Track 4: Design-Build Basics, Tools and Resources for Success

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Design-Build Done Right® Best Practices: The Foundation of Success2:30pm - 3:30pm

Design-Build Done Right® Best Practices: The Foundation of Success

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Overview

DBIA’s Design-Build Done Right® Best Practices are universally applicable best practices that, if implemented, significantly increase the chances of project success. The principles apply to project of any size, in any sector, in any location. 

1)  Understand how the 10 best practices evolved, including how engagement from a broad array of industry experts and organizations was achieved.

2)  Understand the three “buckets” that make up best practices including Procurement, Contracting Approach and Post-Award Execution.

3)  Learn the nearly 50 implementing techniques that support the best practices and further enhance chances of success.

4)  Discuss the implications of not engaging in design-build according to best practices.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Understanding DBIA’s Updated Standard Form of Contract Documents: What Makes them Different? 11:00am - 12:00pm

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

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The use of fair and clear contracts is fundamental to any delivery process. Because there are some important differences between design-build contracts and those for other delivery systems, it is particularly important for the individuals who administer the design-build procurement and execution to understand the contract’s language and its practical application. 

1) Discuss DBIA’s family of design-build contracts and how they differ from other industry contracts.

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.

Selecting & Using an Owner Advisor12:00pm - 1:00pm

Selecting & Using an Owner Advisor

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Achieving a cost-effective risk allocation in Design-Build contracting is central to project success. The design engineering profession is tending to move toward lower risk transfer tolerance in ADPs and Design-Build project deliveries. An Owners Advisor can play a critical role in laying the foundation for a DB project's success by providing tried and tested means for managing DB risks in a fair and equitable manner to all parties. 

1) Define the Roles of An Owner's Advisor. 

2)  Determine how to determine their need for an Owner Advisor.

3)  Contrast Skills on an Owner's Advisor in a DB to a DBB project delivery.   

4) Demonstrate  an Owner Advisor's role in maximize Design-Build competition.

A Closer Look at DBIA Position Statements, Manual of Practice, Educational Offerings and Other Resources 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A Closer Look at DBIA Position Statements, Manual of Practice, Educational Offerings and Other Resources

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Design-Build Done Right® involves a broad understanding of various concepts, principles, and relationships. As the nation’s only organization focused on understanding and implementation of design-build best practices, DBIA has a plethora of resources to help guide your path to exceptional outcomes. 

1) Learn key design-build principles and why their implementation drives success as outlined in various position papers.

2) Discuss the role of stipends and why DBIA believes they are an important part of Design-Build Done Right®

3) Hear the importance of qualifications in selecting the right team, and the role of qualifications in all variations of design-build procurement.

4) Understand why “lowest price technically acceptable” is not considered a best practice.

One Size Does Not Fit All: Uncovering the Flexibility of Design-Build3:15pm - 4:15pm

One Size Does Not Fit All: Uncovering the Flexibility of Design-Build

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Design-build project delivery has grown in popularity, accounting for nearly half of all design and construction in the United States. This growth can be attributed, in part, to the flexibility of design-build, including an Owner’s option to choose from among key variations: Two-Phase Best-Value Design-Build and Progressive Design-Build. 

1) Understand the commonalities and distinguishing characteristics of the two most common design-build procurement approaches – best value and progressive.

2) Dive deep into nuances of team selection, design, and price with both these variations.

3) Discuss the considerations and tradeoffs the Owner must make in selecting one variation over the other.

4) Understand DBIA’s position on the use of these, and other, variations of design-build.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Design-Build Leadership Perspectives: Insight from DBIA National Board Leadership11:00am - 12:00pm

Design-Build Leadership Perspectives: Insight from DBIA National Board Leadership

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We have all experienced unprecedented times this year, and DBIA is no different. Hear insight from the DBIA National Board as it relates to the impact of COVID-19 on the organization and industry, and our path forward.

Beyond COVID-19: Insights from DBIA’s Future’s Council on industry Disruptors12:00pm - 1:00pm

Beyond COVID-19: Insights from DBIA’s Future’s Council on industry Disruptors

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In 2019, DBIA appointed a Future’s Council to help position DBIA for future success by providing thought leadership on topics which may affect project delivery & the built environment over the next 20+ years. Join this panel as members of the Council discuss their insight into the future of the industry.margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.42857; font-size: 1em;">