DBIA Expands Focus on Technology and Innovation

As Design-Build Grows, So Does Our Commitment to Transform the Industry

The Design-Build Institute of America is excited to announce the hiring of two new positions to ensure DBIA remains at the forefront of a rapidly changing industry, including continually advancing methods to optimize the value of Design-Build Done Right®.

Brian Skripac, CM-BIM, DBIA, CDT, LEED AP BD+C, has been hired as Director of Virtual Design and Construction, where he will focus on tools and best practices for integrating design-build processes and technology. Brian is a BIM/VDC/Digital Strategies innovator with more than 15 years of leadership defining how people, processes and technology come together to transform collaborative project delivery. Starting October 4, he will lead the development of strategies to leverage design-build’s whole team” approach with a highly integrated approach to BIM/VDC implementation to generate significant benefits for projects and all stakeholders in the process.


Bailey Kasten, CAE, serves as DBIA’s new Chief Data Officer. This senior-level position will play a key role in using data and predictive analytics to analyze and intuit the needs of DBIA members and customers. Bailey will lead the development of actionable business insights to increase the organization’s effectiveness and efficiency, expanding our reach and expanding design-build’s impact. Bailey is a multi-faceted association leader with nearly 15 years of experience in operations and strategy development.

“As design-build continues to revolutionize the way America builds, DBIA is committed to maximizing the vital role technology, data and innovation play in driving project success. BIM/VDC is already transforming how projects are delivered and turbo-charging the team collaboration vital to delivering successful design-build projects. Design-build and BIM/VDC are natural partners. That’s why we’re excited to expand DBIA’s focus and, ultimately our membership base, to create best practices integrating these innovative tools and helping fuel design-build’s collaborative, competitive advantage.”…Lisa Washington, CAE, DBIA Executive Director/CEO

These are exciting times for the design-build industry and DBIA.