New Workshop Offering 

Public-Private Partnerships and Design Build (Half Day)
October 17, 2017 | Midlothian, John Tyler Community College Campus


The FHWA’s Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative outlines critical focus areas where underutilized innovations can be used to shorten project delivery processes, enhance roadway safety, reduce congestion and improve environmental sustainability. One of these areas has focused on the design-build (D-B) project delivery method.

Typical construction projects involve a design-bid-build (D-B-B) process in which a DOT creates a design either in-house or with a contractor, opens the bidding process and usually offers the contract to the lowest bid. Because the process must be done sequentially with the potential for communication breakdowns between the designer and contractor, expensive delays often result.

The D-B process accelerates project delivery, lowers costs and improves project quality because the D-B team works under a single contract to provide both design and construction services. Assuming the risk and responsibility for all phases of the project, the designer/contractor team work together, reducing the risk of design errors and creating flexibility to manage costs. With no bid phase, project phases can overlap with construction beginning as the design is being completed.

Join Aimee Connerton, technical productions engineer with Rinker Materials, when she presents a half-day workshop on the D-B process and the benefits of public-private partnerships (P3). Using successful P3/D-B projects as examples, attendees will learn how private companies can work together with agency project managers, helping to reduce construction costs and deliver projects well ahead of current schedules.


Aimee Connerton currently serves as a technical productions engineer with Rinker Materials. She started her technical career in the stormwater industry and is active in the Precast Association of Virginia. She currently serves as president of the Central Atlantic Precast Concrete Association.  Connerton sits on the Infrastructure Committee for the American Concrete Pavement Association. Connerton holds a B.S. in chemistry from The University of Maryland, College Park.

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