Diversity, Inclusion & Equity & the DE-Commoditizing A&E Services

Traditional delivery methods such as Design-Bid-Build promoted low bid and adverse climate. This is arguably one reason why the construction industry has the #2 bankruptcy rate in our nation.

On the contrary, Design-Build promotes value, shared risk, and therefore, sustainability for all partners and stakeholders. As a DEI committee, we desire Equity (fair fees) for all partners in the Design-Build process.

In this session, we will explore the “DE-commoditization” of A&E services and strategies to achieve fair fees because the greater the quality of upstream A&E deliverables, the better pre-construction and construction will flow downstream.

Date: Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location: Zoom Meetings

You will receive Zoom Login information upon the completion of the registration form.

Panel Moderator: Janice Zahn


  • Bill Valdez, Partner, KMB Architects
  • Becky Blankenship, Hill International
  • Van Collins, ACECPreview (opens in a new tab)
  • John MacLean, Portland Community College
  • Jo Wells, City of Bend
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  • Date : 09/06/2023
  • Time : 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (UTC+0)

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