DBIA Announces National Design-Build Student Competition Finalists

Washington, D.C., Oct. 28, 2013

2013 finalists include teams from Auburn University, California State University – Sacramento and Colorado State University

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build, has announced the three finalists in its 2013 National Design-Build Student Competition. Student teams from Auburn University, California State University – Sacramento and Colorado State University will advance to the final round of the competition.

The three student teams will travel to compete at DBIA’s upcoming Design-Build Conference and Expo before a prestigious jury and conference attendees. The teams will present before a panel of interviewers – mirroring the second phase of a true design-build competition – to answer questions and defend their design and construction plans. A final winner in the 2013 competition will be selected by the jury on November 5.

“It is vital that we educate and prepare the next generation of ‘design-build done right’ practitioners. We applaud these universities that recognize the value of ‘design-build done right’ and are preparing students to gain a competitive edge when they enter the design and construction industry workforce,” says Lisa Washington, Executive Director/CEO, DBIA. “DBIA’s National Design-Build Student Competition helps to address the critical task of attracting more students into our industry and teaching them why design-build is fast becoming the project delivery method of choice.”

Forty teams of students from 29 well-known universities across the country entered the competition to put into practice the theory of design-build they are learning in school. The teams worked collaboratively to develop a design and construction plan for a $29-million, 80,000-square-foot residence hall. A national jury comprised of industry veterans selected nine regional winners of the first phase of the competition based on their submissions. From the group of nine, the jury “short-listed” three student teams from Auburn University, California State University – Sacramento and Colorado State University.

DBIA’s 2013 National Design-Build Student Competition regional winning teams include:

Northeast Region
Penn State University
University Park, Pa.

Southeast Region
Auburn University
Auburn, Ala.

Central Northeast Region
Ball State University
Muncie, Ind.

Midwest Region
University of Missouri – Kansas City
Kansas City, Mo.

Southwest Region
University of Oklahoma
Norman, Okla.

Rocky Mountain Region
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colo.

Northwest Region
Washington State University
Pullman, Wash.

Western Pacific Region
California State University – Sacramento
Sacramento, Calif.

Western Pacific Region
NewSchool of Architecture
San Diego, Calif.

The 2013 National Design-Build Student Competition Jury is comprised of the following distinguished members:

Dennis Ray Ashley, DBIA, AIA, LEED AP
Preconstruction Manager
Swinerton Builders
Denver, Colo.

Patrick Crosby, SE, LEED AP, DBIA
Crosby Group
San Mateo, Calif.

Rick Del Monte
Managing Director
The Beck Group
Dallas, Texas

David Frommer, AIA
Executive Director
UNLV Planning and Construction
Las Vegas, Nev.

William O. Green P.E., DBIA, LEED AP BD+C
The RMH Group, Inc. http://www.rmhgroup.com/
Denver, Colo.

Everette L. Herndon, Jr., P.E., DBIA
Building Construction Management Engineer
City of Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, Va.

Doug Makosy
VP Pre-Construction
Southland Industries
Dulles, Va.

To learn more about the DBIA 2013 National Design-Build Student Competition, please visit the DBIA website.

Established  in 1993, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is the only  organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in  design-build project delivery. Design-build is an integrated approach  that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a  single point of responsibility. Owners select design-build to achieve  best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals. Learn more  about design-build and DBIA’s certification and other programs at www.dbia.org.