A Word with DBIA-WPR’s Brandon Dekker About CA SB 706, Expanding PDB

On Oct. 8, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 706, expanding the authority for the state Director of General Services to use Progressive Design-Build procurement in capital projects. The bill was sponsored by the Design-Build Institute of America-Western Pacific Region (DBIA-WPR), and their advocacy efforts were vital to its success.  The Design-Build Delivers Blog … Continued

DBIA’s Updated Sourcebook Consolidates Key Metrics and Future Trends

Reflecting the continuing evolution of design-build, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) recently updated its Design-Build Data Sourcebook, a comprehensive guide highlighting key metrics that demonstrate the benefits of design-build and linking to new resources and releases. The Sourcebook, a testament to the success of design-build, is a valuable tool for project teams seeking the … Continued

Supersized Design-Build Delivers Podcast Episode Celebrating DBIA Award Winners is Out Now

    Celebrating DBIA’s 2023 Design-Build Conference & Expo Winning Teams, Projects and People November 2023 In this supersized episode of the Design-Build Delivers podcast, DBIA celebrates the winners from the 2023 Design-Build Conference and Expo. We caught up with Chair’s Award winner Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Project of the Year 1021 O Street … Continued

VDCLEx at the 2023 Design-Build Conference & Expo Draws Both VDC and Non-VDC Professionals Alike

By: Brian Skripac, DBIA Director of Virtual Design and Construction Building on the success of the Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) track at the 2022 DBIA Design-Build Conference and Expo, the 2023 conference featured a half-day pre-conference event dedicated to VDC. The inaugural VDC Leadership Exchange (VDCLEx) drew more than 100 attendees, including VDC leaders … Continued

University of Florida Team Cypress Construction Wins 2023 National Design-Build Student Competition

  Each year, teams from universities and colleges around the country vie for design-build bragging rights in DBIA’s National Design-Build Student Competition. This year, those bragging rights go to the University of Florida’s (UF) Team Cypress Construction.  Team Architecture State from Alfred State College, a first-time competitor, placed second, and Team Cardinal Design-Build, representing returning … Continued

Three New Fellows Join DBIA’s College of Fellows

The Design-Build Institute of America has elevated three Designated Design-Build Professionals to the status of DBIA Fellow. James Avitabile, PE, FDBIA; Rebecca Blankenship, FDBIA; and Barbara Wagner, LEED AP, FDBIA, will officially join the DBIA College of Fellows at the Design-Build Conference & Expo Awards Ceremony Thursday night in National Harbor, MD.  Avitabile, Blankenship and … Continued

Federal Sector Best Practices Update Is Now Available

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has updated its Design-Build Done Right® Federal Sector Best Practices, offering a comprehensive guide for teams navigating the intricacies of federal project delivery. For these teams, understanding the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and adhering to the right practices can be the key to a successful design-build project, and the … Continued