2017 National Design-Build Student Competition Finalists

DBIA is proud to announce the three finalists in its 2017 National Design-Build Student Competition. Student teams from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, University of Oklahoma and Washington State University will advance to the final round of the competition. The three student finalist teams will compete in front of a live jury and audience at DBIA’s … Continued

2017 National Design-Build Student Competition Regional Finalists Announced

DBIA is proud to announce the nine Regional finalists in the 2017 National Design-Build Student Competition. This year, 29 teams from 26 universities entered the competition to demonstrate design-build best practices by proposing a delivery solution to design and construct a student health and wellness facility on a liberal arts college campus. The Regional winners … Continued

Gov. Abbott: Use Design-Build In Harvey Recovery

Design-build has played an integral role in rebuilding after natural disasters. Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall, DBIA has been working to get Texas expand design-build for this emergency situation. Below is a letter, written from our CEO to the governor of Texas. We want to aid in the recovery and make projects go faster and … Continued

Remove Legislative Obstacles to Harvey Recovery

The vital connection between America’s infrastructure and the well-being of our citizenry is never more apparent than in times of crisis. Our nation watched in horror as Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction killing an estimated 50 people, displacing a million more and damaging up to $180 billion in property and infrastructure. Rebuilding communities … Continued

Teaching Design-Build to Future Professionals: 2017 Educator Workshop

As the nation’s design-build industry continues to grow, it’s vital that universities expose their construction, engineering and design students to design-build best practices. DBIA, in conjunction with the Charles Pankow Foundation, co-hosted the fourth annual Design-Build Educator Workshop in August at the University of Denver. With a record attendance of 20 educators from 19 universities … Continued

Our Open Letter to Communities Hit by Hurricane Harvey

As an entire nation witnesses the devastation Hurricane Harvey has delivered to Texas and beyond, DBIA Executive Director/CEO, Lisa Washington has extended her promise that America’s design-build community will be there to help communities clean-up and rebuild. Sent to DBIA Members impacted by Hurricane Harvey   August 30, 2017 Dear DBIA Members, It’s been said … Continued

National Student Competition Deadline Nears

  Entry Deadline EXTENDED! As we get closer to our annual Design-Build Conference and Expo, we’ve already honored our National Project Merit Award winners but one more is up for grabs – the National Design-Build Student Competition. This competition provides young design-builders the opportunity to create a project as a team and present it to … Continued

Design-Build Delivers: The New Tappan Zee Bridge

You don’t have to be a New Yorker to appreciate the engineering, design, construction and political marvel that is the new Tappan Zee bridge. Dubbed the “$4 Billion Marvel” by The New York Times, the impressive bridge project hosts its first drivers this weekend: “The new bridge is a symphony of statistics. More than 1,000 … Continued

New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge Proves (Once Again) Design-Build Delivers Infrastructure America Needs

Statement from Design-Build Institute of America’s Lisa Washington: “New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge has been the poster child for America’s failing infrastructure and the challenges we face as a nation in repairing and maintaining our vital roads, waterways and bridges. After decades of delay and millions of dollars spent for naught, the bridge crumbled before … Continued

2017 Federal Owners’ Forum: Improving Federal Project Delivery

From building levees to expanding a hospital, the projects delivered by procurement professionals representing eight federal agencies at the 2017 Federal Owners’ Forum were certainly challenging. Their projects may seem vastly different; however, the challenges the Owners faced in delivering those projects were incredibly similar. Among those challenges were shifting priorities, resource and budget constraints, … Continued