ARTBA has announced a special rate for public officials who want to attend the association’s highly-acclaimed Project Delivery Academy (PDA) taking place October 15-17 in Washington, D.C.

The increased use of alternative project delivery methods such as Design-Build (DB) and Construction Manager-General Contractor (CMGC) present new opportunities and challenges for both public and private sector professionals. The academy helps industry professionals gain a comprehensive understanding of both delivery methods.

The academy is built around a highly-successful adult learning model of instruction by industry experts supported by peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and is designed for project managers, procurement personnel and contractors of all experience levels. It will be led by Dr. Douglas Gransberg, an 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.”

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 $850 for public officials, $1,999 for ARTBA members, and $2,500 for non-members.  More than 20 Professional Development Hours are available.  Contact ARTBA’s Kashae Williams for more information.