Call for Presentations


Share your Design-Build expertise at the 2020 Design-Build Conference & Expo

Monday, April 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (EST)

To download a PDF copy of all criteria before completing the submission process below, click here.

With more than 2,000+ industry professionals spanning the architecture, engineering and construction communities including both new and experienced design-build Owners in attendance, the annual Design-Build Conference & Expo offers unparalleled and exclusive access to the largest national gathering of the year for the design-build market.

We are looking for experienced, knowledgeable, and well-spoken industry experts to highlight key aspects of design-build project delivery including, but not limited to best practices, lessons learned, noted challenges, strategies to achieving optimal outcomes, and emerging trends.

Although there is no restriction on topics to be submitted, the following are recommended areas of focus.

  1. Owner Processes, Tools and Strategies for Making the Design-Build Decision
  2.  Procuring Design-Build Services (topics ranging from RFQ/RFP development through innovative financing techniques)
  3. Strategies and Techniques for Achieving Design Excellence in Design-Build
  4. Risk Management/Contracting for Design-Build Services (including incentive contracting and risk assessment/allocation/sharing)
  5. Effective Teaming, Collaboration and Integration Techniques and Practices (team structure, integration of key trades)
  6. Executing the Delivery of Design-Build Projects
  7. The Flexibility of Design-Build (how variations including Best-Value, Progressive, DBO, P3s, etc. make design-build a viable option for a diverse spectrum of Owners)
  8. Enhancing Design-Build using Technology (BIM, VDC, etc.)
  9. Achieving Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goals in Design-Build
  10. The use of Owner Advisors in Design-Build (case studies and/or examples of value, impact, opportunities and challenges)

Please review the Call for Presentations Guidelines before submitting your presentation proposal. This document will provide all elements that DBIA is looking for in our presentation selection process.

Kellyrose Brewster
Associate Meeting Planner
Voice: (202) 454-7528
Fax: (202) 682-5877

Design-Build Institute of America

1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

4th Floor

Washington, D.C. 20004

Phone: 202-682-0110


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