Teamwork and Trust: Progressive Design-Build Success for a First Time Owner

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024

This session will center on the execution of the Lake Ralph Hall Progressive Design-Build highway project with Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD), Flatiron Constructors’, Inc., and Huitt-Zollars serving as the Engineer of Record. This is the first time UTRWD is using progressive design-build delivery and the project scope was not typical for the agency. The project team developed trust and created a collaborative team quickly by building a team culture focused on the common goal of project success. This culture is built around a “Project First” mentality where no single part of the team drives toward an end that benefits itself over the success of the project. This culture is founded by team transparency and accountability which the team has be able to achieve through progressive design-build.UTRWD’s Program Manager, Flatiron’s Project Manager, and the Huitt-Zollars’ Design Manager will describe the procurement process, project kick-off, and preconstruction. They will provide insights from each team member on collaborating to address project challenges, which ultimately resulted in saving time and cost while providing the ability to explore innovative solutions as a team. Finally we will cover how owners can successfully use Progressive Design-build to develop projects where they have limited expertise. 


1. Describe how the Lake Ralph Hall project applied a common goal to develop a highly effective team built on trust and the critical importance of trust and teamwork in achieving success in collaborative delivery projects 

2. Demonstrate how an owner can utilize the Progressive Design-Build Model to build projects successfully in types of construction they have little or no expertise and acquire insights regarding how to pick the right team during procurement 

3. Determine how to take advantage of the preconstruction period to foster innovation for cost and schedule savings 

4. Gain insight to successful risk management on progressive design-build projects

Ed Motley, P.E.

Program Manager

Upper Trinity Regional Water District

Ed is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with both a bachelors and masters degree in civil engineering. He has practiced engineering for over 43 years taking on roles from construction engineer, design engineer, project manager to executive leadership. Ed spent most of his career in the consulting engineering business and only recently joined the Upper Trinity Regional Water District as the Program Manager for the Lake Ralph Hall Project.

Josh Pfingst

Project Manager

Flatiron Construction

Josh Pfingst is a project manager at Flatiron Constructors, Inc., with 15 years of experience ranging from bid-build to progressive design-build. He has served in management roles in transportation, transit and industrial projects totaling more than $1 billion in value. He thrives in collaborative, efficient team environments with Owners, designers and contractors while maintaining open lines of communication and a “Project First” attitude.

Charles Quade

Vice President

Huitt-Zollars, Inc.

Located in Dallas, Charlie Quade serves as a Huitt-Zollars Project Manager for a wide variety of transportation projects throughout the State of Texas. His 34 years of transportation experience includes a wide variety of highway, railroad, light rail and airport projects. Charlie’s primary area of expertise is as a bridge engineer where he has preformed structural analysis, design and PS&E preparation for widenings, rehabilitations, new grade separations / direct connectors and signature bridges.


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