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, DBIA, PMP


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.