good use of taxpayer dollars; assess what factors should be considered in determining an appropriate stipend amount; and investigate the true purpose of stipends.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

    The cost of preparing proposals for best value design-build competitions can constitute a considerable burden upon the proposers.  As such, some Owners use stipends as an integral part of their design-build procurement process. This session will discuss various perspectives as to whether stipends are a good use of taxpayer dollars; assess what factors should be considered in determining an appropriate stipend amount; and investigate the true purpose of stipends.

    Richard J. Formella, DBIA, PMP

    President

    Design-Build Strategic Solutions, LLC

    Rich is the President of Design-Build Strategic Solutions, LLC, a design & construction procurement process and contract administration consulting firm. He recently retired from federal service as Chief of the Bio-Containment Procurement Branch for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), after serving as Chief of Procurement for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (DHS) since 2006. Prior to joining DHS, Rich served the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for over 20 years and concluded his service at BOP as the Chief of Construction Contracting where he led and administered the $2.5 billion-dollar new federal prison construction contracting program. At the DHS he led the team providing design and construction contracting support for the DHS Science and Technology Directorate for major laboratory renovations and new construction an overall $1.5 billion program, including the $1.3 billion National Bio & Agro Defense Facility.  He has over 32 years of federal acquisition/contracting experience, beginning as a warranted contracting officer in 1986.

    Stephen Richard Benton, PE, FDBIA, F.ASCE

    President

    SR Benton & Associates, LLC

    Rich Benton is a consultant to the engineering and construction industry providing consultant services and training to owners, design professionals, and contractors; focusing on design-build best practices, acquisition strategy, proposal development, contracting for public works projects, and leadership development programs.  

    Previously he was a Senior Vice President for the Pernix Group (formerly Telesource International, Inc.), an international construction company focusing on design-build projects for the US State Department and other Federal agencies.  During his tenure they completed a $48 million design-build US Embassy project and pursued projects around the world.  Previously he had served 10 years as a senior executive with Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc, a general contractor with over 45 offices across the United States, providing primarily job order contracting and design-build construction services nationwide. Rich’s responsibilities at Centennial included championing the utilization of design-build project delivery; leadership and management education; training and development; preparation of cost and price proposals; risk management; legal review; coordinating with sureties; managing the small business subcontracting support program; policy and procedure development, implementation and enhancement; and strategic planning.  Prior to entering the private sector, Rich served with the US Army Corps of Engineers for 23 years where he served in a multitude of positions, both domestically and internationally, in construction, combat engineering, contracting and teaching assignments. His facilities management experience includes cost effectively maintaining multi-million dollar construction and administrative support equipment.

    He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a Past President of the National Capital Chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and National Society of Professional Engineers.  Rich is an Adjunct Professor on the faculty of George Mason University teaching courses in Construction, Project Management, and Design-Build.  He’s also on the Board of the Civil Engineering Institute of George Mason University, which has a mission of supporting the expansion of civil engineering programs at the university.  Rich is on the editorial board for the ASCE quarterly Journal of Management in Engineering and previously served on the founding editorial board of the ASCE quarterly Leadership and Management in Engineering.  He also serves as Chairman of the nationwide Leadership Committee for the DBIA and on a committee of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) writing and testing professional engineer examination questions.   Rich is a Life Member of the Society of American Military Engineers, Army Engineer Association, Disabled American Veterans, and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.  He also has been listed in numerous versions of Who’s Who in America since 1994.

    He has a M.S. in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Applied Thermodynamics), both from Stanford University.  His B.S. degree in Engineering is from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  He is licensed as a Professional Engineer by the Commonwealth of Virginia and a designated Design-Build professional.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/27/2020

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 It can be difficult to innovate working with the Federal customer, even on a small project and with the advantages of design-build. Contracting rules, multiple users and review participants make it difficult to gain consensus around new ideas for project delivery. The Mud Mountain Dam Tunnel Re-armoring project is a good example of how Garney Construction, design team member ILF and the Army Corps of Engineers came together to deliver a unique small project reducing the life cycle costs and substantially extending the life of the tunnel liner.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

    It can be difficult to innovate working with the Federal customer, even on a small project and with the advantages of design-build. Contracting rules, multiple users and review participants make it difficult to gain consensus around new ideas for project delivery. The Mud Mountain Dam Tunnel Re-armoring project is a good example of how Garney Construction, design team member ILF and the Army Corps of Engineers came together to deliver a unique small project reducing the life cycle costs and substantially extending the life of the tunnel liner.

    Jim Morrison

    Vice President and Technical Director, COWI NA

    Jim Morrison, Vice President and Technical Director of COWI NA, has over 38 years of geotechnical and civil engineering experience including tunnels, bridges, dams, hydroelectric, highways, deep excavations, transportation, water/sewer systems, and environmental management. He is a professional Engineer, registered in 18 US States and 3 Canadian Provinces. As a leader, Jim has managed all aspects of project execution. He is expert in the current state of technology for TBM excavation, including slurry shield and earth pressure balance technology, tunnel lining, and shaft and portal design and construction. Jim has led expert review teams, design teams, quality review teams, forensic evaluation teams, expert panel review teams responsible for both quality assurance and forensic troubleshooting, and actively participates on Dispute Review Boards.


