2021 Design-Build Conference and Expo

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2021 Design-Build Conference and Expo Hybrid.  THIS CONTENT EXPIRES DECEMBER 31, 2023.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 Practitioners Forum Topics: 1. How can design-build players better handle and mitigate supply chain issues? 2. Increasing team member proficiency in design-build practices 3. How to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in design-build

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023

    Practitioners Forum

    Topics: 1.  How can design-build players better handle and mitigate supply chain issues? 

    2.  Increasing team member proficiency in design-build practices 

    3.  How to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in design-build

    Evan Caplicki, JD (Moderator)

    Partner

    Nossaman LLP

    Evan Caplicki is a partner with Nossaman LLP.  Evan guides public agencies through all stages of innovative infrastructure project development – from delivery option selection through procurement and contracting, to contract administration and claims resolution.  In helping lay the foundation for some of the largest transportation projects in the U.S., Evan provides clients extra depth through his extensive construction expertise. He holds a certificate in Construction Management in addition to his law degree, and has represented owners, contractors and subcontractors in public and private building projects during his career.  He also very active in DBIA, serving on a number of committees and co-chairing several conferences.  He is also a board member of the Western Pacific Region Chapter.

    Greg Gidez, AIA, FDBIA, LEED AP

    Director of Design Services

    Hensel Phelps

    Greg Gidez has had a diverse career that has allowed him to work with the industry’s best professionals in the design and construction sectors. The 2011 Chairman of DBIA’s Board of Directors, Gidez has worked on design-build projects for nearly 30 years, including two DBIA Projects of the Year (2015, 2017).

    Philip Sheridan, PE, FDBIA

    Senior Vice President

    Clark Construction Group, LLC

    Philip J. Sheridan, P.E., DBIA has a BS from WPI in Civil Engineering with a concentration in structural design and has over 32 years of experience in the design and construction industry. He is a licensed PE in several jurisdictions and is a DBIA Designated Professional. He currently is a Senior Vice President of Clark Civil, LLC the heavy civil infrastructure division of the Clark Construction Group, LLC based in Bethesda, MD where he has worked for the last 20 years. In this role he principally leads the division’s Alternative Delivery pursuit and construction of Rail and Highway infrastructure projects. Throughout his career he has worked on projects in nearly every sector of the infrastructure industry including water and waste water, marine piers, highway, heavy and light passenger rail, Class 1 freight rail, highways, tunnels and aviation.

    Virginia A. McAllister, RA, LEED AP, NCARB, DBIA

    CEO

    Iron Horse Architects, Inc.

    Virginia started Iron Horse Architects to foster a design philosophy that moves beyond traditional sustainability and creates design solutions that incorporate sustainability, adaptability and longevity. Her expansive repertoire includes design for projects in varying levels of government, along with her work in the markets of transportation, aviation, science and technology, and hospitality. She is enthusiastic about the practice of architecture and embraces technology. Her team practices Responsible Design, which takes a holistic approach to sustainability.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 This panel will follow the highly acclaimed closing general session from the 2020 DBIA National Conference that featured a discussion among design professionals about their perspectives and recommendations for the design-build process. This panel will provide a more balanced set of perspectives in the same candid conversational style. Each panelist represents and brings perspective from a different place in the project organization chart, including a private-sector owner, lead design-builder, prime AE, key design consultant and key Trade Contractor. A skilled facilitator will moderate, posing provocative questions to each panelist that will provide the basis for them to share their perspective and opinion about key issues. A point-counterpoint discussion dynamic is anticipated to spur discussion and thought about how differing perspectives can be harmonized to achieve true collaborative effort.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023

    This panel will follow the highly acclaimed closing general session from the 2020 DBIA National Conference that featured a discussion among design professionals about their perspectives and recommendations for the design-build process.  This panel will provide a more balanced set of perspectives in the same candid conversational style. Each panelist represents and brings perspective from a different place in the project organization chart, including a private-sector owner, lead design-builder, prime AE, key design consultant and key Trade Contractor.  A skilled facilitator will moderate, posing provocative questions to each panelist that will provide the basis for them to share their perspective and opinion about key issues.  A point-counterpoint discussion dynamic is anticipated to spur discussion and thought about how differing perspectives can be harmonized to achieve true collaborative effort.

