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Media Advisory
For Immediate Release:
9/4/2008 12:00 AM
Design-Build Institute of America
2008 Design-Build Conference & Expo is "Owner Central"
When the design-build world meets in Las Vegas in November for the 2008 Design-Build Conference & Expo, the events from the pre-conference golf tournament Nov. 2 to the last afternoon presentation Nov. 5 will have particular resonance for design-build owners.

This year presents owner involvement at its best. First, the owners of 2008 DBIA award winning projects will present “Poster Sessions” in the expo hall. This exceptional learning and networking opportunity will add value to the owner experience and also provide an opportunity to acquire education credit hours.

“Owner Central” in the expo hall will allow owners to speak directly with industry representatives about their design-build successes, challenges and upcoming projects. Practitioners, in return, will provide owners with input on solicitations and best practices.

In addition, DBIA will present an entire education track on the “Owner Perspective.” These sessions will include case studies on how integration and innovation achieve optimal project delivery results.

Finally one of the most important sessions is the “Owners Forum” on Nov. 3, where DBIA will dig beneath the surface of design-build and address issues that are important to successful project completion. Concurrent with the “Practitioners Forum,” the sessions promote honest issue discussion surrounding issues between owners and practitioners. The conference will then conclude with the “Issue Resolution Forum” where both of these design-build aspects will come together to address issues and promote stronger design-build teamwork in the future.

To participate, however, you must attend. If you act now, you may save up to $100 on conference registration, but the savings deadline is Sept. 26. Visit this website and stake out your position in Owners Central and connect with the industry like never before.

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) was founded in 1993 in response to the emergence of design-build and integrated project delivery as a significant force in the design and construction industry. From its headquarters in Washington, DC, and network of chapters throughout the U.S., the Institute provides a forum for all participants in the design-build process, owners and practitioners alike. DBIA is the center of expertise for integrated project delivery, advocating best practices, creating and disseminating educational information, and furnishing advice and support to facility owners and users.
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