    Prior to acquisition by COWI,  Mr. Morrison served as President and Managing Director of ILF-USA, responsible for all aspects of ILF business with offices in Reston VA, Traverse City MI, Denver CO, and Seattle WA. For the Mud Mountain project, He served as Project Director and Engineer of Record.


    Jim is currently actively engaged in dispute resolution on major tunnel construction projects across North America and has written numerous technical papers and has presented keynote addresses to technical conferences around the world. Throughout his career, he has been recognized by his peers for his exceptional contributions to the underground construction industry.

    Jay McQuillen, P.E.

    Garney Construction

    With over 40 years of experience, Jay has held many design and construction roles. Starting in the design industry as a consultant, Jay obtained his Professional Engineer license and represented Owners as an on-site Resident Engineer. After obtaining a master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Jay held roles in the construction industry, starting out as Field and Project Engineer, Superintendent and Estimator. Beginning in 1989, Jay began managing every aspect of self-perform heavy civil construction, from the pursuit and estimating, to project execution and closeout. Further in his career, he was responsible for managing all aspects of the heavy civil construction business in Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. Jay has been responsible for design-build projects with contract values greater than $235 million. Currently, Jay pursues, estimates, and executes heavy civil projects in the Federal market sector for Garney Construction. 


  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/27/2020

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 In a competitive process where lowest cost is not the sole criteria — such as best value source selection — the selection process varies dramatically from traditional design-bid-build practices. This session will provide a high-level overview of the two-phase design-build source selection process – the initial down select to identify the most highly qualified firms, as well as the final down select to choose the ultimate winner.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

    In a competitive process where lowest cost is not the sole criteria — such as best value source selection — the selection process varies dramatically from traditional design-bid-build practices.  This session will provide a high-level overview of the two-phase design-build source selection process – the initial down select to identify the most highly qualified firms, as well as the final down select to choose the ultimate winner.

    Richard J. Formella, DBIA, PMP

    President

    Design-Build Strategic Solutions, LLC

    Rich is the President of Design-Build Strategic Solutions, LLC, a design & construction procurement process and contract administration consulting firm. He recently retired from federal service as Chief of the Bio-Containment Procurement Branch for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), after serving as Chief of Procurement for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (DHS) since 2006. Prior to joining DHS, Rich served the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for over 20 years and concluded his service at BOP as the Chief of Construction Contracting where he led and administered the $2.5 billion-dollar new federal prison construction contracting program. At the DHS he led the team providing design and construction contracting support for the DHS Science and Technology Directorate for major laboratory renovations and new construction an overall $1.5 billion program, including the $1.3 billion National Bio & Agro Defense Facility.  He has over 32 years of federal acquisition/contracting experience, beginning as a warranted contracting officer in 1986.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022 The success of design-build depends on the ability of the project team to effectively communicate and collaborate. BIM strengthens the links in the design-build chain, and new BIM technologies and ideas are being developed daily. This session will help place you on the leading edge of using BIM for optimal project success.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

    The success of design-build depends on the ability of the project team to effectively communicate and collaborate. BIM strengthens the links in the design-build chain, and new BIM technologies and ideas are being developed daily. This session will help place you on the leading edge of using BIM for optimal project success.

    Will F. Ikerd II, P.E.

    Principal, IKERD Consulting, LLC

    Mr. Will Ikerd, P.E. (TX) is principal at IKERD, a firm that specializes in consulting for attorneys, owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, and trade contractors. The firm focuses in the areas of engineering, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). He serves as an expert consultant in design and construction litigation cases involving BIM and VDC processes. Mr. Ikerd is on the board of directors of the BIMForum and has served on Level Of Development (LOD) Specification since its inception. He is noted as the originally authored the LOD 350 definition in 2009 that as ratified in the 2013 specification. Additionally, he chairs the BIMForum BIM Execution Plans (BxP) taskforce and Reality Capture Taskforce. He has won the “Best Speaker” award twice from the International Structures Congress, Structural Engineering Magazine’s “Top 10 Leaders in Structural Engineering”, Glass Magazine’s, “Top 30 under 40”, and Building Design & Construction’s “Top 40 Under 40”. He graduated with his bachelor’s in civil engineering and masters in structural engineering in the mid-nineties from Washington University in St. Louis with a focus on 3D parametric modeling. Email: info@IKERD.com  |  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wikerd/

    Jan Reinhardt

    Principal, ADEPT Projet Delivery, LLC

    Jan Reinhardt is a Founder and Principal at ADEPT Project Delivery LLC. His professional interests are at the intersection of engineering, construction management and computer science. His work is trying to advance the Architecture Engineering Construction and Owner (ACE/O) industry by leveraging the power of Building Information Models, Virtual Design and Construction and computer science in the design, build, operate process. Jan Reinhardt has been involved in large- and small-scale projects throughout the world. In addition to his construction project centric work he is also developing and running the collaboration platform Digital Exchange Server (DES). Jan Reinhardt is current president of the BIMForum (www.bimforum.org). He holds a Masters degree in Structural Engineering (Dresden University of Technology) and a PhD in Computer Aided Engineering and Management (Carnegie Mellon University).