2022 Design-Build Conference & Expo

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    • Non-member Practitioner - $450
    • Practitioner Member - $450
    • Owner Member - $450
    • Academia Member - $450
    • Industry Partner Academia Member - $450
    • Industry Partner Practitioner Member - $450
    • Industry Partner Owner Member - $450

CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024


TRACK 1: Design-Build Starter Kit 
Are you new to design-build, or have limited experience in the application of Design-Build Done Right® best practices? If so, this track is for you. Starting  with an overview of the various procurement and contracting approaches and ending with critical updates on design-build legislative authority, this track  has everything you need to lay a solid foundation for Design-Build Done Right®. 

TRACK 2: “Purpose-Driven” Design-Build 
In the world of business, “purpose-driven” organizations align internally on core purposes, allowing them to excel through well-understood decisions and  strategies. This same concept applies to design-build. In this track, “purpose driven” Owners and design-build teams highlight how adapting design-build  to unique Owners goals, values and culture can drive extraordinary success, including environmental and social aspects. From selecting the right team, to managing expectations, to appropriate incentives, this track will demonstrate how “purpose driven” Owners and teams can exceed even the loftiest  expectations.  

TRACK 3: Masterclass Team Dynamics
How a team interacts, communicates, and works together has a dramatic impact on the success in meeting its goals. From meaningful engagement of  MWDBE firms, to determining the right partners, to organizing information flow – there are numerous aspects that drive successful team dynamics. In  this track you’ll gain insight on how well-orchestrated team dynamics can propel design-build teams to be more collaborative, innovative, efficient and  responsive, making the teaming experience as memorable as the project.  

TRACK 4: More than a Pretty Façade
With design-build approaching 47% of all design and construction, it’s clear that the delivery method has proven its ability to produce exceptional  outcomes. But even with such an incredible track record, design-build is not a panacea, and many in the design community have encountered hurdles to  successful designer engagement. This track will touch on some of the “tough conversations” that we must engage in to advance the industry and to ensure  success for all. Topics such as design quality, risk mitigation, standard of care, contingencies, teaming agreements, and more will be discussed – and even  debated. Also in this track you’ll find sessions focused on QA/QC strategies that can help build trust and resolve conflicts.  

TRACK 5: The New Frontier: Beyond the Limits
Cost/schedule performance and quality outcomes are minimal expectations of Design-Build Done Right®. In this track you’ll learn how the right data,  processes, mentality and leadership can drive unimaginable success for both the project and the team. Sessions will discuss both current strategies to  supercharge your design-build project, as well as areas of opportunity that we can – together - seize to take us all to the next level of greatness.  

VDC Leadership Exchange
While technology is simply a commodity, it’s the integration of these innovative digital tools with people and process that are key ingredients to Virtual  Design & Construction (VDC). Together, they enhance design-build team performance and project outcomes across a wide range of project types and  diverse market sectors. If you digitize a broken process, you have a digitized broken process. The whole team approach inherent in design-build is the  ideal environment for VDC to thrive, especially when an integrated project team of key stakeholders is engaged from the outset.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024


    Design-build is no longer alternative, but instead a mainstream delivery method that continues to grow in popularity. With continued growth expected, DBIA leaders and members must constantly look for ways to evolve the organization to meet not only the needs of members, but to help advance the design and construction industry. This year's Practitioners' Forum will take an up close and personal look at DBIA's strategic goals, and why DBIA Board leadership feel they are drivers to our success.  In addition to soliciting your input, we'll engage in polling on top concerns voiced by members in this highly volatile materials market and get a read on what teams have done to better manage risk.  Other issues to be discussed include trends in teambuilding, the emergence of progressive design-build, strengthening DEI in our industry, and more. Discussions and input from this important forum will be used to help shape future organizational goals and direction. Don't miss your opportunity to play a key role in shaping the future of design-build and DBIA.

