It Takes a Village... to Build a Road

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023

This presentation will help attendees learn the benefits of employing the design-build project delivery method on an urban arterial reconstruction project from the contractor/designer perspective and how collaboration and cooperation can influence a project’s success. The panelists will share examples of how the neighborhood actively supported the project and why the owner selected the design-build approach. The project story will be shared from procurement through construction with examples of lessons learned along the way.


1. Identify benefits of design-build methodology on arterial roadway projects.

2. Explain how municipalities can employ the design-build process on arterial roadway projects.

3. Demonstrate how the design-build process can positively impact the design-bid-build process.

4. Evaluate ways to improve the design-build process.

Tawn Nugent, PE, DBIA

Associate Partner

TREKK Design Group, LLC

Tawn Nugent is an Associate Partner with TREKK Design Group responsible for the firm's transportation practice. She has led a variety of complex transportation projects for DOTs, counties and municipalities, including a number of design-build projects. As a Design Build Professional, she applies this knowledge to all types of projects to design practical and innovative solutions that best serve her clients.

Ed Andres

Vice President

Radmacher Brothers Excavating

Ed Andres is a Vice President with Radmacher Brothers Excavating. He received his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois.  For the past 38 years, Ed has focused his career on successfully managing construction projects in Missouri, including seven design-build projects, with a personal focus on meeting schedule commitments. He served as the Design-Build Project Manager on a national DBIA award winning project in southwest Missouri.

David Miller

City Engineer

City of Kansas City, MO Public Works

David Miller joined the City of Kansas City in 2018 as a Senior Engineer and was quickly promoted to City Engineer. Prior to this, David was the City Engineer for the City of Branson, Missouri and was responsible for multiple new roadways, bridges, municipal facilities & infrastructure during his 28 years at the city, during which time, the city became an international tourism destination. Significant projects included the Branson Convention Center and the Branson Landing development – a $300 million lifestyle & entertainment center.


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