Welcome to the 2021 (Virtual) Design-Build for Transportation/Aviation
Conference Program Schedule

Plan your schedule!  View the full conference program, including General Sessions, Keynote, Tracks, Exhibit Hall hours and great break activities!  

The track themes for this year's conference are as follows:

Track 1 – Essential Facts & Principles for Project Success
There are numerous fundamental concepts that, if well understood, will help drive optimal outcomes when using of design-build.  This track will touch on several of those concepts including practical application of best practices.  With sessions ranging from an overview of the common characteristics/distinguishing factors of best-value versus progressive design-build, to understanding the opportunities that exist with effective MWDBE engagement – this track will provide the essentials needed for design-build success.  

Track 2 – Optimizing Design-Build
Design-build project delivery has a proven track record of outperforming traditional design-build-build in cost and schedule performance.  But did you know that research and case study has also shown that design-build can do so much more, including adding significant value for the Owner and end users, bringing innovative solutions, and helping Owner reach social responsibility goals?  This track includes examples of just how far design-build can take your next project.  

Track 3 --- Planes, Trains, and . . . Design-Build 
Airport and rail projects are often saddled with tight time and budget constraints as week as complex scope. Projects like these can often reap benefits from the flexibility and speed of design-build delivery. Recognizing that these projects have characteristics and considerations that are unique from highway/road projects, this track focuses exclusively successful design-build projects in the aviation and rail sectors, showcasing why design-build will play a major role in both moving forward.  

Track 4 – Show Me the Money (and the Contract) 
They say only two things are certain in life – death and taxes.  In the AEC industry there are two other certainties – the need for funding and the need for effective contracts.  In an economy where public Owners are forced to tighten belts and work smarter, both these topics are critically important.  This track includes sessions on the use of P3s to address infrastructure financing delivery challenges, as well as takes a closer look at key design-build risk management and balancing techniques. 
Educational Track:

Design-Build Institute of America

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Washington, D.C. 20004

Phone: 202-682-0110

Email: meetings@dbia.org


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