One Size Does Not Fit All: Uncovering the Flexibility of Design-Build

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023

Design-build project delivery has grown in popularity, accounting for nearly half of all design and construction in the United States. This growth can be attributed, in part, to the flexibility of design-build, including an Owner's option to choose from among key variations: Two-Phase Best-Value Design-Build and Progressive Design-Build. Review DBIA's new position statement on the flexibility of design-build and leave the session with an in-depth understanding of the commonalities and distinguishing characteristics of the two most common design-build procurement approaches-best value and progressive.


1) Understand the commonalities and distinguishing characteristics of the two most common design-build procurement approaches – best value and progressive.

2) Dive deep into nuances of team selection, design, and price with both these variations.

3) Discuss the considerations and tradeoffs the Owner must make in selecting one variation over the other.

4) Understand DBIA’s position on the use of these, and other, variations of design-build.

Craig Unger, FDBIA


Unger Security Solutions LLC

Craig is Principal and CEO of Unger Security Solutions, LLC, providing consulting services for acquisition management; project delivery; and advisory services within the security, intelligence and detention environment.  Mr Unger founded the business upon his retirement from the Federal Government.

Mr Unger was appointed by the United States Attorney General, to serve as the Justice Department's Federal Detention Trustee.  As a career civil servant with over 26 years of service, Mr Unger achieved the highest leadership role (Senior Executive Service – Agency Head) before retiring as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer

Marty Hedlund, PE, CPC, LEED AP, DBIA

Sr. Vice President

Sundt Construction, Inc.

Mr. Hedlund joined Sundt Construction in 1984 and currently serves as a Regional Vice President for the Southwest District responsible for Sundt’s vertical construction in Arizona. Mr. Hedlund has served in the roles of field engineer, project engineer, project superintendent, project manager and project director for over 30 years constructing offices, corporate headquarters, data centers, schools and other commercial projects. A Registered Professional Civil Engineer in Arizona, Mr. Hedlund received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University. Mr. Hedlund has widely presented on many topics including leadership, alternative project delivery, Lean construction and building information modeling (BIM).

Mr. Hedlund’s industry involvement includes nine years on the Design-Build Institute of America National Certification Board, which is responsible for upholding the standards of the DBIA Certified Professional designation as well as the testing and application processes. In 2011, Mr. Hedlund served as Chair of that board. He has also been active in the Arizona Builder’s Alliance (ABA), currently on its Board of Directors and served as its Chair in 2018. Mr. Hedlund is also active with the Build Your Future Arizona Coalition, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and the Valley of the Sun YMCA.

Mr. Hedlund is an avid golfer, husband of 30 years to wife, Ellen, proud father of two young adults, and happy to be giving back to an industry that has given so much to him.


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1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
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