Preview the 2015 Federal Project Delivery Symposium



How much do you know about design-build, and other integrated project delivery methods?

Did you know that 81 percent of military projects and 35 percent of government projects in the United States utilize design-build?

The 2015 SAME/DBIA Federal Project Delivery Symposium, being held Aug. 18-20 in Washington, D.C., features a diverse program chock-full of professional development content and business-to-business, business-to-government, and government-to-government networking opportunities. If you are new to the federal marketplace, or a seasoned veteran of integrated project delivery, the 2015 Symposium has something for everyone, with Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Executive Forum educational tracks.

What does the Federal Project Delivery Symposium offer?

  • Hear insights from government leaders on the pros and cons of project delivery approaches.
  • Learn alongside practitioners from across the public and private sectors on topics as diverse as “Putting BIM in Practice at the Smithsonian,” “The Best Little Design-Build Project in Texas,” “Construction Procurement Coalition Priorities and the Design-Build Efficiency and Jobs Act,” “Myth-Busting the Federal Acquisition Regulation,” “Making Sense of Price/Technical Trade-Offs in Best Value Contracting,” and much, much more.
  • Engage in candid discussion with government leaders and other industry experts in the non-attribution Executive Forum , this year featuring sessions on “Project Delivery of Industrial Control Systems with a Focus on Cyber Security,”  “Collaborating to Deliver Needs and Solutions to Benefit the Federal Government Engineers,” and “Future Delivery Models and Practices for Net Zero Energy and Water.”
  • Network with firms and agencies throughout the A/E/C industry during evening receptions and throughout the newly-designed Exhibit Hall, which will share a ballroom with the General Session this year.

And the host hotel? Only the historic Omni Shoreham. Not bad for three August days in the nation’s capital!!



The list of government agencies that have sent attendees in previous years and are expected to attend again this year include:

  • Architect of the Capitol – Planning & Project Management
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons 
  • Federal Highway Administration 
  • General Services Administration 
  • HQ U.S. Marine Corps 
  • Library of Congress 
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration 
  • National Guard
  • Naval Facilities Engineering Command
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • U.S. Agency for International Development 
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
  • U.S. Army Health Facility Planning Agency
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of State 
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Construction & Facilities Management



Monday, August 17

  • Pre-Conference Course: Developing an Effective Acquisition Strategy – (Additional Fee Required)

Tuesday, August 18

  • Public Agency/Owner Forum (Owners Only) – (Includes one hour for networking & lunch provided by DBIA & SAME)
  • Opening Keynote: “Bringing Efficiency and Consistency to Design-Build Across Federal Agencies”
  • Networking Reception

Wednesday, August 19

  • General Session: “Maximizing Success on Integrated Projects: An Owner’s Guide”
  • Hours of Concurrent Education Tracks and Executive Forum Sessions
  • Exhibit Hall Opens
  • Evening Networking Reception

Thursday, August 20 

  • Morning Education Training Tracks and Executive Forum Session
  • Closing General Session: “Executive Forum Debrief”


Click here to check out the full schedule for the 2015 SAME/DBIA Federal Project Delivery Symposium.



The 2015 Federal Project Delivery Symposium, hosted by SAME and DBIA, aims to facilitate collaboration, education and information-sharing that leads to enhanced professionalism in federal agency project delivery programs. In this era of constrained federal budgets, successful project execution is ever more important to ensure that the federal government, including the uniformed services, has the best quality facilities to carry out its vital national security missions.

The Symposium will include networking as well as exploration of best practices and lessons learned through examination of case studies and discussion, with perspectives provided from the federal agency/owner, designers, builders, and other members of the project delivery teams. The Symposium also will include over 10 hours of exhibit time, including several featured networking sessions with food and beverages served.

Click here to learn more about the SAME/DBIA Federal Project Delivery Symposium—then come to Washington, D.C., and learn more about being successful in the federal marketplace!!

[note: The deadline to reserve your room is July 24, 2015. Rooms are available at these rates on a first-come, first-served basis.]