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    The Next Wave – Progressive Design-Build: Designers’ Perspective

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

    Have you seen the next wave coming? It is progressive. Join current and future partners for this three-part series focused on Progressive Design-Build, presented jointly by AIASF and DBIA WPR. Learn from pioneers in the industry who have experienced the benefits and challenges of the delivery methodology. Come prepared with an open mind and any questions you might have. The format for each of the three virtual sessions will be moderated panel discussions, opening up to participant questions. Join the conversation and be ready to navigate the progressive wave.

    The third session in the series will focus on the Designers’ experience as part of a Progressive Design-Build Team. The panel will consist of multiple designers sharing their experience on various projects and answering tough questions from contractual challenges to navigating the risk profile.

    Registration for this session is open at the bottom of this page.


    Learning Objectives

    1. Define the fundamentals of Progressive Design Build
    2. Differentiate between Traditional Design Build (2-step) and Progressive Design Build (qualification based)
    3. Identify risks and rewards
    4. Define the characteristics of a successful Progressive Design Build Team


    About the Panelists

    Patrick Crosby

    Mr. Crosby established the Crosby Group in 1992 and serves as President and Managing Principal. With over 40 years of experience, he has been an innovator in the field of structural engineering, and stays abreast of structural and seismic design solutions from around the world and has introduced several of these cutting edge technologies to projects in the United States and abroad. Patrick has led the engineering community in the implementation of passive energy dissipation devices (dampers), buckling restrained brace frames, fiber reinforced composites, and shock transmission units. The application of these technologies has resulted in safer buildings at a reduced cost to our valued clients.

    Greg Gidez, AIA, FDBIA

    Greg is the Director of Design Services for Hensel Phelps, where he oversees design build and pre-construction services. Greg is active in the DBIA, where he was national Chairman of the Board in 2011, and currently service on the DBIA Futures Council and Education Committee. Greg is a member of the Board of Directors of he BIM Forum, and a Board of Director on the Charles Pankow Foundation. Greg was an early practitioner of progressive design build long before the term was coined.

    Albert Kaneshiro, AIA, DBIA

    Albert has over 25 years of experience in architecture and holds primary responsibility for the development, delivery and quality of projects and pursuits as a Sr. Project Manager at HOK. Albert’s deep experience ranges from Transportation, Higher Education, Science + Technology, and Commercial Architecture. As a registered architect in several states, Albert relies on his strong technical background and steady approach to complete even the most complicated architectural programs. Albert is directly involved with the management, development and delivery of projects, including the coordination of multi-discipline teams. His sophisticated and nuanced knowledge of sustainable practices has led him to act as LEED Project Administrator/Advisor on high profile projects and was integral in bringing a Net-Zero building to completion.

    John C. Webre, AIA

    John is the CEO of Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture, a 48 person firm with offices in San Francisco and Sacramento which focuses on Civic, Healthcare, Higher Education and Mission Critical projects. John has led the firm for over 30 years and has worked on dozens of design/build projects. An active member of DBIA, he has championed the use of “Progressive Design Build”, and spoken before DBIA national on the subject several times.


    About the Moderator

    David Crotty, AIA, DBIA

    David is a Principal and the Regional Leader of Justice for the San Francisco office of HOK. He has a depth of experience in leading and delivering large capital projects from 25 years of practicing local and international architecture. He has developed expertise in Design Build and P3 deliveries through experience in writing Project Criteria, Bridging Documents, and as the Architect of Record. His body of work emphasizes complex public projects, but he also has many successful commercial projects.


    Series Sessions

    This is the third of three sessions in this series. For details for the other two events, please visit the calendar listings below:

    Session 1: Team View
    Wednesday, January 20, 12 – 1 PM

    Session 2: Owners’ Perspective
    Wednesday, February 24, 12 – 1 PM


    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsorships of this series and its sessions are available. For more information, please contact AIASF Deputy Director, Amy Ress, at aress@aiasf.org.


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    Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
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