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Gary Jereczek, Associate Principal, to present at the DBIA - AIASF Design Build Series. July 9, 2015

Program 3: Design-Build ...The Good, Bad and the Ugly (July 9th)

Hear about the Good, Bad and the Ugly from two Bay Area Design-Build project teams who have lived through it all. What helped along the way, and what could’ve gone better.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about Design-Build competition process in public project environment.
  • Learn helpful facts for Design-Build healthcare projects.
  • Learn how Design-Build delivery allows project teams to deliver projects with compressed schedules.
  • And more….


Scott Bergstrom, LEED AP
Project Executive, Healthcare Practice Leader | Blach Construction

Scott is responsible for the business development, project execution, financial performance, and client relationships for all healthcare projects Blach Construction is involved in. Scott served as the Project Executive for the San Jose State Student Health Center. His 25 years of construction experience encompasses a wide variety of project types, and he has spent the last 10 years focusing on healthcare and healthcare related projects.

Gary Jereczek, AIA
Associate Principal | Ratcliff

Ratcliff is a 109-year-old, 60-person, award-winning firm located in Emeryville, CA, which specializes in healthcare, academic/higher education and K – 12 school projects. Gary served as Project Manager and Planner for the San Jose State Student Health and Wellness Center. With over 30 years of experience, Gary has focused on the successful delivery of a number of Ambulatory Care Centers. Current healthcare clients include Santa Clara County, Stanford Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente and Dignity Health.

Samuel Huckaby
Associate Director of Construction Management in Facilities, Development and Operations | San Jose State University

Samuel is responsible for more than $230MM in major capital projects on campus. He received a masters degree in Construction Management from CSU East Bay and bachelors in Concrete Industry Management from Middle Tennessee State University. He currently instructs courses part time in the CM program at CSUEB. Sam received DBIA Professional certification in 2014, and he is a big proponent of Design Build projects. Before Sam worked at SJSU, he spent nine years working for various private construction companies.


Andy Kirby, DBIA, is Vice President for C.W. Driver for the Northern California Region. He is responsible for overseeing all of C.W. Driver’s operations in the region. He received a master’s degree in Construction Management and bachelors in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. He is overseeing $300M in backlog and active construction projects in the Bay Area. Andy is a board member of the Bay Area DBIA chapter and is actively involved.