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October 2018

Iowa | A Deeper Look into the Prefabrication Process

October 11, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Wakonda Club, 3915 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321 United States
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Please join The Design-Build Institute of America, Iowa Chapter (DBIA-Iowa) for a discussion of using prefabricated components to save money and speed up construction. Ryan Tousley Business Development Manager at The Weitz Company will talk about their experience using prefabricated bathrooms at the new Des Moines Hilton Hotel. Here is an interesting article in ENR Midwest talking about the other prefab processes, modeling, and design-build contracting used in the project. We look forward to learning more!

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NEBRASKA | Dodge Data Analytics 2019 Construction Outlook

October 11, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Mammel Hall on the UNO Aksarben Campus, 6708 Pine Street
Omaha, NE United States
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The economic environment is complicated by political, global and business uncertainty. Will the economy continue to maintain steady growth, or is expanded growth possible? Should the industry anticipate additional funding for infrastructure, or will there be cuts? What are the implications of the skilled labor shortage? Is single family construction expanding or struggling with fundamental problems of demographics and funding? What can we expect of apartments, schools, retail, and public works? What is expected nationally and locally? Join Jonathan Betcher,…

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KANSAS | Listen Like Negotiator – Dan Oblinger

October 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Kansas Star Casino, 777 Kansas Star Drive
Mulvane, KS 67110 United States
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Join the KS Chapter of DBIA-MAR for the October educational event featuring hostage negotiator Dan Obllinger. Hostage negotiators must master the art of listening to build trust and save lives. Dan will be sharing 3 Criticial Life Lessons. Come learn how these same principles of authentic listening can make you a better engineer, contractor, architect, business person and friend. This is a lively guided tour and discussion featuring true stories of life or death listening opportunities told with humor and…

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OZARKS | Education Program

October 12, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Oasis Convention Center, 2546 N Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO 65803 United States
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The Ozarks Chapter of DBIA’s Mid-America Region invites you to attend a joint education meeting - DBIA and the Water Design-Build Council joint effort. Sponsored by Crossland Heavy Contractors and Garver. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Course Information: Education Program Topics include Making the Decision to Pursue Collaborative Delivery: Influencing factors - Use of an Owners Advisor - Project priorities/drivers Principles of Collaborative Delivery Methods: Method-by-method discussion of each option and their attributes Apportioning Risk: Guiding principles: definitions, risk…

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ST. LOUIS | Industrial Design-Build – Future of Construction Industry

October 24, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Engineering Center of St. Louis, 4359 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108 United States
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The face of our industry is changing, and it's time we address it. We cannot deliver projects the way we did 50 years ago. We need to be creative, innovative and cutting edge. We need to deliver projects faster with fewer people. The only way to accomplish this is through team collaboration beginning on day ONE of a project. Typically, people in our field don't consider industrial projects design-build---those days are over. Through collaboration, prefabrication, modularization and off-site construction, the…

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November 2018

National Conference – NOLA

November 7, 2018 - November 9, 2018

DBIA-MAR Next Gen | Tour New McCownGordon Headquarters + Happy Hour

November 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
McCownGordon Headquarters, 850 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64105 United States
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Please join the DBIA Mid-America Region Next Gen committee for an exclusive tour of McCownGordon’s new headquarters at 850 Main Street in downtown Kansas City, MO — followed by a networking happy hour at John’s Big Deck. 4 p.m. Tour McCownGordon’s New HQ 4:45 – 6:30 p.m. Happy Hour at John’s Big Deck The Next Gen committee is focused on the success of emerging design-build professionals in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, with the following mission: To connect, empower and…

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2018 DBIA-MAR Awards Celebration

November 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Terrace on Grand, 1520 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Join members of the A/E/C industry from around the Mid-America Region as we celebrate the 2018 Design-Build Awards. The luncheon will recognize the best projects and teams in the design-build game. You won’t want to miss this opportunity for networking and celebration. Reserve your spot today!

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IOWA | IMT Headquarters Tour

November 15, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
IMT Headquarters, 7475 Mills Civic Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50265
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Please join us for a walkthrough tour of the IMT Headquarters building near completion just SW of Jordan Creek. This 3 story building will house 300 employees and cover 85,000 square feet. There is a dramatic 2 story atrium for employees to convene. Please bring your personal protection equipment (hard hat, safety glass, high visibility vest). Food and drinks at American Sports Bar & Grill afterwards.

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NEBRASKA | Downtown & Riverfront Redevelopment Master Plan

November 28, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street
Omaha, NE 68106
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Breakfast/Networking: 7:30 am – 8:00 am Presentation: 8:00 am – 9:00 am Join Steven Jensen for an overview of Omaha’s riverfront redevelopment project. Community leaders from Omaha and Council Bluffs are working together with government officials and stakeholders to improve both sides of the Missouri River. This work will define an achievable vision that attracts residents, businesses and visitors to the area while supporting growth and enhancing connectivity. A national team of experts, led by OJB Landscape Architecture, has developed…

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