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Apr 23, 2020




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    They Say, “What Happens in Vegas…” Well, you know the rest.

    But I believe you’ll find so many terrific new ideas, innovations and tips on implementing Design-Build Done Right® while you’re with us in Las Vegas for the 2019 Design-Build Conference & Expo, that what happens here won’t stay here. You’ll be excited to put those lessons learned to work on your own projects back home.

    We have a jam-packed schedule this year including the hottest design-build topics, trends and innovations. In fact, we’ve had to extend the program to squeeze it all in! So, you should plan to begin your time with us on Tuesday, November 5, for a full day of pre-conference workshops and a personal stadium tour of the impressive work underway at the Las Vegas Raiders Stadium.

    We hope to see you then!

    Lisa Washington, CAE DBIA Executive Director/CEO

    New This Year TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Design-Build Done Right® 8:00am-4:00pm

    This year, DBIA will offer two different pre-conference workshops for Owners and practitioners to choose from. Regardless of the design-build procurement approach, design-build has been proven to save time, be more cost-effective, enhance problem-solving and foster innovation. The hallmarks of design-build – collaboration and single point of responsibility – apply in all approaches from a traditional best value approach to a progressive approach. These sessions allow you to take a deeper dive into each of these approaches. Choose between:

    Best-Value Design-Build Done Right® Instructors: Craig Unger, FDBIA and Bill Godwin, DBIA, LEED AP

    Progressive Design-Build Done Right™ Instructors: Geoff Neumayr, SE, P.E. and Robynne Thaxton, JD, FDBIA

    Educator Workshop 8:00am – 4:00pm

    DBIA’s Educator Workshop program provides design-build curriculum for professors and instructors to teach the principles of Design-Build Done Right®. We’ve now expanded the program to provide even more design-build content for our educators. Pre-approval and other conditions apply. Contact education@dbia.org to find out more.

    No fee required. Pre-approval required.

    Las Vegas Stadium Tour 2:00pm–4:00pm

    Tour the future home of the Las Vegas Raiders and see first-hand how design-build is being used to construct this massive landmark. The Las Vegas Stadium will provide a world-class home for the NFL Raiders upon the team’s relocation in 2020. The Mortenson | McCarthy joint venture team is building the $1.9 billion domed stadium featuring 65,000 seats (expandable to 72,000), a retractable natural turf field, large operable walls that open to spectacular views of the neighboring Las Vegas Strip and a variety of premium spaces throughout all levels. In addition to the stadium, the site will accommodate tailgating amenities, parking and a mixed-use commercial development.

    Limited number of seats available!

    = requires additional fees to attend


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    Featured Sessions WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6


    The Business of Innovation Terry Jones Founder and Former CEO of Travelocity & Former Chairman of Kayak.com

    Terry Jones has built a career as an industry disruptor by utilizing technology as a competitive advantage. With extensive expertise on the rapidly changing digital world, Jones offers eye-opening insights on the advantages of fostering innovation in organizations of all types and sizes, leadership in a wired world and the importance of building digital relationships in any industry.



    The Imperative and Opportunity to Invest in Resilient Infrastructure Stephen E. Flynn, Ph.D. Founding Director, Global Resilience Institute & Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University

    The World Bank estimates economic losses due to natural disasters could reach $500 billion annually. The need for resilient infrastructure is critical and yet there are major barriers to advancing the widespread adoption of resilient design and engineering best practices. Dr. Flynn will present options for overcoming those barriers, talk about the billions of dollars now starting to flow into thousands of newly created Opportunity Zones throughout the nation and the role design-build teams can play in improving our infrastructure resiliency.



