Sam Beydoun

Presentation: Innovative Project Delivery Methods

Abstract: As public agencies struggle to find funding for the delivery of their capital projects, the Federal programs encourage the State and local sponsors to explore alternative and innovative delivery methods that capitalize on the private sector innovation and expertise as well as lower project costs through innovative financing. Public private partnerships (3) have demonstrated the benefits of lower cost and improved schedule as has been utilized in countries abroad as well as in the U.S.

P3 as a delivery method holds the promise and benefits of combining the expertise of private sector and leverage private investment with public resources to deliver public benefits through the appropriate and efficient risks allocation in design, construction, finance, operations and maintenance to improve project costs over the life cycle of the project while improving project quality.

This presentation will highlight the benefits of P3 delivery as compared to the traditional delivery method, the major success factors as well as challenges, the development of risk management plan including risk valuation and allocation, and roles and responsibilities of the parties in P3 agreements as well as an overview of the project development life cycle.

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Biography: Sam Beydoun serves as the Technical Assistance Lead at the Build America Bureau of the U.S. Department of Transportation. His responsibilities include serving as a resource for technical assistance to State and Local sponsors in the development of transportation infrastructure projects that would benefit from Federal credit assistance under TIFIA and other innovative financing programs.

Prior to Joining the Bureau, Sam served as Bureau Chief for Innovative Project Delivery at the Illinois Department of Transportation. He was responsible for standing up the alternative delivery program including Public-Private Partnerships (P3) and building the capacity and capabilities of the office.

Prior to Illinois, Sam served as the Acting Deputy Director in the Virginia’s Office of Public-Private Partnerships (VAP3) where he provided leadership and oversight in the procurement and delivery of P3 projects.

Sam holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration as well as certification as Project Management Professional (PMP) and Design-Build Professional (DBIA).