MONDAY, APRIL 20
Water/Wastewater Opening Keynote: Imagining the Water Future
Robert Glennon, Thought Leader and Commentator on water Policy and Law
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
In a world of 10+ billion people (and growing), facing challenges to our water resources worldwide, many wonder, where will the water come from to grow our food, slack our thirsts, nourish our economy and preserve our environment? Water expert Robert Glennon offers hope to solving our long-term water crisis by laying out a vision for a sustainable water future. That future is closer than you may think — and Glennon shares the steps to getting there.
TUESDAY, APRIL 21
General Session: Using the Power of Design-Build to Deliver Diversity: Strategies to Achieve MWSBE/DBE Goals
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
A panel discussion that tackles the issues of outreach and goal achievement strategies for design-build teams and elected officials, plus how to use progressive design-build to structure the subcontract work scopes to make projects more attractive to the MWSBE/DBE market.
Networking Party at Gilley's Dallas
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Grab your ten-gallon hat and cowboy boots and join DBIA for an iconic experience at Gilley’s. With 92,000 square feet of dance floors, bars, stages and more, this event will be a party as big as Texas. Even if you can’t cotton-eyed Joe, you won’t want to miss the chance to see first-hand the “Urban Cowboy” experience — mechanical bull and all — memorialized in the 1980’s John Travolta flick. Tickets include transportation to and from the venue, a night of music, food and drink. We hope to see y’all there!
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22
Joint (Water/Trans) Networking Lunch and Session: BIM: Using the Power of Progressive to Deliver Diversity
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
The technical complexity of water projects and the increasing need to replace deficient transportation infrastructure speak directly to the value that Building Information Modeling (BIM) and technology brings to project teams. The success of design-build depends on the ability of the project team to effectively communicate and collaborate. BIM strengthens the links in the design-build chain, and new BIM technologies and ideas are being developed daily. This session will help place you on the leading edge of using BIM for optimal project success.
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