    Christine Angleton, DBIA, LEED AP

    Senior Design-Build Manager

    Clark Construction Group, LLC

    Christine Angleton is a believer in the “one team” philosophy that is integral to most successful design-build projects. She began her career as an interior designer for a hospitality design firm, but quickly found that her true passion was working in the build environment, which led her to Clark Construction. During her time at Clark, she has gained experience in numerous markets, including commercial office, government, aviation, K-12, higher education, sports arenas, and transportation infrastructure.

    Matthew Kreilich, FAIA, CID LEED AP

    Founder and Partner, Snow Kreilich Architects

    Matthew Kreilich is a design principal at Snow Kreilich Architects in Minneapolis. The studio received AIA’s 2018 Architecture Firm Award, an honor that recognizes a practice that consistently has produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years. He is the heart of the firm's collaborative working model with an active participation in both strategic and detail design resolution. Matt provides his design leadership on all the firm's projects.

    Scott Martin, PE, LEED AP BD+C

    Principal

    Walter P. Moore and Associates, Inc.

    Scott Martin is a seasoned project structural team leader with experience in leading design consulting services for significant alternate delivery projects including design-build and IPD. Over his 22 years in the industry, Scott has delivered a wide variety of complex structures. In recent years Scott has specialized in Integrative Delivery, capturing the benefits of collaboration with trade contractors to compress schedules and improve bid reliability, and now spends time exploring the benefits of trans-disciplinary teams.

    Mark "Rusty" Sherwood (Moderator)

    Partner

    FMI Consulting

    Mark “Rusty” Sherwood leads FMI’s Team Leadership discipline. He specializes in building strategic leaders critical to enduring high-performance organizations and high-performance teams. His 37+ years of practice have forged a deep understanding of project delivery methods, including design-build, integrated project delivery and other emerging methods that lead to collective project team success.  Rusty is an expert in the development of leadership competencies and team behaviors foundational to exceptional project outcomes.

    Carolyn Hanson, M. Eng, P.E.

    VP Projects

    Banker Steel Company LLC

    Carolyn Hanson is a hands-on executive for Banker Steel Company, one of the leading steel fabricators in the United States. Over her 27 years of experience in the steel industry she has worked in virtually every delivery mode, including numerous design-build and design-assist projects.  She favors active collaboration with designers and builders, starting as early as possible in the design process, and knows that teamwork becomes increasingly important as the project complexity and pace increase.

    Sunil P. Shah

    Vice President Facilities Strategy, Planning and Design

    Kaiser Permanente

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 5D, or integrated estimating workflows, improve upon basic model-based quantity take-off practices by enforcing standardization and supporting automation, which facilitate implementation and scalability. Our industry can benefit in a more substantial way by using 5D workflows over simplified model-based quantity extraction practices because of the opportunity for automation and application of higher level digital transformation practices. This presentation will provide practical examples of projects using 5D and the lessons learned from these case studies. Session Learning Objectives: 1. Clarify key differences between traditional model-based quantity extraction practices and 5D, or integrated estimating practices. 2. Highlight advancements made by the BIMForum, Estimating with BIM Taskforce to produce a guide for 5D workflows that support non-proprietary, industry accepted standards. 3. The presentation will demonstrate how to apply a key new concept in model-based estimating called, Model-Quantity Origin. 4. The presentation will share data from recent projects employing 5D practices in order to demonstrate how small-scale successes can be achieved and then repeated to achieve higher levels of 5D in practice.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023

    5D, or integrated estimating workflows, improve upon basic model-based quantity take-off practices by enforcing standardization and supporting automation, which facilitate implementation and scalability. Our industry can benefit in a more substantial way by using 5D workflows over simplified model-based quantity extraction practices because of the opportunity for automation and application of higher level digital transformation practices. This presentation will provide practical examples of projects using 5D and the lessons learned from these case studies.