    Deb Sheehan, ACHE, LEED AP, EDAC, DBIA

    Managing Director, BDO Healthcare Center for Excellence and Innovation

    Deb is focused on advancing innovative ideas that optimize our firm’s competitive position in the market, create new business opportunities and lead to design solutions that yield superior client outcomes. With a background rooted in healthcare, she also leads projects and teams and has been responsible for more than $4 billion in design solutions for healthcare systems across the globe. From repositioning service lines for academic medical centers to introducing care innovations at community hospitals, Deb partners with organizations to ensure their infrastructure investments are aligned with an optimized business model.

    Regarded for her ability to activate organizational change, Deb has advanced the core tenets of financial value and operational performance as critical drivers of success. Whether advising global clients such as the Kuwait Public Institution for Social Security on service line distribution and asset portfolio assessment or providing growth projections and system-level planning for large domestic health systems such as Kaiser Permanente, Deb focuses on bringing innovation to meet her client’s needs and as a result, is regarded as a change agent within the industry.

    Philip Sheridan, PE, FDBIA

    Senior Vice President

    Clark Construction Group, LLC

    BS Civil Engineering with over 37 years of experience in the industry I am a licensed PE , and a member of DBIA?s College of Fellows. I am a Senior Vice President of Clark Construction Group, LLC based in Bethesda, MD where I principally lead the Civil division's Alternative Delivery pursuit and construction of Rail, Public Transit and Highway infrastructure projects. I am proud to serve on DBIA's National Board of Directors.

    Dana Pomeroy, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP

    National Director of Design-Build/VP, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

    The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

    Dana Pomeroy, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP is the National Director of Design-Build for The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company (WT) and current DBIA National board member.  Dana has more than 39 years’ experience working on complex projects, implementing advanced delivery methods for public and private owners, worldwide.  His focus is building and working with multiple Integrated Design-Build project teams nationwide to employ WT’s Design-Build best practices, along with DBIA’s resources, to achieve innovative facilities for clients.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024 Suneel Gupta: An experienced expert at accelerating growth and innovation, Suneel Gupta has been heralded as one of the most inspiring innovation speakers in the country by leaders at Deloitte, Walgreens and NASDAQ. Sharing lessons from his experience building companies like Groupon from a start-up to a multi-billion dollar company, Suneel helps leaders and teams recognize untapped potential to accelerate innovation and growth within their organization

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024


    Suneel Gupta: An experienced expert at accelerating growth and innovation, Suneel Gupta has been heralded as one of the most inspiring innovation speakers in the country by leaders at Deloitte, Walgreens and NASDAQ. Sharing lessons from his experience building companies like Groupon from a start-up to a multi-billion dollar company, Suneel helps leaders and teams recognize untapped potential to accelerate innovation and growth within their organization

    Suneel Gupta

    An experienced expert at accelerating growth and innovation, Suneel Gupta has been heralded as one of the most inspiring innovation speakers in the country by leaders at Deloitte, Walgreens and NASDAQ. Sharing lessons from his experience building companies like Groupon from a start-up to a multi-billion dollar company, Suneel helps leaders and teams recognize untapped potential to accelerate innovation and growth within their organization.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024 ​Today, communication and processes are disjointed in design and construction. Work happens across tools, teams, and timelines, making it hard to keep everyone connected. It’s a constant challenge to reduce friction and meet project expectations. We believe there’s a better way. This engaging panel of AEC Industry representatives is tackling the difficult conversations required to change the experiences in the built environment productively. We will focus on the challenges of facing design-build teams and talk about the advantages of emerging technology.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024


    Today, communication and processes are disjointed in design and construction. Work happens across tools, teams, and timelines, making it hard to keep everyone connected. It’s a constant challenge to reduce friction and meet project expectations. We believe there’s a better way. This engaging panel of AEC Industry representatives is tackling the difficult conversations required to change the experiences in the built environment productively. We will focus on the challenges of facing design-build teams and talk about the advantages of emerging technology.

    Jeff Sample

    Industry Evangelist

    Join, Inc.

    Jeff Sample has devoted the past 20+ years to transforming companies. Jeff optimizes companies throughout the construction industry by designing solutions, optimizing strategic advantages, and breaking down information silos. His passion for Ironman competitions garnered him the moniker "The Ironman of IT."As Industry Evangelist for Join, Jeff promotes collaboration and the transformation of preconstruction to help project teams reach their potential.

