June 8, 2022 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Columbia Tower Club

701 5th Ave. Fl 75 Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 622-2010

Time: Networking – 7:30 – 8:00 AM | Presentation – 8:00 – 9:30 AM

Registration Cost: Members: $65 | Non-Members: $90 | Young Professionals: $20 | Owners: $20

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In our last program (The Human Cost of Design-Build Projects) we discussed the importance for the core team (the 3-legged stool of Owner, Architect and Contractor) to set the stage with initial project planning, structure and processes to ensure the team thrives throughout the project. In doing so, it leverages the efficiencies of design-build project delivery to sustain team cohesion, even with project headwinds.

There is no greater headwind facing our industry right now than supply chain management that requires new thinking and approaches to projects, design decisions, budget, schedule, and when to onboard project partners.

Design-build project delivery provides opportunities for all team members to integrate, innovate and navigate these project challenges. In this session, you’ll hear from both a national and regional General Contractor, a regional MEP trade partner, and a subsidiary of Google and industry disruptor.

You will learn about:

    • Sidewalk Labs’ integrated approach to innovation which include insights, products, and unique partnerships.
    • DPR’s innovations in prefabrication and what are they doing to disrupt or innovate to add value to clients.
    • GLY’s leveraging of early involvement of entire teams for a more collaborative product selection process, off site storage of early procurements and increased focus on buying “as soon as possible” vs “just in time”.
    • Effective MEP methods and innovations offered to teams by McKinstry to minimize material and equipment procurement challenges, and when in the Design Build process, they may best be applied.
    • The importance of early team integration and open lines of communication for procurement to minimize the impact on supply chain challenges.

About the Speakers:

Mike Martel, Assoc. DBIA™, LEED AP BD + C 
Project Manager, GLY  

Mike Martel is a project manager for GLY Construction, with a background in working on projects for some of the large local technology clients. He has had opportunities to work on Design Build projects locally, but primarily applies some of the Design Build best practices to more traditional project delivery methods. He is part of a GLY group focused on overcoming procurement and supply chain challenges in our current market.



Dean Lewis
Sidewalk Labs 

Dean Lewis is a proud alumni of Washington State University, Go Cougs!In his 13 years of design and build experience Dean has worked on an array of prefabrication and modular projects with large and small scales, from steel to concrete, timber and hybrid projects, with the majority being office and residential. The past few years he has worked on design-build and self perform mass timber projects. Through this time he has tried to push the boundaries of prefabrication offered by mass timber construction and enhance project execution through design, pre-construction, manufacturing, and project delivery.

Scott Brown

Scott Brown has over 22 yrs. construction and manufacturing leadership experience building and managing. Spent the last 5 years working with vertically integrated volumetric modular technology, prefab components for construction integration and large multi-story mass timber projects. Leading for solutions through lessons learned from both project site and manufacturing facilities management bringing offsite manufactured components into construction processes. Proving prefab concepts of efficiency, quality, safety, schedule and cost. 

Brett Sontra
Business Unit Manager, McKinstry 

Brett Sontra, business unit manager at McKinstry leads Western Washington new construction and mechanical business. Brett has worked at McKinstry for more than 16 years and is a Washington native and University of Washington graduate.