    Session Learning Objectives: 1. Clarify key differences between traditional model-based quantity extraction practices and 5D, or integrated estimating practices. 

    2. Highlight advancements made by the BIMForum, Estimating with BIM Taskforce to produce a guide for 5D workflows that support non-proprietary, industry accepted standards. 

    3. The presentation will demonstrate how to apply a key new concept in model-based estimating called, Model-Quantity Origin. 

    4. The presentation will share data from recent projects employing 5D practices in order to demonstrate how small-scale successes can be achieved and then repeated to achieve higher levels of 5D in practice.

    Brent Pilgrim, LEED Accredited Professional

    DESTINI Applications Director

    The Beck Group

    Brent Pilgrim works with The Beck Group as the DESTINI Applications Director supporting their national preconstruction team.  He has 19 years of experience with Beck, a leading national design build firm focused on integrated project delivery. Drawn to Beck’s commitment to integration and innovation, Brent’s career stems from a cross disciplinary education in Environmental Design & Construction Management.  

    In his Construction Management studies he focused on the emerging trend of construction visualization and simulation, the precursors to today’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 4D Scheduling practices. Cross-training has been a constant in his career with unique work experiences in varying project capacities.  He has worked in the design field, construction project management, estimating, and technology. Together with his design and preconstruction industry co-workers, he is actively working to advance model-based, integrated estimating workflows, define best practices, reduce inefficiencies, and encourage innovation in the Preconstruction process.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 2020 was the year of disruptions; 2021 is the year of transition; 2022 – is GO TIME! Needs of markets & Owners are radically changing. Industry sectors & geographic markets are extremely volatile. The need for design-build teams and new holistic solutions are critical. However, developing teams, choosing & eliminating markets, and accurately delivering projects is more complex than our current teams are prepared for. Design-Build leaders will be equipped with an evaluation tool to evaluate themselves and how well they are making and implementing 7 decisions to optimize the triple bottom line. Session Learning Objectives: 1. Discover how to make 7 critical, strategic decisions to maximize the potential & success of your Design-Build Team. 2. Evaluate the effectiveness of divisions & decision makers on your Design-Build team. 3. Determine what owners should expect from high-impact, high-performing teams. 4. Launch Design-Build teams into 2022 prepared & equipped to reach the triple bottom line & start a movement.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023

    2020 was the year of disruptions; 2021 is the year of transition; 2022 – is GO TIME! Needs of markets & Owners are radically changing. Industry sectors & geographic markets are extremely volatile. The need for design-build teams and new holistic solutions are critical. However, developing teams, choosing & eliminating markets, and accurately delivering projects is more complex than our current teams are prepared for. Design-Build leaders will be equipped with an evaluation tool to evaluate themselves and how well they are making and implementing 7 decisions to optimize the triple bottom line.

    Session Learning Objectives: 1. Discover how to make 7 critical, strategic decisions to maximize the potential & success of your Design-Build Team. 

    2. Evaluate the effectiveness of divisions & decision makers on your Design-Build team. 

    3. Determine what owners should expect from high-impact, high-performing teams. 

    4. Launch Design-Build teams into 2022 prepared & equipped to reach the triple bottom line & start a movement.

    DeWayne Ables

    President/CEO

    Pioneer IQ

    DeWayne Ables, founder and President of Pioneer IQ, guides the strategic growth of companies in the Design and Construction Industry.  DeWayne has developed a unique “Strategic Growth Method” for this generation of Pioneers who are designing and building America.  The Pioneer Method equips Owners and Managers of design and construction companies to Develop their Leaders and Build their Business.   He is is a national instructor for DBIA and has recently been a featured presenter on two DBIA COVID-19 Response Webinars

