Construction Dive Highlights Range of Topics at Design-Build Conference & Expo

Nearly 2,300 attendees from across the country gathered at DBIA’s Design-Build Conference & Expo in National Harbor, MD. Each fall, this event brings the design-build community together in one place to focus on a variety of topics that influence the AEC industry, learn best practices, explore available resources and leverage the growth of the design-build project delivery method.

A highlight from this year’s conference included a panel of leaders from five allied organizations discussing challenges and opportunities within the AEC industry and how they can work together.

The panel included industry representatives from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), American Institute of Architects (AIA), Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and Construction Owners Association of America (COAA).

Several topics at the conference were spotlighted by writers from Construction Dive, including considerations for the use of virtual reality (VR), the growth of Progressive Design-Build (PDB) and the role of an integration manager on megaprojects.

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Why Your Megaproject Needs a Design Integration Manager

By: Julie Strupp

As construction jobs grow in size and complexity, this role ensures that the owner’s vision doesn’t get lost along the way, said panelists at the Design-Build Conference & Expo last week.

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Progressive Design-Build Gains Ground in U.S.

By: Sebastian Obando

More transportation and water agencies are adopting the project delivery method, according to a recent panel at the 2023 Design-Build Conference and Expo.

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How This Team Planned for 3 Different End Users with VR

By: Matthew Thibault

Construction pros from Rudolph & Sletten, Jacobs and Boulder Associates discussed the use cases for virtual reality at the Design-Build Conference & Expo earlier this month.