Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference seeks presenters

The next Design-Build in Water/Wastewater Conference, under the theme "A Spectrum of Possibilities," issued a call for presentations for the Feb. 14-16, 2007, event at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center in Seattle, WA. Organized by the Design-Build Institute of America, based in Washington, DC, it's cosponsored by the AWWA, WEF and APWA. The deadline to submit an abstract is Saturday, July 15....

WASHINGTON, DC, July 11, 2006 -- The 2007 Design-Build in Water/Wastewater Conference, under the theme "A Spectrum of Possibilities," issued a call for presentations for the Feb. 14-16, 2007 event at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center in Seattle, WA. Organized by the Design-Build Institute of America, based in Washington, DC, the deadline to submit an abstract is Saturday, July 15, at www.designbuildwaterww.com

Co-sponsoring organizations include the American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation and American Public Works Association.

The theme of the event, "A Spectrum of Possibilities," speaks directly to the flexibility and choice that comes with the decision to utilize design-build project delivery. Although every project is different and owners must evaluate their unique needs and expectations, project after project has shown that design-build unequivocally allows for greater innovation and creativity in meeting owner needs and expectations. Additionally, research has shown that design-build is a faster, more cost effective delivery method saving an average of 6% on cost, 12% on construction time, and 33% on overall project delivery.

DBIA invites you to share your expertise, gain visibility, and enhance your professional growth. You are invited to share your knowledge with others who strive to improve the use of integrated project delivery in the water/wastewater utilities arena. 2007 in Seattle will challenge participants to better plan, manage, and implement design-build for more effective and efficient project delivery, and will introduce attendees to new and exciting ways of doing business, enhancing innovation and executing successful projects.

Seattle 2007 is bound to be DBIA's biggest, most exciting Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Projects Conference yet. The energy and vibrancy of Seattle will make the perfect backdrop for all the creative energy that DBIA members, partners and other industry leaders bring to this spectacular event.

For full submission deadlines and to submit a proposal, visit www.designbuildwaterww.com/call.cfm.

If you are having any problems or questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office for assistance: 202-682-0110.

The Design-Build Institute of America (www.dbia.org) was founded in 1993 in response to the emergence of design-build and integrated project delivery as a significant force in the design and construction industry. From its headquarters in Washington, DC, and network of chapters throughout the U.S., the Institute provides a forum for all participants in the design-build process, owners and practitioners alike. DBIA is the center of expertise for integrated project delivery, advocating best practices, creating and disseminating educational information, and furnishing advice and support to facility owners and users.

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Also see: "2006 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Projects Corporate Sponsor Project Showcase"

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