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 The Portland Building Reconstruction team will look back at the experience of using a progressive design-build delivery model to manage the risk and complexity of fully renovating this historic Postmodern icon. Designed by renowned architect Michael Graves in the 1980s, the Portland Building faced problems with its structure, exterior, and operational systems that repairs alone could not address. The team will discuss how the collaborative delivery model contributed to the success of a highly complicated renovation project that was delivered a year ahead of schedule and millions under budget while exceeding nearly all project goals. Session Learning Objectives: 1. Understand why the Owner’s selection of the Progressive Design-Build delivery model was the right choice for this complex project type 2. Define how the Progressive Design-Build delivery model allowed for more flexible budget and schedule management 3. Demonstrate how the collaborative team structure fostered efficiency and innovation throughout the design and construction 4. Analyze the lessons learned by the design-build team and how those lessons will carry forward to future projects

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023

    The Portland Building Reconstruction team will look back at the experience of using a progressive design-build delivery model to manage the risk and complexity of fully renovating this historic Postmodern icon. Designed by renowned architect Michael Graves in the 1980s, the Portland Building faced problems with its structure, exterior, and operational systems that repairs alone could not address. The team will discuss how the collaborative delivery model contributed to the success of a highly complicated renovation project that was delivered a year ahead of schedule and millions under budget while exceeding nearly all project goals.

    Session Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand why the Owner’s selection of the Progressive Design-Build delivery model was the right choice for this complex project type 

    2. Define how the Progressive Design-Build delivery model allowed for more flexible budget and schedule management 

    3. Demonstrate how the collaborative team structure fostered efficiency and innovation throughout the design and construction 

    4. Analyze the lessons learned by the design-build team and how those lessons will carry forward to future projects

    Erica Ceder, Assoc. DBIA, AIA, LEED AP

    Architect

    DLR Group

    Erica Ceder is an architect at DLR Group specializing in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic properties. Erica completed her undergraduate degree at Ball State University and a Masters of Architecture at University of Oregon. She has focused the majority of her 22 year career on complex historic renovations. Erica served as Project Architect on the Portland Building Reconstruction project focusing extensively on the exterior renovation and navigating the historic approval process.

    Jo Wells, RA

    Architect and Project Manager

    City of Bend | EIPD

    Jo Wells is a registered architect and has been in project management and development for about 20 years. She served as the City of Portland’s project lead for the Portland Building Reconstruction project and as the interim Facilities Manager. A graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Arizona, she has focused her career on collaborative owner/architect/contractor relationships and created the foundation for how she led the Portland Building progressive design-build project.

    Todd Miller

    Vice President of Operations

    Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company

    Todd Miller is a Vice President of Operations for Howard S. Wright based out of their Portland, OR office and served as the Project Executive in charge of the Design-Build-Relocate team for the Portland Building Reconstruction project. Todd graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Construction Management and a minor in Business Management. In his 25+ year career, he has worked with Design-Build, Collaborative Project Delivery and CM/GC project delivery methods.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 The County of San Diego’s comprehensive Zero Net Energy plan for its large portfolio of buildings will reduce overall energy consumption by half by the year 2030. ZNE is required for all new facilities. For the Department of General Services County of San Diego, design-build is the delivery method of choice. This session will focus on the interdependence of procurement, teamwork, design, and construction in maximizing value through an integrated approach resulting in a successful high-performance building on a modest budget. The newly completed East County Office and Archives Building will be used as a case study to demonstrate this interdependence. Session Learning Objectives: 1. Understand key motivators for why this agency delivers their ZNE projects using Design Build Delivery. 2. Demonstrate how a collaborative team mindset resulted in design and construction excellence. 3. Discover the power of big and early design decisions with early involvement of a key sub-contractor. 4. Identify BIM and add-on software that was used to analyze data in the model to predict energy benefits and high-performance outcomes for the building systems and to streamline construction sequences.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023

    The County of San Diego’s comprehensive Zero Net Energy plan for its large portfolio of buildings will reduce overall energy consumption by half by the year 2030. ZNE is required for all new facilities. For the Department of General Services County of San Diego, design-build is the delivery method of choice. This session will focus on the interdependence of procurement, teamwork, design, and construction in maximizing value through an integrated approach resulting in a successful high-performance building on a modest budget. The newly completed East County Office and Archives Building will be used as a case study to demonstrate this interdependence.

