Program

Welcome to the 2023 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater
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 – Beginning with the End in Mind: A Look at the Importance of Starting Your Project Strong

Market volatility and supply chain issues have created increasing challenges across the industry. With the uncertainty they create, the resilience and flexibility of design-build is more important than ever in helping Owners and design-build teams navigate solutions. This track will explore the importance of setting the stage for success through effective strategies for planning, procurement, engagement, etc., to foster exceptional outcomes for all.

Track 2 – Putting on Our Progressive Lenses: Exploring PDB in Action

As the use of design-build continues to grow, so does the flexibility in ways to procure design-build services. Progressive Design Build (PDB) is an approach that is becoming increasingly popular in all sectors, including water/wastewater. This track will drill down on some of the nuances of PDB and include case studies demonstrating how it can be used to help manage uncertainty in the current market. Whether you’re new to PDB or are experienced, this track will leave you feeling prepared and excited to leverage PDB on your next project.

Track 3 - Stronger Together: Leveraging the Power of the Team to Drive Innovation and Success

There may not be an “i” in team, but there is a “u” in success. The evolving complexities of the current landscape have sparked an increased focus on workforce development and teaming. This track will examine the ways in which design-build’s focus on teaming uniquely positions the industry to navigate complex challenges and present innovative solutions by leveraging the power of the team. Examine how both big and small teaming successes can impact the bottom line and how design-build promotes effective collaboration and teaming.

Track 4 – Nothing Wrong with Being Basic: A Reexamination of the Importance of the Fundamentals

In the complex and uncertain landscape of the last few years, it’s important that the fundamental aspects of Design-Build Done Right® are not overlooked. From DBIA’s Best Practices to selecting the right team for your project, this track will reinforce the criticality of best practices and explore how these fundamental elements of design-build help ensure project success. It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned expert, this track will help foster a new love and appreciation of Design-Build Done Right®.

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