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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 - OTI Course

This course is can be brought to your location.

Registration Fees - 1-day course

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

Owners' project managers will learn how to make Design-Bid-Build work for them!  Instead of focusing on how to do Design-Bid-Build, this course will provide best practices on how to do Design-Bid-Build well! Discussions will 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."  

Participants will experience what it is like to be in a General Contractor’s office on bid day; discover how to overcome what is often an adversarial relationship and how best to ensure quality control.  The course is interactive with project examples and group exercises with useful tips provided from a three-person team of instructors led by an Owner along with a designer/engineer and general contractor.

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