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Joint Lunch Program (San Diego Chapter & SMPS)

Date: October 17, 2018

Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm

Location: Handlery Hotel San Diego

Description: DBIA-WPR San Diego Chapter Joint Venture with SMPS, "In the Driver’s Seat: Owners and Design-Build Success"

Successful Design-Build delivery starts with the Owner….an Owner is the single biggest influence on the success of any project. Simply selecting a Design-Build delivery method is not a guarantee of a successful outcome. The success of any project starts with a collaborative team environment that is fostered by the Owner. Join us for a discussion on how local Owners instill a culture that encourages teamwork, and how that sets up Design-Build projects for success.

Wendy Cohen of Kitchell CEM will moderate a panel discussion between multiple Owners and markets. Together they will discuss why Design-Build is a solution for their program, and the impact of early planning and their role in project success. The discussion will also cover:

  • What motivates an Owner to utilize Design-Build instead of other delivery methods;
  • What steps they take before the selection process to foster a collaborative team environment;
  • How they see their role in developing a collaborative team environment, and how they balance this with the Design-Builder;
  • Lastly, how they define success throughout the project. 


We are proud to announce our confirmed speakers:

Steve Schmidt, the Deputy Director for Capital Programs and newly minted face of Design-Build for the County of San Diego

Tom Macias, Director of Facilities for the MiraCosta Community College District, leading the charge for a $455M bond program passed by voters in 2016

Eric Smith, Associate Vice Chancellor of Capital Programs at UCSD 


Registration and inquiries are to be handled through SMPS.

Click here to register online via SMPS.   Registration closes at 5:00 pm on Monday, October 15. 


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