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OZARKS | Education Program

October 12, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm CDT

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 allocation shift (traditional delivery to collaborative delivery)
  • Contract Fundamentals: Commercial concepts: cost of work, open book, price, preconstruction services, construction fee, shared savings, and incentives
  • The Procurement Process for PDB, FPDB, CMAR – best practices guides
  • Management and Transition: DB and CMAR management differences – commissioning/acceptance

DBIA CE Credits: 4.5

All attendees will receive a copy of the Water-Wastewater Design-Build Handbook and Workbook – and Procurement Guide Documents


Mark Alpert, P.E., WDBC Executive Director
For more than 35 years, Mark has been a pioneer in the development of collaborative project delivery for water and wastewater projects. Even before the term “design build” was commonly recognized, Mark was focusing on cost-effective design and construction. Mark Alpert is a former CH2M Senior Vice President for Design-Build (Denver, CO), as well as a WDBC founder and past president. During his years in the industry, Mark has directly influenced the successful development and delivery of more than 120 design-build water and wastewater projects for CH2M. In 2009, he was honored with the Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest award given by DBIA. Mark is a registered Engineer in Maryland, New York, and New Jersey; and has a BSCE from Lehigh University and a Master of Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Linda Hanifin Bonner, Ph.D, CAE – WDBC Executive Operations Manager
With over 35 years of experience in the water/wastewater industry, Linda Hanifin Bonner provides a unique blend of organization, governance, and financial management experience to the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC). In this capacity, she is responsible, in conjunction with the WDBC committees, for the overall development and implementation of Board approved projects and programs, specifically its education and training program which support the Council in fulfilling its mission. In developing education and organization programs, Dr Hanifin Bonner employs a research-based systems model, identifying fundamental influences affecting goals and objectives, which then enables managers to be trained in collaborative working relationships. Dr. Hanifin Bonner has a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University; an MA in Public Policy and Ph.D, in Organization Management.



October 12, 2018
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Oasis Convention Center
2546 N Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO 65803 United States
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