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 2016 Conference Recordings

Online Access to 2016 Conference Sessions Available!
All full conference registrants from the 2016 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference have FREE ACCESS to the recorded sessions in Charlotte. Live audio with PowerPoint presentations will be available at The access code is Water16. Download Instructions
The option to get additional continuing education credit for the sessions you have missed is available for purchase at $15 per session. PLEASE NOTE: You will not receive additional DBIA continuing education credit for education sessions you attended at the conference. Please refer to your session reporting listing to ensure you do not purchase sessions that you have already attended.
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 2016 Schedule at a Glance

Thank you for attending the 2016 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference! The program overview is listed below. Full details including speakers and descriptions can viewed in our searchable schedule or downloaded via PDF. Please note this is subject to change. 
Wednesday, April 20
7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration Hours
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Pre-Conference Event: Water Owners' Intro to Design-Build (owners only) (4 CEUs)
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Water Exhibit Hall Move In
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Joint Networking Lunch with Water/Wastewater and Transportation Attendees
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Afternoon Presentation  (1.5 CEUs) 
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Owners’ Forum (owners only) (2 CEUs)
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Water/Wastewater Practitioners’ Forum (1.5 CEUs)
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
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6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. DBIA-Southeast Carolinas Chapter Networking Social (Open to all Water and Transportation attendees)
Thursday, April 21
7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration Hours
7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
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8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. OPENING KEYNOTE (1.25 CEUs)
How Charlotte Water Uses Design-Build Delivery  

​Barry Gullet, P.E.
Director, Charlotte Water

Kit Eller, P.E.
Senior Project Manager, Charlotte Water​

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9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Education (1 CEU)
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Education (1 CEU)
11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Lunch with the Exhibitors
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2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. GENERAL SESSION (1.25 CEUs)
How Owners Decide When to Use Design-Build Contracting for Their Water/Wastewater Projects
Moderators: William "BJ" Christman, DBIA, Crowder Construction Company and Stephen Gates, P.E., BCEE, Brown and Caldwell
Bruce Husselbee, P.E., DBIA, Hampton Roads Sanitation District
Jackie Jarrell, Charlotte Water
Gene Jackson, P.E., Spartanburg Water
David Springer, P.E., Greenville Utilities
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Concurrent Education (1 CEU)
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Evening Reception in Exhibit Hall
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6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Move Out
Friday, April 22

7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration Hours
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
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8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Concurrent Education (1.25 CEUs)
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Concurrent Education (1.25 CEUs)
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. CLOSING GENERAL SESSION: Constructing the Future - The Progression of Design-Build Innovation Past, Present and Future (1.25 CEUs)
Moderator: Stephen Gates, P.E., BCEE, Brown and Caldwell 
Rob Bocarro, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Commissioner, City of Atlanta, Dept. of Watershed Management
Bruce Johnson, Technology Fellow, CH2M
David Neitz, Chief Information Officer, CDM Smith

 Printable Brochures

2016 Program Detail
(as of April 11, 2016)
Registration Brochure
(printed January 4, 2016)

 Continuing Education


The 2016 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference provides attendees up to 12.25 hours of continuing education units (CEUs). Owners are eligible to earn an additional 4 hours by attending the Owners' Intro to Design-Build held on Wednesday, April 20.  



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