Innovation - What will P3 version 3.0 look like?

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023

A review of the P3 projects over the past 20 years has helped define what success looks like for P3 projects. Colorado has embraced many forms of P3 projects and the Denver Union Station will be examined for key structural elements needed for success, such as early design integration, a clear design manager scope and important procurement aspects. The panel will discuss best practices for community outreach & impact, perspectives on qualifications and shortlisting, and early and innovative approaches to site conditions and other risk mitigation

Session Learning Objectives: 1. Define success for a P3 project 

2. Identify key structural elements for success based on lessons learned and prior challenges 

3. Learn best practices for community outreach & impact, different perspectives on qualifications and shortlisting for success and early and innovative approaches to site conditions and other risk mitigation.

 4. Understand when a successful precedent shouldn’t be followed, and when to look at an unbuilt or challenged project for inspiration.

Robert Hays, P.E., DBIA

Region 4 Resident Engineer

Colorado Department of Transportation

Bob Hays has spent the past 18 years in engineering roles with the Colorado Department of Transportation. He currently serves as project director for CDOT’s Central 70 project. He has been an integral part of the Central 70 team since the very beginning – previously serving as design manager, where he managed the development and execution of the project’s RFP and technical proposal elements.

Virginia A. McAllister, RA, LEED AP, NCARB, DBIA


Iron Horse Architects, Inc.

Virginia started Iron Horse Architects to foster a design philosophy that moves beyond traditional sustainability and creates design solutions that incorporate sustainability, adaptability and longevity. Her expansive repertoire includes design for projects in varying levels of government, along with her work in the markets of transportation, aviation, science and technology, and hospitality. She is enthusiastic about the practice of architecture and embraces technology. Her team practices Responsible Design, which takes a holistic approach to sustainability.

Pat McHenry


City Street Investors

Pat McHenry is one of the founders of City Street Investors. Pat and her partners have been investing in Denver neighborhoods for twenty-five years. Their recent place-making projects include the renovation of Denver Union Station where Pat and her partners curated a strictly Colorado based line-up of retailers and restaurateurs, and created five of the food and beverage venues. Pat holds a Chemical Engineering degree from Iowa State University and an MBA from Stanford University.

Matt Girard, DBIA

Group Head – Asset Delivery - Civil

Plenary Group

Mr. Girard is Group Head for Plenary Group’s Civil Division.  In this capacity, Matt is responsible for project development, delivery, and asset management, teaming and business development for all Plenary Group Civil projects in North America. Matt has over 30 years of hands-on experience in the heavy-civil construction industry and has been involved with the successful pursuit and delivery of public-private partnership (P3) projects in both the U.S. and Canada over the last 15 years.

Stephen Kaplan

Managing Partner

Kaplan Kirsch Rockwell

Throughout his professional career, Steve Kaplan has participated in the negotiation of complicated public-private partnerships from several different perspectives: as a client, as counsel to a municipality, and as a representative of the United States government. Steve specifically focuses on public-private partnerships in the redevelopment of publicly owned property and the structuring of such redevelopment projects involving public financing for infrastructure. He also is actively working on major transit-oriented development projects.


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