Join us at DBIA’s 2023 National Conference

Earn 1.25 Credits towards Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Certification by attending our session! 


Sarah Young, Assoc. AIA, CDT, DBIA

Design Build Manager

O’Brien and OCA Design+Build 

Alex Noble

Project Manager

O’Brien and OCA Design+Build 

Sada Nagata

Business Manager 

Accretech SBS 

Bob Moore

Subcontractor Project Manager 

Jacobs Heating & Cooling 

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Save the date and join us at DBIA’s 2023 National Conference as we present: 

No Project Too Small: Scalable Processes for Dynamic Solutions 

Thursday, Nov 02, 2023 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM EDT 

Session Description:

How can an industrial building on a contaminated site with poor soil structure be environmentally sensitive? At 30,000 SF, the new Accretech manufacturing facility could have been another steel and concrete building sitting amidst a sea of asphalt. However, the Owner’s vision and goals were transformed using a reimagined, adaptable process. Starting with deep listening and analysis, the design-build team helped the client find answers to challenging questions: Can we reimagine what industry should be in a new context and its role in the natural environment? Can industrial buildings be exciting? Can they reflect history and point toward a better future? 

The project challenged us to develop tools to create a framework to effectively support the design-build process on a smaller project as it has been proven on large projects. From co-locating to collaboration, our design-build team and MEP subs partnered with the Energy Trust of Oregon to reimagine what industry should be and transform its role in the natural environment. In this session, we will share the details of how we achieved process improvements that you can apply to any integrated delivery project, regardless of type, size, or location. 

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Why attend the 2023 DBIA National Conference?

The Design-Build Conference & Expo, Nov. 1-3, is the largest national gathering of the year for the design-build market and the only event centered exclusively on this integrated delivery method. From design-build practitioners and specialty contractors to public and private Owners, the Conference & Expo features more than 2,200 attendees and exhibitors from all design and construction sectors–a number that continues to grow year after year! 

This annual event provides unparalleled access to meet decision-makers and network with project team members in many different roles, including general contractors, architects, engineers, MEPs, attorneys, and finance professionals. With recent market analysis projecting design-build to account for nearly half of all construction spending by 2026, this year’s Design-Build Conference & Expo is a must attend for you and your teams!

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