TRB Webinar: How to guide alternative contracting projects

March 26, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Alternative contracting projects require significant procedural and cultural changes on the part of highway agencies. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, March 26, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will address these changes. Learn about the tools of the trade for agencies that vary depending on the phase of project development, the specific task, the project complexity, and project size. The presenters will offer strategies and tools for contract administration of alternative contracting method projects. They will also discuss how these contracts differ from administration of traditional projects.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 939: Guidebooks for Post-Award Contract Administration for Highway Projects Delivered Using Alternative Contracting Methods, Volume 1: Design–Build Delivery.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Mounir El Asmar, Arizona State University
  • Jerry Yakowenko, Federal Highway Administration

Moderated by: Keith Molenaar, University of Colorado at Boulder

Webinar Outline

  1. Context of alternative contracting methods
  2. Design-build and construction manager/general contractor processes
  3. Overarching strategies for contract administration
  4. Contract administration tools and examples
  5. Keys to successful contract administration
  6. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the challenges of contract administration for alternative contracting method projects
  2. Describe contract administration strategies for alternative contracting projects
  3. Assess the applicability of example tools for alternative contracting method projects

Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For approved webinars, TRB’s webinar program awards Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP) Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits associated with participation only to the registered individual and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To receive PDH credits, please register as an individual and sign into the webinar from your personal computer. After doing this, you may join your group in a meeting room. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

Registration is available until just before the webinar starts. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to submit your registration. Individuals that are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk for assistance in signing in.

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This webinar was developed in October 2019. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.