    Jim Gentile, Assoc. DBIA

    Preconstruction Manager

    Layton Construction Company, Inc.

    Constructing the buildings where you work, learn, play, and heal. Layton is a nationally ranked commercial contractor with proven experience in virtually every industry.

    Alex Belkofer, CM-BIM

    Director of Virtual Design & Construction

    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

    As a regional leader and national collaborator at McCarthy, Alex is responsible for the overall strategy, implementation, and execution of the virtual design & construction (VDC) process between all project stakeholders. From corporate office to construction site, he promotes, trains and guides McCarthy teams through the VDC process over the course of a project’s life cycle. Alex is a key contributor, serving on McCarthy’s National VDC Leadership Group to enhance the consistency and delivery of BIM-enabled strategies and best practices companywide. 

    Alex’s passion and drive for construction technology is to push the industry to leverage best-in-class solutions focused on effective project delivery and lean principles for value-added outcomes. He is active with various national organizations focused on construction technology, such as AGC BIMForum, Campus FM Technology Association (CFTA) and DBIA. Alex holds a Dual Degree (BS) in Architecture and Construction Systems Management from The Ohio State University.

    Brian Skripac, CM-BIM, DBIA, CDT, LEED AP BD+C

    Meghan Higgins

    VDC Manager

    The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

    Meghan Higgins is a VDC Manager at Whiting-Turner, with a specialty in coordinating & building healthcare facilities. She has been recognized for several quality awards, specifically with alternate project delivery methods.

    Meghan holds her Associate DBIA and is a member of the VDC Committee at DBIA. Meghan is also a Committee Coordinator for STEM for Her’s Mentorship Program.

    Meghan earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture cum laude from Temple University and worked as an architectural designer prior to pursuing a career in VDC. 

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024 The Great Resignation continues to impact every industry, including design and construction. Team cohesion and integration can have real impacts on team chemistry, design excellence, project budgets and schedules. There are projects that are the "few" where the experience was fun and engaging, where relationships flourished, teams thrived and overcame challenges together to achieve success for the collective. Conversely, there are projects that are the "many"- where the experience was the opposite! The design-build delivery model promotes opportunities for project (and team) success, making the "few" more achievable. Aligning and leveraging your teammate's strengths leads to personal fulfillment, career growth and a culture where people thrive, which reduces turnover. Utilizing best practices tools (like StrengthsFinder and CoreClarity) will uncover an individual's natural talents and how they are hardwired. This data can be used to assemble the "right" team members to solve for an owner's unique challenge, drive team heath over the duration of the project, and on-board additional teammates. In this dynamic program, you'll hear perspectives from a designer, a builder, and an owner, on how our industry can use the efficiencies of design-build project delivery to sustain team cohesion and integration, resulting in greater staff engagement, empowerment, and retention.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024


    The Great Resignation continues to impact every industry, including design and construction. Team cohesion and integration can have real impacts on team chemistry, design excellence, project budgets and schedules. There are projects that are the "few" where the experience was fun and engaging, where relationships flourished, teams thrived and overcame challenges together to achieve success for the collective. Conversely, there are projects that are the "many"- where the experience was the opposite! The design-build delivery model promotes opportunities for project (and team) success, making the "few" more achievable. Aligning and leveraging your teammate's strengths leads to personal fulfillment, career growth and a culture where people thrive, which reduces turnover. Utilizing best practices tools (like StrengthsFinder and CoreClarity) will uncover an individual's natural talents and how they are hardwired. This data can be used to assemble the "right" team members to solve for an owner's unique challenge, drive team heath over the duration of the project, and on-board additional teammates. In this dynamic program, you'll hear perspectives from a designer, a builder, and an owner, on how our industry can use the efficiencies of design-build project delivery to sustain team cohesion and integration, resulting in greater staff engagement, empowerment, and retention.

