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, 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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.289.4434.
The ARTBA-TDF is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt entity to promote research, education and public awareness. It supports an array of initiatives, including educational scholarships, awards, roadway work zone safety and training programs and special economic reports.