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 DBIA to Address Hot Topics and Trends

The Design-Build Conference & Expo, which will be held at Caesars Palace Las Vegas from November 2-4, 2016, attracts over 2,000 industry professionals spanning the entire A/E/C community, including owners both new to and experienced in design-build project delivery.  The conference is the only industry event that provides a platform for experienced, knowledgeable, and well-spoken industry experts to highlight key aspects of design-build project delivery including best practices, lessons learned, noted challenges, and/or emerging trends. 
Join DBIA this November 2-4 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for this year's Design-Build Conference & Expo! This year's educational program goes beyond Design-Build Done Right™ by helping our attendees stay in touch with some of the most pressing issues facing us all. Among the topics to be addressed this year are:
  • "Procuring and Contracting for Design-Build Services," including roll-out and discussion of DBIA's new standard form of RFQ/RFP;
  • "Trends and Hot Topics in Project Delivery," including in-depth discussion of the most appropriate role for owner representatives in design-build, a closer look at progressive design-build and public-private partnerships;
  • "Small Project Spotlights" sessions will focus on the effective use of design-build for more than just mega-projects; and
  •  An overview of the current market trends and a look ahead at what the future holds — growth or decline — by market segment.

Attendees can earn up to 12 CEUs to be applied to their DBIATM Credential or renewal. In addition, for the first time, DBIA is providing two (2) CEUs to those attending the Awards Dinner on Thursday, November 3, celebrating people and projects in design-build.  
Register now!  Online is the fastest way to complete your registration; however PDF documents are available for individuals to download and return to


 Industry Leaders Discuss the State of the Union

What do the leaders of the construction industry think about trends and challenges in their professions? Come find out when the Presidents or Chairs of ABC, AIA, CDBI, AGC, BOMA, DBIA and NSPE air their views and comments on the issues facing their members in 2016 and 2017. It’s an election year. Will a President Clinton or Trump impact the private and public construction market? Is association membership growing? What trends in alternative delivery are most helping and hurting the industry? These and other hot topics will be discussed by this panel of industry leaders.
Friday, November 4  - 9:30 a.m. (1.5 CEUs)
General Session: Industry Leaders Discuss the State of the Union
Moderator: Jim L. Whitaker, AIA, DBIA, HKS, Inc., and DBIA National Board Past Chairman
  • David J. Chapin, Willmar Electric Service and Associated Builders and Contractors Chairman
  • Carl Elefante, FAIA, LEEP AP O+M, Quinn Evans Architects and American Institute of Architects 2017 First President
  • Samuel (Uel) McFall, PQS, Deltro Group Ltd. and Canadian Design-Build Institute Chair-Elect
  • Brian M. Harnetiaux, McCarthy Cook & Co. and Building Owners and Managers Association Chairman
  • Bill Quatman, FAIA, DBIA, Esq., Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co., Inc., and DBIA National Board Chairman
  • B.E. Stewart, Jr., Caddell Construction Co., Inc., and Associated General Contractors Board Vice President
  • Kodi Jean Verhalen, P.E., Esq., F.NSPE, Briggs and Morgan, P.A., and National Society of Professional Engineers President



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Did you miss the 2015 Design-Build Conference & Expo in Denver? Save the date for a future DBIA Conference!