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ConsensusDocs Webinar: Understanding the Benefits and Challenges of Progressive Design-Build

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 Register Now
Time: 12 p.m. ET (9 a.m. PT)
Length: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Speaker(s): Speaker(s): Joanna K. Horsnail, Managing Partner at Mayer Brown; Jeff Miller, VP, General Counsel at The Haskell Co.; Bert Somers, Contracting Manager, Western US at Ferrovial Construction US & Canada; Brian Perlberg, Executive Director of the ConsensusDocs Coalition and Senior Counsel at the Associated General Contractors of America


Webinar Description
ABC Members Only

Progressive design-build is a contracting project delivery method that has grown in usage, especially for bigger projects. PDB uses a qualifications-based or best-value selection, and then design and price are fixed later. PDB differs from traditional design-build and presents some opportunities and risks. Learn how to understand the differences through project experiences and how PDB addresses fair risk allocation, increases transparency and reduces change orders and major budget busts. 

As a current ABC member, you will receive $20 off on your registration rate using the code fy24febabc upon checkout, reducing the price to $79. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to better understand the potential benefits and risks of PDB.


   Speaker Info

Joanna Horsnail Horsnail is a construction attorney and the office managing partner for Mayer Brown's Chicago office. She is the North American head of Mayer Brown’s construction transactions practice. She represents public and private owners, developers, lenders and contractors regarding the design, construction, development, financing, acquisition and disposition of facilities, including alternative delivery and public-private partnership projects.

Jeff Miller is vice president and general counsel for The Haskell Co. He has 29 years of legal experience representing insurers, manufacturers, business owners, design and construction professionals, general contractors, construction managers and subcontractors of all types and sizes. As head of the Legal Department at Haskell, Jeff leads a team of highly competent legal and contracts professionals.

Bert Somers has over 25 years of experience in construction. He is currently the contracting manager of the Western US for Ferrovial Agroman, managing a procurement pipeline of design-build and P3 projects in excess of $4 billion dollars of construction. His areas of responsibility include business development, including building joint ventures, client engagement and interaction and procuring work. He has previously worked as a foreman, project engineer, project manager, estimator, estimating manager and director of special projects and business development for small and large contractors.

Brian Perlberg serves as executive director and senior counsel for ConsensusDocs. He was recently recognized as a top legal voice by Engineering News-Record and recognized by Who’s Who Legal for Construction. Perlberg is the only construction attorney in the United States certified as a CM-Lean for lean construction. He serves on the ABA Forum on Construction Law’s Steering Committee for the Contract Documents; is on the Executive Committee for the Arbitration Association of America; and serves on the Board of the Construction Super Conference.

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