The increased use of alternative project delivery methods such as Design-Build (DB) and Construction Manager-General Contractor (CMGC) by transportation agencies present new opportunities and challenges for transportation design and construction industry executives. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Foundation has a professional development program, taught by a nationally-recognized engineer, to help ensure industry professionals have a comprehensive understanding of both delivery methods.
The Project Delivery Academy (PDA), built around the highly successful adult learning model of instruction by industry experts and supported by peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, is scheduled for October 15-17 at ARTBA’s headquarters building in the Nation’s Capital. It is designed for project managers, procurement personnel and contractors.
The PDA will be led by Dr. Douglas Gransberg, a Iowa State University professor with more than 35 years of experience. He is a designated design-build professional and owner of a construction management/project delivery consulting firm. He helped write the book on alternative project delivery methods, co-authored the “AASHTO Guide for Design-Build (DB) Contracting,” and the “AASHTO Guidelines for Construction Manager General Contractor Project Delivery.”
Dr. Gransberg’s instruction will cover four core areas:
- Procurement models/contract structure;
- Project pricing provision models;
- Developing responsive submittals to requests for qualifications (RFQ) and/or requests for proposals (RFP); and
- Post-award contract administration.
Registration is $1,999 for ARTBA members. More than 20 Professional Development Hours are available. Contact ARTBA’s Kashae Williams for more information at email@example.com or 202.289.4434.