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Conference Webinar Series: Do Collaborative Models Really Work?

August 20, 2020, 1:30 – 2:30 PM CDT

Conference Webinar Series: Do Collaborative Models Really Work?

Time & Location

August 20, 2020, 1:30 – 2:30 PM CDT


About the Event

Designing and delivering construction projects has evolved over time beginning from the early master builder method in Ancient Egypt, through Design-Bid-Build, and now collaborative delivery models. Design-Build as a collaborative model continues to rise in popularity and utilization throughout the U.S. This panel of owners will discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Alamo. Join to understand owner perspectives, hear lessons learned, and determine if Design-Build is right for you.

About the Presenters

Alissa R. Lockett, P.E., PMP is a Director of Engineering at the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) with seventeen years of experience in the water / wastewater industry. She oversees the Vista Ridge Integration program that will deliver 50,000 acre-feet per year of water to SAWS customers to diversify and guarantee the water supply for San Antonio, the nation’s seventh largest city, past the year 2050.

Elena Bailey, MS, PE is the Director of Business Development in North America for Ovivo Water. She has over 30 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment with particular expertise in equipment design and process applications of Membrane Bioreactors and Aerobic Digestion projects.

Amy Middleton is the Utilities Manager for the San Antonio River Authority. Her department includes Treatment, Collections and Maintenance. The River Authority serves approximately 35,000 connections on the eastern side of Bexar County.

Robert Upton, P.E. is the Director of Engineering and City Engineer for the City of Pearland, where he oversees more than twenty City staff and a $1.9 million operating budget while developing and constructing a five-year $545 million Capital Improvement Program.

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 to register 3 or more owner participants

**Contact us at for student registration. Must provide copy of Student ID.

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