Industry Leaders for Strategic Project Acquisition Planning, Performance-Based Project Delivery, & Performance Criteria Development ...with "DesignSense Included" Industry Leaders for Strategic Project Acquisition Planning, Performance-Based Project Delivery, & Performance Criteria Development   ...with "DesignSense Included"  

Welcome to Design Sense

Powered by "3PQ"

For Project Owners: Strategic Project Acquisition Planning & Managment

NEW For Permitting Officials: Phased Permitting Education

For Designers & Builders: Performance-Based Delivery Education

If you need proven Design-Build & Integrated Project Delivery leadership that assures meeting all of your Project Expectations, then you must use Design Sense...

David M Shelton, 3PQc, DBIA, AIA

With more than 30 years of industry experience, and as creator of the "3PQ System", David has provided Constuction Project Solutions with Design Sense for Project Owners throughout the US, including:

  • Acquisition Planning & Program Management
  • "Problem-Based Contracting"
  • RFQ/RFP Development & Documentation
  • "Project Team" Evaluation & Selection Strategies
  • Perfromance Criteria Development
  • Contract Compliance Auditing
  • and more

The Results of DesignSense & 3PQ

Featured "3PQ" Project:

The Net-Zero Energy DOE/NREL Research Support Facility

"…the key factor in the success of the RSF was the performance-based focus of the exhaustive request for proposals (RFP)."


T J Holmes, of CNN, asks about achieving zero energy on any building..."Is that going to be something I can do to my building...Is that something that, quite frankly, I can afford?"

Answer: Yes, and this "Process Documentary" demonstrates how "owners can achieve Zero Energy Buildings now, without increasing their Project Budget"

New: For Permit Officials

"3PQ - Phased Permitting & Performance Quality"

is a systematic approach to permitting "Phased Submissions" on Fast-Track Projects using the "3PQ System"


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High Performance Outcomes

Follow Dave's Blog: Commentary on improving Construction Project Results

Speaking About 3PQ...

Dave presents strategies and examples of High Performance Project Acquisition Strategies on projects throughout the United States info

Invite Mr. Shelton to speak at your next event.

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Kansas State University


"Experiences & Insights from Use of a Design-Build Process in Founding a New Campus"


Article link for the International Animal Health & Food Safety Institute at Kansas State University-Olathe. Details how the "3PQ System" guided the success of the initial building on KSU's new Olathe Campus.


The White House

GreenGov(SM) Success Stories recognizes the DOE/NREL Research Support Facility. The RSF project was procured using the "3PQ RFP Process", and exemplifies a "Sustanable & High-Perfromance Building".



Achieving Zero Net Energy

High Performance and Sustainable: "Using an Energy Performance-Based Design-Build Process...

ASHRAE White Paper.pdf
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