    Everything (and Nothing) Has Changed Barbara J. Jackson, Ph.D., FDBIA Director, Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, University of Denver

    Dr. Jackson is one of America’s design-build pioneers, an author, educator and widely recognized expert on making the mental shift. Design-Build Done Right® requires far more than just winning a design-build competition or signing a design-build contract — it takes a whole new mindset. Dr. Jackson will address the challenges in shifting from a segregated services mentality and the skills necessary to be a successful design-build team member, and what it takes to manage and lead multi-disciplined teams to achieve optimized results under the Design-Build Done Right® approach.


    The Right Kind of Crazy — A True Story of Teamwork and High Stakes Innovation Adam Steltzner Team Leader & Chief Engineer EDL, NASA Mars Rover Curiosity & Author

    He’s been described as a “rock and roll” engineer. Adam Steltzner was the Landing Lead for the Mars Curiosity Rover, a project he spent ten years designing, testing and building. Currently with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Steltzner has worked on several flight projects including: Galileo, Cassini, Mars Pathfinder and Mars Exploration Rovers. Steltzner will talk to DBIA attendees about leadership, change, focus, performance and innovation.

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    Let’s Celebrate

    2019 Design-Build Project/Team Awards Dinner

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 6:30pm Wine Reception 7:00pm Design-Bulid Project/Team Awards Dinner 9:00pm Afterglow Reception

    What better way to celebrate our industry’s success than by honoring the nation’s best design-build projects, teams and this year’s Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award winner? Design-build’s contributions to the national and international landscape continue to impress and inspire and this year’s awards dinner promises to be an elegant evening and truly memorable event you won’t want to miss. Tickets are required. (2 CEUs)

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    Opening Party at OMNIA Nightclub

    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 7:00 – 10:00pm

    You’re design-builders and there’s a lot to celebrate! So, let’s take the party to the infamous OMNIA Nightclub located in Caesars Palace. “OMNIA” means “everything” — and true to that name, it is all you want it to be. More than a place to hold an event, it is a way to embark on a journey. OMNIA is where iconic opulence converges with future-forward technology for a space that entices the senses and captures the imagination. It will be a fun-filled night of food, drink, music, dancing and so much more.

    Early-bird tickets are $95 per person and can be purchased during registration.

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    For Members WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 Membership & Credential Holders Breakfast Celebrating DBIA Members & Credential Holders 8:15am–9:45am

    Calling all DBIA members and Class of 2019 credential holders! Help us celebrate your peers at DBIA’s Annual Membership Meeting as we honor those who earned their DBIA credential in 2019. As design-build grows, so has the need for qualified professionals and DBIA is proud of our 2019 record-breaking certification class. We’ll also introduce you to the new group of leaders who will serve you on the DBIA National Board of Directors and Certification Board. We’ll fill you in on DBIA’s successes and achievements in 2019 and enjoy some members-only networking time. You won’t want to miss it!

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    For Owners The Design-Build Conference & Expo is designed with Owner (both private and public agency) needs in mind. This year we’re excited to offer a full schedule of events for design-build Owners. These exciting activities, combined with over 25 sessions focused on everything from making the design-build decision, to achieving exceptional outcomes with design-build, make this a must-attend event for both private and public Owners.

    Owner Scholarships Available! Our goal is to help Owners succeed using design-build. DBIA’s design-build conferences are among the most effective ways to network, learn first-hand from Owner peers and receive Design-Build Done Right® education all in one location. We want you there.

    Owners can apply to defray the cost of attending by requesting hotel assistance or a travel stipend (all scholarships include complimentary registration). The deadline to apply is September 12.

    Scholarship funds are limited so apply early at dbia.org/owners/ owner-scholarships.

    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 Owners’ Forum 10:00am–12:00pm

    Among our most popular and well-attended events, the Owners' Forum allows open, honest discussion and provides professionals the opportunity to share views, answer questions and find solutions to project delivery challenges. Industry professionals, including consultants, are not permitted in this session.

    Owners’ Networking Lunch 12:00pm–1:15pm

    Immediately following the Owners’ Forum, we’ll host Owners for a networking lunch allowing you time to follow up one-on-one, continuing the convers