Please use this page to learn more about the sessions at the DFDM Collaborative Conference. Each session has a title, description and speaker. Click here to download a full conference agenda. Full attendance is eligible for 4 PDHs.
Speakers: DFDM Team
Nearly all DFDM projects are delivered using the design-bid-build “Hard Bid” delivery process. In this session, DFDM staff will speak to expectations of bidding documents with respect to the level of detail, verification of existing conditions, and other specifics necessary on state projects.
A. Watch Your Ethics!
Speaker: Richard Kyte, Viterbo University
One of the significant keys to employee engagement in the workplace is creating an ethical culture with meaningful participation by everyone. This presentation will illustrate ways to enhance ethical culture through an emphasis on safety, with the added benefit of increased employee engagement.
B. Best Practices for Bidding in a Strong Economy
Speaker: Jake Ehmke, DFDM; John Langhans, MSA Professional Services
In this session, MSA Professional Services will team up with DFDM to discuss feedback from Wisconsin contractors on the current bidding market.
Speakers: Stephen Kromkowski & Debby Stone, DLZ; Stacey Keller & Rich Lundeen, Mead & Hunt
Join us for an exciting look at the wide variety of innovative solutions that designers are using on non-DFDM projects. The rapid-fire nature of the different presentations is designed to pack in something for everyone. These projects overcame challenges with unique solutions and the speakers will highlight how you can apply these innovations to your next project.
Speakers: DFDM Team
Attendees have the opportunity to discuss discipline-specific information with DFDM project managers. Five breakout groups are available:
Architectural/Structural, Civil/Site, Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire Protection, Construction Administration, Electrical.
Speaker: Wendy Von Below, DFDM; Loei Badreddine & Fred Groth, GRAEF; James Braahm, HOK Architects; Shawn Montsma, Paul Opalewski & Jason Recob, Miron; Alex Pierce, UW Rec Sports; Jan Van den Kieboom, Workshop Architects
This session will give an overview of the nearly complete Nicholas Recreation Center project on the UW Madison campus (Southeast Recreational Facility replacement). The DFDM project manager, along with members from the design consultant and contractor teams will be facilitating the presentation.