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Fundamentals of Design-Build | VICA Victoria

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    Location Title: VICA - Victoria Training Centre
    City: Victoria
    Cancellation Period: Course Cancellations & Substitutions: 5 Business Days before the Course: Full Refund of Registration Fee. Less than 5 Business Days before the course/Day of the course: Complimentary substitution of another member of your company/team. No refunds or transfers of registration fee.

    FUNDAMENTALS OF DESIGN-BUILD: Interactive Tutorial

    An interactive, one-day introduction to Design-Build (DB) that is a must for practitioners, owners, decision-makers, and those who want to learn more about DB.

    Facilitated by industry leaders from the Canadian Design-Build Institute, you'll leave with a solid grasp of DB fundamentals.

    Participants will also receive the complete CDBI Practice Manual and example copies of two standard CCDC DB contract documents!

    By the end of this course you will:

    • Understand what owners should include in RFQs and RFPs
    • Know how to analyze an RFQ to determine whether a response is worthwhile
    • Discuss key considerations in how to respond to the RFQs and RFPs
    • Recognize the importance of the statement of requirements – “getting it right”
    • Learn what makes good documents for a design-build proposal call
    • Understand the importance of early development and finalization of design and construction criteria, as well as procedures for selecting the design-build team, the design solution, schedules, contract conditions, contract price, methods of delivery and payment, and producing the best overall proposal
    • Explore the roles and responsibilities the design-builder takes on as the consultant and contractor for both design and construction or vice-versa (consultant led d-b)
    • Learn how to assemble a design-build team and to demonstrate that they are the most capable in performing the work
    • Recognize the value of consensus-building processes aimed at balancing the interests of all parties
    • Perform an in-depth analysis of contractual risks
    • Learn about the guide for the calculation of honouraria on design-build proposals
    • Learn about the difference between insurance & bonding for design-build vs. design-bid-build
    • Participate in a round table discussion on critical issues for the successful delivery of design- build

    Program Outline

    • 8:00am-8:30am - Opening Remarks and Introductions
    • 8:30am-9:30am - Session 1: Overview             
      • Comparative Overview of project methodologies (Traditional, Construction Management, and Design-Build) with a focus on DB
    • 9:30am-9:45am - Break
    • 9:45am-11:00am - Session 2: Procurement and Award
      • Preparation of SOR, RFQ, and RFP documents
      • Evaluation of the Proposals and Award process, including honouraria
    • 11:00am-12:00pm -Session 3: Design-Builder's Response to RFQs & RFPs
      • Teaming Strategies
      • Analyzing RFQs & RFPs and Interpreting the Owner’s SOR
      • Developing and estimating proposal designs, and selling the project
    • 12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch
    • 1:00pm-2:00pm - Session 4: Contractual Risks
      • Review of common contract conditions
      • Risk Analysis & Design Performance
      • Physical, financial and time risks, as well as other legal considerations
    • 2:00pm-2:15pm - Break
    • 2:15pm-3:30pm - Session 5: Project Delivery
      • Schedule, completing design documents, permits and approvals
      • Responsibilities of the Owner and the Design-Builder
      • Complying with SOR and contents of proposal
      • Budget, payment certifier, and role of Owner’s advisor
      • Fast track options
    • 3:30 – 4:00 - Round Table Discussion: Critical Issues for Successful Delivery of Design-Build Projects
      • Paradigm shifts from traditional methods
      • Quality Management
      • Bridging Consultants
      • Errors and Omissions insurance
      • Proposal fees
      • Copyright
      • Draw-Build
      • Other concerns
    • 4:00 – 4:30 - Wrap-Up and Concluding Remarks

    *Please note that this program is subject to change.

