Four Perspectives: Managing Risk Trends in Federal Design-Build

Recorded On: 08/04/2022

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This panel will discuss and present perspectives from the A/E, design-builder, attorney and construction consultant views on managing the evolving risk trends in Federal design-build. These panelists have worked together on Federal design-build projects for 15 years, from proposal through punch list, and will present how each of their respective positions has evaluated and managed the evolving design-build risks and then integrated those strategies into a successful procurement team.

Sean Dowsing, J.D., DBIA


Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester

Sean is an attorney at Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester and a DBIA-certified professional. He leads the firm’s construction practice across its seven offices. He represents architects, engineers, owners, and contractors in construction claims and transactional work, including project and contract development for owners and design-builders. He served as an enlisted soldier and later as a jag officer for the California Army National Guard, where he was the chief of contract and fiscal law for the state’s largest infantry division. Sean prides himself on working to find the best solutions for his clients—which he believes are a combination of business and legal advice.

Evan Grant

Senior Counsel, Major Projects Group


Evan Grant is Senior Counsel, Major Projects Group at AECOM (NYSE: ACM) where he counsels project teams and senior management with a focus on design-build, P3, and other alternative delivery transactions.  He advises internal clients on the negotiation and drafting of prime contracts, teaming agreements, joint ventures, and other documents in support of AECOM's architecture, design, engineering and construction work throughout the United States and abroad.  He has significant experience on heavy civil, transit, high tech, energy, and water projects for both private and public owners.  In addition to his transactional experience, Evan also manages claims and litigation and participates in dispute resolution on behalf of AECOM.      

Ryan Danielson

Ryan Danielson is the Federal Division Director for Orion Construction in San Diego, CA. He is a seasoned preconstruction professional, estimator, project manager, and program manager. He maintains a DBIA Professional certification and has been the team lead on design-build and progressive design-build projects from the $1,000,000 range up to $135,000,000. His experience allows him to lead high-performance teams throughout the project life cycle, from RFP to close out, while finding unique solutions to complex design-build challenges along the way. He prides himself on building and integrating design professionals, consultants, subcontractors, and self-performing crews to achieve Federal owner goals

Pete Fowler

Pete Fowler Construction Services, Inc.

Pete Fowler is a construction consultant, professional cost estimator, President and Chief Quality Officer of Pete Fowler Construction, a licensed general building contractor in California, Nevada, and Oregon. Pete received a B.S. in Construction Management from CSU, Chico. He has held certifications from AAMA, ASPE, ICBO, and others. Mr. Fowler has published articles in national magazines, has been invited to speak by the most important groups in the building industry, and has composed and delivered hundreds of educational programs on building inspection & testing, estimating, quality & construction management, project management, and claims & litigation. Pete has experience with successful expert witness testimony, including Federal Court.


Four Perspectives: Managing Risk Trends in Federal Design-Build
07/27/2022 at 10:45 AM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 08/04/2022
07/27/2022 at 10:45 AM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 08/04/2022
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