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

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In DBIA Western Washington's last program (The Human Cost of Design-Build Projects) they 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.


  • Mike Martel, Assoc. DBIA™, LEED AP BD + C , Project Manager, GLY
  • Dean Lewis, Sidewalk Labs
  • Scott Brown, DPR
  • Brett Sontra, Business Unit Manager, McKinstry