DEERFIELD, ILL. — Next week’s Government Infrastructure eConference: Engineers Planning for Better Water, Transportation, and Building Projects will provide engineers and architects a rare opportunity to hear from government owners and representatives, as well as design consultants about what it takes to be successful on government projects.

Scheduled from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT on August 25, 2010, the virtual conference offers attendees an opportunity to learn from peers about how to conduct efficient and collaborative early-phase engineering planning, evaluate options to satisfy project demands, and develop winning solutions that will last for the entire project lifecycle. There are multiple webcasts and live chats, as well as opportunity to visit a virtual exhibit hall for products information and demos from Autodesk, Bentley, and Oracle.

Of particular interest to structural engineers and architects is the Building Track webcast “The Risks, Rewards, and Keys To Successful Design-Build Government Building Projects,presented by Diana R. Hoag, Senior Consultant, Xcelsi Group and Steven M. Baldridge, P.E., S.E., President Baldridge & Associates Structural Engineering, Inc. The presentation begins at 2:30 EDT/1:30 CDT/11:30 PDT.

Following are what attendees can expect to learn during this hour-long webcast:
•how competitions are planned and executed in the public sector,
•the strategy employed by government owners to meet high project goals,
•what public facility owners want and need from project participants, and
•the design and contract procurement processes that impact structural engineers and architects that are pursuing government projects.

Eligible to earn 1 PDH credit for attending, following description provides an over view to the session:

The Risks, Rewards, and Keys To Successful Design-Build Government Building Projects: Successful contracts and project delivery for design-build government building projects demands knowledge as well as attention to requirements and expectations that is unique to this market. Planning and pre-project collaboration are critical to achieve client goals, but especially for complex military projects. Government owners are unique in their roles: executing on a variety of projects, acting on behalf of large organizations, ensuring that all projects and processes meet evolving design standards and requirements set by other entities. Beyond a trend, design-build is the current project delivery method required for many government agencies. To be successful on government design-build projects demands educated participants and rigorous planning. Helping public sector owners develop strategies to successfully meet rigorous requirements as well as high project goals, Diana will discuss what government owners want and need from project participants, as well as explain how competitions are planned and executed in the public sector. Based upon his experience with military command centers, housing, and other projects for the U.S. Navy and Army, Steve will discuss many of the design and contract procurement processes that impact structural engineers and architects that are pursuing government projects.

In addition, the presenters will be participating in a live chat immediately following the webcast, giving attendees direct opportunity to ask questions and learn more from these distinguished industry experts.

Learn more about the eConference and the webcast content and speakers, and register here: www.governmentinfrastructure.com/registration.htm.

 

 

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