|This year's Design Build Institute of America
(DBIA) conference was held in South Portland's Marriott hotel. Almost 350 registrants had
two and a half days of fo America's foremost industry represenatives provide the most
insightful and thorough perspectives on the progress of competitive proposal system
procurements. The National Council of Public Private Partnerships had its Water Institute
give two extensive panel discussions on the opening day, May 30, 2001. Most presentations
were in one of several ballrooms. But, the weather was fine enough for several important
discussions to be held outdoors in a large tent.
| Lunch and refreshments were often
served in the "Pavillion" tent.
Debra Coy, Vice President, Schwab Capital Markets in Washigton, DC opened the conference with a direct, jargon-free, comparison of the major industry players, here and abroad, and their relative impact on the industry and their growth potential.
For further analysis by Ms. Coy, contact her directly at Schwab Capital Markets, 202-298-6226
|Jeff Beard (mustache) President and CEO of the Design-Build Institute of America opened the luncheon activities and introduced keynote speakers.|
|Stephen Gordon, a native of Portland, returned to his native
soil to speak about the importance of the design-build model for greatest efficiency of
Steve is Vice President of Corporate Development for American Water Works Services in Voorhees, NJ. Steve can be reached at 856-566-4043
Rick Norment, Executive Director of the NCPPP chats with colleague Dick Splete, Chairman of the Water Institute and Vice President of US Water (401-438-4600)
At the evening reception Stephen Cordes PE, Project Development Manager at Black and Veatch chats with John Giachino, VP of Development for US Water
|The event planning staff, Don Jessup, Peggy McDonald and Huyen Dang, take a few minutes to recover during the conference. DBIA can be reached at 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 682-0110|