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SW Conference Webinar Series: What's New with Your Region's Legislative Mandates for D/B?

Thursday, August 6, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

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SW Conference Webinar Series: What’s New with Your Region’s Legislative Mandates for D/B?

August 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Join us for a look into the current rules and regulations that affect the capabilities behind your D/B project. What new laws are being discussed,  and how do we move the industry forward?

About the Presenter

Richard Thomas is DBIA’s “fixer.” Since 2009, he’s been traveling the nation helping state legislatures throughout our 14 Regions pass new design-build legislation, expand existing laws and defeat efforts to roll back design-build progress. He’ll tell you the best of part of his job is all the people he meets from coast to coast, but the downside is the partisan politics.

Richard is a Minnesota native, served in the Navy and worked with Ames for 17 years before coming to D.C. He enjoys kayaking, horseback riding and coaching basketball. In fact, one little-known tidbit is that Richard holds the highest winning percentage of any coach in the history of Loudoun County’s Basketball League.

Shaping the Future Through Design-Build

The DBIA Southwest Region Annual Conference is the premier conference that brings together practitioners, owners and suppliers to advance collaboration in construction project delivery. This year’s conference, now reformatted as a virtual series, will facilitate powerful thought leadership with a focus on the future of design-build. Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in exciting online technical sessions and remote networking opportunities with some of the best design-builders in the region.


Program Schedule

July 28th – Addressing the Challenges of Virtual Collaboration
August 6th – What’s New with Your Region’s Legislative Mandates for D/B?
August 20th – Do Collaborative Models Really Work?
September 1st – Collaborative Delivery Done Right: Wichita’s Northwest Water Treatment Facility
September 17th – Lump Sum Design-Build vs. Progressive Design-Build
September 22nd – Aggie Expressway: A Partnering Success Story
October 1st – D/B Advances in the Booming Oil and Gas Industry
October 22nd – What are the Criteria that Make a Good Design-Build Project? A Perspective from Various Team Members
November 5th – Cost vs. Technical Considerations in the RFP
November 19th – Shaping the Future Through Design-Build


  • Nonmember Series Registration: $425.00
  • DBIA Member Series Registration: $375.00
  • Owner or Public Entity Series Registration: $275.00
  • Owner or Public Entity Series Registration for 3 or more participants: $225*
  • Student Series Registration: $25.00**
  • Nonmember Indivdual Session Registration: $50.00
  • DBIA Member Individual Session Registration: $45.00
  • Owner or Public Entity Individual Session Registration: $35.00

*Contact us at info@dbia-sw.org to register 3 or more owner participants

**Contact us at info@dbia-sw.org for student registration. Must provide copy of Student ID.

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August 6, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
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