    Dana Kimble, Assoc. DBIA

    Senior Director of Business Development

    Skanska

    Troy Stahlecker is the Director of the University of Washington Facilities Project Delivery Group.Molly Wolf, Healthcare Director at NBBJ, is a DBIA professional and registered architect who has dedicated her career to healthcare design and construction. Tony Stewart, Vice President of Design Construction Integration at Skanska, serves in an executive role with a focus on integrated project delivery. As a design-build coach, he is responsible for developing fully engaged and empowered teams.

    Troy Stahlecker, PE, LEED, Assoc. DBIA

    Director Project Delivery Group

    University of Washington

    Director of the Capital Project's at the University of Washington with oversight of projects greater than +$5M, roughly $300M-$500M annually. Troy has a 30+ year career at the UW, with design/bid/build, followed by General Contractor Construction Manager (GCCM) and most recently Design Build. Our core principle includes responsibility in ?owner? behaviors contributing to successful project delivery. Our team's motto is to strive for "awesome" measured through our own experience(s), project stakeholders and project partners.

    Molly Wolf, AIA, DBIA

    Senior Associate, Market Leader, Healthcare Director

    NBBJ

    Molly has dedicated her career to healthcare architecture and is a leader in the design-build arena. As Healthcare Director at NBBJ, her leadership helps to set the vision for projects and bring together stakeholders, clinicians and multi-disciplinary teams at the right time ? ensuring the process and end project is successful for all entities. She is passionate about streamlining the design and construction process while maintaining quality and innovative design.

    Anthony Stewart, AIA

    Vice President, Design Construction Integration

    Skanska

    Tony is on the executive team of Skanska?s Seattle office where he leads Design Construction Integration with a focus on integrated design-build delivery.His renaissance career encompasses key roles across the built environment spectrum - experience as an architect, contractor, developer, broker, property manager, marketer and business developer.Tony is a licensed architect in the State of Washington and a certified coach in StrengthsFinder, CoreClarity and Genius Factor.
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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024 Our presentation will highlight three different case studies, where the delivery method was design/build, and the use of lean principles provided significant value to the project, owner, and trade partners involved. The first case study will highlight the Target Value Delivery approach to develop an overall design for a Smart Technology office tower in Austin, TX. The second case study will highlight the architecturally led use of lean principles and lean tools through the documentation and construction phase of a hotel in west Austin. The final case study will discuss the relationship between the architects and fabricators and how both parties came together to develop beautiful architectural wood features that aligned with the budget and exceeded the design intent.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024


    Our presentation will highlight three different case studies, where the delivery method was design/build, and the use of lean principles provided significant value to the project, owner, and trade partners involved. The first case study will highlight the Target Value Delivery approach to develop an overall design for a Smart Technology office tower in Austin, TX. The second case study will highlight the architecturally led use of lean principles and lean tools through the documentation and construction phase of a hotel in west Austin. The final case study will discuss the relationship between the architects and fabricators and how both parties came together to develop beautiful architectural wood features that aligned with the budget and exceeded the design intent.

    Jessica Shipley

    Director of Marketing

    The Beck Group

    Jeet Singh

    Associate Principal

    The Beck Group

    Jacqueline Dudley

    Associate

    The Beck Group

    Brian Miller

    Chief Designer Officer

    The Beck Group

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/02/2022

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024 Today's design build teams require intense concurrent collaboration across the full team and spectrum of work. Information (about issues, decisions, schedule, and cost) needs to flow fluidly across the entire team in real time, structured to facilitate access and avoid information overload. How can our tools adapt to meet this collaborative requirement for continuous, synchronous transparency? Examples include tools for complex decision-making, digital pull planning, continuous cost-estimating, team-wide meeting documentation, and even staffing.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024


    Today's design build teams require intense concurrent collaboration across the full team and spectrum of work. Information (about issues, decisions, schedule, and cost) needs to flow fluidly across the entire team in real time, structured to facilitate access and avoid information overload. How can our tools adapt to meet this collaborative requirement for continuous, synchronous transparency? Examples include tools for complex decision-making, digital pull planning, continuous cost-estimating, team-wide meeting documentation, and even staffing.

