Call for Presentations
The CDBI invites knowledgeable and well-expressed individuals willing to share their expertise and hands-on experiences to submit a presentation proposal.
Conference presentations are 60 minutes long and may include up to 3 speakers.
Proposals must be received by March 15, 2017.
Please e-mail proposals in Microsoft Word format to Dianna Fournier ([email protected]; 613-236-9455, ext. 408).
Design-build is the essential foundation in all alternative delivery methods such as P3’s and integrated project delivery (IPD). The industry must constantly educate itself and adapt to these new demands while continuing to be creative in order to gain the edge in a very competitive market. The industry is also constantly facing challenges to find increased value without sacrificing ingenuity.
The CDBI invites you to share your best ideas, implementation successes, tips, and proven project solutions by presenting at this year’s conference. Reach public and private owners and the entire design-build team, meet and network with professionals seeking solutions and project team experts.
Conference speakers receive a complimentary registration to the conference. The CDBI announces speakers in Twitter and promotes the sessions and speakers on its website and in its e-newsletter.
Proposal outlines must include:
- Title – A short descriptive title of the presentation in 10 words or less.
- Program Summary – A description of the presentation between 40 and 60 words. This description & title will be published in the conference program and other marketing materials.
- Program Abstract – A 250-300 word summary that specifies what the presentation will cover, and what will the conference attendees learn.
- Speaker Background – A maximum 250 word biography of the speaker and a list of previous speaking engagements and the type/size of the audience and evaluations received.
- Speaker Contact Information – Phone and e-mail address MUST be included for each proposed speaker to enable the conference review committee to contact the speaker(s) with possible questions prior to selection.
Suggested Presentation Topics
- Are roles of the contractor and the designer changing with LEED and BIM requirements?
- Additional documentation is involved in P3 projects; what is the input from contractors and designers?
- Guiding owners on creating effective RFPs
- Project size and complexity issues / smaller projects / informal RFQ and RFP processes
- Marketing DB to public and private clients
- Design-build trends
- Evaluation process – criteria-based vs. compliance-based evaluation / prescriptive vs. performance specifications / proposal vs. tender terminology
- Tools to assist owners in making decisions
- A design-builder’s perspective re: trade contractor involvement, RFP process, etc.
- Integrating sustainability into a design-build project
- Green design in DB / LEED and costs to integrate
- Lessons learned / DB projects that did not work and why? / case studies
- Ways to improve the DB industry
- Infrastructure & DB
- DB smaller projects & case studies
The purpose of the CDBI Conference is to provide quality educational and networking opportunities that focus on current issues, best practices and challenges facing professionals in integrated project delivery. It is an opportunity to share experiences, learn new strategies and expose the hallmarks of the design-build industry.