2023 DBIA Annual Conference
The Design-Build Conference & Expo, Nov. 1-3, is the largest national gathering of the year for the design-build market and the only event centered exclusively on design-build. From design-build practitioners and specialty contractors to public and private owners, the Conference & Expo features more than 2,200 attendees and exhibitors from all design and construction sectors.
Connect with our HNTB design build team at this year’s conference in National Harbor!
Wednesday, Nov. 1
- 2:45 - 4 p.m.
- Selecting and Using an Owner Advisor in Design-Build
- Why should a federal agency use an Owner Advisor for design-build projects? What role do they play and why does it matter to you? This session will explore the critical role an Owner Advisor plays on design-build projects. We’ll explore what an Owner Advisor is, the value they bring to design-build projects and how an Owner Advisor interacts with the design-build team. If you are working on Design-Build projects, this session is for you!
Speakers:Thomas W. Woods
Thursday, Nov. 2
- 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
- Design Management – What Designers and Builders Need to Know
- In this facilitated panel discussion, members of DBIA’s National A/E Advisory Committee discuss their insights into Design Management Done Right - and done not so right. Representing the prime designer, primary consultants, and the design-builder, panelists will share the top things that design managers should do and should not do to set the overall design process up for success. Each panelist draws on decades of successful design-build experience and lessons learned while bringing a distinct perspective characteristic of their different role in the team.