    Session Learning Objectives: 1. Understand key motivators for why this agency delivers their ZNE projects using Design Build Delivery. 

    2. Demonstrate how a collaborative team mindset resulted in design and construction excellence. 

    3. Discover the power of big and early design decisions with early involvement of a key sub-contractor. 

    4. Identify BIM and add-on software that was used to analyze data in the model to predict energy  benefits and high-performance outcomes for the building systems and to streamline construction sequences.

    Andy Feth, P.E., DBIA

    Project Executive

    C.W. Driver LLC

    Andy is a Project Executive with C.W. Driver in San Diego. He is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in Civil Engineering, is a Registered Professional Engineer, has the DBIA Professional designation and is LEED AP certified. Andy has worked on more than a dozen design-build projects over the last 10 years, 5  of those with the County of San Diego.

    Benjamin Dalton, AIA, LEED AP

    Partner

    The Miller/Hull Partnership, LLC

    Ben Dalton is a Partner at Miller Hull with 22 years of experience on complex and sustainable projects. In 2011, Ben opened the San Diego Studio and has since led many award-winning projects, including the County of San Diego’s new ZNE (pending) ARCC facility. Ben serves as a director on the San Diego Architecture Foundation Board, is a member of SD-NOMA and often speaks on the value of design and sustainability.

    Eugene de Souza

    Mechanical Engineer

    Interface Engineering

    Eugene brings over 30 years of integrated design leadership to his work.  He has led numerous multidisciplinary teams on a variety project types, including commercial office, higher education, hospitality, and mixed use.  His Design Build experience includes San Diego County Archives, LAX Central Plant, Caltrans District 7HQ, and Hospitality projects.  He works closely with clients, and is involved in all phases of the project’s design, from concept through construction to delivery.

    Luis Peris, AIA, PE, LEED AP

    Project Manager

    County of San Diego - Dept. of General Services

    Both an engineer and an architect, Mr. Peris pursues seamless multidisciplinary integration in his projects. For the past 30 years, Mr. Peris has successfully managed and led teams of architects, engineers, and specialty consultants from project planning to completion for multi and single phased projects, with construction budgets ranging up to $470 million. His varied experience with all the phases of a project brings a valuable perspective to the development process.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 The generational divide is nothing new. These issues have been going on for millennia! Currently, we rely on generational stereotypes taught to us by consultants who want to capitalize on these "differences" and sell us their services. Contrary to popular belief, these issues are not generational at all. Simply put, this is a communication/people issue. This session busts generational myths of and teaches the audience how to address these workplace issues head-on. Learn to accentuate an employee's strengths and help them with their development needs regardless of which generation they associate with. Session Learning Objectives: 1. Explore the current generational stereotypes. 2. Do a deep dive into why these stereotypes don't hold true. 3. Understand how to address these stereotypes head on with practical solutions and ideas. 4. Define best practices for reducing/eliminating perceived generational differences in the workplace and industry.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023

    The generational divide is nothing new. These issues have been going on for millennia! Currently, we rely on generational stereotypes taught to us by consultants who want to capitalize on these "differences" and sell us their services. Contrary to popular belief, these issues are not generational at all. Simply put, this is a communication/people issue. This session busts generational myths of and teaches the audience how to address these workplace issues head-on. Learn to accentuate an employee's strengths and help them with their development needs regardless of which generation they associate with.