    Kenneth Powelson, DBIA, AIA

    Architect

    EHDD

    Ken has been the Project Manager and Project Architect on some of EHDD?s most complex projects, including art museums and science buildings. He is a leader in EHDD?s design build efforts, innovating new tools and processes in a spirit of continuous improvement. He is also a firm leader in spearheading integrated design processes and multidisciplinary sustainable strategies to create high performance buildings.

    Christopher Crowe, DBIA, AIA

    Design Manager

    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

    Christopher P. Crowe is a Design Manager with McCarthy Building Companies? San Francisco office. His design build experience includes projects in the life sciences, student housing, and corporate office sectors. Christopher has collaborated on projects ranging from $44MM to $1.3B. Previously he served on the board of directors for the AIA California Council as well as serving as chair of the AIA Leadership Institute San Francisco.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/02/2022

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024 The widespread success of the design-build delivery method has provided an increasing number of outstanding projects to serve as benchmarks, but it is critical to continue to address any lingering misperceptions to maintain momentum.  In this session, various myths and misconceptions will be dispelled to enhance your strategy to leverage the many advantages of design-build.Â

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024


    The widespread success of the design-build delivery method has provided an increasing number of outstanding projects to serve as benchmarks, but it is critical to continue to address any lingering misperceptions to maintain momentum.   In this session, various myths and misconceptions will be dispelled to enhance your strategy to leverage the many advantages of design-build.Â

    James (Jim) Ropelewski, JD, DBIA

    JD, DBIA

    DBIA

    Jim is a former member of the Senior Executive Service with over 30 years of broad experience leading Federal organizations in the areas of law, procurement, budget, audit resolution, human capital, design and construction programs, facilities management, and information technology. He is an advisor to the Design-Build Institute of American (DBIA) in matters involving curriculum and resource development, as well as serving as an instructor for several of their training courses.  Jim is also the Principal for ROPE Strategies, LLC, providing consulting services in design-build integrated project delivery, risk management, strategic planning, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including facilitated partnering workshops. He is an Adjunct Professor at American University’s School of Public Affairs, Department of Justice, Law, and Criminology.

    Jim served over 16 years with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), in legal and senior management positions. As an attorney, he specialized in government contracts and construction litigation, rising to the position of Deputy General Counsel. As Chief of Construction Contracting, he established the design-build program for all new Federal detention facilities. After DOJ, Jim served in the U.S. Department of Education in various leadership roles, including Director of Contracting, Senior Procurement Executive, Suspension and Debarment Official, and Deputy Chief Financial Officer. In those roles, he oversaw contracts, procurement policy, indirect cost negotiations, and internal controls. Jim retired from Federal service as an Assistant Inspector General, Office of Personnel Management.

    Jim holds a B.A in Economics and Political Science from Binghamton University and earned his Juris Doctor from William and Mary Law School. He also has earned a Certificate in Strategic Foresight from the University of Houston.

    Dave Triplett

    Procurement Unit Chief

    Federal Bureau of Investigations

    Dave Triplett is from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Finance and Facilities Division.  Mr. Triplett serves as Chief Contracting Officer of the Facilities Acquisition Unit in the Procurement Section, which supports the FBI mission by responsibly and efficiently procuring all necessary supplies, services, architect and engineering, construction, and other operational programs across the enterprise.  Mr. Triplett has served as the Chief Contracting Officer of FFD’s Facilities Acquisition Unit since 2017.  Prior to that time Mr. Triplett served as a Contracting Officer supporting a number of large construction projects for the FBI.  Mr. Triplett entered on duty with the FBI in 2010

    Rachel C. John, JD, Assoc. DBIA

    Senior Associate

    Zetlin & De Chiara

    Rachel John is a New York City-based attorney at the law firm of Zetlin & De Chiara. She represents owners, developers, design professionals and other members of the construction community on general business, transactional and litigation matters. She has significant experience navigating contract, procurement and project management issues on large public construction projects and in reviewing and drafting professional service and construction agreements, including for alternative delivery models such as design-build. Her experience also includes bid protests and other disqualification appeals in procurement, grant funding compliance (e.g., FHWA, HUD, FEMA), dispute resolution, construction claims, surety and insurance issues, and representing clients in city, state and federal courts and administrative proceedings.

