Owner Acquisition Strategy and Approach – From the Design-Builder’s Perspective

Recorded On: 08/04/2022

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With the roll out of the federal transportation funding program, this presentation provides insight from the Design-Build Team perspective on procurement best practices. Owners should consider a variety of factors in an alternative delivery model: basis for using alternative delivery, level of development of an RFP design, use of Alternative Technical Concepts, use of allowances, engagement with prospective bidders, etc., in order to generate interest from well qualified teams and a fair, competitive bidding environment.

Keith Sabol, PE


Keith has 38 years of experience in transportation design and construction and has built a reputation for successfully delivering complex transportation infrastructure projects, in the U.S. and Canada. For the past 26 years, he has focused on managing large-complex design-build projects, including public-private partnerships. 

 He currently is responsible for developing and implementing design-build best practices for Skanska, interfacing with project teams in the pursuit and delivery of design-build projects. Throughout his career, Keith has managed numerous design-build projects; he was a design manager for the downtown segment of Interstate 15 in Salt Lake City, Utah, deputy design manager for the I-25, T-Rex Project in Denver, Colorado, design manager for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Project in Tacoma, Washington, and design manager of Autoroute 25, the first public-private partnership in Montreal, Quebec.


Jeffrey Roby, P.E., DBIA

Assistant State Engineer-Alternative Project Delivery Division

Virginia Department of Transportation

Mr. Roby is currently serving as the Assistant State Engineer APD (Alternative Project Delivery Division) for the Virginia Department of Transportation where he supervises staff to develop policies and procedures to the ensure consistent application and timely delivery of VDOT’s statewide Design-Build Program.  

Mr. Roby Joined the Department of Transportation in 2006 bringing over 20 years of experience in the design, analysis, and inspection of highway bridge structures.  He received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.  Mr. Roby is also a licensed professional engineer, DBIA certified and serves on the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) Design-Build Committee.

Dave Mahoney, PE

Executive vice President, Transportation Engineer


Mr. Mahoney manages the Transportation Market Segment at Dewberrywhich set a new transportation sales record in 2020 of $199.6 million. Inaddition, he also manages the Alternative Project Delivery Market Segmentfor Dewberry. For most of his 34-year career, he has concentrated onalternative delivery for surface transportation projects. His passion and focuson design-build and public-private partnerships is well-illustrated by thesuccessful delivery of more than $6-billion in highway projects which includethe Route 28 Improvements project, built using Virginia’s Public-PrivateTransportation Act; the Dulles Greenway in Northern Virginia, IntercountyConnector – Contracts C and D/E in Maryland, and Rail to Dulles Phase II(Silverline). Mr. Mahoney’s zeal for reducing project delivery times sparkscreativity and out-of-the-box thinking as he and his team develop cost-savinginnovative solutions to our clients’ most pressing transportation issuesincluding safety, capacity, and alternate funding sources. He consults withdecision-makers on accelerated project delivery best practices and has beeninfluential in promoting design-build across the entire organization. Mr.Mahoney also leads Dewberry’s advancement into design-build in ourWater/Waste Water Market, Federal Market, and Dewberry Architects.


Owner Acquisition Strategy and Approach – From the Design-Builder’s Perspective
07/27/2022 at 2:30 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 08/04/2022
07/27/2022 at 2:30 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 08/04/2022
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