Understanding DBIA’s Updated Standard Form of Contract Documents: What Makes them Different?

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

1) Discuss DBIA’s family of design-build contracts and how they differ from other industry contracts.>span class="Apple-converted-space"> 

2) Hear how important provisions like Force Majeure are handled in DBIA’s contract to ensure balanced risk. 

3) Learn about recent updates to the contract documents that took place as part of DBIA Contract Committee’s 2019-2020 revision process. 

4) Understand why the DBIA contracts fully promote the collaborative aspects inherent in the design-build process.

Scott Churilla, DBIA

Vice President/Owner Advisor National Practice Leader


As a Vice President and Owner Advisor National Practice Leader for CDM Smith, Scott is responsible for growing CDM Smith’s business line of owner advisor services for collaborative delivery projects with a focus on the water market.  Scott works with CDM Smith colleagues across North America in developing and identifying owner advisor service opportunities and supporting project teams in the execution of owner advisor scopes of work. 

Prior to joining CDM Smith, Scott was a Director of Project Development for The Haskell Company where he was responsible for all aspects of water and wastewater project performance including client and business development, proposal coordination, execution oversight, contracts and project administration.   

Previously, Scott was with HDR, Inc. for 14 years working with all HDR operating companies and business groups on integrated delivery (including design-build, EPC and construction management) projects and pursuits. Prior to joining HDR in April of 2005, Scott worked for Kiewit Corporation for more than seven years. Before working with Kiewit, Scott was general counsel to a mid-Atlantic heavy construction and coal mining and reclamation company for three years.

Scott has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Alfred University, Alfred, New York (1984) and he attained his Juris Doctorate from West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown (1988).

Holly Streeter-Schaefer, JD


Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co., Inc.

Ms. Streeter-Schaefer is an attorney at Burns & McDonnell. She has background as a construction engineer that preceded her experience as a practicing  attorney specializing in construction law for almost 20 years. Prior to joining Burns & McDonnell, she was a shareholder at a national law firm where she concentrated on design and construction related contracts, risk management, insurance issues, and litigation. 

Ms. Streeter-Schaefer has extensive knowledge in preparing, analyzing, and negotiating design and construction contracts, teaming/joint venture agreements, subcontracts, and supplier agreements and in litigating claims involving construction defects,  payment disputes, mechanic’s liens, and insurance issues. 

She is past President of NAWIC Greater Kansas City, Missouri and the Central Exchange and is currently a commissioner for the Overland Park, Kansas Planning Commission. In addition, she has spoken multiple times on issues relating to the construction industry and has been published in various trade organizations’ print media.


10/29/2020 at 11:00 AM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
10/29/2020 at 11:00 AM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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