One Day, Many Stories from DBIA’s 2017 Design-Build in Transportation Conference

March 27, 2017 Collaboration, innovation and how to get the job done right dominated the conversation for the nearly one thousand attendees of DBIA’s 2017 Design-Build in Transportation Conference’s first day. Starting with owners-only sessions and forums, followed by a jam-packed session for practitioners, the day started by addressing the real world challenges and successes … Continued

Transportation Pros Receive National Design-Build Leadership Award

DBIA recognizes the Maryland DOT, Utah DOT’s Carlos Braceras, Windward’s Amanda Wilson, Transtec’s Dan Dawood and Mead & Hunt’s Ben Dzioba as National Design-Build Leaders As states from coast to coast are making new investments in our infrastructure, it is important to remember that funding these projects is just the start. We must also ensure … Continued

America’s Crumbling Infrastructure Fails to Make the Grade…Again

Design-Builders Want to Help Turn Promises Into Progress For most Americans, it’s no surprise that our nation has received a dismal D+ grade on the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) new Infrastructure Report Card.  Our nation depends on a strong infrastructure system to thrive and yet we continue fall short in many vital categories, … Continued

Infrastructure Investment is the Talk of the Town

It’s been a busy week for those interested in improving America’s infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) has released its new Infrastructure Report Card today.  Every four years the group grades the status of nation’s infrastructure. For most Americans it’s no surprise that our nation has received a dismal D+ grade once again. … Continued

Design-Build News in Alabama

Legislation to reform Alabama’s prison system, which also provides design-build authority to the Department of Corrections, is working its way through committee with a hearing in the state Senate this week. The Montgomery Advertiser reports: “The current prison system is plagued by overcrowding, dwindling corrections officer ranks, increasing levels of violence and a notable lack of … Continued

Design-Build Opportunities Continue to Grow in New York & New Jersey

February 17, 2017 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved a new $32.2 billion, 10-year capital plan this week that will likely provide even more opportunities for design-build and P3 projects. “The 10-year plan will accelerate the rebuilding of the region’s aging infrastructure by leveraging billions in private sector dollars including through … Continued

We Asked Design-Builders: Will There Be An Infrastructure Deal?

  You’re Not Convinced A poll of DBIA’s online communities on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn show design-builders are divided about the likelihood that President Trump and Congress will pass a significant infrastructure package this year. There were an equal number of respondents on either end of the spectrum, with 25% saying there would “definitely” be … Continued

Share Your Design-Build Expertise: Be a 2017 DBIA Conference Presenter

February 10, 2017 More than 2,000 industry professionals spanning the architecture, engineering or construction community, including both new and experienced design-build owners attend the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) annual Design-Build Conference & Expo. Attendance at our annual conferences continues to grow and this year is no exception! The 2017 Design-Build Conference and Expo will … Continued

Register for 2017’s New Design-Build Education Courses

February 1, 2017 The Design-Build Institute of America is training professionals from coast to coast on how to perform Design-Build Done Right™ while also issuing a record number of DBIA™ and Assoc. DBIA™ certifications. This year’s new acquisition course for owners has been redesigned by popular demand to provide an acquisition overview in a single … Continued