    Ms. John served as in-house counsel at the New York City Department of Design and Construction where she worked on several of the agency's largest and most complex projects, valued in the hundreds of millions to multi-billion-dollar range. When New York State authorized New York City to utilize design-build project delivery under the Rikers Island Jail Complex Replacement Act and New York City Public Works Investment Act, Ms. John was integral to the establishment of the agency's design-build program and form of agreement.

    Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, one of the country's leading law firms, focuses its practice on all aspects of construction law and the built environment. The firm provides sophisticated legal and business counsel to real estate owners, developers, financial institutions, owner's representatives, design professionals, construction managers and contractors.

    Molly Jones, AIA, LEED AP, GGP, GPCP, DBIA

    President

    Jones Design Studio, PLLC

    Molly A. Jones, AIA is an Oklahoma Architect, NCARB certificate holder, LEED® Accredited Professional, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional, and DBIA Professional with over 26 years of experience in the design and construction industry. Ms. Jones’ passion is sustainable design and construction. She founded Jones Design Studio, PLLC (JDS) to specialize in beautiful, sustainable, regenerative architecture

    Damon Gray

    Branch Office Manager/ NY Metro

    Burns and McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.

    Damon R. Gray is a Design-Build Project Manager at Kiewit. Mr. Gray has over 20 years of industry experience. Mr. Gray has designed, planned, directed and managed work throughout the United States from New York City to Hawaii on the Architectural side of the business, on the Engineering side of the business, on the Owner's side of the business and on the Contractor's side of the business. He is currently a member of the Kiewit, Hawaii-Area Office's Senior Management Team. He attended Temple University's School of Architecture, Villanova?s Project Management Program and is a Doctoral Candidate at the University Hawaii. Mr. Gray is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, Design Build Institute of America, and The Project Management Institute.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/03/2022

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024 Discussion on emerging strategies and approaches being considered and used by Owners and Practitioners of Design-Build on uncertainties like escalation, supply chain disruption, schedule delays, global effects on supplies and pricing, and how these can best be managed by the flexibility created early on and throughout Design-Build projects.Â

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    Discussion on emerging strategies and approaches being considered and used by Owners and Practitioners of Design-Build on uncertainties like escalation, supply chain disruption, schedule delays, global effects on supplies and pricing, and how these can best be managed by the flexibility created early on and throughout  Design-Build projects.Â

    Mari Garza-Bird

    Design Build Sales Manager

    Jacobs

    Brian Aske, LEED AP, DBIA

    Director

    Lease Crutcher Lewis

    Brian Aske is an Operations Director for Lease Crutcher Lewis, leading integrated delivery projects. He has served on the DBIA Northwest Region Board for over 12 years and advanced Washington State?s current progressive design-build legislation. He has been a vocal advocate for design-build since his first design-build experience 27 years ago. Over the last 5 years, he has delivered $300M in progressive design-build projects, including DBIA?s 2021 Project of the Year and Best in Architecture.

    Sara Collins

    AVP, Project Management

    MedStar Health, Inc.

    Shannon Gustine, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA

    Director of Operations

    Hensel Phelps

    Marty Hedlund, PE, CPC, LEED AP, DBIA

    Sr. Vice President

    Sundt Construction, Inc.

    Mr. Hedlund joined Sundt Construction in 1984 and currently serves as a Regional Vice President for the Southwest District responsible for Sundt’s vertical construction in Arizona. Mr. Hedlund has served in the roles of field engineer, project engineer, project superintendent, project manager and project director for over 30 years constructing offices, corporate headquarters, data centers, schools and other commercial projects. A Registered Professional Civil Engineer in Arizona, Mr. Hedlund received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University. Mr. Hedlund has widely presented on many topics including leadership, alternative project delivery, Lean construction and building information modeling (BIM).

    Mr. Hedlund’s industry involvement includes nine years on the Design-Build Institute of America National Certification Board, which is responsible for upholding the standards of the DBIA Certified Professional designation as well as the testing and application processes. In 2011, Mr. Hedlund served as Chair of that board. He has also been active in the Arizona Builder’s Alliance (ABA), currently on its Board of Directors and served as its Chair in 2018. Mr. Hedlund is also active with the Build Your Future Arizona Coalition, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and the Valley of the Sun YMCA.

