Are you Ready for a Post-COVID-19 Recovery?

Recorded On: 04/23/2020

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No one can predict the future, especially in these unprecedented times. However, once COVID-19-induced workforce issues, supply constraints, and forced moratoriums are over, the AEC industry could face a tsunami of recovery, stimulus and restarted projects facing expedited schedules. Design-Build delivers in times of crisis and will do so again. Are you ready?

DBIA’s, Richard Formella, has decades of experience as a federal Owner, serving at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ). He’s a long-time DBIA instructor and our Director of Owner Support & Resources. Rich will offer attendees a Design-Build Done Right® basics course. This DB 101 webinar will help you:

(1) understand the differences in various project delivery methods; 

(2) design-build characteristics and the basics of Design-Build Done Right®; 

(3) current design-build performance and market research data; (4) what it takes to be prepared for DB.


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Richard J. Formella, PMP, DBIA, CPPO


Design-Build Strategic Solutions, LLC

Richard J. Formella is the President of Design-Build Strategic Solutions, LLC, a design & construction contracting process consulting firm. He recently retired from federal service as Chief of the Bio-Containment Procurement Branch for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He has over 32 years of federal acquisition/contracting experience and joined DHS in 2006 serving as a Head of the Contracting Activity through 2014. Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Formella was employed by 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 $3.0 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.

 Mr. Formella is a 1986 graduate of the FLETC, and holds a BS in Forest Management from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point; a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Regis University, and a MS in Management – Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness from Troy University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a designated Design-Build Professional (DBIA) and a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO).