Conference Program


This schedule is subject to change without notification.

AIA, DBIA and PE PDHs will be offered for approved sessions.


Thursday, October 12, 2017
9:15 AM
Continental breakfast sponsored by Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Breakfast served from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
9:15 -
9:30 AM
9:30 -
10:45 AM  
Alan Robertson from DUCK DYNASTY

Building An Unconventional Business
  BREAK sponsored by Westra Construction, Inc.
11:15 -
12:15 PM
Perspectives on Design-Build - An Interactive Session Using Audience Electronic Polling 
Polling devices sponsored by PC Construction
12:15 -
1:45 PM
AWARDS LUNCHEON Sponsored by CDM Smith
Join us as we recognize the 2017 Design-Build Project Award winners.
2:00 -
3:00 PM 
Breakout Sessions
Fundamentals of Collaborative Delivery
            Thomas Rawls, Assoc. DBIA, Hillsborough County
Understanding and Managing the Utility and Risks of Performance Specifications on Design-Build Projects  
Stephen M. Reams, Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP 
S. Elysha Luken, Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
Where Do Collaborative Delivery Projects Go Wrong
Bryan Bedell, Haskell
3:15 -
4:15 PM
Breakout Sessions
Preparing for a Design-Build Project
John Giachino, DBIA, PC Construction
FDOT Push Button Contracts
Nikesh Patel, PE, FDOT, D1 Interstate/Pushbutton Construction Engineer
Felipe Jaramillo, PE, DBIA, Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC, Prime Contractor Megan Miller, PE, Wantman Group, Inc., Lead Design Consultant
Post Award - Executing the Design-Build Project
4:30 -
5:30 PM
Breakout Sessions
Progressive Design-Build - A Highly Collaborative Delivery Model
Virtual Reality: Discovering New Realities in Design and Construction 
Tim Witsil, RS&H, Design Visualization Group Leader 
Ray Gromlowicz, RS&H, Senior Visualization Specialist 
RJ Reed, Whiting-Turner, VDC Building Group Southeast Regional Manager 
Ryan Fintel, Whiting-Turner, VDC Manager
Unlocking Productivity in Design-Build
Tracy Young, PlanGrid
5:30 -
7:00 PM
NETWORKING RECEPTION hosted by the Central Chapter

Friday, October 13, 2017
7:00 -
8:00 AM
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST sponsored by Certainty 3D
8:00 -
9:00 AM
Breakout Sessions
Role of the Owner's Advisor in Design-Build Panel Discussion
Collaborative Delivery in the Vertical Market - Owners Perspectives
The Value of Value Engineering
9:00 -
10:00 AM
Breakout Sessions
Design-Build: One Size Doesn't Fit All Discussion Panel
It Begins with the Contract Understanding Your Roles, Responsibilities and Risk Panel
Moderator: Gregory S. Martin, Esq., Martin Hild, P.A.
Public Private Partnerships Panel
10:15 -
11:30 AM
GENERAL SESSION  sponsored by Haskell
Roundtables with Topics to include:
  • Defining the Obligations of the Owner, Designer and Builder
  • Progressive Design-Build, When Does it Apply
  • Smaller Project Design-Build
  • Design-Build in the Pipeline - Transportation
  • Design-Build in the Pipeline - Water/Wastewater
  • Design-Build in the Pipeline - Vertical
  • Gaining Internal Stakeholder Support for Design-Build Deliver
  • Leveraging Florida CCNA Laws and Design-Build Delivery
  • Alternative Technical Concepts
  • Prescriptive or Performance Based Scope Specifications, Which Are Better?
11:30 -
12:30 PM
Audience Perspectives on Design-Build Using Interactive Polling 
Polling devices sponsored by PC Construction


Annual Sponsors