Introduction to P3 for Design-Build Practitioners

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An introduction to P3 Project Delivery, Procurement, Execution and Risk, with a keen focus on key differences and similarities between DB and P3 projects and pursuits, and mitigations for common issues and concerns.

  1. Rudimentary understanding of history of P3 projects in North America
  2. Current types of P3 contracts used in North American construction projects
  3. Key similarities and differences between P3 and DB projects, and how these relate to DBIA Best Practices
  4. The roles and responsibilities of the DB practitioner in a P3 structure (Owner, Contractor, Designer, Operator, Subcontractor, Legal)


Claudio Andreetta, DBIA

Director of Business Development, Public-Private Partnership (P3)

Johnson Controls

Claudio is Director of Business Development for the dedicated Public-Private Partnership (P3) team of Johnson Controls that serves the North American market.

He has over 30 years of experience in the building efficiency business providing solutions to clients that reduce their energy, operations and lifecycle costs while creating a more sustainable workplace.

Martijn Bolster, DBIA

Senior Design-Build Manager

Parsons Construction

Martijn Bolster has over 20 years experience in Design-Build and P3 pursuits and projects, including large and fast-paced bridge-, roadway- and tunnel-projects throughout North America, Europe and KSA.

As the Alternative Project Delivery Practice Lead for Parsons Construction, Martijn manages all technical aspects of their pursuit of mega-projects with a focus on innovative construction methods, design management and interdisciplinary solutions.

Matt Girard, DBIA

COO - Plenary Concessions

Plenary Group

Matt serves as 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 of Plenary’s civil projects in North America.

Matt has 30 years of hands-on experience in the heavy-civil construction industry and has been involved with the pursuit and delivery of P3 projects in both the U.S. and Canada over the last 15 years. 

Matt also has been involved with design-build projects for over 25 years, including pursuit and on-site management of projects as a contractor on over $2 billion worth of design-build projects.  Prior to joining Plenary, Matt was a senior executive leading all business development efforts for one of North America’s largest heavy-civil contractors (Flatiron Constructors).

Matt serves the industry as a board member and/or committee member to multiple engineering and construction advocacy groups.

Matt has a Bachelors and Masters in CE from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is a registered design-build professional with DBIA.


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