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Who Will Join the 2%?: Nominate a Design-Build Leader for DBIA’s College of Fellows 2024 Class

Nominations are open for DBIA’s 2024 College of Fellows class. This prestigious honor is reserved for the most distinguished professionals in the design-build industry, recognizing their outstanding contributions and leadership. In fact, only 2% of Designated Design-Build Professionals® are elevated to the status of Fellow. Will you or someone you know join that 2% in … Continued

Emerging Technologies: How AI, VR, AR and Cobots Are Transforming Design-Build

Contributor: Troy Gates, Senior Technology Consultant, USCAD Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Collaborative Robotics (cobots) are revolutionizing the industry, particularly in design-build projects. These technologies elevate collaboration, increase efficiency and enable more informed decision-making, which collectively reduce project risks and costs. By integrating these advancements, design-build … Continued

Illinois General Assembly Passes Progressive Design-Build Legislation

Late last week, the Illinois General Assembly passed House Bill 5511, the Progressive Design-Build (PDB) Pilot Program Act, marking a key moment of progress for the state’s construction industry. This legislation authorizes the Capital Development Board to use PDB on up to three projects before January 1, 2027. While Illinois passed legislation in 2017 authorizing … Continued

From Sci-Fi to Site Plans: New Podcast Episode Explores How AR Is Changing Design-Build

May 2024 Once considered cutting-edge, technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality, augmented reality, and natural language processing are now ubiquitous. Today, anyone can ask a natural language processing platform for recipe ideas, visualize new furniture in their home with an app, use AI to craft a social media post or prank friends with … Continued

DBIA Releases Updated Transportation and Aviation Design-Build Best Practices Primer

DBIA announces the release of our updated Transportation and Aviation Design-Build Best Practices Primer, which follows last year’s refresh of the Universal Best Practices. Recognizing the need for sector-specific guidelines, the new primer is designed to offer actionable insights for design-build teams tackling the distinct challenges in transportation and aviation projects.   The revision process … Continued

Two New Design-Build Delivers Podcast Bonus Content Episodes from Blueprints to Inclusion

Check out the second and third Bonus Content podcast episodes complementing the longer April episode, “Blueprints to Inclusion: Championing Women in Design-Build and Beyond” with LaDrena Dansby, Anna Pridmore and Barbara Wagner. “A Point on the Curve: Supporting Healthy Work-Life Integration in the AEC Industry” looks at the evolution of work-life balance from a women’s … Continued

Is Your Project DBIA’s 2024 Project of the Year Winner?

Don’t miss your chance to find out with the 2024 DBIA Project/Team Awards! DBIA’s National Design-Build Project/Team Awards competition celebrates the pinnacle of design-build project delivery, recognizing projects and teams that push boundaries and set new standards in cost and schedule performance, quality, innovation, Owner satisfaction and triple-bottom-line success. We’re eager to see how your … Continued

DBIA Applauds Inclusion of Progressive Design-Build Pilot Program in FAA Reauthorization Act

DBIA commends the U.S. Congress for passing the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act, which includes a pilot program for Progressive Design-Build (PDB). This provision, expected to be signed into law, marks a significant step forward for the design-build industry. DBIA extends its gratitude to Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) for his leadership in championing … Continued