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Media Advisory
For Immediate Release:
8/13/2008 12:00 AM
Design-Build Institute of America
DBIA Accepting Transportation Conference Proposals
Don’t wait another minute. Submit your presentation abstract for consideration as a session at the 2009 Design-Build in Transportation Conference, April 1-3 in Baltimore. DBIA is looking for cutting-edge and innovative session proposals featuring seasoned and experienced presenters and/or panelists. The submission deadline is Sept. 29.

Case studies of small projects ($100 million or less) are strongly encouraged. DBIA will consider presentation proposals on virtually every transportation topic, including:
  • Air Transportation
  • Railway Transportation
  • Maritime Transport/Coastal Ports
  • Pipeline Projects
  • Vehicle Traffic (Highways/Roads/Bridges)
  • Mass Transit
Within these transportation areas, DBIA also encourages the following topics:
  • Aging Infrastructure Solutions
  • Rapid Response Tactics for Transportation-Related Disasters and Emergencies 
  • Adding “Capacity” to Support Increased Usage
  • Key Considerations in Structural Analysis and Inspection
  • Rehabilitation and Repair of Existing Infrastructure
  • Effective Handling of Right of Way and Utility Issues
  • Financing Issues and Solutions Related to all of the Above
Planning, design, construction, contractual performance and other transportation infrastructure issues are really hot this year. Among some of the most sought presentations addressing delivery issues are:
  • Choosing the Right Procurement Methodology
  • Contracting Approaches and Contract Structures
  • Team Risk Allocation
  • The Surety Environment
  • Innovative Technologies/Solutions
  • Design-Build vs. Other Alternatives: Key Decision-Making Factors in Choosing Design-Build
  • Engaging Owners to Ask the Right Questions and Make the Best Project Delivery Choice
  • Transitioning from Design-Build to Design-Build-Operate (or Design-Bid-Build to Design-Build)
  • Key Elements for Design-Build Teaming
  • Developing Well-Written Performance Requirements
  • Roles and Responsibilities: Clearly Defining for Optimal Results
  • Presentations that include an owner representative will receive special consideration
To submit and for complete information, please visit Become a part of the Design-Build in Transportation Conference today.

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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