DBIA/SAME Seeking Design-Build Presentations


Engaged in design-build in the federal marketplace? Have a story to share, a project to present, or a challenge you overcame? The Society of American Military Engineers and the Design-Build Institute of America are seeking speakers and presentations for the upcoming 2014 Federal Project Delivery Symposium. The deadline to submit is fast-approaching: Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

SAME and DBIA are seeking presentation submissions on various aspects of the design and construction process—from acquisition strategies to post-award and operations. Exploration of best practices and lessons learned by use of case studies and panel discussions on why things worked or failed to meet expectations are encouraged. Submissions that explore projects from the various stakeholder perspectives, including the federal owner, architect and builder, are of special interest.


  • Acquisition Strategies
  • Federal Agency Best Practices
  • Effectively Engaging the Design Community
  • Effective Delivery Methods for Energy Projects
  • Teaming Best Practices and Agreements
  • Effective Mentor/Protégé Relationships
  • Writing and Managing Performance-Based Requirements
  • Maximizing Competition
  • Developing and Scoring Selection Criteria
  • Innovative Solutions Strategies (awards, incentives, stipends, BIM, Lean Construction)
  • Approaches to Risk Management
  • Renovation Projects
  • Cyber Infrastructure Security


All submissions must be completed online at: https://www.designbuildfederal.com/call_for_papers.cfm

Incomplete submissions will not be accepted, nor will session topics aimed at marketing products and services. For questions, contact Mihisha Henderson, DBIA Director of Education Logistics: 202-454-7532, or mhenderson@dbia.org.


Being held Aug. 19-21 in Washington, D.C., the Federal Project Delivery Symposium provides a platform for experienced and knowledgeable industry experts to highlight best practices in design-build project delivery in the federal sector and to discuss the merits of integrated delivery as a means to achieve exceptional project outcomes. Design-build delivery accounts for more than 40 percent of total market share in the United States; research shows the Military sector dominates design-build project delivery with an 81 percent market share.

More than 600 Industry leaders and 100 government agency personnel who specialize in design and construction in the federal sector will attend the three-day event to advance their knowledge of “Design-Build Done Right.” Click here for more information.

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