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DBIA OKC – A Brief History of Alternative Delivery in Oklahoma Public Projects – April 25

Updated: Apr 3

Learn About The Evolution of OK Collaborative Project Delivery with DBIA Oklahoma City

Time & Location

Thursday, April 25, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Central at Greens Country Club

Check-in/Social @ 5:00 PM

Program @ 5:30 PM

About the Event

Join us for a comprehensive journey through the history of Design-Build (DB) and Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) in Oklahoma. Dr. Doug Gransberg, who was a member of the original Governor's Task Force on Construction Law, will guide us through his firsthand involvement and extensive contributions to the implementation of alternative methods in public buildings, water/wastewater, and transportation.

The presentation will provide insights into the various stakeholders in the state that have adopted alternative delivery methods, their usage, and potential future use as the availability of public funding increases. It will also discuss the basic DB and CMAR contract variations, and their performance in other jurisdictions.

This event promises to offer valuable perspectives for professionals across the AEC industry, with the following highlights:

  • Historical Insights: Journey through the landmark events that enabled the adoption of DB and CMAR in Oklahoma, spearheaded by Dr. Gransberg's pivotal involvement.

  • Collaborative Delivery Explored: Understand the significance of alternative delivery methods in public infrastructure, from buildings and water/wastewater projects to transportation, and their impact on the state's development.

  • Stakeholder Perspectives: Gain insights into how various stakeholders have embraced these methodologies, their applications, and the anticipated growth in their future use amidst increasing public funding.

  • Contract Variations and Performance: Delve into the nuances of DB and CMAR contracts and their performance across different jurisdictions, equipping you with a broader understanding of project delivery success factors.

Thursday, April 25, 2024
  • 5:00 PM - Registration & Networking - Cash bar

  • 5:30 PM - Program - Includes plated dinner

  • 6:30 PM - Event Ends


Douglas Gransberg, PhD, P.E., DBIA


Gransberg & Associates, Inc.

Douglas D. Gransberg, PhD, PE is the president of Gransberg & Associates, Inc. a construction management/project delivery consulting firm. The firm was founded in 1996 and provides RFQ/RFP development services to public agencies, as well as CMGC and DB proposal development services to engineers and consultants. G&A, Inc. has been called on to assist with projects throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as in New Zealand, Okinawa, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. The firm specializes in the development of project management services for complex mega-projects. He received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Oklahoma, Texas and Oregon, a Certified Cost Engineer, a Designated Design-Build Professional, and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in the UK.

Dr. Gransberg retired in 2017 as a professor of construction engineering at Iowa State University, where he held an endowed research chair for 5 years. He is also an Emeritus Professor of Architecture and Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, retiring from that institution in 2010. Before that he held a tenured position at Texas Tech University.

Before moving to academia in 1994, he spent over 20 years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel. In his final posting, Dr. Gransberg was the Europe District’s Area Engineer stationed in Ankara, Turkey where he managed an annual design and construction program that exceeded $200 million. He teaches courses in integrated project delivery, cost estimating, project controls, and project management. His research is centered in the delivery of complex infrastructure/ transportation projects.

Dr. Gransberg led the efforts to develop the AASHTO Guidelines for CMGC project delivery and Guidebook for Alternative Quality Management. He was one of the co-authors of the AASHTO Guide for Design-Build Contracting, the AASHTO Guide for Managing Geotechnical Risk in Design-build Projects, and the second edition of the AASHTO Partnering Handbook. He is the author of 4 books on construction management topics and over 200 articles, conference papers, and other publications.



Tickets Include Dinner

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DBIA Members - $20

Non-Members - $25

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