General Session: Behind the Scenes of Design-Build Project Award Winning Water/Wastewater Projects

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    • Non-member Practitioner - $35
    • Practitioner Member - $25
    • Owner Member - $10
    • Academia Member - $10
    • Industry Partner Academia Member - $10
    • Industry Partner Practitioner Member - $25
    • Industry Partner Owner Member - $10

CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023

What does it take to be part of an award-winning project/team?  Hear first-hand from DBIA’s 2020 project/team awards winners and awards jury members the magic behind the success. Representatives from three (3) 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. 

John Giachino, DBIA

PC Construction (Retired)

PC Construction (Retired)

John A. Giachino was Director of Business Development (Retired) in the Water Group for PC Construction Company, a firm with a focus on design-build, construction management at risk and hard bid water and wastewater projects.  He has nearly 45 years of industry experience, including more than 40 years in municipal water and wastewater utility asset management, operations and maintenance, and capital program execution. He has been instrumental in the development and management of more than 20 water and wastewater projects utilizing alternative delivery methods in the U.S. and overseas. In past positions, he has served as owner advisor/representative for projects completed using alternative delivery including Design-Build, Design-Build-Operate, and O&M Outsourcing methods.

Amanda Schultz, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA

Executive Vice President

Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects

Michelle Green, DBIA

Design-Build Sales Lead


Ms. Green is a Senior Project Manager and Lead for Jacobs’ Water Market Design-Build business in the Western US, with over 28 years of experience leading water and wastewater treatment projects - in all delivery formats. Michelle also serves as 2nd VP for the Water Collaborative Delivery Association (formerly the Water Design-Build Council) and leads their Technical Practices Committee.

Gary Brelinski

Superintendent, Water Restoration Plant

City of Grants Pass, OR

Michael Monosky, DBIA

Senior Project Manager


Dan Ruiz, P.E.

Engineering Manager, Domestic Water & General District

Coachella Valley Water District

Ty Morton

HDR, Inc.


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1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available