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Conference Webinar Series: What's New with Your Region's Legislative Mandates for D/B?

August 6, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM CDT

Conference Webinar Series: What's New with Your Region's Legislative Mandates for D/B?

Time & Location

August 6, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM CDT


About the Event

Join us Thursday, August 6th for a look into the current rules and regulations that affect the capabilities behind your D/B project. What new laws are being discussed,  and how do we move the industry forward? 

About the Presenters

Douglas Herbst, DBIA has more than 35 years of experience with the development, procurement, negotiation and implementation of Collaborative Project Delivery, including CMAR, DB, DBO and other forms of Public Private Partnerships, involving ownership and financing. He also has experience with outsourcing operations and maintenance services. As a public owner advisor, he has advised many state and local governments on the many aspects of collaborative delivery feasibility, evaluation, procurement and implementation. He is past President and Chairman of the Southwest Region of the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) and current Board member. He is currently a member of the DBIA Water and Wastewater Committee, Public Private Partnership Committee and the water industry representative on the Best Practices Committee and assisted in the development of the DBIA’s Design Build Best Practices.

Richard Thomas is DBIA’s “fixer.” Since 2009, he’s been traveling the nation helping state legislatures throughout our 14 Regions pass new design-build legislation, expand existing laws and defeat efforts to roll back design-build progress.

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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