New in 2018: “Design-Build Delivers,” a DBIA Podcast

There are a number of ways to learn with DBIA. You can attend a certification workshop or take one of our individual courses. You can soak in the knowledge and benefit from the bevy of networking that our conferences provide. You can tune in to our many webinars that offer the latest in design-build. Too … Continued

Design-Build Successes Sway Legislatures

This year’s legislative sessions nationwide provided the design-build industry with important wins and new challenges as DBIA works to expand design-build and P3 authority in all fifty states. In New York, design-build authority was set to expire this year; therefore, eliminating or at least extending this expiration was a priority. We aggressively deployed a full … Continued

The Week So Far: the 2018 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference

The sessions have started, the attendees are here, and we have officially kicked off one of the best weeks of the year at DBIA! We’re here in Portland for the 2018 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater and Design-Build in Transportation Conferences, two specialty conferences that are held back-to-back over the course of one week.

DBIA’s 2018 Transportation Leadership Award Winners

In these days of tight budgets and growing infrastructure needs, state transportation leaders have increasingly turned to design-build to innovate and collaborate, delivering projects more efficiently to communities nationwide. Design-builders know first-hand the importance of cooperation and communication to delivering successful on-time and on-budget projects.

Where Were You In 1993?

We had to think about this question, how about you? Chances are, given the diversity of the design-build industry, answers could range from “I was barely born” to “I was at the height of my career” and everything in between. Here are a few events from 1993 that might help jog your memory about the … Continued

DBIA Education and Certification Mean Business

This article also appears in Issue 3 of Integration Quarterly. At DBIA, certification and education often go hand in hand. Becoming DBIA certified requires taking core courses and passing a comprehensive exam, and education is essential to any professional who wants to be in the know about the latest in design-build. We spoke with Managing … Continued

Collaboration Between Design-Build and Lean Construction

By Chris Hornbeck, AIA, AGC, MBA This article also appears in Issue 3 of DBIA’s magazine, Integration Quarterly. Chances are, if you’re in the design-build industry you’ve also encountered lean construction principles. The design-build and lean construction movements share many commonalities, going back to their roots in the Total Quality Management (TQM) revolution of the 1950s. … Continued

Looking Back at the 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo

Dynamic presenters, unparalleled networking opportunities and a bevy of design-build education…the 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo brought together some of the industry’s best and brightest in Philadelphia. More than two thousand attendees jammed the Pennsylvania Convention Center for three days of workshops, panel discussions and keynote speakers representing the best of the design-build industry. The week … Continued

Washington State University Wins 2017 Student Competition

  Competing in front of a live jury and audience at the Design-Build Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, the shortlisted teams from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, University of Oklahoma and Washington State University defended their design and construction plans for a student health and wellness facility on a liberal arts college campus in the … Continued