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July’s Design-Build News –– In Case You Missed It

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If you’re looking for an excuse to stay inside and escape the never-ending heat wave, this blog post is for you. Just tell your family, friends and coworkers you’re getting caught up on July’s design-build news. Then kick back with A/C, a good fan or a cool body of water and read all the DBIA news you missed this month. 

Interior of new Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport: mural in large windows with one passenger walking by with suitcase on wheels

Owner Spotlight: The LaGuardia Airport New Terminal B Redevelopment Program

July 6, 2023 – Laurie Balbo, Program Director for the LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment Program, outlines the largest design-build project in New York and largest design-build project in American aviation history.

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DBIA’s Federal Design-Build Symposium Can Help Deliver on U.S. Infrastructure Investments

July 7, 2023 – Federally-funded projects have unique challenges, and with the continued White House investment in infrastructure projects, those challenges are front and center. How can DBIA’s Federal Design-Build Symposium (coming up Aug. 22 and 23) help?

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Construction Labor Market Still Strong, Withstands Fed Rate Hikes

July 11, 2023 – Despite expectations that Federal Reserve interest rate hikes would negatively impact the construction labor market, the June U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report indicates the industry is still strong with more jobs, consistent wage growth and low unemployment.

New Design-Build Delivers Podcast Episode Tackles Humanity in Design-Build with Kabri Lehrman-Schmid

July 14, 2023 – In the latest episode of the Design-Build Delivers podcast, guest Kabri Lehrman-Schmid (Hensel Phelps) talks with us about the philosophy and strategy of working well with our fellow humans in design-build projects – and across the industry.

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Why Do Owners Need Building Information Models (BIM)?

July 17, 2023 – DBM Vircon’s Ciaran Doyle tackles intent when it comes to using technology in the built environment. Project stakeholders, Doyle says, “must establish a purpose” and avoid “simply using technology for technology’s sake.”

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Seven Reasons to Join Us for the Design-Build Conference & Expo

July 20, 2023 – Need a push to register for the 2023 Design-Build Conference & Expo at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, Nov. 1–3?

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What Makes a Winning Design-Build Project? Judges Reflect on This Year’s Competition

July 26, 2023 –Every year, industry professionals from around the country gather to review some of the best examples of Design-Build Done Right® in projects submitted for the DBIA Project/Team Awards. We sat down with a few of our jurors on what makes a winner.

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The FHWA Grant Program: A Catalyst for Digital Transformation in Design-Build

July 28, 2023 – Flatiron Construction’s Alicia Lopez describes the significant potential for FHWA grant funding to pave the way for the construction industry’s digital transformation. She argues, among other points, that state departments of transportation play a pivotal role in driving the adoption of digital construction technologies in the transportation sector.

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