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In order to maximize the learning environment, this course is limited to 25 participants.

Participants will recieve a download link to the presentation prior to the course.  Participants may download the presentation for viewing on a laptop or other personal device during the course. 


Questions?  1-800-994-2622 or email COAA

Design-Bid-Build: How to Make it Work Well

Registration Fees - 1-day course

  Fees
COAA MEMBER $495.00
NON-MEMBER $695.00

Course Instructors

Terry Cook - Owner, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Carlos Barrios - Designer, Baker Barrios Architects
Rich Tilghman - Contractor, Pepper Construction

Course Description

Discover how to make Design-Bid-Build work for you! This course provides best practices on how to do Design-Bid-Build well! Discussions include methods to
enhance cost information during the design phase, maximize the completeness of
the bid documents, and approaches on how to avoid a “bid bust.” Experience what
it is like to be in a General Contractor’s office on ‘bid day‘; learn how to overcome
what can often be an adversarial relationship and how best to ensure quality control.

Learning Objectives

1.     Learn what to consider at each project phase to make Design-Bid-Build work well for the owner.

2.     Learn the challenges of the DBB method.

3.     Learn the best practices and tools to achieve a successful DBB project.


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