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Kansas DOT Tackles its First Progressive Design-Build Project

An Inside Look at US-54 East Kellogg Improvements Raja Govindaswamy, PE Chief, Bureau of Alternative Delivery & Project Director, KDOT East Kellogg, US-54/400, is a major 6-lane freeway in Wichita, KS, with a system of frontage roads and continuous U-turns at major arterial street intersections throughout the City of Wichita in Sedgwick County, KS. The … Continued

Why Smart Students Jump-Start Their Careers with DBIA

DBIA is committed to helping prepare the next design-build generation. First, with our student program and after getting their first job, DBIA’s young professional’s (YP) program. Design-build is especially attractive to younger generations for various reasons highlighted in this article by Trimble, a construction technology company. “As younger generations enter the workforce, they are demanding … Continued

Here’s the Inside Scoop on Updated DBIA Contracts

Start Your Design-Build Done Right® Projects with the Industry’s Best Documents   September 2022 Design-Build Done Right® Podcast Getting your design-build project started off right is vital to project success. DBIA contracts are the industry’s “go-to” documents delivering Design-Build Done Right® projects of all types. Now, they’re even better! These contract updates have been in the works … Continued

$160 Million NEW USDOT Funds Now Available

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that it’s opened applications for the new SMART and ATTAIN programs. According to the USDOT, $100 million will be distributed through the Smart program. “The SMART program will fund purpose-driven innovation and focus on building data and technology capacity and expertise. The Program seeks proposals from public sector … Continued

Design-Build Is Ready to Deliver the Infrastructure Promise

The latest issue of IQ magazine focuses on what comes next for the implementation of infrastructure investment. Since January, there have already been $110 billion in funds distributed through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a.k.a. the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), with more to come. Not only do we talk about infrastructure in this … Continued

If You’re Not Early, You’re Late (The VDC Edition)

How many times did you hear this advice from your parents? It’s not only a tried-and-true motto from football giant Vince Lombardi and success coaches throughout the decades but also especially true for design-build teams hoping to maximize their collaboration and efficiency using Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). DBIA is excited to offer a free … Continued

Meet New York City’s New Alternative Delivery Chief

New York City’s Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has appointed its first Associate Commissioner of Alternative Delivery to continue its advance toward delivering more time and cost-efficient projects. Alison Landry is a licensed architect, DBIA member, expert in capital project delivery and experienced in collaborative delivery. Ms. Landry helped lead DDC efforts to establish … Continued

Powering the Grid: How Are We Going to Electrify America?

August 2022 America’s energy infrastructure fuels our nation. While the electric industry has increased investment to meet customers’ needs, our generation, transmission and distribution systems are still struggling. The problem only worsens as the impacts of climate change continue and our demands on the power grid increase. The passage of new infrastructure investment funding for … Continued

Preparing Federal Teams for the Infrastructure Era

The topics were varied, design-build resources plentiful, and critical connections made at July’s Federal Design-Build Symposium. Industry and Owners in the federal market spent a jam-packed two days talking about using Design-Build Done Right® to deliver historic infrastructure investment and furthering the mission of federal, state and local agencies across the nation. The timing of … Continued

A Day (Or Two) In the Life of a DBIA Awards Juror

It’s that time of the year when DBIA’s distinguished panel of awards jurors meet in Washington, D.C., for two days of studying, scoring and, yes, even a bit of passionate debate as they choose the 2022 national design-build award winners. The competition is fierce as 75 impressive projects in ten categories compete to be named … Continued