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 See you next year in San Antonio!

The Design-Build in Transportation Conference is the world’s only event dedicated to enhancing the use and delivery of design-build in the transportation sector.  Nearly 900 key players and decision-makers from industry will take part in the conference educational programs and networking events -- all geared towards teaching them how to save time, save money, and increase the quality of our nation’s construction projects.  We look forward to seeing you next March 9-11, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas! 

 2014 Conference Highlights from San Jose

The 2014 Design-Build in Transportation Conference was another huge success! This past March 19-21, 2014 in San Jose nearly 900 transportation professionals including 100+ public agency representatives gathered for three days of networking and education.
The conference kicked off with a project tour of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) extension to Santa Clara County.  This design-build project includes a combination of at-grade, open cut and aerial guideway configurations, and includes both a retained-cut passenger station and an above-ground passenger terminus station. Special thanks to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and the JV of Skanska-Shimmick-Herzog for hosting this great event! 
Later that day, Transportation attendees joined the Water/Wastewater Conference attendees for a joint session on - DBIA Best Practices for Water and Transportation. This session featured industry experts as they discussed DBIA's recently release Best Practices document and how it relates to the water and transportation sectors.
Thursday, March 20 was jam-packed with sessions including our Opening Keynote with Katherine Freund, President, ITN America; concurrent education sessions focusing on Land: Bridge/Rail/Transit, Air and Sea, Critical Issues, and P3 and Procurement; and our California High Speed Rail Panel. In addition, DBIA honored the 2014 Transportation Leadership Award Winners:
  • The Ohio Department of Transportation, Owner of the Year
  • Steven Hansen, P.E., City of Liberty, Mo., Owner Category
  • Edward Pensock, Jr., Texas Department of Transportation, Owner Category
  • Brian Papernik, Esq., Nossaman LLP, Industry Professional/Practitioner Category
The conference concluded with a lively discussion on Post Award. Owners from San Francisco International Airport, Bay Area Rapid Transit, Orange County Transportation Authority and the Maryland State Highway Administration conducted a panel discussion on the challenges they face after the contract is awarded.
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