7th Annual DDOT DBE Summit

2017 DDOT DBE Summit (photo: A. Charles Photography).

2017 DDOT DBE Summit (photo: A. Charles Photography).

The 7th Annual District Department of Transportation DBE Summit was held on September 29, 2017 at the Gallaudet Conference Hotel. Support was provided by the FHWA DC Division. DBE firms and prime contractors in heavy construction and civil engineering networked, met with DDOT project managers, and heard about upcoming DDOT infrastructure projects. Breakout sessions covered Architecture/Engineering, Construction, and Doing Business with DDOT.

DBE Advance and the Treknot Organization were honored to assist the DDOT Office of Civil Rights in producing this year’s event.

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7th Annual DDOT DBE Summit — September 29, 2017

7th Annual DDOT DBE Summit -- September 29, 2017
Last year’s DBE Summit (photo: Antoinette Charles Photography)

7th Annual DDOT DBE Forum
Friday, September 29, 2017
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

The 2017 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Summit is an opportunity to hear about upcoming District Department of Transportation (DDOT) projects and to network with DBE firms, prime contractors in heavy construction and civil engineering, and DDOT project managers. There are also industry-related concurrent workshops on Construction, Architecture and Engineering, and Doing Business with DDOT.

Presented with the assistance of the
District of Columbia Division Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Summit is free of charge. Lunch will be provided, and free parking is available. Further details will be sent to you automatically when you register.

REGISTER HERE

Presentations will include information about the South Capitol Street Corridor Project and upcoming large-scale transportation  infrastructure opportunities in the Washington DC Metro Area.

Prime Contractors and First-Tier Subcontractors: Outline your typical subcontracting requirements to certified small DBE firms in the DC Metropolitan Area and learn their capabilities.

Certified DBE firms: Meet one-on-one with engineers and estimators and learn their subcontracting requirements and project needs (bring your capabilities statement).

For more information, contact Malcolm Ewing at (202) 645-8627 Malcolm.Ewing@dc.gov

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MWRTBA/DBE Advance 2017 DBE Forum

MWRTBA 2017 DBE Forum Speakers (2)

Chris Lawson, Greg Henion, Sam Zimbabwe, Earl Lewis Jr., Mike Sakata (MWRTBA photo)

The Metropolitan Washington Road & Transportation Builders Association (MWRTBA) and DBE Advance LLC invited DC area firms in Civil Engineering and Heavy Construction to the Mayflower Hotel on March, 30th for discussions and networking. Thanks to panel moderator Chris Lawson (FHWA Division Administrator, District of Columbia) and panelists Earl Lewis, Jr. (MDOT Assistant Secretary for Administration),
Greg Henion ( VDOT Deputy State Construction Engineer), and Sam Zimbabwe (DDOT Chief Project Delivery Officer). Download the VDOT presentation here and DDOT’s here.

Thanks to MWRTBA — especially Mike Sakata, Brie Johnson, and Tommy Meyerhoeffer — for producing a great event.

MWRTBA 2017 DBE Forum Networking 1B

2017 DBE Forum networking (MWRTBA photos by Tommy Meyerhoeffer)

MWRTBA 2017 DBE Forum Panel Audience 2B

MWRTBA President Dave Cantwell (left), Recycled Aggregates LLC and Mike Sakata (right), MWRTBA Executive Director

MWRTBA 2017 DBE Forum Networking 2

Networking at the 2017 MWRTBA/DBE Advance DBE Forum

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Developing Business Enterprises
PO Box 15346 Washington DC 20003
(202) 910-6750

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MWRTBA/DBE Advance 2017 DBE Forum on March 30th

MWRTBA-logoThe Metropolitan Washington Road & Transportation Builders Association (MWRTBA) and DBE Advance LLC invite DC Metro Area firms in Civil Engineering and Heavy Construction to meet and discuss partnering in developing the region’s transportation infrastructure.

March, 30, 2017 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Mayflower Hotel

1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(Farragut North Metro)

Prime Contractors and First-Tier Subcontractors: Outline your typical subcontracting requirements to certified small D/W/MBE firms in the DC Metropolitan Area and learn their capabilities.

Certified DBE, MBE, SwaM, LSDBE, and S/CBE firms: Meet one-on-one with engineers and estimators and learn their subcontracting requirements and project needs (bring your capabilities statement).

REGISTRATION

Featured speakers:

Chris Lawson
FHWA Division Administrator/ District of Columbia
Greg Johnson
Administrator, Maryland State Highway Administration
Garrett W. Moore, P.E.
Deputy Commissioner, Chief Engineer/ Virginia Department of Transportation
Sam Zimbabwe
Chief Project Delivery Officer, District Department of Transportation

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(202) 910-6750

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2016 DDOT DBE Summit

DBE Summit 2016 C

The 6th annual DDOT DBE Summit featured presentations from DDOT staff and prime contractors active in the Washington DC metropolitan area, and a networking session where people from businesses large and small discussed how to partner on transportation infrastructure projects. If you missed it, some of the information is now available on the Web:

DDOT Anticipated Projects

Construction Contractor Workshop Presentations

Architecture/Engineering/Professional Services Workshop Presentations

Doing Business with DDOT Workshop Presentations

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Developing Business Enterprises
PO Box 15346 Washington DC 20003
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6th Annual DBE Summit – September 30, 2016

DBE Summit 2016 B

The 6th Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Summit is an opportunity to hear about upcoming District Department of Transportation (DDOT) projects and to network with DBE firms, other small businesses, prime contractors in heavy construction and civil engineering, and DDOT project managers.

There will also be three industry-related concurrent workshops: Construction Contractors Workshop, Architecture/Engineering Professional Services and Doing Business with DDOT. Additional information on these workshops will be provided.

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Summit is free of charge but space is limited. Lunch will be provided, and free parking is available. A confirmation email will be sent to you automatically when you register and further details will be sent prior to the event.

Register now at http://bit.ly/2016DBEsummit

For more information regarding this event, contact Malcolm Ewing at (202) 645-8627 /Malcolm.Ewing@dc.gov. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Stacee Hemby at (202) 271-7406 / stacee@tinaboydandassoc.com

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Developing Business Enterprises
PO Box 15346 Washington DC 20003
(202) 910-6750

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Equitable Bike Share Systems

Despite stereotypes, most bicycle commuters are working class, often minority members. That doesn’t seem true of most bike share system members, however. Bike share designers are seeking to address the inequity, as seen in this Better Bike Share Conference video by Streetfilms and NACTO.

Related:

“12 Illuminating Facts About Race, Ethnicity, Income, and Bicycling,” Michael Andersen, Streetsblog

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