General Session - Progressive Design-Build in Transportation Infrastructure: A Federal, State and Local Perspective

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024

As the use of Progressive Design-Build continues to grow in the Transportation sector, it’s important that design-build teams understand the unique characteristics of this type of design-build delivery. PDB isn’t a silver bullet but can be an important tool in a design-build team’s toolkit. This panel discussion will provide insight into the growth of progressive design-build in a diversity of transportation projects.

Geoffrey W. Neumayr, SE, PE, DBIA

Chief Development Officer

San Francisco International Airport

Geoff is the Chief Development Officer for the San Francisco International Airport Planning, Design & Construction Division. He is responsible for the planning, design and construction of all the airport’s maintenance & capital projects. Geoff has over 30 years in design and construction and has been responsible for the Project Management of some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most prestigious projects including the San Francisco International Airport BART Station and the newly completed Terminal 2 project. He is a vocal advocate of the team concept for the design and construction of public infrastructure projects, and is a proponent of the use of Progressive Design Build as implementation approach for integrated project delivery. Geoff is a huge advocate for Structured Collaborative Partnering as the foundation for high-performing collaborative teams. He has a reputation within the industry as a leader in the collaborative delivery philosophy of delivering projects with exceptional outcomes. 

Kathryn Weisner, PE(MD, PA), NRAEMT

Construction & Contract Administration Engineer


Kat is a construction and contract administration engineer in the FHWA’s Resource Center focusing on innovation deployment and construction. She started her career as a co-op student with FHWA’s Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, worked for the Maryland State Highway Administration Office of Construction, and has held positions in multiple FHWA offices since returning to Federal service. Kat is responsible for the identification, development and delivery of training, technical assistance, and technology deployment in Federal-aid contract administration, construction means, methods, and inspection, 3D modeling, UASs, e-Construction, Construction Partnering, and e-Ticketing.  She is the lead instructor for several NHI courses, responsible for over 35 instructor’s development and deliveries.  She has an M.B.A from Frostburg State University and a B.S. in civil engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Kat is a licensed professional engineer in Maryland and Pennsylvania and is a Nationally Registered Advanced EMT who volunteers on a 9-1-1 MICU.  

Jeff Siddle, P.E.

Vice President of Facilities

Tampa International Airport

Jeff manages one of the Airport’s largest teams, which includes Maintenance and Planning and Development.  

Jeff directs and oversees the management of activities relating to the programming, planning, design, construction and maintenance of the Authorities facilities.   Jeff is also responsible for developing strategic master plans and policies for the long-term development and direction of the airport system.  

During his 23 years with the airport, Jeff served as Director of Design Services, Director of Planning and Development, Vice President of Planning and Development and Vice President of Facilities overseeing the design, construction and maintenance of all Authority facilities.  

David Nardon, DBIA

Director of Alternative Delivery

Superior Construction

David specializes in alternative delivery, and has experience with all aspects of heavy civil construction. David has successfully pursued and managed more than $7.42B in bid-build construction projects. Since 2002, he has managed 89 design-build/public-private partnership pursuits valued at $24.62B. and has been the DB Manager for 20 DB/PPP projects valued at $5.52B. His experience expands over 30 states and five countries. He leverages his understanding of design-build procurement to create solutions driven project teams.

Michael Romero

Utah Department of Transportation


General Session - Progressive Design-Build in Transportation Infrastructure: A Federal, State and Local Perspective
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