Design Build Institute of America – Liberty Region
PA AWWA / DBIA Liberty Region Conference
May 5-6, 2020
Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, PA

The 8th Annual DBIA Liberty Conference will be held in conjunction with the PA Section of American Water Works Association Annual Conference from May 3rd through 6th, at Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, State College, PA. It is important to note, that the PWEA Conference, PA AWWA Annual Conference and the DBIA Liberty Design Build Conference run concurrently, and registration is through PWEA on their website (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER/LEARN MORE) for all three (3) conferences.

CEUs Time Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Location Presenters
Exhibit Hall open from 11:45 AM Monday, 5/4 through Tuesday (5/5) at 6:30 PM
7:30-8:30am Continental Breakfast Exhibit Hall
3 8:00-11:00am Site Visit to University Park WWTP on the campus of Penn State University Meet at main entrance to Penn Stater for transportation to site
11:30-1:00pm Complimentary Lunch in Exhibit Hall Exhibit Hall
The following sessions are from the joint conference,1:00-4:30pm Afternoon Technical Programs, CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM. All are focused on alternative delivery. These sessions qualify as acceptable continuing education for the Designated Design-Build Professional Program™.
.5 1:00-1:30pm North Jersey District Water Supply Commission Clarification Upgrade Project Robert K. McIntyre, DBIA, Stone Hill Contracting Co., Inc.
.5 1:30-2:00pm Successful I&I Reduction using Design-Build – Developing and Implementing the River Valley Highlands Design-Build Sewer Rehabilitation Project Jim Shelton, Arcadis
.5 2:00-2:30pm Third Party Services Add Value to the PSU WRF Upgrade Mark Pickering, GHD
2:30-3:30pm Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall
.5 3:30-4:00pm Conquering Front Street: The Strategic Use of Emergency and Maintenance Contracts in Harrisburg Caleb J. Krauter, Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.
.5 4:00-4:30pm The Solicitor and the Salesman – Two Perspectives on Guaranteed Energy Savings Agreements from Opposite Sides of the Negotiating Table Dennis Clough, Energy Systems Group
7:00-10:00pm DBIA Networking Event – Wristbands required – No cost Wristbands can be picked up at the DBIA Booth in the Exhibit Hall

Champs Sports Grill, 
1611 N. Atherton St., State College, PA 16803

CEUs Time Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Location Presenters
7:00-8:30am Continental Breakfast
1 8:00-9:00am Intro to Design Build and DBIA Steve Ruether, President, The Company and President, DBIA Liberty Northeast Region
1 9:00-10:00am Update on DB Legislation in Region Richard Thomas, Director, State/Local Legislative Affairs for DBIA National
9:30-10:00am Morning Break Meeting Room Lobby
1 10:30-11:30am Pennsylvania State University uses Progressive Design-Build for Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Mark Strahota, PE, Hazen and Sawyer; David Swisher, PE, Penn State University; and Jeremy Holsinger, Haskell

Register for the Conference Sponsor the DBIA Liberty Conference
2020 DBIA Itinerary – Printable PDF Version