Progressive Design-Build – Successes, Trials and Tribulations – An Owners Perspective!

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

Design-Build delivery has been evolving. Many owners have moved from design-bid-build to design-build Best Value Selection (BVS) and are now moving to progressive design-build (PDB). Through this evolution, there can be knowledge gaps between the design-build BVS and PDB processes with a variety of successes, failures, and a significant learning curve. This session gives unique insight from two highly distinguished public sector owners who candidly share their stories. At UCSD, the PDB process was initiated about three years ago. While at SFO, the PDB practice has been implemented for over ten years with many successful outcomes.

  1. Process of working with C-Suite from Design-Build BVS to PDB delivery.
  2. Best practices with candid examples to procure PDB projects.
  3. Best practices with candid examples for executing PDB projects within established budgets.
  4. Learn to see through the lens of an Owner, understanding their intention so that these factors drive value through collaboration.

Geoffrey Neumayr, SE, PE

Deputy Airport Director

San Francisco International Airport

Geoff is the Chief Development Officer for the San Francisco International Airport Planning, Design & Construction Division. He is responsible for the planning, design and construction of all the Airports maintenance & capital projects. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1984. 

He holds both a civil and structural engineer license in California, Nevada, and Florida. He has over 30 years in design and construction and has been responsible for Project Management of some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most prestige’s projects including the San Francisco International Airport BART Station and the newly completed Terminal 2 project. He is a big proponent of the team concept for the design and construction of public infrastructure projects and is a proponent of the use of Progressive Design Build as an implementation approach for integrated project delivery.

Eric Smith, PE, LEED AP, DBIA

Associate Vice Chancellor, Capital Program Management, University of California San Diego

Eric Smith serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor, Capital Program Management at the University of California San Diego.  Eric has a substantial and diverse background as a leader in the facilities, design and construction industry as owner, contractor and consultant.  Prior to joining UC San Diego, Eric held executive positions in private construction management practice, preceded by twelve years managing the capital construction program for the University of Washington and earlier leadership positions with a top national general contractor.  Eric is a retired commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in ocean engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Science degree in construction management from the University of California, Berkeley.  Eric is a designated DBIA professional and serves on the Board of Directors of the DBIA Western Pacific Region.

Praful Kulkarni, AIA, DBIA

Director of Integrated Services/Principal

Cannon Design

Bringing more than three decades of industry experience, Praful leads the integrated design and construction practice at CannonDesign. In this role, he focuses on advancing single-source design and delivery methods that enhance value to clients and help ensure certainty in collaborative project cost, schedule and quality outcomes. A past national chair of the Design-Build Institute of America, Praful has a proven record of project delivery success. He has chaired the “design excellence in design-build delivery’ committee of the DBIA for a number of years. Prior to merging with CannonDesign, he served as the president, founder and CEO of gkkworks, a company he built and differentiated through a progressive approach to integrated design-build project delivery and customized design solutions.


10/28/2020 at 2:30 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
10/28/2020 at 2:30 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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Live Viewing: 1.00 CEU credit and certificate available
Live Viewing: 1.00 CEU credit and certificate available