    Session Learning Objectives:

    1. Explore the current generational stereotypes. 

    2. Do a deep dive into why these stereotypes don't hold true. 

    3. Understand how to address these stereotypes head on with practical solutions and ideas.

    4. Define best practices for reducing/eliminating perceived generational differences in the workplace and industry.

    Brent Darnell

    Owner and President

    Brent Darnell International

    Brent graduated from college earning his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1981 and began his construction career. He was an MEP Coordinator and Senior Project Manager on complicated projects like the Brook Army Medical Center and housing for the 1996 Summer Olympic Village. His passion is to transform the industry into one that is more collaborative, more relationship-driven, and more fun.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 Are you leveraging data to liberate your architects, harness their creativity, and avoid waste at all phases of development? This presentation will break down the path to productization and digitizing your data to deliver safety, sustainability and consistency for the built environment ecosystem. The Industrialized Construction (IC) revolution is upon us, convergence is indisputable. This demands change, this demands transformation. Learning Objectives: 1. Understanding the transformation framework. 2. Learning the difference between prefabrication and productization? 3. Why is data for manufacturing and assembly needed to inform design. 4. How does industrialize construction and productization result in a more sustainable world.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023

    Are you leveraging data to liberate your architects, harness their creativity, and avoid waste at all phases of development? This presentation will break down the path to productization and digitizing your data to deliver safety, sustainability and consistency for the built environment ecosystem. The Industrialized Construction (IC) revolution is upon us, convergence is indisputable. This demands change, this demands transformation.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understanding the transformation framework.  

    2. Learning the  difference between prefabrication and productization?  

    3. Why is data for manufacturing and assembly needed to inform design.  

    4. How does industrialize construction and productization result in a more sustainable world.

    Amy Marks

    Head of Industrialized Construction Strategy and Evangelism

    Autodesk, Inc.

    Amy is known as the world’s preeminent industrialized construction and prefabrication consultant and often referred to as the ‘Queen of Prefab’. She serves on Autodesk’s leadership team as the Head of Industrialized Construction Strategy and Evangelism. In this role, she leverages her passion and years of consulting and fabrication experience to enable and empower the global AEC-M industry to implement and adopt processes for industrialized construction, including prefabrication and DfMA.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 A review of the P3 projects over the past 20 years has helped define what success looks like for P3 projects. Colorado has embraced many forms of P3 projects and the Denver Union Station will be examined for key structural elements needed for success, such as early design integration, a clear design manager scope and important procurement aspects. The panel will discuss best practices for community outreach & impact, perspectives on qualifications and shortlisting, and early and innovative approaches to site conditions and other risk mitigation Session Learning Objectives: 1. Define success for a P3 project 2. Identify key structural elements for success based on lessons learned and prior challenges 3. Learn best practices for community outreach & impact, different perspectives on qualifications and shortlisting for success and early and innovative approaches to site conditions and other risk mitigation. 4. Understand when a successful precedent shouldn’t be followed, and when to look at an unbuilt or challenged project for inspiration.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023

    A review of the P3 projects over the past 20 years has helped define what success looks like for P3 projects. Colorado has embraced many forms of P3 projects and the Denver Union Station will be examined for key structural elements needed for success, such as early design integration, a clear design manager scope and important procurement aspects. The panel will discuss best practices for community outreach & impact, perspectives on qualifications and shortlisting, and early and innovative approaches to site conditions and other risk mitigation

    Session Learning Objectives: 1. Define success for a P3 project 

    2. Identify key structural elements for success based on lessons learned and prior challenges 

    3. Learn best practices for community outreach & impact, different perspectives on qualifications and shortlisting for success and early and innovative approaches to site conditions and other risk mitigation.

     4. Understand when a successful precedent shouldn’t be followed, and when to look at an unbuilt or challenged project for inspiration.

    Robert Hays, P.E., DBIA

    Region 4 Resident Engineer

    Colorado Department of Transportation

    Bob Hays has spent the past 18 years in engineering roles with the Colorado Department of Transportation. He currently serves as project director for CDOT’s Central 70 project. He has been an integral part of the Central 70 team since the very beginning – previously serving as design manager, where he managed the development and execution of the project’s RFP and technical proposal elements.

    Virginia A. McAllister, RA, LEED AP, NCARB, DBIA

    CEO

    Iron Horse Architects, Inc.

