Relationships: The WD-40 ® of Success A P3 Design-Build Case Study

Andrew Gilstrap, JE Dunn Construction Company
Larz Lock, Tetrad Property Group

The presentation will provide a case study of the Colorado State University C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute (TMI). The Translational Medicine Institute is the first Public, Private Partnership for Colorado State University and will include a 128,284 square-foot facility comprised of laboratory, teaching and animal surgery facility to support research and teaching in areas such as stem cells, engineered tissues and organs, regenerative therapies and biological therapies. The project also includes a 40-stall research horse barn. This presentation will focus on successes, challenges, and lessons learned from the design and pre-construction phase of the TMI project.

Learning Objectives

  • Project Overview / P3 Structure.
  • Strategies used for effective front-end project execution.
  • Review of project successes.
  • Review of project challenges and lessons learned.


Andrew Gilstrap, LEED AP, MBA is a Senior Project Manager for JE Dunn Construction Company. With 10+ years of experience in JE Dunn's Science and Technology vertical market, Andrew has vast amounts of experience in Laboratory projects, including the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building for the University of Colorado Boulder, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Energy Systems Integration Facility for the Department of Energy, and the C. Wayne McIlwraith TMI project.

Larz Lock is a Senior Project Manager for Tetrad Property Group and is over-seeing the Design and Construction of the C. Wayne McIlwraith TMI project. Larz is a firm believer that building relationships with clients and colleagues is a key component to success in the AEC industry and has used this thought as the foundation in his 25+ year career working in and managing commercial construction projects. Larz's career experience has primarily been focused on laboratory, hi-tech and ST projects.


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