An Inside Look: How DBIA’s Design-Build Award Winners Continue to Redefine Project Excellence


An Inside Look: How DBIA’s Design-Build Award Winners Continue to Redefine Project Excellence

March 2023

So, you’ve done the hard work as a team and delivered a design-build project to be proud of. Now what? Now is the time to share your success by entering that project in DBIA’s 2023 Design-Build Project/Team Awards. In this podcast episode, long-time DBIA awards jury chair Barbara Jackson, gives us a look inside the jury deliberation process and what it takes to be a DBIA award-winning project.


Barbara J. Jackson, Ph.D., FDBIA
Chair, DBIA Project/Team Awards Jury
President & CEO-Barbara Jackson, LLC



Episode Topics

Topic 1: An inside look at Design-Build Project/Team Awards deliberations. (02:32)
Topic 2: The evolution of design-build projects over recent years. (9:09)
Topic 3: Leadership is driving Design-Build Done Right® project Success (11:00)
Topic 4 Award winners don’t just tell jurors “our team collaborated.” They also show how collaboration impacted the project. (12:10)
Topic 5: DBIA’s Awards program has evolved to fit changing times and project challenges. (14:30)
Topic 6: Small and large projects alike win design-build project/team awards. (17:20)
Topic 7: Jurors look for how projects have delivered triple-bottom line success. (19:47)
Topic 8: Why Owner’s letters are so important to an award entry. (24:28)
Topic 9: The “how’s and why’s” make the difference between a good project and an award winner. (30:22)
Topic 10: Successful teams have used the awards process as a part of their project debrief. (33:09)




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