    Mr. Hedlund is an avid golfer, husband of 30 years to wife, Ellen, proud father of two young adults, and happy to be giving back to an industry that has given so much to him.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024 As teams shift to more fluid ways of working that integrate healthy team dynamics, the University of Washington Tacoma's (UWT) Milgard Hall project is a case study in creating a collaborative culture for design-build success. The new mass timber building creates a welcoming interdisciplinary space for engineering, business school departments, and community groups of the South Puget Sound. Andersen Construction, Architecture Research Office (ARO), and UWT's Facilities and Project Delivery Groups intentionally molded and maintained a dynamic culture, working as a cross-country team. Applying principles of engagement, innovation, inclusivity, and sustainability to guide design and ensure equity in the built environment, Milgard Hall embodies UWT's mission to be an "urban-serving university". From team selection through design and construction, creative tools and techniques such as comprehensive onboarding, risk and contingency analysis, fluid virtual and co-location strategies, and psychological safety surveys supported a seamless (and fun) design-build process. Leadership from Andersen, ARO, and UWT will share how a collaborative design-build process is essential to creating an equitable space for engagement. They will share tools for how they crafted their culture, including what worked and what went wrong. Attendees will learn how to implement similar processes to achieve collaboration gold on future projects.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024


    As teams shift to more fluid ways of working that integrate healthy team dynamics, the University of Washington Tacoma's (UWT) Milgard Hall project is a case study in creating a collaborative culture for design-build success. The new mass timber building creates a welcoming interdisciplinary space for engineering, business school departments, and community groups of the South Puget Sound. Andersen Construction, Architecture Research Office (ARO), and UWT's Facilities and Project Delivery Groups intentionally molded and maintained a dynamic culture, working as a cross-country team. Applying principles of engagement, innovation, inclusivity, and sustainability to guide design and ensure equity in the built environment, Milgard Hall embodies UWT's mission to be an "urban-serving university". From team selection through design and construction, creative tools and techniques such as comprehensive onboarding, risk and contingency analysis, fluid virtual and co-location strategies, and psychological safety surveys supported a seamless (and fun) design-build process. Leadership from Andersen, ARO, and UWT will share how a collaborative design-build process is essential to creating an equitable space for engagement. They will share tools for how they crafted their culture, including what worked and what went wrong. Attendees will learn how to implement similar processes to achieve collaboration gold on future projects.

    Kimberly Yao, FAIA

    Principal

    Architecture Research Office

    Kim Yao, FAIA, is Principal of Architecture Research Office (ARO), a New York City firm united by their collaborative process, commitment to accountable action, and social and environmental responsibility. This philosophy and ARO's diverse body of work earned the firm the 2020 National AIA Architecture Firm Award. Kim has taught extensively and has lectured both nationwide and abroad. She was President of AIANY in 2020 and serves on the Board of the Center for Architecture.

    Jeannie Natta, Assoc. DBIA

    Interim Director, Project Delivery Group, Univ. Facilities

    University of Washington

    Jeannie Natta is an Interim Director for University of Washington Project Delivery Group. Prior to this, Jeannie spent 10 years in the electrical trade as a commercial electrician, and 12 years as an educator in university residential life programs. Jeannie draws upon her varied career background to manage multiple projects for the University. She received a Certificate in Construction Management in 2009 and MS Construction Management in 2013 from the University of Washington.

    Susan Bouthillette, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

    Project Manager

    Andersen Construction Co., Inc.

    Susan Bouthillette is a Project Manager at Andersen Construction and manages primarily higher education projects. She obtained a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University and practiced architecture for 9 years prior to shifting into construction. During that time, she managed projects across the country including science & technology, higher education, commercial office, and multifamily residential. Susan has been the project manager for UWT Milgard Hall since the project started pre-design in February 2020.

