Mark Konchar, Ph.D. is an Assistant Superintendent and a leader in Research & Development with Centex Construction Co. located in Fairfax, VA. He is currently working on the National Research Council project, a 350,000 square foot design-build office building in Washing, D.C. Prior to joining Centex, Konchar co-founded the Project Delivery Institute (PDI), an organization designed to develop and deliver educational materials to help owners and project team members understand how to better deliver facilities. He was a post-doctoral research scholar in the Dept. of Architectural Engineering at Penn State University. He developed an owner’s guide for project delivery selection decisions to illustrate critical owner responsibilities prior to and throughout the project delivery process. Konchar has analyzed distinguishing characteristics of leading design-build and general contracting firms in the US. He was also instrumental in developing design-build best practice procedures published by DBIA.