Using the Power of Design-Build to Deliver Diversity: Strategies to Achieve MWSBE/DBE Goals

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

A booming construction market presents unique opportunities for MWSBE/DBE participation on design-build projects. Hear from Owners and owner advisors how they encourage and enable realistic and obtainable participation goals; and hear how design-builders can respond appropriately with cost and schedule in mind.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss effective outreach and marketing strategies to engage the right MWSBE/DBE firms on your next design-build project.

2. Evaluate ways that Progressive Design-Build can be used to structure subcontract work scopes to make them more attractive to the MWSBE/DBE market.

3. Understand how design-builders assess and select MWSBE/DBE partners.

4. Learn how Owners establish and/or calculate MWSBE/DBE goals, including ways to assess market capacity.

Nicole Bartlett, P.E.

Project Manager, City of Charlotte

Nicole is an experienced project manager with experience both as a design consultant and now a project manager for Charlotte Water. She has significant experience managing projects overall and managing projects within the Charlotte Business Inclusion program (MWSBE) that is the focus of this presentation.

Linell Stanhope, P.E.

Marketing Manager, Crowder Construction Company

Linnell Stanhope has built her career in the construction industry with the last 25 years being in heavy civil and infrastructure work.  She started procuring work through alternate delivery in 1996 while working in the Midwest winning a DBIA National Award for a WWTP in Andover, Kansas.  Linnell joined Crowder Construction Company and moved to North Carolina 10 years ago.  Crowder completes work throughout the Southeast as a mid-sized water/wastewater contractor.  Her focus has been on delivering projects through methods that have included Design-Build, CMAR, and negotiated work for public, private, and federal clients.  Linnell’s passion for the “win-win-win” opportunities created through collaborative procurement drove her to become involved in helping to resolve the impediments to Design-Build in the Carolinas.  She currently sits on the Regional Board for DBIA SE and is one of the founding members for the DBIA Carolinas Chapter.

Robert McIntyre, DBIA

Director of Development, Stone Hill Contracting Company, Inc.

Bob McIntyre has close to 40 years’ experience in heavy construction, with most of that being in the water, wastewater and solid waste treatment facility field. Bob is the Director of Development and Design Build Lead for Stone Hill Contracting Co., Inc., a mid-sized general mechanical contractor, located just north of Philadelphia in Bucks County, PA. 

Bob is very active in DBIA where he serves on the Water Wastewater Committee, Annual Conference Planning committee, and also sits on the boards of The Liberty Northeast Region (NY, NJ, PA, DE) as well as the Tri-State Chapter (Eastern PA, Southern NJ and DE). Bob has testified in both the NJ and PA legislatures about the benefits of Alternate Delivery procurement for municipal construction. He was instrumental in starting, and has annually chaired, since its’ inception 8 years ago,  the Liberty Region Annual Conference, which is co-located with PA AWWA’s Annual Conference each year. Bob also has served in various positions on boards and committees for both AWWA and WEF at both the State and National Levels.

Barry Shearin, P.E., Assoc. DBIA

Sr. Consultant, HDR

Barry has 32 years municipal experience including 17 at Charlotte managing the water/wastewater capital program where he got local legislation for DB and completed one of the state's first water/wastewater DB projects. He has been in consulting the last three years where he had a lead role in a pipeline DB project as the design-builder and projects as owners advisor giving him the unique experiencing of seeing DB for all sides.


Recorded 11/09/2020
Recorded 11/09/2020
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1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available