The Validation Period in the Progressive Design-Build Project Webinar (October 18, 2023)

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The DBIA Progressive Design-Build Deeper Dive introduces a new phase in the progressive design-build project:  the Validation Period.  This webinar will provide insight into how all parties to the progressive design-build project use best practices to manage the risk of the project by aligning the parties’ expectations at the outset.  Webinar participants will learn the intent of establishing the Validation Period and how to best incorporate the Validation Period into the contract.  In addition, the panelists will provide a step by step analysis of how to successfully achieve early consensus and alignment on the project’s scope, cost, and schedule.

Robynne Thaxton, JD, FDBIA

Attorney, Thaxton Parkinson, PLLC

Robynne Thaxton is a Seattle based lawyer and consultant and a leading expert in construction law and alternative procurement both in Washington State and on a national basis.  She is the principal and founder of Thaxton Parkinson PLLC and Progressive Design-Build Consulting, LLC.  In addition to being a DBIA instructor since 2005, Robynne served for seven years on the National DBIA Board of Directors and currently serves as the Chair of the DBIA National Progressive Design-Build Committee.  She is also in the inaugural class of DBIA “Fellows”.   Robynne was a member of the Washington State Capital Projects Advisory Review Board from 2019-2023. Robynne is AV rated by Martindale-Hubble and has been named as a Washington Super Lawyer from 2010 to 2023.  Robynne’s practice primarily focuses on developing design-build procurement and contract documents for public owners.  In addition to traditional design-build projects, she has worked on more than 30 progressive design-build projects worth over $5 billion.  Representative clients include Toronto Transit Commission, Bonneville Power Administration, the Port of Seattle; the Cities of Spokane, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and Wenatchee; the State of Washington; WSDOT; and Western Washington University.  Robynne received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her law degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder School of Law.

Brian Aske, LEED AP, DBIA


Lease Crutcher Lewis

Brian Aske is an Operations Director for Lease Crutcher Lewis, leading integrated delivery projects. He has served on the DBIA Northwest Region Board for over 12 years and advanced Washington State's current progressive design-build legislation. He has been a vocal advocate for design-build since his first design-build experience 27 years ago. Over the last 5 years, he has delivered $300M in progressive design-build projects, including DBIA's 2021 Project of the Year and Best in Architecture.

Geoffrey W. Neumayr, SE, PE, DBIA

Chief Development Officer

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 airport’s maintenance & capital projects. Geoff has over 30 years in design and construction and has been responsible for the Project Management of some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most prestigious projects including the San Francisco International Airport BART Station and the newly completed Terminal 2 project. He is a vocal advocate 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 implementation approach for integrated project delivery. Geoff is a huge advocate for Structured Collaborative Partnering as the foundation for high-performing collaborative teams. He has a reputation within the industry as a leader in the collaborative delivery philosophy of delivering projects with exceptional outcomes.


Open to view video.  |  60 minutes
Open to view video.  |  60 minutes
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