    Course Fee: 

    • Course Fee Includes:
      • Complimentary lunch
      • Full Set of the CDBI Practice Manual
      • Educational copies of CCDC Contracts (CCDC 14, CCDC 15)
    Course Credits Information
    Gold Seal Credits:
    Course Certificates
    • Printable, digital, course certificate or letter of completion will be emailed to students on successful completion of the workshop.
    • Gold Seal Certification: 1 Gold Seal credit
    Course Instructor Information


          Gary J. Bale, Bale Project Consulting Civil Infrastructure, Chilliwack, BC


    Whether it is the Public Sector or Private Sector, Gary has developed a succinct knowledge of government regulations and practices, municipal engineering and public works, consulting engineering design, and design-build practices in heavy civil highway and bridge construction. During the course of his career he has managed and operated numerous public works projects in British Columbia from the Owners perspective.


    Over the past years he has also been involved in municipal and provincial civil projects on the private side. He has also been involved in the pursuit of Design-Build and P3 projects in Canada and the United States with projects typically exceeding $500M. He was instrumental in developing joint venture partnerships, bidding and managing major public and private infrastructure projects. Gary has spoken at numerous design-build conferences and programs and has constructed a number of successful designbuild projects.


    Gary is a member of the BC Roadbuilders Association and the Canadian Construction Association. He has been a member of CDBI since its inception and a CDBI Council member since 2007 and is currently the CDBI Vice-chair. Gary graduated from BCIT Civil and Structural Technology program in 1974 and supplemented his education with the University of Victoria Public Sector Management program. 



          Nolan Heuchert, CAIB, CRM, Director, Wylie-Crump Limited, Vancouver, BC


    Nolan is a Director of Wylie-Crump Limited, and has been focused on servicing the insurance and risk advisory needs of the construction and design industry sector since 1994. As a former senior officer and construction practice leader for a large international insurance brokerage firm, Nolan has been engaged in a wide spectrum of complex domestic and international insurance programs as well as several Public Private Partnership (P3) projects in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.


    Nolan’s insurance knowledge and understanding of the construction industry is a highly valued client resource which is respected by owners, designers and contractors alike. Nolan is involved and participates in a number of local and national construction / design industry associations. He is currently the chair of the Risk Management Committee for the Canadian Design Build Institute (CDBI), a chapter of the Canadian Construction Association. 


    Nolan’s educational background includes a university degree in the discipline of economics and public administration from the University of Saskatchewan. In addition, Nolan continues his professional education within the insurance industry and has achieved his Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation and his Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation through Simon Fraser University. 



          Samuel (Uel) McFall, PQS, Director, Construction Services, Deltro Group, Cambridge, ON


    As a senior leader in several major construction companies in Ontario Uel has been involved in all aspects of the industry, from early hands on experience with his father a Carpenter joiner from the old country, right through to a team leader ‘Project Director’ at a large North American company, and recently the president of an open Shop General contractor/design-build firm. His experience is augmented by his professional accreditation as a full member of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors with a Professional Quantity Surveyor designation. 


    Uel’s knowledge and understanding of the construction industry in the design-builder role is appreciated by all of the stakeholders he works with and he has put that experience to work as an owner’s advocate. In this role he assists clients with proposal calls, budgeting, tendering, municipal approvals and all contract management. Uel is involved and participates in the business community in the Waterloo region, and is the current chairman of the Chamber of Commerce in Cambridge ON. 


    Uel graduated from Fanshawe College in 1985 with a Technology Diploma in Construction Engineering and Technology (Management). He received his PQS designation in 1990. Uel is also the Chair of CDBI.



          Bonnie McTieman-Craig, P.Eng., Consultant, Riverview, NB


    Bonnie McTiernan-Craig is a civil engineer with over 30 years of project management and procurement expertise in all sectors of the construction industry, including both the private and government sectors. 


    She has worked in the private sector in the Atlantic region with a design-build general contractor and an engineering consulting firm. In the public sector, she served as a project manager with the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Ontario Realty Corporation. Most recently, Bonnie has managed complex infrastructure procurement for Defence Construction Canada. Bonnie has recently retired from the public service and relocated “back home” to New Brunswick where she now provides consulting and training services. 


    Bonnie has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University Of New Brunswick, a Diploma in Architectural Technology and extensive training in procurement and Alternative Dispute Resolution.










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