Speaking Engagement

Speaking Engagements

April 10 - 12, 2019

DBIA 2019 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference

Duke Energy Convention Center Cincinnati, OH Visit Event Website

Thursday, April 11 | 3:30-4:30 pm

Progressive Design-Build as a Tool to Maximize Collaborative Delivery

This presentation will provide detailed analysis of the process and outcomes of the progressive design-build delivery of a greenfield water treatment plant. The discussion will cover delivery method selection, design-builder procurement and the characteristics of the contract and delivery method that led to successful execution of the project. The primary reason and benefit of progressive design-build for this project was not speed of delivery, but rather maximization of collaboration in the design and preconstruction process.

Presenters include: Eric Rees, PE from Shook Construction, Patti Bates, MPA from the Village of Yellow Springs, Gary Williams, PE from Jones & Henry, Ltd., and Sam Swanson, PE from Burgess & Niple.

B&N Presenter:

Sam Swanson, PE

Friday, April 12 | 8:00-9:00 am

Expedited Delivery from Preparation through Operation – Louisville MSD’s First Use of Progressive Design-Build

Louisville & Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) began the design of the Southwestern Parkway Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Basin using conventional design-bid-build. However, local politics altered the basin’s location, resulting in significant delays for the Federal Consent Decree project. MSD elected to switch to Progressive Design-Build to ensure its objectives were achieved. This session focuses on how MSD prepared/managed its procurement to accelerate into design/construction and how the team collaboratively expedited its services, despite challenges, to ensure a smooth evolution into operation. 

Presenters include: Brandon Flaherty and Greg Powell from the Louisville & Jefferson County MSD; Eric Meister and Nicholas Ulliman from Ulliman Schutte Construction, LLC; Tim Koch from Brown and Caldwell; and Ken Sponaugle from Burgess & Niple.

B&N Presenter:

Ken Sponaugle, PE

Sam Swanson, PE, Senior Project Manager

SAM SWANSON, PE
Senior Project Manager

Ken Sponaugle, PE, Operations Division Director

KEN SPONAUGLE, PE
Operations Division Director