    Virginia started Iron Horse Architects to foster a design philosophy that moves beyond traditional sustainability and creates design solutions that incorporate sustainability, adaptability and longevity. Her expansive repertoire includes design for projects in varying levels of government, along with her work in the markets of transportation, aviation, science and technology, and hospitality. She is enthusiastic about the practice of architecture and embraces technology. Her team practices Responsible Design, which takes a holistic approach to sustainability.

    Pat McHenry

    Principal

    City Street Investors

    Pat McHenry is one of the founders of City Street Investors. Pat and her partners have been investing in Denver neighborhoods for twenty-five years. Their recent place-making projects include the renovation of Denver Union Station where Pat and her partners curated a strictly Colorado based line-up of retailers and restaurateurs, and created five of the food and beverage venues. Pat holds a Chemical Engineering degree from Iowa State University and an MBA from Stanford University.

    Matt Girard, DBIA

    Group Head – Asset Delivery - Civil

    Plenary Group

    Mr. Girard is Group Head for Plenary Group’s Civil Division.  In this capacity, Matt is responsible for project development, delivery, and asset management, teaming and business development for all Plenary Group Civil projects in North America. Matt has over 30 years of hands-on experience in the heavy-civil construction industry and has been involved with the successful pursuit and delivery of public-private partnership (P3) projects in both the U.S. and Canada over the last 15 years.

    Stephen Kaplan

    Managing Partner

    Kaplan Kirsch Rockwell

    Throughout his professional career, Steve Kaplan has participated in the negotiation of complicated public-private partnerships from several different perspectives: as a client, as counsel to a municipality, and as a representative of the United States government. Steve specifically focuses on public-private partnerships in the redevelopment of publicly owned property and the structuring of such redevelopment projects involving public financing for infrastructure. He also is actively working on major transit-oriented development projects.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023 What does it take to be part of an award-winning project/team? Hear first-hand from some DBIA project/team award winners and awards jury members the magic behind the success. Representatives several projects (including both the Owner agency and the design-builder) will discuss the aspects of the project’s success that drove them to submit it for an award, why the design-build model was beneficial for the team and the project, and lessons learned that others can use to leverage similar success.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023

    What does it take to be part of an award-winning project/team? Hear first-hand from some DBIA project/team award winners and awards jury members the magic behind the success. Representatives several projects (including both the Owner agency and the design-builder) will discuss the aspects of the project’s success that drove them to submit it for an award, why the design-build model was beneficial for the team and the project, and lessons learned that others can use to leverage similar success.

    Barbara Jackson, PhD, FDBIA

    Director/Professor

    University of Denver Director

    Barbara Jackson is the Director of the Burns School of Real Estate/Construction Management (RECM) in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver and its Center for Integrated Project Leadership for the Built Environment.

    Dr. Jackson’s focus is on design-build project management and integrated project leadership. She received a Design-Build Distinguished Leadership Award in 2001 and 2002. Dr. Jackson is a nationally recognized speaker on design-build project delivery and high-performance design-build teams.

    Clancy Welsh

    President

    Garco Construction

    Clancy Welsh serves as president of Garco Construction. He moved into this role after his extensive experience as a successful project manager. Currently he focuses on developing business opportunities; providing high-level project leadership and guidance; enhancing industry and community relations; and strengthening the mission, values and vision to support Garco’s unique culture. His diversified project portfolio includes public works, K-12 educational facilities and private works.

    Rob Kuffel, AIA, LEED AP

    Associate Principal

    NAC Architecture

    Garrett Jones

    Director of Parks and Recreation

    City of Spokane Parks and Recreation

    Garrett is a seasoned Landscape Architect that works with the City of Spokane. He has guided numerous open space municipal projects from initial visioning through permitting, construction, and operations. Garrett’s proven track record of successfully completing municipal projects and building strong partnerships earned Garrett the role of Director of Parks & Recreation in 2019. In 2020, he also began overseeing the City of Spokane’s Resident Experience division.

    Matthew Walker, AIA, CCM, DBIA

    Vice President

    Hill International Inc.

    Matt Martenson, PLA

    Landscape Architect

    Berger Partnership