April 9, 2019 7:15 am - 9:30 am

Implementing Design Build at the Key Sub-Contractor Level – A Focus on Mechanical Trades


Join us and learn how engaging a qualified mechanical design build team can take high risk situations for owners and GC’s and reduce them to very manageable risk. Notable risk areas addressed are:  complex renovations in occupied facilities with limited shutdown options, extension of existing aging systems which lack documentation and questionable integrity, complex projects with limited budgets and projects with ultra-fast construction schedules.  Several projects will be reviewed, and an extended focus will be given to the Unity Health Project completed with Hoffman Construction at the Legacy Holladay Park Hospital in Portland.


Date: April 9th

Time: 7:15 AM -9:30 AM

Location: Sentinel Hotel 614 SW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97205


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Creighton Kearns, PE  Vice President and Engineering Manager, Total Mechanical

Creighton is a licensed professional mechanical engineer with a BSME degree from UC Berkeley. Creighton has practiced engineering in the Portland construction market for 27 years, serving as a principal engineer on the design side for most of them.  He has worked for the last 8 years on the construction side, at Total Mechanical, managing engineering and preconstruction services.





Dave Williams, PE, LEED AP, Principal, PAE Engineers

Dave has nearly 20 years of experience in mechanical engineering. Through his extensive work with data centers, laboratories, and healthcare facilities, he is exceptionally skilled at providing designs for controlled environments. Dave focuses on improving patient care, reducing operating and maintenance costs, and increasing energy efficiency. Dedicated to reducing energy consumption in the built environment, his resume includes several LEED and Net Zero Energy certified buildings. As a principal at PAE, Dave’s leadership results in quality designs and effective communication throughout the life of a project.




Daniel Carlson, Vice President, Senior Project Manager, Total Mechanical

Daniel has managed projects in healthcare, higher education, manufacturing and institutional market sectors ranging from sustaining work to $20 mil for the past 10 years.  Daniel’s primary focus is on development of project estimates and leadership of the construction execution.   He has successfully completed several complex design build projects with a focus on collaboration, creativity, precon to construction transition, efficiency, budget alignment and customer satisfaction.    Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Washington State University.




Bob Ingber, Director of Facilities for Unity, Holladay Park, and Meridian Park Medical Centers, Legacy Health System

Bob’s career began at Legacy Health System 43 years ago as a Staff Facilities Engineer in 1976 at Holladay Park (Now Unity).  In 1990, he was appointed to the role of Facilities Supervisor and then moved into IT Construction Management from 1992-2002.  Bob transitioned back into facilities filling Facilities Manager roles at multiple locations including the current Meridian and Holladay Park campuses.  He is a past president of the Oregon Society of Hospital Engineering Association (OSHE) and Oregon representative on the American Society of Hospital Engineering (ASHE) advocacy board.



Kevin Sund, Operations Manager, Hoffman Construction

Kevin’s leadership and project management skills have made him an invaluable operations and project manager at Hoffman Construction for the past 8 years.   He has completed multiple complex, large-scale projects for clients such as Legacy Health, OSU, ODOT, and the State of Oregon. His desire for working collaboratively through all phases of projects results in reduced waste, increased efficiencies, and maximized savings.  Kevin is a graduate of Oregon State University.