Track 1: Teaming & Collaboration Techniques for Optimal Outcomes

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Design Building the Dream Team2:30pm - 3:30pm

Design Building the Dream Team

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What makes for a design-build dream team? Early integration of key trades. Our team enhanced project delivery at the new George Mason High School by engaging mechanical, electrical, low voltage and millwork/casework trade partners early and often. Identifying these trades during the RFP process and engaging them throughout design was critical to achieving the owner’s program requirements while meeting the budget. Are you ready to leverage each company’s expertise and build your own dream team?

  1. Identify evaluation criteria used to identify which trade partners to engage and how to select the right members for the team
  2. Describe how to effectively structure communication between the owner, design-build team and key trades to increase transparency and generate buy-in
  3. Explain how the early integration of key trades enhances design development and maintains the project budget established during the RFP process
  4. Discuss the level of Owner involvement necessary to validate assumptions and reach quick decisions

Journey Worth Taking – Valuable Advice for Owners Transitioning to Integrated D-B3:45pm - 4:45pm

Journey Worth Taking – Valuable Advice for Owners Transitioning to Integrated D-B

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Mountain climbers don’t start their first climbing journey without ropes and a spotter. However, some have been known to do so. Transitioning from Construction Management at Risk to Integrated Design-Build can feel like that at times. Before you let go of the ropes of the traditional delivery systems, build your awareness of the necessary mind-set changes to be successful. Our journey together will explore how giving up “control” can build trust, unity and true collaboration.

  1. Attendees will be able to apply Best Practices in terms of looking differently at project controls and contractual terms need to support Trust
  2. Attendees will learn that World-Class Urban Design can be achieved through Integrated Design-Build
  3. Attendees will be presented with a step-by-step process of establishing a co-location team and calendar that promotes collaboration
  4. Attendees will be able to identify all stakeholder and how they implement a mind-set change for a cohesive project team through partnering and coaching

Thursday, October 29, 2020

P3 Predevelopment Agreements/Progressive P3s – Design-Build Opportunities and Challenges11:00am - 12:00pm

P3 Predevelopment Agreements/Progressive P3s – Design-Build Opportunities and Challenges

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P3 Predevelopment Agreements (“PDA”) or Progressive P3s (terms used synonymously) are gaining traction due to growing risk concerns in fixed-price contacts. The PDA approach facilitates earlier design-builder involvement in project development. This session focuses on the design-build component of these procurements including the pros and cons, the procurement process, considerations during the PDA period (post award), and how the collaboration of this approach can potentially solve complicated project issues in a manner unlike other approaches.

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and applicability of Predevelopment Agreements/Progressive P3s
  2. Identify the pros and cons of PDAs/Progressive P3s from both an owner and private sector perspective
  3. Compare and contrast the risk profiles of the design-build component of  PDAs/Progressive P3s vs. other alternative delivery approaches
  4. Evaluate the distinct challenges in the quality based selection process  inherent in PDA/Progressive P3s

The Good, the Bad and the Awesome: Owner Engagement in Collaborative Design-Build12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Good, the Bad and the Awesome: Owner Engagement in Collaborative Design-Build

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Complex projects are fraught with challenges and unforeseeable complications that put relationships to the test. These projects risk failure without the foundation of owner engagement and trust necessary for “uncomfortably honest,” yet effective conversations among owners, design-build teams, trade partners and other team members. The extraordinary challenges of California State University – Sacramento University Union Expansion provide the backdrop for Union WELL’s executive director to guide this frank and practical session on owner engagement.

1) Engage practical techniques for creating a project vision in which the entire design-build team takes ownership
2) Outline the steps for owner inclusion in interviewing, scoring, selecting and onboarding key trade partners
3) Identify tools and best practices to improve communication and collaboration, from virtual reality and interactive feedback technology to creating a co-location space for owners and trade partners in the job trailer
4) Define specific elements of an “uncomfortably honest conversation” that solves problems, moves the project forward and enhances relationships among team members

Collaboration and Integration: Techniques and Practices for Effective Teaming Including Key Trades 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Collaboration and Integration: Techniques and Practices for Effective Teaming Including Key Trades

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Multiple design phase co-location engagement practical examples in healthcare and industrial process vertical market projects.

  1. How to structure and manage effective progressive/collaborative design teams including key trade partners for design build projects by discussing, and showing practical examples, 3-4 best practices/critical success factors during
  2. Planning and Owner Procurement Preparation
  3. Contracting for DA/DB Services to Optimize Collaboration and Value to the Project
  4. Design and Construction Delivery

Shifting From a “Stuck Culture” to a Robust “Flux Culture” with Design-Build3:15pm - 4:15pm

Shifting From a “Stuck Culture” to a Robust “Flux Culture” with Design-Build

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Cultural transformation isn’t an easy thing to accomplish. However, there are critical signs that suggest this is exactly what is missing and desperately needed if the design-build process is to flourish into the future. With numerous workforce issues, productivity challenges, and lack of technological advancement, the design and construction industry is at a crossroads. This session focuses on how to shift your organization from a status quo "stuck culture" to a growth oriented "flux culture."

  1. Attendees will learn what the keys are to cultural transformation and how to implement them
  2. Attendees will learn how to deal with the messy human side of transformative change and disruption.
  3. Attendees will learn how to create a cultural operationg system that supports future growth.
  4. Attendees will learn the critical leadership traits necessary to transform organizations and create a growth strategy that beats the competition.

Friday, October 30, 2020

A Path Forward: How High-Impact Teams Emerge from Crisis11:00am - 12:00pm

A Path Forward: How High-Impact Teams Emerge from Crisis

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In this session Leaders will learn from other Leaders. Both Owners and Professionals will be encouraged to share what has been learned through the COVID-19 disruption and be able to immediately apply new insights to better equip their leaders and build their teams as their markets and communities emerge from the current crisis.

  1. How the needs of markets are changing 
  2. Why some teams are quickly evolving and others are stagnant 
  3. How to equip leaders to understand and respond to the changing needs of their customers
  4. Techniques to course-correct your plan to leverage COVID-19 insights for your team to quickly adapt and emerge ready to champion the next 8-10 years 

Sharing Lessons Learned From the McLaren Greater Lansing Project12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sharing Lessons Learned From the McLaren Greater Lansing Project

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This presentation will detail how project-tailored prefabrication strategies enabled the project team to achieve a more holistic design-build approach

1) How to best engage design and trade partners who are unfamiliar with complex multi-trade prefabrication
2) Driving value with early engagement with design-assist partners while aligning with design-build project requirements
3) Education about early partnering and decision-making tools about what project elements should be prefabricated
4) The process of sharing lessons learned internally in an effort to improve future design-build efforts