Track 2: Effective Execution of Design-Build Project Delivery

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Progressive Design-Build – Successes, Trials and Tribulations – An Owners Perspective!2:30pm - 3:30pm

Progressive Design-Build – Successes, Trials and Tribulations – An Owners Perspective!

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Design-Build delivery has been evolving. Many owners have moved from design-bid-build to design-build Best Value Selection (BVS) and are now moving to progressive design-build (PDB). Through this evolution, there can be knowledge gaps between the design-build BVS and PDB processes with a variety of successes, failures, and a significant learning curve. This session gives unique insight from two highly distinguished public sector owners who candidly share their stories. At UCSD, the PDB process was initiated about three years ago. While at SFO, the PDB practice has been implemented for over ten years with many successful outcomes.

  1. Process of working with C-Suite from Design-Build BVS to PDB delivery.
  2. Best practices with candid examples to procure PDB projects.
  3. Best practices with candid examples for executing PDB projects within established budgets.
  4. Learn to see through the lens of an Owner, understanding their intention so that these factors drive value through collaboration.

Simply Complex: VDC’s role in Lean Process for Design-Build Delivery3:45pm - 4:45pm

Simply Complex: VDC’s role in Lean Process for Design-Build Delivery

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Advanced Modeling is key to lean project delivery for the new $1.7 billion western headquarters of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, one of the first federal design-build projects in the nation to use BIM technology and Advanced Modeling Requirements within a FedRAMP-compliant, cloud-based collaboration workspace. The joint venture design-build team of McCarthy HITT has developed strategies and processes to enable over 200 design-build team members nationwide to execute this complex project according to FedRAMP requirements.

1) Learn how to deploy a VDC strategy that can work within strict Federal requirements.

2) Understand how this client describes BIM use cases to drive ‘Advanced Modeling’ requirements.

3) Learn the benefits of BIM-enabled processes in a collaborative, multi-partner delivery approach.

4) See the vision for Federal Design-Build Delivery using Advanced Modeling deliverables.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The Left Coast Does It Right: Design-Build in California & Washington State11:00am - 12:00pm

The Left Coast Does It Right: Design-Build in California & Washington State

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Design-build is the project delivery method of choice for many universities in California and Washington State. The session will explore the reasons these institutions choose design-build and how they organize the process of procuring, contracting and managing projects to achieve their goals. Panelists will reflect on lessons learned about structuring design-build to achieve integrated design that delivers design excellence and value.

1) Compare approaches to selecting design-build teams.

2) Discuss how higher institutions are embedding integrated project delivery (IPD) into design-build.

3) Learn how higher ed. clients use design-build on high profile campus projects.

4) Discuss how higher ed. clients determine value in design-build.

Design-Build Programmatic Improvement with a Community of Practice 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Design-Build Programmatic Improvement with a Community of Practice

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This session will describe the Virginia Department of Transportation's Community of Practice for Design-Build. Utilizing this Community of Practice VDOT's Construction practitioners on Design-Build projects have brought about significant changes and improvements to our program conceived and implemented at the grassroots level. This has resulted in solutions from the field for the field, quickly and organically implemented to solve significant concerns regarding Quality, Financial Management, Environmental Compliance, and more. 

1) Assemble Peers into a Cohesive Community of Practice.

2) Collaboratively Identify Critical Project and Programmatic Issues.

3) Constructively involve industry partners from across the project lifecycle in the process.

4) Measure, poll, and assess the impact of these initiatives across a program

Incorporating Lean and IPD Practices into Design-Build2:00pm - 3:00pm

Incorporating Lean and IPD Practices into Design-Build

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This presentation discusses how Lean and IPD practices can be incorporated successfully into Design-Build projects. The presenters were leaders of a task team at Barton Malow that developed a framework for defining Lean and IPD practices and promoting their adoption. The presentation will describe the framework, the underlying principles, the menu of practices, how adoption was encouraged, and the positive impact on project outcomes. 

1) Describe and apply the underlying principles of Lean and IPD.

2) Identify 6 Lean and 6 IPD practices that can enhance design-build project success.

3) Explain why design-build is an ideal platform for Lean IPD.

4) Develop a program to promote and achieve Lean and IPD adoption within an organization

Understanding Current Federal Law on Design Changes and Defects on Design-Build Contracts3:15pm - 4:15pm

Understanding Current Federal Law on Design Changes and Defects on Design-Build Contracts

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As design-build project delivery becomes more commonplace in the federal market, the federal courts are laying down fundamental decisions that are likely to set the stage for how design-build disputes are resolved across the country. In this presentation, experienced government contracts attorney Michael Richard will review and analyze some of the most important design-build decisions emerging from the federal courts addressing who is legally liable when there are changes to or defects in the design. 

1) Analyze when government directed changes to the design are compensable to the contractor.

2) Differentiate between defects in government provided bridge documents and contractor generated design.

3) Recognize the emerging body of law on design-build at the federal level, and analyze the application of that law at the state and local level.

4) Create guidelines for addressing design changes and defects as they occur in the field.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Design-Build Procurement From the Owner’s Perspective 11:00am - 12:00pm

Design-Build Procurement From the Owner’s Perspective

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The session will take a look at procurement from the perspective of three large and sophisticated owners as well as an experienced owner's consultant. The panel will discuss what owners are looking for in responses to their procurement documents and share lessons learned to other owners on what to expect from the process.

1) Understand how to develop a design build procurement to select the right team.

2) How to write specific types of questions and evaluation criteria that will avoid generic responses from Offerors.

3) Understand what owners are looking for in the design-build procurement.

4) Obtain tips on what to avoid in the design-build procurement process.

Understanding the Risks of Delegated Design & Design Assist12:00pm - 1:00pm

Understanding the Risks of Delegated Design & Design Assist

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In Design-Build contracts the responsibilities of parties are clear and robust bodies of legal precedence exists to guide behaviors and resolve disputes. In contrast, many non-design build contracts contain areas of Delegated Design and Design Assist that have been introduced with good intentions, but instead generate unanticipated risk. The responsibilities between parties for Delegated Design and Design Assist blur lines of professional responsibility and carry many risks of design build and necessitate similar collaborative approaches. 

1) Be able to define Delegated Design.

2) Be able to recognize Delegated Design.

3) Understand different perspectives and benefits of Delegated Design to the project.

4) Be able to draft language to gain Design Assist benefits while avoiding unintended risks.