    Jennifer Myers, Legacy LEED AP

    Construction Project Manager

    University of Washington Tacoma

    Jennifer Myers, graduate of University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, began her career in General Contracting in San Francisco. Her projects includes ground up construction and tenant improvements including hotel remodeling. After a decade, she became Construction Administrator for Boeing working on a wide variety of projects including the new Workforce Readiness Center. Five years ago, she moved to University of Washington Tacoma as their Construction Project Manager for Facilities.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/03/2022

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024 Two signature building projects under construction in the city of St. Louis are demonstrating the benefits of integrated delivery to their owners and stakeholders. This session will trace the individual journeys of BJC HealthCare (one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care organizations) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (a combat support agency within the U.S. Department of Defense) in evaluating and selecting design-build for their latest expansion projects. While each organization has a unique mission, distinctive project goals and individual challenges, they both determined that design-build offered the greatest opportunities to accelerate the project schedule, manage costs and reduce potential risks. BJC selected progressive design-build for a new 16-story inpatient hospital tower at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. It’s part of the third phase of BJC’s Campus Renewal, a long-term vision to transform the Washington University Medical Campus through new construction and renovations. And the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, opted to enlist firm fixed price (lump sum) design-build delivery for the new $1.7 billion Next NGA West campus, the largest single federal investment project in St. Louis history. The presenters will share details and practical advice on the evaluation process that led each organization to embrace design-build delivery.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024


    Two signature building projects under construction in the city of St. Louis are demonstrating the benefits of integrated delivery to their owners and stakeholders. This session will trace the individual journeys of BJC HealthCare (one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care organizations) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (a combat support agency within the U.S. Department of Defense) in evaluating and selecting design-build for their latest expansion projects. While each organization has a unique mission, distinctive project goals and individual challenges, they both determined that design-build offered the greatest opportunities to accelerate the project schedule, manage costs and reduce potential risks. BJC selected progressive design-build for a new 16-story inpatient hospital tower at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. It’s part of the third phase of BJC’s Campus Renewal, a long-term vision to transform the Washington University Medical Campus through new construction and renovations. And the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, opted to enlist firm fixed price (lump sum) design-build delivery for the new $1.7 billion Next NGA West campus, the largest single federal investment project in St. Louis history. The presenters will share details and practical advice on the evaluation process that led each organization to embrace design-build delivery.

    Jessica Davila

    McCarthy Building Companies

    Gregory Mohler

    Vice President ? Planning, Design and Construction

    BJC HealthCare

    As vice president of construction for BJC HealthCare, Greg Mohler is responsible for architectural and engineering design solutions, infrastructure, capital budgeting and all construction activities for one of the largest health care organizations in the United States. With $6 billion in net revenues and more than 30,000 employees, BJC HealthCare serves patients and their families in the greater St. Louis and southern Illinois regions through its 15 hospitals and other health service organizations.

    Michael Stapf, DBIA

    Vice President, Design Integration

    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

    Mike Stapf is Vice President, Design Integration for the Central Region of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Mike is also McCarthy?s Design-Phase Executive for the BJC Campus Renewal Phase 3 Project. In this role, Mike has been able to pull upon his 22 years of experience delivering large, complex healthcare projects to form and lead a collaborative design-build team, all aimed at delivering a high-performing design and an exceptional client experience.

    Josh Gaghen, PE, SE, DBIA

    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

    With more than 23 years of design and construction experience, Josh has participated in design and construction of over $1B in design build projects, including the Next NGA West (N2W) Program.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri – Rolla).  Josh is a certified DBIA professional, a registered Engineer in the State of Missouri, a LEED® Accredited Professional and a registered Structural Engineer in the State of Illinois.  He currently serves as Integrated Design Director in McCarthy’s Central Region.


    Leslie Olson, P.E.

    N2W Administrative Contracting Officer and CAS Team Lead

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Kansas City District

    Leslie Olson has served in a variety of construction and design roles across four USACE districts, including a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. She has bachelor?s degrees in architectural and civil engineering and a master?s degree in civil engineering. A registered Professional Engineer in the State of Missouri, she currently serves as a Contracting Officer?s Representative and the Contract Administration Section Team Lead for the Next NGA West (N2W) program.