Are You a Design-Build VDC Leader? DBIA Wants You!

DBIA’s Design-Build VDC Leadership Exchange (VDCLEx) offers an incredible opportunity for design-build virtual design and construction leaders taking innovation to new heights to come together, network and learn. We’re excited to follow up on last year’s Leadership Exchange success in rolling out plans for the 2023 event. This year we’ve expanded the VDCLEx to a … Continued

California Congressional Members Want Expedited Recovery for Flood-Ravaged Communities

Members of California’s Congressional delegation have called on the Army Corps of Engineers to accelerate construction to repair the Pajaro River levee and provide emergency response for the towns of Pajaro and Watsonville, which bore the brunt of devastating flooding. The letter, signed by Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla and Representatives Zoe Lofgren and … Continued

Lessons Learned from a Design-Build Project of the Year Team

As the May deadline for DBIA’s 2023 National Design-Build Project/Teams Awards competition approaches, we thought it might be helpful for design-build teams to get an inside look at what makes a DBIA Project of the Year. New Natural Resources Headquarters (NNRH), Sacramento, California The challenges and risks design-build teams face on any large project can sometimes … Continued

How to Make Your DEI Initiatives Work

Designing and building a more diverse AEC industry is more than a lofty social goal. It’s vital for the AEC industry’s future. As our industry continues to face worker shortages and challenges in recruiting young and diverse talent, implementing effective DEI programs can help address these workforce challenges. But what makes a successful DEI program? … Continued

Water-Sector Projects: Gain Insight and Connections at ACE23 in Toronto, Canada

  Design-build projects are about much more than engineering and construction excellence. In particular, water system projects offer opportunities to make a lasting positive impact on the health and resilience of communities, as well as the environment. Delivering this type of triple-bottom-line success is among design-build’s superpowers, especially in the water sector. This summer, leaders, … Continued

Maximizing VDC Delivers Design-Build Success at UC San Diego

The University of California’s  Nuevo West Graduate Student Housing project, a $151 million, 442,000 SF, 884-unit community, was designed to be a vibrant portal for graduate students and families of patients being treated at the UC San Diego Medical Center. As with many complex construction projects, the inherent challenges included the overall size, cost restraints, and … Continued

Get Your NEW DBIA Gear

You asked, and we delivered! DBIA is excited to roll out our first collection of DBIA-branded wearables and other goodies. Our 30th Anniversary seemed like the perfect time to design DBIA polos, tees, water bottles and more for our proud members and design-build community. Let’s go shopping!  

Teaming Agreements Are Key to Design-Build Success

“Effective Teaming Agreements are a foundation of design-build success,” says Rachel John, Esq., Assoc. DBIA, Senior Associate at Zetlin and De Chiara, LLP, a New York City-based law firm specializing in construction law. John is also a member of a DBIA-sponsored committee of diverse professionals with extensive design-build project experience – as design-builders, designers, contractors … Continued