Owners Forum: Barriers to Design Build Demystified

Every project is unique, and every owner must consider a variety of obstacles to decide how to approach the project delivery method and which method will best minimize risk. Selecting the project delivery method stands out as a pivotal decision for any owner initiating a construction project. Some of these delivery method options can present barriers and have stipulations around them that present difficulties on how to move forward. The panel will consist of five owners from varying backgrounds that have varying experiences with design-build.  We will have an open discussion to help demystify barriers around design-build and to hear what they wish they would have known while providing some lessons learned.

Bend Location: Skanska Office – 2275 NE Doctors Dr., Suite 3, Bend, OR 97701

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Portland Location/Virtual: City of Portland Public Service Building – 1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

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Eugene: Lease Crutcher Lewis: 1249 Willamette Street, Suite 220, Eugene, OR 97401

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Virtual access information will be included in your registration confirmation email.

We invite you to submit your questions for our panelists using the button linked below. This button is linked to Slido.com Event #DBIAOR.

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7:30: Doors Open/ Networking

7:45 – 8:00 AM: Breakfast Served & General DBIA Welcome & Announcements

8:00 – 8:45 AM: Program

8:45 – 9:00 AM: Q&A & Networking

Our Presenters:

Jarrod Penttila
Associate Director of Capital Planning and Construction
Bend Location


Jo Wells
City of Bend
Facilities Architect & Principal Project Manager
Bend Location


Sean Morrison, MBA
City of Hillsboro
Capital & Development Division Manager
Portland Location


Azadeh Yazdani, PMP
BPA – Program Manager (South/North/East)
Portland Location.



Bill Fritz, Ph.D
Knappa School – Superintendent
Portland Location




Thank You to Our Event Sponsors!

  • Date : 04/09/2024
  • Time : 7:30 am - 9:00 am (UTC+0)

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