The Virginia Department of Transportation

Owner of the Year

Since Since the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) first design-build project in 2004, the agency has become a model for best practices in design-build. VDOT’s Alternate Project Delivery Office has a dedicated staff of eight people who develop the contract documents, administer the procurement and provide guidance during construction for each design-build project.

As of April 2016, VDOT has 29 design-build projects under construction valued at $1.17 billion, which represents 54% of its total contract value of $2.16 billion. Furthermore, VDOT has completed 45 additional design-build contracts valued at $882 million. VDOT has been one of the most active agencies supporting DBIA’s objectives and has advocated using DBIA certification as a distinguishing component of project selection.