February 25, 2021 2:00 pm

Developing an Integrated Mindset

February 25, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Please join us for our annual Regional meeting of the DBIA NW. This years virtual presentation will be hosted via Airmeet featuring nationally renowned speaker Dr. Barbara Jackson. Following the presentation we will be hosing a 1-hour networking happy hour. We hope you can join us as we discuss the benefits of developing an integrated mindset on this robust new platform.

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2:00 PM The State of DBIA from a National Perspective, Lisa Washington, CAE

Like most organizations, COVID-19 significantly impacted DBIA in 2020 and continues to do so as we enter 2021.  Join Lisa Washington, DBIA’s Executive Director/CEO as she discusses both opportunities and lessons learned during these challenging times, including insight gained about what DBIA members value most about the organization.  She will also provide a glimpse at new initiatives on the horizon that will keep design-build and DBIA members at the forefront as our nation recovers, and provide insight as to how these initiatives will add significant value to the AEC industry. 

2:30 PM Developing an Integrated Mindset, Barbara J. Jackson, PH.D., FDBIA

Doing design-build done right takes more than just winning a design-build competition or signing a design-build contract.  It takes a whole new mindset.  In this session we will discuss what this new mindset looks like and the challenges associated with shifting from a segregated services mentality, to an integrated services mentality.  The skills and talents necessary to be successful on an integrated team will also be discussed, as well as some tips about how to lead, incentivize, and leverage such teams to get optimized results for the project and your clients. 

4:00 PM Networking & Happy Hour via Airmeet Social Lounge

5:00 PM Meeting Close

Speaker Information:

Lisa Washington, CAE

Executive Director/CEO, Design-Build Institute of America

Lisa Washington came to the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) in July 2004 as Vice President of Education & Conferences.  She led the implementation of strategies to significantly expand and enhance the education and certification programs, positioning DBIA as a premier resource for design-build expertise.  Ms. Washington was named Executive Director/CEO of DBIA in June 2009.  In 2012, she was named one of Engineering News Record’s (ENRs) Top 25 Newsmakers of the Year for her work in leading a coalition of industry groups that succeeded in getting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to issue a new procurement directive that restricted the use of “single-step” design-build – a process that was both expensive for all player and which defeated the collaborative purpose of design-build.  She has more than 30 years of association management experience.  Ms. Washington holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, and a Master’s in Management from the University of Maryland.  In 2018 she was appointed as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Industry Leaders Council.



Director, Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, Daniels College of Business University of Denver

After 20 years in industry as a chief estimator, senior project manager, and President of Design-Build Services Inc., and another 15 years developing design-build and integrated project delivery education at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo CA, Barbara returned to Colorado, where in August of 2013, she took over the helm as the Director of the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management at the University of Denver, in Denver, CO.  There she has developed an integrated educational model representing the full life-cycle of the built environment, encompassing all aspects of commercial real estate, project delivery, and asset management.   As Director of the Burns School, her goal is to develop and deliver the most advanced education in the Built Environment.

As one of the most recognized and respected thought leaders in the RE/AEC industry, Dr. Jackson’s primary focus is on leadership and culture in the transforming design and construction disciplines.   She is a leading expert in the area of design-build, integrated project leadership, gender intelligence, interdisciplinary collaboration, and cultural transformation. Dr. Jackson spent 20 years in the construction and real estate industry working as a project estimator and senior project manager and then as President and Owner of Design/Build Services Inc. She holds a B.S. in Housing and Design, a Masters in Construction Management, and a Ph.D. in Education and Human Resources with a specialization in the Construction Industry from Colorado State University.

In 2018, Jackson received the prestigious Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the Design/Build Institute of America (DBIA).  That same year she was recognized as a DBIA Fellow by the Institute.  This is in addition to receiving many Distinguished Leadership and Service awards over the years, including being recognized as a Denver Business Journal Outstanding Women in Business finalist in 2018.

Always in high demand, Dr. Jackson is a nationally recognized speaker.  She presents the most innovative and thought-provoking industry material to a multitude of regional, national and international design and construction companies, professional associations, and public entities each year.   In 2019, Jackson founded Women Building Change Inc., an online resource network dedicated to supporting the advancement of women in construction, and related fields, to leadership roles.

I believe that women participating and leading in the industry is key to its transformation. And by building a network of support for women in construction, we are securing the future of the industry”

Jackson also provides private consulting services, strategic guidance, and leadership support to construction companies and project teams across the United States.  She is also the author of two books – Construction Management Jumpstart and Design-Build Essentials.


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